Salicylic acid (BHA) is a must have ingredient in your skincare routine. It's the fastest way to smoother, healthier and glowing skin! Discover more
Fights breakouts and blackheads
Reduces signs of ageing
For a radiant, healthy glow
Looking for advanced results? Let our award-winning powerduo enhance your routine. These products work hand in hand to unclog pores and significantly refine the skin.
Fast-absorbing liquid formula
Removes built-up dead skin cells
Fast absorbing liquid removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.
Leaves skin softer and smoother
Reduces red bumps
Gently exfoliates dry, rough and bumpy acne-prone skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and soft.
A gentle rinse-off exfoliant peel that dramatically resurfaces skin. The multi-acid blend is suitable for weekly use and visibly smooths wrinkles, refines rough, bumpy texture, brightens tone & unclogs pores.
Reduces discolouration from breakouts
Calms red skin
Targets breakouts, brown spots and wrinkles in one go.
Suitable for sensitive skin
Ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant skin.
Unclogs and visibly refines pores
Soothes skin and reduces redness
Gentle on skin
A non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that gently smooths away dull build-up and unclogs pores while preserving skin’s delicate barrier.
Soft on skin, hard on breakouts
Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.
Lightweight lotion softens and hydrates skin while diminishing blackheads and blemishes.
Suitable for rosacea-prone skin
Hydrating, exfoliating lotion reveals a smooth, radiant complexion.
Improves skin tone and texture
Smooth skin and reduce breakouts from top to toe with this daily exfoliating duo
Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.
Light gel, does not feel sticky
Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.
Removes excess oil
This mask is specially formulated for acne-prone skin. It mattifies shiny skin, helps prevent breakouts and soothes redness.
Fights signs of ageing
Calms irritated skin
Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.
Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.
A brightening treatment that neutralises the effects of daily pollution and blue light.
Exfoliation is an essential step in your skincare routine. Exfoliants gently remove the top layer of dead skin cells, helping to reveal the healthy layer of skin underneath. Salicylic acid (BHA) is an exfoliating ingredient which penetrates deep inside the skin's pores, helping to unclog any excess oil and impurities to prevent breakouts and blackheads. Salicylic acid skincare products are also anti-inflammatory, helping to calm and minimise redness.
Are you considering a salicylic acid peel? You may want to first add a BHA exfoliant to your skincare routine. Daily use of an exfoliant will enhance the effectiveness of the other products in your routine as they will be absorbed faster because they don't have to penetrate a layer of dead skin cells first.
How does a BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant work? Find out here.
How should you exfoliate?
If you are new to using salicylic acid products, we recommend initially using one twice a week and then gradually build up usage to once or twice daily. Apply after cleansing and toning. A liquid BHA exfoliant is best applied with a cotton pad. Apply a BHA gel or BHA lotion the same way you would a day or night cream. Apply over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. Then simply follow with the rest of your skincare routine. For daytime, follow with a moisturiser that contains a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater as the last step in your routine.
Our philosophy? Smart, Safe Beauty. The products you use should work and be good for your skin, no exceptions. Based on our heritage in consumer advocacy, each of our formulas is effective, safe and backed by cited research. We uncover the truth about skincare and share all of the facts with you along the way - because keeping your skin healthy shouldn't be a mystery.
Not satisfied with your new BHA (salicylic acid) exfoliant? We have a 60 day money-back guarantee policy. Simply contact our Customer Care team within 60 days of delivery for a full refund.
At Paula's Choice we have exfoliants for every skin type. Want to buy salicylic acid products but don't know which one is most suitable for your skin type? Our Customer Care team are on hand to help you find the best products for your skin.