Thursday, 11 February 2021

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant

I have been using the Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant for over 10 months (since beginning of March 2020) & I have spoken a lot about it on Instagram already. Make sure to follow me because I share a lot of things there. 

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* For reference - I get hormonal breakouts often & my combination skin is prone to congestion & comedones. I am also quite prone to getting milia around my eye area. ⠀

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The exfoliant is thin, fragrance free & absorbs quickly (contains glycol which enhances penetration). I haven't faced any irritation with it.

The problem with many salicylic acid products is that they can be drying. However, this is not drying at all. The formula contains Methylpropanediol & Butylene Glycol which are both hydrating on the skin. It also contains Green Tea which has a soothing/calming effect. 

I use it only at night mostly on my problematic areas only & I do not use it everyday. I limit use to once a week mostly, because I don't think using an exfoliant everyday is necessary. In any case, even though the bottle says you can use it twice daily, I would recommend you to use it 1-2 times a week.
I also do not use a cotton pad with it (it's too precious to be wasted on a cotton pad...hehe). I prefer taking a bit out on my palm and dabbing it in with fingers. It's been working fine for me this way. 
 

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It has been extremely efficient in decongesting my pores & keeping them clean. I still get occasional breakouts but this has helped in reducing the frequency & it works well on the active spots I get. It also helped reduce most of the milia I had.⠀

I like that it is available in a smaller size which is perfect for trying out the product first. The 30 ml bottle I am using still has around a months use left & I have a full size backup ready. It's a beautiful product & I love it! 

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Price : 900 INR for 30ml
            2700 INR for 118ml

This is without a doubt the best BHA product I have used and I think it will be tough for any other to match up this. If you are looking to incorporate a leave on salicylic acid as a treatment then I highly recommend that you give Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant a try. It is a fabulous product. 

xoxo,
Swati