Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Body Smoothing Spot Exfoliant review

Although I have dry, mature skin, there are parts of my body where I have spots. I need to use a different set of products to treat that area. I have tried several without success, so I decided to give Paula’s Choice body line a chance.

The Company

Brand: Paula’s Choice

Country: United States

Story: Paula Begoun, the founder started a search to find products that would work for her problem skin evolved into a mission to learn the facts about skin and skin care, she wrote more than 20 books about skincare and ingredients and blog called beautypedia where she analyzes and rank cosmetics. Then she decided she will create a product line for all skin types and help to get the best skin of your life.

Since: Est. 1995

Owned by: Unilever

Cruelty free: Yes, they have the Leaping Bunny stamp of approval

The Product

Name: 2% BHA Body Spot Exfoliant

Purpose: exfoliating cream that helps reduce bumps and pimples on, for example, your back or shoulders. Makes the skin softer and smoother, removes dead skin cells and reduces red bumps.

Main ingredients: Salicylic acid (BHA), Antioxidants & Chamomile flower extract.

Texture: cream

Suitable for sensitive skin: yes

For whom is good: all skin types.

Free of: fragrance

Vegan: yes

Shelf life: 12 months

Size: 210ml (7 fL. oz).

Packaging: plastic tube. no box

My Review

My review: This is a stellar product. For years I suffered from acne on my back and buttocks. Even the dermatologist’s remedies never worked, and the dermatologist told me to just accept it. But I was a girl with a mission to solve it. And i found this product. I started using it every morning in the shower and after the first week I noticed that the spots were already calmer and less red and after 3 weeks my bumps were completely gone! I already bought my second tube.

How I used: On my morning shower. Everyday

Why I liked the most: everthing

How long did it last: 4 months

Pecas’s score: 5/5. Holy grail

Will but it again: 1000 times yes. It is that good.

Fun fact: PC have an extensive ingredient dictionary and their rating so you can check any ingredient of any product you have and see if there are good or not.


The company is working in their sustainability path and they have partnered with Terracycle to collect and recycle empty Paula’s choice product to reduce the impact. Also, they have made changes in their operations so they can be aligned with sustainability efforts to minimize the impact of their operations.

Sustainability score: 4/5

Where you can buy it: you can buy directly from Paula’s Choice page or Beauty skincare retail stores.


Note: I purchased the product myself and there are no affiliate links in this post.

Author: Maite

Hi I'm Maite I love everything about beauty and skincare but also love travel the world to see new places. I created this blog to combine my two passions and share with you in this little corner on the web. I hope you enjoy it!

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