SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
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SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.

SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid

Based on 627 reviews

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Our #1 product worldwide + cult favourite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.
  • Clears & minimises enlarged pores
  • BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin
  • Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly 
  • Use twice daily after cleansing & toning
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, All Skin Types, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Enlarged Pores, Redness, Rosacea, Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing, Blackheads

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    A$37.00
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Why is it different?
A unique leave-on formula that’s gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. Exfoliates dead skin cells while clearing pores for a more even, radiant tone, plus visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles to reveal remarkably smoother, younger-looking skin.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.2–3.8.

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What does it do?
Gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did naturally when you were younger. It also effectively unclogs pores, optimising skin renewal and clarity for remarkably smoother, perfect-looking skin, smaller pores, a refined texture, and less visible lines and wrinkles. You will see results the first time you use it!
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
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Research
Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-994

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabiliser), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/skin calming/antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabiliser).

Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.3

(based on 627 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (424)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (53)
  • Softens skin (50)
  • Non-greasy (33)
  • Soothes skin (17)
  • Moisturises (10)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Not effective (7)
  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Enlarged pores (45)
  • Uneven skin tone (38)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (22)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (47), Minimalist (11), Beauty expert (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (7)

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5.0

I adore this product!

By Snow White

from Australia, Queensland.

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturises
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Slightly heavy

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Redness/ Blotchiness
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Stubborn Pimples
  • Uneven Skin Tone

I get reoccurring pimples that just wouldn't go away. I even started taking antibiotics to see if that would help. But after using this product just for 4 days, it changed everything! My signature red skin finally diminished and those stubborn pimples went away quicker than when I was taking antibiotics! I only use the product at night though as it can be slightly heavy and not really ideal to try and get makeup to set on properly. When I wake up in the morning my skin is so hydrated and soft. Seriously can't contain my amazement!

 
5.0

Makes my skin glow

By My friends call me the Beauty Brain ;)

from Melbourne, Australia

About Me BeautyBrain

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Super effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    This is my absolute morning must-have to ensure my skin stays smooth and clear. And when I tag team it with a nightly retinol serum, I always get compliments on my glowing, healthy skin. When I stop using it my skin starts looking dull again and that pesky perimenopause acne starts creeping back in.

     
    5.0

    Wish I'd been using all my life

    By Antipodean

    from Perth, Western Australia

    About Me Beauty Conscious, Rosacea

    Pros

    • Exfoliates
    • Great under makeup
    • Helps with rosacea breakouts
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smooth Skin
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin
    • Unique product to Australia

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

      Where was this product when I was growing up? I've been using this product religiously since Paula's products became available in Australia (having been a fan of her books when I lived in the US). I alter the frequency of usage depending on how my skin feels and what other products I've been using. If I run out or slack off using it I can really tell because the rosacea bumps and pimples return. I alternate with Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a Paula's product to help with the redness but, my skin is smooth, soft and pimple free.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Always prompt delivery

       
      5.0

      My secret weapon

      By Naidy

      from Adelaide, SA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

      • Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Enlarged Pores
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

      I use this most nights, only skipping when my skin is feeling super sensitive. Im on my second bottle and used to use cotton pads to apply, but now I find my fingertips work it in better and wastes less product. You can tell when I slack off with this product, my pores are so much smaller and smoother, my skin glows and is smooth as heck

       
      4.0

      Great for dry flakey skin

      By Rachel

      from Melbourne

      About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturises
      • Sloughs off flaky skin
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Flaking/dry skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

        I started using this product about 2 months ago. It's have a few spots on my forehead that get red and flakey. The area around my nose also gets very flakey and dry. I haven't been able to control these issues with any product or moisturiser including steroid creams. This product has solved all of my dry skin issues. I use it every night before bed. I have enlarged pores on my nose and chin and it has slightly reduced those but not by much which was a bit disappointing though. Overall this product is very good and definitely much better and more effective than using harsh, damaging scrubs.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Very quick delivery.

         
        5.0

        Gentle exfoliant that works

        By Ali

        from Brisbane, QLD

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

          Tremendously helped with congested pores. Tighten the enlarged pores. More even skin tone. Will definitely purchase again

           
          5.0

          Best blackhead treatment!

          By The blackhead minimalist

          from Gold Coast, Australia

          About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

            Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

            I used this product at night and the 8%aha exfoliant in the morning and it has lifted my deep blackheads and brought them to the surface of my skin for a much easy removal. After a week using I have seen an amazing improvement and highly recommend this product. I've tried way too many other blackhead treatments as well as pore strips and nothing compares to this.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Super quick and easy delivery

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Dissatisfied with purchase

            By Pip

            from Australia

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

              After reading the reviews I was diasppointed not to have the same experience as others. I found it didnt help with my main concerns of evening my skin tone and/or unclogging my pores. I initially used it in conjunction with the resist range and after no success and in consultation with a Paula's Choice representative online, I also tried it with the Skin Balancing cleanser and toner which I also didnt have any success with. It's very disappointing as I have half bottles of the products and have invested significant money in them. I unfortunately wont be purchasing any more products from this range.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt and products received as described.

               
              5.0

              Amazing product

              By J1988

              from Australia

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Enlarged Pores

              Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

              This product is amazing. I had moderate milia that I couldn't get rid of. I have tried so many products and this is the only one that has worked for me. It took around 5 days of diligent morning and evening applications to get results.

              Sometimes it left my skin a bit red and stung a small amount but it was most definitely worth it.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Very prompt delivery

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product forever

              By Nina

              from Sydney

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enlarged Pores
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about 2% BHA Liquid - 118 ml:

                I only use this product once at night. My skin has been the smoothest it has ever been

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