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Kaia Gerber’s Favorite $13 Serum for Evening Her Skin Texture Has Over 84,000 Reviews & Reportedly ‘Sells Every 12 Seconds’


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When it comes to getting your skin under control, it can be a frustrating process, especially if you struggle with acne, clogged pores, and uneven skin tone. Introducing any chemical exfoliator to your skin can also feel like playing with fire. You aren’t really sure which one is going to be too harsh and which one isn’t going to pack enough of a punch. Luckily, the Internet and supermodel Kaia Gerber have come to a consensus (for the most part) about the Paula’s Choice BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant!

In a previous interview on her Beauty Secrets with Vogue video, Gerber talked about how she swears by this exfoliant for her sensitive skin.

Truth be told, the name might sound intimidating. However, one look at the reviews and you’ll know there’s no need to fear. The exfoliant has over 53,000 five-star Amazon reviews, which is a high amount of ratings for an acne product on Amazon. TikTokers known for their skincare prowess, like charleybourne, also gave the Paula’s Choice best-seller a thumbs up.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant

Image: Paula’s Choice.
Image: Paula’s Choice.

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant $13.00 on

The Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid chemical exfoliant is non-abrasive, unlike scrub cleansers which can cause micro-tears in your skin. It gets that stubborn debris out of your pores that your cleanser couldn’t. This acid clears out your pores, causes you to shed dead skin, and helps even out your skin’s texture.

“I was skeptical at first…but this stuff is AMAZING,” A reviewer wrote on Amazon, “I have struggled for years and years with acne on my forehead that looks like tiny little skin-colored bumps, and nothing worked even a little to clear it up until this. I noticed a significant change within a week but waited about a month until I could finally believe that it wasn’t a crazy coincidence how well my skin cleared up. I just swipe it on with a cotton ball before I go to bed each night, and that has worked for me. I usually have very dry, sensitive skin, but this hasn’t really made it any drier than usual or anything. ”

Some reviewers warn that it should be used once or twice a week and not with any additional exfoliants, because Paula’s does enough on its own. Otherwise, you’ll irritate your skin. Also, the brand recommends wearing SPF 30 every day when you’re using this product.

It supposedly sells every 12 seconds, according to Paula’s Choice, so that’s one popular skincare product.

If you’re trying to find out whether this exfoliant is right for you, you can check out this small size. On the odd chance that it’s not for you, you’ll only have spent $10 on this skincare experiment.

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