Based on 639 reviews


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


Based on 639 reviews


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
Enlarged Pores, Redness, Rosacea, Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing, Blackheads

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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.

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!
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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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

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

Pores appear more closed after three months of daily use


I purchased this product in the hope it would help clear the blackheads that have been covering more or less my entire t-zone since puberty (they are particularly thickly clustered on my nose, between my eyebrows and below the corners of my mouth). I've been using it nightly for close to three months and just purchased a second bottle. The blackheads are still there, but they appear more closed, slightly smaller and lighter coloured. My pores in general appear to be more closed than I ever remember seeing them before, and the fact that they are makes my skin appear and feel smoother. I used to scrub my t-zone with gritty exfoliant, moisturise and lather on primer before putting on my foundation in the morning to get a smooth application, now I find that I just need the moisturiser. Even with pore filling primer foundation used to sink into my pores if I wasn't careful when applying it, now it rarely happens. I also find that my occasional minor breakouts are less frequent and seem to clear up quicker when they occur. Pimples usually leave very visible red marks on my super pale skin that I need to cover with concealer for weeks after the pimple itself has cleared, but lately when I go to dot concealer on spots where I know there was a pimple a few days before, I find it already faded and sufficiently concealed by my foundation. My skin also appears brighter than it was previously. I did experience dryness and flakiness, particularly during the first month, but I found a moisturiser and face oil combo that makes it manageable and even if I hadn't, the dryness was never so severe that I considered discontinuing use of the BHA Liquid. I'm going to try to increase to twice daily use (the only reason I didn't do so to begin with is that I love to hit the snooze button in the morning and never end up having time for skin care) and see if there is further improvement.




Miracle product


This little bottle of goodness is a miracle worker. At 45 I was experiencing an acne break out that I had not experienced since my teenage years. Thanks, hormones! I was at panic stations. Nothing I was using appeared to be helping and in fact, seemed to be making it worse. I have combination / dry skin so it can be a bit tricky. I had previously read reviews on this product but nothing could be that good right? After reading a Facebook post on a style page I follow where someone asked for skin care suggestions and a multitude of people said "Paula's Choice BHA Liquid", I decided to bite the bullet and order. After only a few days of use (both morning & night) my skin is clear and the texture feels fantastic. If you are sitting on the fence about buying this product, just do it.


NSW, Australia


Helped with red and bumpy arms


I had read a recommendation to use this product to help with red and bumpy arms. I have lived with these little annoying bumps for 30 years and now they're gone. Chuffed.




Liquid of the gods


This is a wonderul product. This and their vitamin C booster are the only two products that I've ever tried that when i woke up the next morning I couldn't believe how good my skin looked. Bright, even, glowing - after one use, overnight! Now I always look forward to bha night (twice a week is all my skin can handle) Will repurchase forever!




I really do like this


I use this morning and night and I love that it gives me a 'glow', and it has helped heaps with my breakouts. I'm 65 and haven't noticed any difference in lines from corners of mouth downwards,but it has made a big difference in my skin and large pores etc. I don't notice any smell to it really. I think it's helped with hydration and redness also. My friend tells me my skin looks better as well. I'm on my 2nd bottle.


Margate, Queensland


Amazing stuff!


I will never be without this stuff. It instantly shrinks my pores and tightens skin without drying. Amazing stuff!


New Zealand


Believe the hype!!


I am now on to my 3rd bottle, granted a bottle only lasts me 4 weeks with two ce daily usage but this product is 100% worth it. I have had family and friends comment on how great my skin looks following my commencement of this treatment.


New Zealand


Saved my skin


Aside from the price and tiny size of the bottle which seems to run out so fast for me, THE PRODUCT IS AMAZING!! I have repurchased it for the second time as it literally saved me skin. I had awful bumpy skin with heaps of deep cystic pimples and lots of tiny bumps too which was a nightmare in terms of texture and this has gotten rid of my pimples and now my skin is crazy smooth. It also helps shed some layers of acne scars as I've noticed that mine have lightened heaps. Compared to the 2% BHA skin perfecting liquid (which I used a bottle of before I got this product) it leaves a refreshing feeling that a toner would on your skin after applying unlikes the skin perfecting liquid which leaves an awful greasy film. Because of this I use it day and night under my makeup during the day. The smell is nice compared to the rancid smell of the skin perfecting liquid and it is nowhere near as harsh on the skin i.e. it doesn't burn or dry out my skin and I use it generously on a cotton pad.


Australia, VIC


Just repurchased for a third time!


I apply every night before bed and I wake up with an even toned glowing face. I also apply after I have thoroughly removed my makeup, I use a cotton pad with the Skin Perfecting Lotion and it always seems to clean out any makeup deep in the pores that I couldn't get to.


Goldcoast QLD.


Not convinced on product, awful packaging and shipment


I have used it every second day the last three days and my skin has started breaking out in under the skin bumps, may be too soon to know if its solely this product but a disappointing start after a disastrous shipping experience.


Melbourne, Vic



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