It’s not only beloved by editors and consumers but approved by board-certified dermatologists as well. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, recommends this exfoliating toner for those with acne-prone skin.
Allure editors — including me, Sarah Han — are also fans of this gentle, never-irritating exfoliant. Ever since I started using this as my nighttime toner, I’ve noticed that my serums and moisturizers don’t feel as sticky or heavy, which means they’re absorbing faster and more deeply post-exfoliant.
It’s one of the sale’s most popular items year after year, so don’t wait to get yours. Plus, this bigger-than-big bottle will probably last you until next year’s sale — so it’s pretty smart thinking on your behalf. Scoop up a jumbo-size Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant for $39 at nordstrom.com through August 8 when the sale says its goodbyes. We can’t promise it won’t sell out, so your best bet is to add it to your cart now.
And if Paula’s Choice isn’t quite the most suitable option for your skin, check out these other exfoliators that also happen to be majorly discounted:
The hero, glow-inducing ingredient present in Sunday Riley‘s Win-Win Good Genes Duo, which consists of a full-size (1.7 ounces) and travel-size (0.5 ounces) bottle of the good stuff, is lactic acid. For those unfamiliar, lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (or AHA) that boosts cell turnover and sweeps away pore-clogging debris to reveal brighter, smoother skin. “Each and every time I use this product, my skin looks radiant and stays that way all day,” Allure staff editor Jihan Forbes says.
Few peel pads have garnered the same level of attention and admiration as Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare‘s Alpha Beta line. Inside the Alpha Beta Head to Toe Glow Jumbo Set, you’ll find 60 applications of jumbo-size Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Facial Peels and 32 applications of full-size Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment pads. The former is a two-step system spiked with seven types of acids — including glycolic, lactic, and salicylic — for professional-level results that minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, shine, and uneven skin texture without leaving your skin feeling raw. If your reaction is “Whew, I must have it,” join the club.