Skin Concerns



Bumpy Skin

Clogged Pores

Skin Types

Combination Skin

Oily Skin

Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA is a completely gentle, non-abrasive, daily leave-on liquid exfoliant with BHA that visibly refines pores and skin texture. It also has an advanced antioxidant and peptide blend to help defend against environmental stressors.

This exfoliant has an ideal 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.

Improves visible signs of aging as it helps to unclog congested pores and diminish their appearance. This ultra-light, leave-on treatment also visibly smooths skin’s surface, resulting in a fresh, vibrant-looking complexion. It is a customer favorite, even for those with skin prone to milia.

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. 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. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.


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Key Ingredients
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Allantoin, Oleanolic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol

Product Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restorings), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), PEG/PPG-18/4 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (emollient texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent).


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A Paula's Choice Malaysia Customer
Cynthia L.
Malaysia Malaysia

Comfortable to use

No irritation or discomfort using this exfoliant. Only that I wish it was in dropper and in a more serum like formulation, as it would be much easier to handle and to put on than this liquid type.


So lightweight for my oily skin

The texture is really like water - so lightweight that it doesn't even feel like there's anything on your face once it dries, and it dries very quickly. The texture is match made in heaven for me oily skin. I use this only twice a week at night before my hydrating serum, once every 3-4 days and I can already see my dead skin flaking off my face (granted, I also use a 2% salicylic acid face wash once a day in the morning) and I can occasionally scrape tiny seeds from the surface of my face. I've been using this for about a month and I can't wait to see how my skin turns out after finishing the small bottle (30ml).

Aiman A.

My Skin Loves It

At first I tried 2% BHA (black bottle) for almost a month, but I found the texture to be slightly oily on my skin after application. Then I tried this product for a change and to my surprise, my skin loves this product more. The consistency is more water-like, which I think suitable for my normal to oily combination skin. Pores definitely smaller and it is already a compulsory part of my daily routine. I started with 30ml bottle and I already using the full size bottle now.



Most of the products I use, tend to make my skin react not really well (either looks burnt or more breakouts), and I end up passing the item to my mum. This one is good (touchwood!), it gives me a clean feeling and my skin is getting clearer, smooth and not dull. It's been about 1.5 weeks now, hope it solves my problem!


Flawless skin

Feels great, light fresh, not tacky. Looks great under make-up. My fave bha product.