SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid
Based on 3,035 reviews
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

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:
Large Pores, Skin Redness, Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing, Blackheads
    118 ml
    A$37.00
    Travel Size...
    A$13.00
    Sample
    A$1.00
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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

I will be purchasing again!

5

My absolute favorite toner. I use it in the morning before applying my makeup and it keep my liky skin so much more matte throughout the day! I rarely write reviews haha but this line has been SO good for my skin!

Hilary

New Hampshire

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Extraordinary results

5

The only exfoliant that has worked for the persistent tiny blackheads and whiteheads on my chin and large pores on my nose. I can't use it every day as it can be a bit too strong for my eczema-prone skin but when I do, it is usually at night only, especially on the T-zone. I let it dry before applying the next step in my PC skincare routine. None of the other Paula's Choice exfoliants have come close to this one. Now to try some of the other best-selling items... They are for good reason, I think!

Lisbeth

Sydney, Australia

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Brilliant!!! A must have

5

This stuff is amazing! A friend got me onto this product as I was going off contraception which I used for my skin and was concerned my skin would break out and be a mess. This is liquid gold, my skin looks better than it ever has and so many people compliment me on my skin. I wish I had of found this years ago!

J

Australia

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Best I've ever had

5

This is literally the best product I've ever had. I only bought it because of the 2,300 reviews it had, never bought anything from paula's Choice and honestly it works. My forehead was full of tiny bumps/pimples and blackheads on my nose for years and in 2 weeks is almost 80% gone.

Carin

Boston, MA

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Everyone needs to have this BHA

5

I always thought my skin was pretty good and that only people with problematic skin or severe acne would need a BHA but I was so wrong. It has made my skin clearer, softer and more glowy than I had ever anticipated. I purchased thinking it would not do much for my skin but it has made my skin look AMAZING. I've been using this for several months now and don't think I could live without it

Lily

New Zealand

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Genuinely saved my skin

5

I've struggled for years with skin problems. I couldn't even go out in the daylight because I was so embarrassed by my skin. This product genuinely saved my skin, I have no doubt about it. Thanks Paula's Choice!

Nico10284

Cleveland, OH

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Helps Hidradenitis Suppurativa

5

This is the only product I have found that has helped my hidradenitis suppurativa. Love this stuff!

D

Kansas City, KS

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Wow!

5

Love all your products.

Lisa

Columbia, SC

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I would buy this again and again.

5

I use this product at night after cleansing and before moisturizing. It only took a couple days to notice my skin getting more of a glow and it just keeps getting better! You go to bed and you wake up with nicer skin! So far I am loving this product.

Alberta Rose

Alberta, Canada

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Love this product more than the gel!

5

Love the Bha noticeable reduces acne, have used the gel since 2015 and decided to try the liquid for a change. SO GLAD I DID!!! the texture and application is FAR superior and doesn't feel sticky or heavy absorb into the skin in a few mins. As someone with oily skin I'm to the biggest fan of overly rich formulas as it feels too heavy and like it will clog pores. I've only been using this for a few days so am not sure if there is much difference in terms of results between the formulas. I was a bit weary about creating more rubbish with cotton rounds so instead pour a few drops into the palm of my freshly washed and air dried hands and pat over my entire face, neck and decollate.

Celine

Auckland

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