Thursday, March 24, 2016

Review & Coupon: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid

This is a big year for me. I turn the big 5-0 later this year. A half a freakin' century. Although I'm thrilled and thankful to still be alive, I'm staring to see those tell tale signs that I'm not getting younger. I'm seeing slight crows feet and uneven skin tone. I also have some sun spots due to my reckless sun worshipping days in my youth. I try to take extra special care of my skin and have a daily regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning, serums & moisturizers.

I recently received Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid from BzzAgent to try and review.

Product Details:

What makes this product unique?
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant rapidly exfoliates both the skin's surface and inside the pore, unclogging pores and improving skin’s appearance. The result is a dramatic improvement in the skin's appearance, feel and function, which leads to healthier-looking skin and a noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles.
There is a great deal of research indicating that BHA (salicylic acid) drastically smooths the surface of skin. The lightweight liquid formula allows for a faster, but gentle, deep exfoliation rate than our gel or lotion BHA products, so it's an ideal choice for stubborn clogged pores.
This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free with a pH range of 3.2-3.8. Every Paula's Choice BHA product is formulated with additional soothing agents.
Amazing Results
Clinically measured results after 1 week of use*: 
  • 100% had more hydrated skin
  •  89% had reduced fine lines around their nose and mouth
  •  86% had softened forehead wrinkles
  •  89% experienced faster renewal of surface skin cells
Clinically measured results after 4 weeks of use*:
  • 100% had more hydrated skin
  •  96% had brighter skin
  •  96% experienced faster renewal of surface skin cells
  • 93% had reduced fine lines around their nose and mouth
Consumers who used 2% BHA Liquid for at least 30 days saw the following results:
  •  91% saw noticeably healthier-looking skin
  •  90% saw improved skin texture
  •  82% saw visibly smaller pores
*Results based on an independent clinical study
Who is this product for?
All skin types may use this product, but the texture is especially suited for those with normal to oily or combination skin, and blemish-prone skin.
NOTE: Those allergic to aspirin (acetylsalicylate) should not use products containing salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid).

I have been using the product for about three weeks now. I started by using it in the morning and again before going to bed. I found that during the day, my skin would get tingly and itchy while
outdoors. Even with sunscreen. So I decided to just use it in the evening.

My exfoliatiors usually include some sort of granules. The Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid is well, a liquid. I use cotton or a pad to apply. Initially, my skin feels a bit oily but that fades off after about 10 minutes or so. I decided to not use moisturizer afterwards because of this. But then I did notice that my skin felt a bit dry with more frequent use, so I started to moisturizer afterwards again.

Results after just three weeks are difficult to gauge.  However, my skin does feel smoother and looks healthier. Also, I don't know if it's my imagination, but the sun spots appear quite a bit lighter. I plan to continue using the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid until I am done with the bottle that I received. I like the idea of a liquid exfoliant as opposed to granules. If I see continued improvement, especially with the sun spots, I will try another bottle.

I also received 5 sample size bottles that I shared with friends. Four out of five of them have reported good results. Including smoother skin and less break outs. It didn't seem to do much for one of my friends though. Plus she reported that it irritated her skin. She does have very sensitive skin though. So I would suggest a patch test as reactions and results will vary.

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*** I received complimentary products/samples to review in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion. This is not a paid or sponsored post ***

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