Sunday, April 1, 2012

Holy Grail of Acne Products by Paula's Choice!

First of all, I have to say this product made my pores look smaller over night!  I honestly could not believe it.  The product is Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.  I refer back to Paula Begouns Beautypedia, creator of Paula's Choice for product recommendations and product effectiveness quite often.  Name a product and she has a review and breakdown on her site.  I respect her opinion and her books, The Original The Beauty Bible & Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me are two of my favorites! 

Back to the product, it is a silky liquid 2% BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant that:
  • Unclogs pores & diminishes pore size.
  • Gentle, fast acting and effective on stubborn acne and blackheads!
  • Evens skin tone, creating clear & radiant skin.
  • Penetrates skin better then a gel or cream, because it's liquid!
  • Smoothes and firms skin, making you look younger.
  • Anti-inflammatory ingredients calms redness, rosacea and  builds collagen.
  • Suitable for normal, oily and combination.
  • Absolutely no fragrance, dyes, colorants and NO animal testing.
  • Is quite moisturizing on my oily skin & works well with CeraVe moisturizer!
I suffer from extremely congested skin, meaning it needs proper exfoliating and PLENTY of it to to release the build, debris, oil, bacteria in my pores.  This exfoliant has done just that.  I have been using it 2x a day for just 9 days and it has transformed my skin.  My skin was very clear in LA, but in the Bay Area, my skin took a turn for the worse.  It also allowed my skin to calm down and has made it brighter!  This is excellent for blackheads, congested skin, including on jaw, neck, chest and back.

My skin really needed this product, I'm glad it worked for me!  Beta Hydroxy Acid exfoliates inside the pore as well as out of the pore.  I have also found that liquid exfoliants penetrate skin much better then a gel or cream.  I pour the solution into my hand and use my fingertips to apply to my skin.  Cotton balls or squares only absorbed the solution and didn't allow enough product onto my skin.  Note: Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid or BHA).  Be sure to wear SPF 30+ daily with Zinc oxide or Titanium Dioxide to protect your newly exfoliated skin!

Bottom Line: I will be purchasing this amazing acne product over and over till I die-it's that good!  My skin thanks Paula's Choice!

Available online at Paula's Choice
$18.95  On Sale NOW $15.16
 4 oz.
A Lady J Favorite

 *Product provided by Paula's Choice.  This is a honest review.


  1. I love Paula's Choice products -- I've been using her Clear line but still have blackheads. I'm going to try th pour it in my hand technique now! Thanks! :)

  2. This worked miracles for me too, no more cystic acne in my smile lines. Here's a helpful hint that worked for me. I put the liquid in a little squirt bottle and just squirt it on my face. Then you don't waste any on a cotton pad, or accidentally pour too much on your hand. LOVE Paula's Choice!

    1. What a good idea! Borrowing that...

  3. Hi Kimberly-Great products right! I hope this product works just as well for you!=)

    Holly-Nice tip, I will try it, thank you! Great for treating my back too!=)

    Lady J