Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
- cruelty-free exfoliator that contains bha.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and/or toning. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30...
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Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with Paula's Choice's Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.
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Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Ingredients Explained
This product contains 8 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.
In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.
Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!
We don't have a description for Methylpropanediol.
AKA Butanediol, a colorless liquid. A skin-conditioning agent and humectant.
Extra info: Butane-1,3-diol (CAS No. 107-88-0/ EC No. 203-529-7) (R)-(-)-butane-1,3-diol” (CAS No. 6290-03-5/ EC No. 228-532-0)
Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Unlike AHAs which are water souluble, Salicylic Acid is oil soluble. This means that it's able to exfoliate the inside of pores and reduce blackheads.
Concentrations of 0.5-2% are recognized by the U.S. FDA as an over-the-counter topical acne product.
It can cause irritation and/or dryness if one's skin already has a compromised moisture barrier, so it's best to focus on repairing that before introducing a Salicylic Acid into your routine.
In general, Salicylic Acid is a great ingredient for oily acne-prone skin.
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract is the extract of the leaves of Camellia Oleifera, Theaceae
We don't have a description for Sodium Hydroxide.
We don't have a description for Tetrasodium EDTA.