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2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant

9 Reviews
  • Gently exfoliates dry, rough and bumpy acne-prone skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and soft.

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Concern: Breakouts, Anti-Ageing, Keratosis Pilaris
  • Ingredients: Salicylic Acid/BHA, Antioxidants, Chamomile Flower Extract View all


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2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant

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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.

  • Is this suitable for my skin?

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  • Key Features

    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.

  • Reviews

    9 Reviews
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    Ammy - Perfect product for bacne
    I have tried different products in the past 3 years and nothing has worked for me. This product is amazing!!!! Has cleared my skin in 1 week . I have tried everything: change on my diet, vitamins and nothing has helped. I use it twice a day and I see a big improvement. 95% of my old acne scars are gone and i got no new ones.

    Thank you soo much paula’s choice.

    Customer Care: Hi Ammy! What a lovely review. I'm so happy to hear that our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant has helped to clear up your body blemishes and fade post-blemish marks. Make sure to follow with an SPF if these areas are exposed during the day! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Lauren - Broke me out
    I've been using this for almost a month now and it has given me more spots on my body than I had before.
    Not for me!

    Hi Lauren! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on this product. I am sorry to hear about your experience with it! Please contact us for additional advice on an alternative product and information on how to return this product. Kind Regards - Denisa, Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Eek - Just amazing
    Nothing has ever worked for me before and this started working its magic in 3 days. No more fruitless exfoliating for me! I can’t believe how smooth my arms are.

    Customer Care: Hi Eek, thanks for your review! I'm so glad to hear our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant has improved the texture of your skin. BHA isn't only good for blemishes, but also other types of under-skin bumps! No need for harmful abrasive scrubs! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care.
    E - Life saver
    I use this religiously now. I’ve been suffering from back acne for at least 10 years and this product is a miracle cure

    Customer Care: Hi E! Our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant is the best option for addressing body spots and under-skin bumps! This is due to the oil-soluble nature of BHA, which helps to get into the pores. I'm so glad to hear this has helped clear up your stubborn body spots! Make sure to also use a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser over those areas to help prevent new spots from occurring. Don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like some advice! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Niya - Wonderful product
    Great product! I had previously used a similar product from CeraVe and it was so unpleasant (smelled terrible, had a sticky texture, and the packaging was disastrous).
    I am very pleased with Paula’s choice’s product however. It smells lovely (even though there doesn’t seem to be fragrance in it), it has a lovely luxurious consistency and most of all, it works. It’s been a few weeks since I started using it and I can definitely see the results. I’m very pleased with my purchase. Thank you, Paula!

    Customer Care: Hi Niya! I'm so glad gave our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant a try and that you love it! The lotion texture is ideal for application after washing to address your skin concerns and also keep the skin hydrated! We don't add fragrance to any of our products, so it's great to hear that you also enjoy its natural smell! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Maha - Wow
    I have suffered from bottom and back pimples/rough skin/ dark spots for a very long time. It's been a very embarrassing issue. I didn't think this would work because I've tried so many similar products before. However, it was perfect, my bottom is smooth and bumps are completely gone from this area, the dark spots on my back are even reducing... I have been using this product for less than 20 days, every two days I apply on the knees, bottom and back. To be honest on my knees I have rough skin but I haven’t noticed any big improvement, I don't think it's made for knees though.
    You must try this if you have similar problems.

    Customer Care: Hi Maha, I'm so happy to hear that our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant has worked for you! This is a great option for spots or discoloration all over the body and can be applied every day if you'd like. Have a look at our Skin Revealing 10% AHA Body Lotion which may be a better option for rough skin. Let us know if you have any questions - we are happy to help! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Rebekah - Good addition to skincare routine
    I thought I’d give this a go to try something from the body products range, and it’s going well so far. My pores are still a bit prominent on my arms, but over time this has definitely helped reduce them. Consistency is definitely needed with this, but you only need to use a small amount at a time. Lovely fresh and clean scent as well, so it’s nice for applying after a shower. Would recommend for someone who is willing to put in the long-term consistency I think this product needs to show its best results.

    Customer Care: Hi Rebekah! Thank you for taking the time to leave your honest review of our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant. This moisturising, silky body lotion is designed to gently exfoliate dry, rough skin all over the body. This helps improve the appearance of hard clogged pores on the body, such as on your arms, legs, back and chest. You're absolutely right, consistency is key when it comes to skin care. With continued use this product leaves the skin smoother, younger-looking and more radiant. Kind regards, Shannon - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Skinbeaut - Clear skin
    I used this product for face and back acne and acne marks. Not only has my acne stopped, the existing marks are fading. I will continue to use this product. I have used this for 3 weeks so far. I am super impressed! I only spot use this on my face and apply like a cream on my back. Clear skin is on the way so im happy! Overall a brilliant product, light on the skin and easy to apply.

    Customer Care: Hi Skinbeaut! Thanks for leaving your review of our 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant. We're so pleased that you've found that it's doing what it promises to - exfoliating the dead skin cells both on the surface of your skin as well as deep inside the pores which helps to tackle breakouts, rough skin texture and leaves your skin smooth and radiant. If you would like advice on other products please get in touch with our Skin Care Experts. Kind regards, Shannon - Paula's Choice Customer Care
    Amapola - Greatest Invention
    I bought this product because I suffer from hyperpigmentation on my bum and legs. At first, of course, I was a bit skeptical about it but with the continued use of the product, I could see that my skin completely changed. It was smoother and my pigmentation spots were gone! Thank you PC!!!
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Salicylic Acid/BHA
    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), Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

  • FAQ

    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.

    Can I recycle this product?

    This packaging is made of two components. The tube is made from EVOH plastic and the cap is made from PP plastic. Please check with your local council before recycling this product.

  • Expert Advice


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