Clear Regular Strength 2% BHA Exfoliant
Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.
- Skin Type: Normal skin, Combination skin
- Concern: Breakouts , Blackheads , Enlarged pores , Redness
- Ingredients: Panthenol (Vitamin B5) , Salicylic Acid/BHA , Hyaluronic Acid View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
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Clear Regular Strength 2% BHA Exfoliant
What does it do?
Your one-way ticket to brighter, blemish-free skin.
This light yet powerful leave-on exfoliant is formulated with 2% BHA (salicylic acid) to clear breakouts, blackheads and mild to moderate acne. Quickly absorbed, the non-irritating formula gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside the pores for clearer, brighter skin.
Fights breakouts and blackheads
Calms red skin
Unclogs and visibly refines pores
How to use
Gently apply using fingers or a cotton pad over entire face and neck, including the eye area (avoid lash line and eyelids) after cleansing and toning. Do not rinse.
Start slowly: Apply every other day and note skin's response. Then use up to twice daily. For daytime, always finish with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or above. For nighttime, follow with the rest of your routine.
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What are the key ingredients?
Panthenol (Vitamin B5)
Panthenol is a humectant because of its ability to attract and hold moisture. It improves the look and feel of skin.
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.
Component of skin tissue. A superior skin-replenishing ingredient that can boost skin’s moisture content, soothe, and defend against moisture loss.
Aqua, Dipropylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycerin (skin replenishing), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration/skin replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Panthenol (hydration), PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Methyl Gluceth-20 (hydration), Glycereth-26 (texture-enhancing), Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer).
Good to know before you start using your exfoliant.
It is best to gradually build up use of a BHA product. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response. You need to experiment a bit to see what suits your skin best. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
What's the difference between the Regular and Extra Strength Clear exfoliants? Both contain 2% salicylic acid.
The difference between the Regular and Extra Strength Clear exfoliants is in the delivery systems and their textures. Both contain 2% salicylic acid but the Regular Strength has a nearly weightless feel on your skin and a pH of around 3.9, making it gentler on the skin. The Extra Strength formula can penetrate deeper into the pore and has a pH of 3.5. It is designed for those with more stubborn or persistent breakouts.
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