Exfoliants with AHA and BHA acids have recently become popular and an indispensable part of morning and evening care routines. Ever since I introduced them to my routine, I no longer skip them because the benefits provided by the skins are really visible. I use them as the third step of care, after cleansing with an oil cleanser and gel, and before the essence and other hydrations (serum, sheet mask, cream). There are differences according to the type of skin for which they are intended and for which problem and they will do the job best if you choose the right one. Today I will write about Paula’s Choice exfoliant with 2% BHA acids which is their bestseller and as they point out – a cult product.
BHA, or salicylic acid, which is found in this exfoliant in a percentage of 2%, enters deep into the skin and cleanses the pores, regulates sebum secretion, and is perfect for combination and oily skin. As it is fat-soluble, it can penetrate sebum and deeply clean the pores, clogged sebaceous glands and reduce the formation of acne and blackheads. Also, skin with milder forms of acne will benefit from the use of salicylic acid. It is not aggressive, and it still takes a little more time and patience for visible results.
On the other hand, AHA acids act on the surface because due to their high molecular weight they do not penetrate the skin, but remain on the surface, acting to even out the complexion, smooth out fine lines, and achieve skin radiance.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid / exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea / skin calming / antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer).
It has a light and liquid transparent texture, which becomes oily on the skin and does not dry out the skin.
I used it in the evening after cleansing the skin, initially 2-3 times a week and then daily. It is dipped with the fingers into the skin of the face and neck and left to absorb. It takes a little product and the bottle will last you a long time. The effect is immediate because after day two you will notice reduced pore visibility and a more even complexion. I applied it especially on the nose area because I have blackheads there that I can’t get rid of and after 3 weeks they have noticeably decreased. If you use it in your morning routine, it is mandatory to apply high SPF protection to the skin of the face and neck.
Although it is stated on the PC exfoliant that for every skin type, I think it has a much better effect on oily and combination skin, and for mature and dry I believe the ones with AHA acids are a better choice.
PC exfoliant does not contain odor and color. The company does not test on animals.
Packaging: 118 ml plastic bottle
Price: 260 kn