Based on 306 reviews


This leave-on gel exfoliant is a completely non-abrasive way to remove layers of dull skin to reveal younger skin hiding underneath. It also shrinks clogged pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone.


Based on 306 reviews


This leave-on gel exfoliant is a completely non-abrasive way to remove layers of dull skin to reveal younger skin hiding underneath. It also shrinks clogged pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, and improves skin tone.
  • Gently reveals smoother, radiant skin
  • Refines and clarifies pores
  • Gel texture hydrates and perfects skin’s surface
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing, Enlarged Pores, Blackheads

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    100 ml

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Why is it different?
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant is a leave-on, water-light formula that gently and naturally exfoliates dead skin, just like your skin did when you were younger. This creates an immediate and dramatic improvement in skin's appearance and feel. Your skin will look more radiant and smooth, with diminished pore size, while softening the appearance of wrinkles.

This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.2–3.8.

What does it do?
Works to create a younger appearance, revealing a glowing, smoother radiance, and diminishes pores, smooths bumps, and minimises lines and wrinkles. It also provides long-lasting hydration for healthier-looking skin. It’s suitable even for skin prone to milia.
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning over the entire face, including the eyes (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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Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

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

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

Cosmetics, 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276

Product Ingredients

Water, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Phytosphingosine (skin-renewing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (green tea/antioxidant) Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (willow herb/skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH-adjusting), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabiliser).

Ratings & Reviews

Best blackhead treatment i've ever used!


I put this on at night time after cleansing and moisturising, in the morning my blackheads were at east 3x smaller and came out with little pressure. I didn't find it dried out my skin and had no peeling, it didn't feel tight or itchy like most gels, my redness and dark spots/scars were lighter. Will be ordering more! (i have oily skin and acne)




Not for me


I used this product for a few months, and at first I noticed a dramatic improvement in my skin clarity. However, it took me a while to realise that it was drying my skin too much. I was using the Skin Recovery range, but did not feel I was getting enough moisture for my skin. A change to Resist 5% Daily AHA solved the problem quickly.


Waikato, New Zealand


Try before you buy


Been using bha lotion 1% thinking of upgrading to 2%, luckily I have a sample, personally I think it's ok for my skin type but the shininess and sticky it left my skin, I think I would rather prefer the lotion base.


Sydney Au


Great exfoliant


Love this exfoliant! I have been using PC products for a while now and my skin is getting better and better. This exfoliant has upped the game ever more! My skin tone has completely evened out and feels so smooth. I use it twice a day as a part of my routine. I also love the gel consistency as it is easy to apply - in my opinion easier than the liquid version. I have recommended this to my friends and they all love it!


Melbourne, AU


Good exfoliant


This was my first PC product I ever purchased and I have never looked back. I didn't suffer from breakouts during my teens but a few years ago, started to get some on my cheeks and forehead that would just not go away. This worked worked wonders for me, it got rid of and kept my breakouts away and my skin stayed smoothe, soft and bright. The gel is easy to use - pump 2 drops on your hand and spread it all over. However, I found that it is a bit heavy and leaves a residue feeling. I had to wait a while before I felt it was fully absorbed. I have since swapped to the reisistliquid exfoliant that work better for me. A PC exfoliant is life-changing - this is the top product I would recommend to others to add to their skincare routine.




Bumpy skin no more!


Before using this product my forehead was bumpy, red, and inflamed. My pores had been irritated by using perfumed products that were damaging my skin. After a week using this twice a day, my skin is healthy and smoother than it's been in years. It doesn't sting or irritate on application and the gel absorbs into my combination skin without any issues and does not leave my skin feeling sticky. A little definitely goes a long way with this product so I'd advise not to use too much! And using sun screen during the day is a must with this product.


Newcastle, AU


Try before you buy. But is great.


This exfoliator has saved my skin. But stings the first couple of times you use it. Best to buy the 1% BHA and start with that and then build up tolerance and then buy the 2% BHA sample. Great if you have continuous breakouts like me. Now the only time I get breakouts is if I forget to apply this! Wish it left a matte finish not shiny though. You then need a powder or something to cover the shine. No cotton pads needed to apply :D


Brisbane, AU


Love it


I use this twice a day - it makes my skin feel soo soft! I have only been using it for a week roughly, but I can see a difference already


Sydney, AU


Unbelievable Results


I have been using this product for 2 weeks now. I have oily skin, and at the age of 30I still suffer from breakouts. My skin was not terrible, but it needed a boost. I have a good cleanser and a anti ageing serum, but it would still look dull and uneven at times. Even with 8 hours of sleep sometimes my skin looked tired despite it being hydrated. I was concerned with my uneven skin tone and enlarged pores on my nose. I knew after the first use that this product was going to be a miracle worker. My skin has never looked so bright, tight, smooth, hydrated and even. I use the product twice a day, morning and evening without fail. What I love is that my skin is looking so much more even that I am no longer worried about putting on some makeup to just run to the supermarket. Even if Ive had a late night, my skin looks bright and refined the next morning. My pores have shrunk that much that they are barely noticeable now which has been another huge positive and something I assumed could never be achieved. I have also found that after applying on my skin, there is no uncomfortable residue. I lightly soak a cotton wipe (not cotton balls) and apply first around my nose and bottom half of my face, then I apply on my forehead. I wait a minute to then put on my other routine products. I have had no issue with this product drying my skin or any other reactions. And not all products in the past have worked for me (Clinique) , so I was taking a gamble with buying a normal size instead of a sample. I cannot express enough how much this product has changed my skin, it will forever be apart of my skin routine. This is the first time I have written a review on anything, I just had to share my results. Finally something that actually works, thank you so much Paula's Choice.

To have pretty skin



didn't make a difference


I have oily skin that tends to clog, so have a lot of blackheads, whiteheads and enlarged pores. I've been using the BHA gel for a little over 6 months now, every morning and night (after cleansing, before moisturising), and it's had no effect. My pores around my nose area are looking a bit smaller, but my blackheads and whiteheads are accumulating as always. It hasn't cleared my skin, which is what I'd hoped for. I didn't like the gel very much, it took too long to dry on my face, and left a sticky residue. It would take about 15-20 min for the gel to be absorbed. It didn't dry out my skin though, so it might be good for people with normal/dry skin.


brisbane, AU



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