Clear Extra Strength 2% BHA Exfoliant
Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.
- Skin Type: Combination skin, Oily skin
- Concern: Breakouts , Blackheads , Enlarged pores , Redness
- Ingredients: Green Tea Extract , Methylpropanediol , Salicylic Acid/BHA View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
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Clear Extra Strength 2% BHA Exfoliant
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What does it do?
The clear solution to breakouts and blackheads.
Keep stubborn breakouts and blackheads at bay with this 2% salicylic acid (BHA) exfoliant. The leave-on formula penetrates deeper inside pores, clearing breakouts and reducing inflammation without the use of irritating ingredients. Its silky fluid texture leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.
Soft on skin, hard on breakouts
Fast-absorbing liquid formula
How to use
Gently apply using fingers or a cotton pad over entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.
Start slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.
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What are the key ingredients?
Green Tea Extract
Possesses potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties and has impressive research in terms of its many benefits for skin, including anti-ageing properties.
Can enhance the absorption of ingredients such as salicylic acid. It also has hydrating properties that can leave a smooth, dewy finish on skin.
Primarily an exfoliant, helps to shed dead skin on the surface and inside the pore, therefore effective for reducing breakouts and blackheads. It also has soothing properties.
Aqua, Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancer).
Good to know before you start using your exfoliant.
It is best to gradually build up use of a BHA product. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response. You need to experiment a bit to see what suits your skin best. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
Is there another Paula's Choice product which is similar to the Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Solution Exfoliating 2% BHA?
Our Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Solution Exfoliating 2% BHA has the same formula to our Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.
What is the difference between the Clear Regular Strength and Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution?
The difference between the Clear Regular Strength and Extra Strength exfoliant is mainly in the texture and the rate of absorption. While both products contain 2% salicylic acid, the Regular Strength has an lighter, water-like formula and is milder with a slightly higher pH than the Extra Strength. The Extra Strength penetrates faster into the pores and has a lower pH which effectively battles stubborn break outs.
Refreshing cleansing gel gently removes excess oil, debris and pore-clogging impurities.
Water-light fluid minimises the appearance of pores and protects skin from the sun.
This oil-free night cream moisturises acne-prone skin without clogging pores or making breakouts worse.
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