2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant - Travel size
Gently exfoliates dry, rough and bumpy acne-prone skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and soft.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Breakouts , Anti-Aging , Keratosis Pilaris
- Ingredients: Salicylic Acid/BHA , Antioxidants , Chamomile Flower Extract View all
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2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant - Travel size
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What does it do?
Banish rough, dry and bumpy skin from the neck down.
This moisturising, silky body spot exfoliant contains salicylic acid (BHA) which works to gently exfoliate dry, rough skin, for example on the back or shoulders (bacne). It leaves skin hydrated, smooth and soft. BHA also helps improve the appearance of hard clogged pores on arms and legs. With continued use skin is left smoother, younger-looking and more radiant.
Leaves skin softer and smoother
Removes built-up dead skin cells
Reduces red bumps
How to use
When using a BHA exfoliant for the first time, introduce it into your routine slowly. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day, and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response.
Dispense a small amount into the palm of your hand and apply to targeted areas of blemished or rough, bumpy areas of skin. For daytime use, be sure to follow with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above.
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What are the key ingredients?
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.
Help to protect skin against harmful free radicals, among others caused by sun light and pollution. They have anti-ageing properties and calm skin.
Chamomile Flower Extract
Derived from plant species Matricaria recutita, has moderate antioxidant and potent skin-soothing activities.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Alcohol (texture-enhancing), PPG-14 Butyl Ether (texture-enhancing), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Dimethicone (hydration), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (skin-soothing), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Cyclohexasiloxane (hydration), Dimethiconol (hydration/texture-enhancing), PEG-40 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Polyacrylamide (texture-enhancing), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture-enhancing), Laureth-7 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Hexylene Glycol (hydration/texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
How does the 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant differ from the other Paula's Choice 2% BHA products?
The primary difference is with the base formula and the pH level. Our 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant contain the same percentage of salicylic acid, but their pH levels are slightly higher. Because facial skin is generally more sensitive than body skin, Paula opted to formulate the Spot Exfoliant with 2% BHA at a lower pH level than our other 2% BHA products. This not only increases salicylic acid's ability to exfoliate, but makes this product especially beneficial for use on areas of rough, thickened skin such as elbows, knees, and heels. The lotion base of 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant is significantly less emollient than our 2% BHA Lotion and entirely different from our 2% BHA Liquid and 2% BHA Gel.
Can I use the 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant on my face?
Although the formula has been developed for the skin on your body, it is possible to also use it on your face. In fact, some skin types may prefer the texture of the 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant for facial use.
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