Skin Concerns

Acne-Prone

Anti-Aging

Blackheads

Bumpy Skin

Skin Types

Combination Skin

Oily Skin

Clear Acne Extra Strength Exfoliating Solution 2% BHA (Salicylic Acid) has a potent acne-fighting formula that immediately reduces blackheads, pimples, white bumps, and acne by unclogging pores and calming redness.
This exfoliant has a pH range of 3.2 - 3.8

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

Say no to harsh scrubs that do more harm than good to skin. This non-irritating anti-acne powerhouse exfoliates dead skin in the most gentle, non-abrasive way possible. There are no harsh ingredients of any kind that can cause more problems for your skin. Its silky fluid texture leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. Even suitable for skin prone to cystic acne.

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing. Lightly soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. If excessive dryness or peeling occurs, reduce application to once per day or once every other day. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, September 2016, issue 9, pages 1480-1490
Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94
Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2015, volume 8, pages 455-461
Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, September 2008, issue 3, pages 170-6

Key Ingredients
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)⁠, Salicylic Acid⁠, Methylpropanediol⁠, Green Tea⁠

All Ingredients
Water⁠, Methylpropanediol⁠, Butylene Glycol⁠, Salicylic Acid⁠, Polysorbate 20⁠, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract⁠, Sodium Hydroxide⁠, Tetrasodium EDTA⁠, Phenoxyethanol⁠

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VY
10/20/2023
Vanessa Y.
Malaysia Malaysia

a bit dry for me

acne dry up faster and at the same time also dry up my skin.. maybe I will skip this.

J
06/15/2023
Jacqueline
Malaysia Malaysia

Recommended

My acne condition clearly improved with constant usage of this product. Having less breakout than before. It is slightly drying but I do realize my face is less oily in the day.

V
12/25/2022
Van

One word - Magic

The annoying acne and pimples which weren’t going away for almost a month were gone within 2 days!

TW
04/29/2022
Tang W.

BHA for experienced user!

ᴍʏ ꜱᴋɪɴ ᴛʏᴘᴇ: ᴏɪʟʏ, ʀᴇꜱɪʟɪᴇɴᴛ ✔️ (%) � ✔️ No fragrance, essential oils, alcohol! ✔️ Watery texture, with green tea extract as well!� ✖️ Slightly greasy finish, needs time to absorb if using too much 〰️ You might think this formula is almost the same as their BHA exfoliating solution (black), but I think this is slightly stronger 〰️ For me, it helps in pores size appearance, but not so much on acne (especially cystic one)

S
07/30/2021
Safiyya

Good!

Chemical exfoliants with PC is always a win. I got the little bottle as a free gift and I loved it. It’s strong so use it sparingly. But as always, it helps with killing of incoming pimples. But do not overuse as it will dry out the skin.