Skin Perfecting

Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant

Regular price $52.00
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Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant
best seller
new
Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant
best seller
new
Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant
best seller
new
Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant
best seller
new
Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant
Skin Perfecting

Limited Edition 2% BHA Exfoliant

Regular price$52.00
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The iconic 2% BHA for smooth skin and refined pores got a special holiday makeover with a festive, reusable canister.

  • 2% BHA unclogs & visibly minimizes pores
  • Gently smooths & revives radiance
  • Ready-to-gift reusable canister
  • Only available for a limited time
Regular price $52.00
  • Our cruelty free promise
  • Alcohol and Fragrance-Free

Why is it different?

Our best-selling leave-on exfoliant gently sheds dead skin cells from the skin’s surface while dissolving buildup within pores for a smoother texture. It visibly reduces pore size and leaves your skin with a more even and youthful-looking skin. The limited-edition holiday canister creates an instant gift that can be used again & again—no wrapping required. The canister is made from FSC-certified kraft paper.

What does it do?

Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) helps the skin shed dulling buildup while unclogging pores and uncovering fresh, healthy skin. Green tea soothes irritation and provides anti-aging antioxidant benefits. The non-abrasive formula is gentle enough for daily use on all skin types.

How to use?

2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant:
Gently apply using fingers or a cotton pad over the entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.

Start Slowly: Apply every other day and note the skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with SPF 30+. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.

If you have a salicylate allergy, check with your physician before using any products that contain salicylic acid.

Holiday Canister:
Twist to the left and pull upwards to open the canister. Retrieve the 2% BHA and use it as instructed above. Reuse as a pencil case, makeup brush holder, and more.

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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

Key Ingredients
Methylpropanediol, Salicylic Acid, Green Tea

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

FAQ

Should I use AHA or BHA?<br><br>
AHAs are generally preferred if you have normal to dry skin. AHAs are water soluble and work on skin's surface to enhance hydration, fight crepe-y texture & visibly reduce sun damage. BHA is the preferred option for normal to oily or combination skin that's prone to bumps & blemishes. BHA is oil soluble, meaning it works both on skin's surface and within pores to quickly shed clogging buildup. It's also naturally calming and gentle enough for skin that's sensitive, prone to redness or rosacea.
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Can you use AHA and BHA together?<br><br>
Yes, you can use AHA and BHA together, but most people do just fine using one or the other. Using AHA and BHA together can provide advanced results if you’re experiencing multiple skin concerns (like signs of sun damage, deep wrinkles, stubborn clogged pores, bumps, dullness or flaky skin). There’s nothing wrong with experimenting to see which one works best for you or alternating both. Just monitor how your skin responds and adjust usage if needed.
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Does Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid cause purging?<br><br>
Learn more in our skin purging article.
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Is 2% BHA Liquid a toner?<br><br>
No, 2% BHA Liquid isn’t a toner. It’s a leave-on, chemical exfoliant with salicylic acid that removes built-up dead skin and unclogs pores. Paula’s Choice toners add vital skin-replenishing ingredients immediately after cleansing, before exfoliating, to hydrate, refresh and rebalance.
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Why does 2% BHA Liquid feel sticky and kind of greasy on my face?<br><br>
If 2% BHA Liquid feels sticky, you may be using too much product. Try using a dime-sized amount applied in a thin layer. The greasy feel can be attributed to the high levels of glycol in this product (glycol helps the BHA penetrate the surface layers of skin and works as a water-binding agent).
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What is the difference between 2% BHA Liquid and CLEAR Regular Strength 2% BHA?<br><br>
2% BHA Liquid penetrates deeper into the pore and has a pH of 3.5. It’s designed for those with more stubborn or persistent breakouts. CLEAR Regular Strength 2% BHA has a nearly weightless feel on your skin and a pH of around 3.9, making it better for those with mild and occasional breakouts or sensitive skin.
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What is the difference between 2% BHA Liquid and CLEAR Extra Strength 2% BHA?<br><br>
2% BHA Liquid has the exact same formula as CLEAR Extra Strength 2% BHA, which is sold within the convenient 3-step CLEAR anti-acne line.
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What is the difference between the 2% BHA Liquid and RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA?<br><br>
2% BHA Liquid is a more potent exfoliant for all skin types, thanks to its lower pH and the inclusion of additional penetration enhancing agents in its formula which allow it to exfoliate quickly. RESIST 2% BHA has a lighter, water-like texture for combination/oily skin and in addition to unclogging pores, it also contains additional antioxidants to help gently but effectively address signs of aging.

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