This cult-favorite salicylic acid exfoliator costs only $10: 'Clears breakouts’


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At certain times, our skin can be more prone to breakouts and irritation — especially when we’re stressed. If you’ve been looking for a solution to help calm your pores, there is one option that’s a cult-favorite and super budget-friendly.

The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant by Paula’s Choice is formulated with salicylic acid that can help with evening skin tone, unclogging pores quickly, and even smoothing out with wrinkles.

Deemed as the brand’s No. 1 product worldwide, you can purchase its travel size for only $10! It’s a great option to have if you’re new to exfoliation or want to try the product before buying the full size. And in comparison to higher end salicylic acid formulas, this one won’t break the bank and can be super effective.

Shop: Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $10

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In an independent consumer panel, Paula’s Choice states that after using this product, “91 percent of users had noticeably healthier skin,” while “90 percent experienced smaller pores.”

So how does it work? Well, according to the product’s description, “Beta hydroxy acid (BHA, also known as salicylic acid) mimics the natural exfoliation process of younger skin by helping it shed extra layers while unclogging and clearing pores.”

To use, just apply on your face daily and leave-on. It’s also recommended to use an SPF 30 or higher during the daytime while using this item. Since it is an exfoliator, it’s important to moisturize.

One five-star reviewer wrote, “I never switch up my skincare. I have been using the same products for years. Recently, I have been experiencing more frequent breakouts and I knew I had to do something else. I bought this and was scared to try it but I am so glad I did. This stuff is incredible. I literally don’t get pimples anymore, my skin is so smooth and my pores are smaller. It can be a little drying but nothing a moisturizer can’t fix. I have sensitive skin and this stuff didn’t irritate it at all. BUY IT!!!!!!”

“I will never stop buying this,” another shopper explained. “Softens skin and clears breakouts. Best stuff ever.”

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