Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
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.
- Skin Type: All skin types
- Concern: Anti-Ageing, Enlarged pores, Dull skin
- Ingredients: AHA Blend, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Butterfly Pea Flower Extract View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
VariationsFull size 30 ml
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Skin Perfecting 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel
What does it do?
10 minutes to glow
A concentrated, rinse-off exfoliant peel that goes to work in just 10 minutes to improve multiple signs of ageing, sun damage and congested pores. Water-soluble AHAs address fine lines, wrinkles and rough, crepey texture, while oil-soluble BHA unclogs and refines. The result after rinsing? Hydrated, supple, ultra-glowy skin.
This liquid-gel formula includes powerhouse ingredients like 2% salicylic acid and a potent AHA blend of 8.4% glycolic acid, 7.1% lactic acid, 5% mandelic acid, 2.5% tartaric acid and 2% malic acid to deliver multi-level resurfacing. At the same time, research-backed, calming plant extracts allantoin, bisabolol, glycyrrhetinic acid soothe skin. Plant-derived butterfly pea flower extract calms and gives the formula its natural lilac colour.
Is this suitable for my skin?
What is your skin type?
What skin concern would you like to address?(Please select one option)
For a radiant, healthy glow
Reduces signs of ageing
Fights breakouts and blackheads
How to use
Once per week, use on clean skin. Apply a generous layer all over the face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Do not use other exfoliants on the same day as this product.
Please note: Slight tingling may occur; if this happens, it should subside within a moment or two. If it does not subside or intensifies, immediately rinse peel with warm water. Do not use on compromised, sensitised skin.
Sun protection advice when using any AHA exfoliant: This product contains alpha hydroxy acids, ingredients that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.
What are the key ingredients?
Can help shed dead skin cells to renew skin’s surface, visibly softening signs of ageing, particularly from sun damage. Can act as a water-binding agent.
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.
Butterfly Pea Flower Extract
Has calming properties which reduce signs of redness and soothe irritation. The flower's natural colour can impart a lavender to deep blue hue.
Aqua, Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Lactic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Mandelic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Tartaric Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Propanediol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid/exfoliant) , Malic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Clitoria Ternatea (Butterfly Pea) Flower Extract (antoxidant/ skin soothing), etanorulayH muidoS (skin replenishing), Glycyrrhetinic Acid (licorice-derived skin soothing), Glycerin (skin replenishing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/ antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin soothing), Allantoin (skin soothing), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate (emulsifier), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6 (stabilizer/ thickener), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) (mineral derived pigment), Mica (CI 77019) (mineral derived pigment), Tin Oxide (mineral derived pigment), Phenoxyethanol (preservative). [il242v1]
FAQWho is the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel for?
This product us ideal for anyone with advanced signs of ageing and sun damage or severely clogged pores and congested skin who are seeking an effective, peel-type product for at-home use. This advanced, rinse-off exfoliant can be an ideal complement to your daily leave-on exfoliants.Does the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel replace my current leave-on exfoliant?
The 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel is a weekly treatment designed to complement your current exfoliation routine although you would not use on the same day as your other leave-on exfoliants. This weekly peel can dramatically enhance the results you’re already getting from your Paula’s Choice exfoliants.How do I add the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel into my routine?
Because this is a rinse-off exfoliant, you would apply after cleansing. Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse. You can then follow with the rest of your routine, minus the exfoliant step.Are “peels” safe for at-home use?
The term “peel” describes a wide range of different types and strengths of exfoliation. The 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel was formulated for home use. It’s a superficial peel that targets the uppermost layers of skin. Medium or deep peels work differently by affecting lower layers of skin and are designed for in-office application, monitoring, and removal by a skincare professional.Why does the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel have a lavender hue?
This colour is from the ingredient clitoria ternatea (butterfly pea flower) which is also known as blue matcha. It has been shown to have a calming and soothing effect on skin. Its lavender tint joins with shimmer mineral pigment mica so you can see where the rinse-off exfoliant has been applied. Note: The colour on skin will vary based on skin tone.When should I use the 25% AHA + 2% BHA Exfoliant Peel – morning or night?
You can use this peel morning or night although we find that most prefer evening use. Apply a generous amount to clean, dry skin, avoiding the immediate eye area and lips. Leave on for ten minutes then rinse using warm water. Pat dry. Do not use other exfoliants at the same time as this product. Do not use more than once per week.
For day, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.