PAULAS CHOICE Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant contains 2% salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid or BHA) as its main active ingredient. BHA is known for its ability to exfoliate the skin by penetrating deep into the pores, removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and reducing blackheads and whiteheads.
- Exfoliation: The 2% BHA concentration in this product allows for effective exfoliation. BHA is oil-soluble, which means it can penetrate into the pores and help dissolve excess oil and debris, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores and preventing breakouts.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm redness and irritation in the skin. It can be beneficial for individuals with acne-prone or sensitive skin.
- Skin texture improvement: Regular use of the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant can help improve the overall texture of the skin, making it smoother and more even-toned. It can also aid in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Suitable for most skin types: This product is suitable for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin types. However, individuals with dry or sensitive skin should use it with caution and consider patch testing before incorporating it into their skincare routine.
How to Use:
- Cleanse your face: Start with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt, oil, or makeup from your skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
- Optional: Use a toner: If you regularly use a toner in your skincare routine, you can apply it after cleansing and before using the BHA exfoliant. This step helps to balance the pH of your skin.
- Dispense the product: Shake the bottle of the BHA Liquid Exfoliant to ensure the product is mixed properly. Then, dispense a small amount onto a cotton pad or your clean fingertips.
- Apply to your face: Gently sweep the product over your face, avoiding the eye area. You can start with the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and then move to the cheeks and other areas of your face.
- Let it absorb: Allow the liquid to absorb into your skin for a few minutes. Avoid rinsing it off.
- Follow with moisturizer: Once the BHA Liquid Exfoliant has absorbed, apply your regular moisturizer to hydrate and protect your skin.
- Sunscreen: During the day, it’s essential to apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from UV damage. BHA can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so this step is crucial to prevent sunburn and other sun-related issues.
It’s important to note that everyone’s skin is unique, and individual tolerance to exfoliating products may vary. If you’re new to using BHAs or have sensitive skin, you may want to start by using the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant once a day, every other day, or even less frequently. Over time, you can gradually increase the frequency of use if your skin tolerates it well. If you experience any discomfort or irritation, reduce the frequency or discontinue use and consult a dermatologist.
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).