#1empty1newbie | Leave-on chemical exfoliant
@paulaschoice 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid: my fave only-BHA (beta hydroxy acid) product! I've used several bottles! It's a water-based formula (pH 3.2-3.8) w/ 2% salicylic acid (=BHA), 2 hydrating ingredients (methylpropanediol and butylene Glycol), green tea extract (soothing / antioxidant) --> a simple formula that provides great results: removes dead skin cells, prevents clogged pores (which usually leads to its enlarged appearance), prevents blackheads and closed comedones, which overall results prevents my skin from becoming dull & congested. Despite looking and feeling like water, it leaves a slight "oily feel" on the skin but it fades after a few min (yes, if I have the time, I wait 10-20 min before moving on with the rest of my routine). It is affordable & effective otherwise I would not keep repurchasing it over & over.
@biologique_recherche Lotion P50W - among all the versions of Lotion P50, P50W is the gentlest: it is a water-based formula with pH3 and a total of 9% acid-blend (malic, lactic, gluconolactone, citric, physic and salicylic). I felt the so-called tingling but it was never strong, it never felt like a burn and my face never turned tomato-red after using, which makes me believe that this is gentle enough to be used by most skin types (incl. sensitive skin – but please patch-test first). Besides the acids, this cult product also contains glycerin, niacinamide (great for skin pigmentation concerns and has an anti-inflammatory effect that can help w/ acne), horseradish extract (antibacterial properties that help regulate sebum production), capsicum extract (purifying and antiseptic), burdock extract (moisturizing, healing and calming; great ingredient to balance combo skin because it hydrating dry zones while purifying and regulating oily areas), magnesium chloride (healing, antiseptic w/ sebum-regulating qualities), arnica extract (soothing, protective and anti-inflammatory) and a few other moisturizing / soothing ingredients (that I believe are exclusive of this version like allantoin, urea, lactates, etc). Continues in comment bellow 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻