|All hail, Paula's Choice wins again.|
It's a rave day. If you haven't read my previous review of Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid, go do so now!
Salicylic Acid is one of the most widely used active ingredients in skincare, since it has the ability to dissolve the oil and residue which clog our pores. Over the years, nearly all Salicylic Acid containing products have irritated and dried out my skin- not because of this one ingredient, but because of the other "oil-controlling" crap they throw inside to fill the bottle.
Their BHA treatments (Salicylic Acid) are actually somewhat moisturizing, and never irritate or cause redness for me. This is a huge benefit, and proof of the thorough research backing up the products.
My daily treatment is the 2% BHA Liquid, and I use this 4% foamy treatment once per week - whenever I feel as if my pores are extra congested (more blackheads and bumps). All you do is smooth on one pump of product after cleansing (at night) to the desired area - not the eyes, and follow with a light moisturizer.
I'd almost guarantee that after using this treatment, you'll wake up the next day and notice a significant difference in the texture and brightness of your skin. Pores will be smoothed, blackheads will be reduced and there could be an improvement in breakouts. Their stuff answers all your skincare wishes... it's a bit miraculous. Also, their return policy is quite forgiving so don't fret when buying online.
One precaution: chemical exfoliants speed up the natural shedding of the skin's protective layer of dead cells - it is VERY important to wear an SPF of at least 30 when using these products, especially if you're planning on staying outside. This exfoliation increases the probability of getting burns and sunspots. Don't risk it! See my favourite SPF's here.
UPDATE: Unless you would like a swollen, red, flaky irritation, DO NOT apply this product even close to the eye/lid area. Believe me. It sucked.
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