This top-rated exfoliator has been my skin saviour in the battle against blackheads

Maisie Bovingdon
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Like us, you’ve probably tried your fair share of lotions and potions; from serums to face masks, in a bid to reduce the appearance of fine lines and blemishes.

Not having much luck? Well allow me to let you in on a little discovery I’ve made.

After using it for over a year, I’ve found one product has made a noticeable difference to my skin: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

Paula’s Choice has become a go-to brand among beauty fans in recent years, due to its transparency and effective formulas created following extensive research.

Why we rate it

I have been using Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant for over a year, with a few breaks in between, and massively notice a difference when I don’t use it.

The exfoliant works to unclog pores, fight against blackheads and remove the dirt, sebum and dead skin, which can contribute towards breakouts and blemishes.

By exfoliating, it also works to brighten my complexion, while also soothing and hydrating my skin.

The formula contains salicylic acid, which exfoliates, and anti-inflammatory green tea extract to soothe problem areas.

It is advised to use a few drops of the exfoliant once or twice a day after cleansing and toning. However, I would advise initially using the solution alternate evenings at first to get your skin used to the product.

The skincare product costs £28 for a 118ml bottle, but is also available in a 30ml travel size for only £10 for those who want to try it before investing.

What the reviews say

But, don’t just take my word for it, the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is one of Paula’s Choice’s bestselling skincare products and has racked up hundreds of glowing reviews.

Here’s what the reviews say:

  • “Changed my skin overnight! Having read all of the positive comments on this product, I was worried it would not live up to the hype, but it is even better than expected. For years I have struggled with cystic acne and this product has almost completely got rid of it. Cannot live without it.”

  • After coming off the pill, I have had hormonal spots all over my chin. They were really getting me down, but after just one week of using this my skin is really clearing up. So pleased, also it doesn’t sting when I apply the lotion unlike a lot of acids etc. Highly recommend.”

  • “Used regularly I can see an incredible improvement in my skin. I'm someone who has always struggled with my skin, so I can say with confidence that this stuff works.”

  • “I usually do not write reviews but this product is amazing. It has reduced my pores and has made my skin flawless.”

  • “I’ve been using this for a while now and the pores on my nose have become so tiny they are barely there. They were so big and looked dirty, I didn’t think I would ever shift them.”

Buy it: Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant | £28 from Paula’s Choice

Also available at Cult Beauty, Space NK, Feelunique and lookfantastic.

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

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