Blackheads

REMOVING AND PREVENTING BLACKHEADS WITH THE RIGHT ROUTINE

Want to remove those annoying blackheads? Make sure you follow the correct daily routine. Blackheads are caused by an overproduction of sebum that accumulates in your pores. Dead skin cells that clog the opening of the pore also contribute to this. The pore then gets clogged, which may result in a blackhead. Discover more

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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Fast-absorbing liquid formula

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Fast absorbing liquid removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Methylpropanediol
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    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Smooths skin's surface

    Fades brown spots

    A highly concentrated niacinamide treatment that effectively tightens and minimises the look of sagging pores and rough bumps caused by age or sun damage.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Acetyl glucosamine
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Hydrates without clogging pores

    Sheer lotion texture, absorbs quickly

    This oil-free night cream moisturises acne-prone skin without clogging pores or making breakouts worse.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Blueberry, Ceramides
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Smooths skin's surface

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Fades brown spots

    Concentrated 10% niacinamide visibly minimises pore size and improve skin’s texture.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Acetyl glucosamine
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Sensitive skin

    Mattifies shiny skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Fights signs of ageing

    Lightly tinted moisturising lotion protects skin from sun and absorbs excess oil.

    Antioxidants, Resveratrol, Zinc Oxide
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Mattifies shiny skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Water-light fluid minimises the appearance of pores and protects skin from the sun.

    Avobenzone, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin E
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Keratosis Pilaris

    Leaves skin softer and smoother

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Reduces red bumps

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

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Antioxidants, Chamomile Flower Extract
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores, Dull skin

    For a radiant, healthy glow

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    A gentle rinse-off exfoliant peel that dramatically resurfaces skin. The multi-acid blend is suitable for weekly use and visibly smooths wrinkles, refines rough, bumpy texture, brightens tone & unclogs pores.

    AHA Blend, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Butterfly Pea Flower Extract
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    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Dull skin

    Reenergises and recharges tired skin

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Strengthens skin's natural barrier

    The Water-Infusing Electrolyte Night Cream is a burst of hydration that works to replenish the water content inside skin. It’s weightless, refreshing texture nourishes and recharges dull looking skin.

    Minerals (electrolytes), Olive-derived fatty acids, Apple and super-fruit antioxidant complex
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    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Soft on skin, hard on breakouts

    Fights blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    Avobenzone, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Sensitive skin

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Suitable for sensitive skin

    Ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant skin.

    Licorice root extract, Peptides, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Gives skin a matte finish

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Lightweight, mattifying lotion protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.

    Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Avobenzone, Vitamin E
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Soft on skin, hard on breakouts

    Fast-absorbing liquid formula

    Fights blackheads

    Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.

    Green Tea Extract, Methylpropanediol, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Calms red skin

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    Avobenzone, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Balances skin

    Fights blackheads

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    This Set balances oily skin, minimizes pores and reduces redness.

    Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Glycerine, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    Reveal your clearest skin yet with this 4-step skincare routine that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and blackheads and minimises post-breakout marks.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Avobenzone
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
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    All skin types
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Suitable for rosacea-prone skin

    Calms red skin

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Hydrating, exfoliating lotion reveals a smooth, radiant complexion.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Oat Extract
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Very dry skin, Redness

    Moisturising lotion

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Anti-inflammatory

    Lightweight lotion softens and hydrates skin while diminishing blackheads and blemishes.

    Allantoin, Oat Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Balances skin

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    This gel moisturiser absorbs quickly to give a matte finish, without clogging pores.

    Oat Extract, Glycerine, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Balances skin

    This set tackles multiple signs of ageing and keeps skin breakout-free.

    Licorice root extract, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Formulated for dry and oily areas

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Shine free formula protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.

    Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Avobenzone, Vitamin E
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Travel size
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    Combination skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Light gel, does not feel sticky

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.

    Bisabolol, Green Tea Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Normal skin, Combination skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Calms red skin

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.

    Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Salicylic Acid/BHA, Hyaluronic Acid
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
    Free shipping
    All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Smooth skin and reduce breakouts from top to toe with this daily exfoliating duo

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Antioxidants
    20% off
    15% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
    Free shipping
    Normal skin, Dry skin
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Calms irritated skin

    Suitable for rosacea-prone skin

    Gentle on skin

    This Set soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.

    Green Tea Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Squalane
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Removes excess oil

    Balances skin

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Absorbs oil, reduces blackheads and enlarged pores, and balances oily skin.

    Glycerine, Kaolin, Willow Bark Extract
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Calms red skin

    Suitable for rosacea-prone skin

    Gentle on skin

    This Set soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.

    Aloe Vera, Beta-glucan, Glycerine
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Travel size
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    The Breakout-Fighting Bestsellers contains a trio of essentials to help you battle breakouts, blackheads & scars from post-breakouts marks.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Azelaic Acid, Glycerine
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
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    Normal skin, Dry skin
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Calms irritated skin

    Suitable for rosacea-prone skin

    Gentle on skin

    This travel kit soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.

    Green Tea Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Squalane
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Keratosis Pilaris

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    This dream team transforms dry, rough and bumpy skin from the neck down, leaving it smooth, soft and hydrated.

    Ceramides, Shea Butter, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    15% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Travel size
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Calms red skin

    Reveal your clearest skin yet with this essential 3-step skincare routine that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and minimises pores.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Avobenzone
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
    Free shipping
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores, Dull skin

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.

    A brightening treatment that neutralises the effects of daily pollution and blue light.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, White tea, Antioxidants
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Redness, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Calms red skin

    Suitable for rosacea-prone skin

    Gentle on skin

    This travel kit soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.

    Aloe Vera, Beta-glucan, Glycerine
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
    Free shipping
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Sensitive skin

    Fights signs of ageing

    Keeps the skin in good condition

    Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed

    This set for men helps fight the signs of ageing, breakouts and blackheads.

    Aloe Vera, Decyl Glucoside, Peptides
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Removes excess oil

    Calms red skin

    A charcoal gel mask that decongests and minimises pores, while balancing skin.

    Charcoal, Kaolin, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Sensitive skin

    Fights blackheads

    Fights signs of ageing

    Calms irritated skin

    Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.

    Licorice root extract, Peptides, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
    Travel size
    Travel size
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    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Dull skin

    Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.

    Strengthens skin's natural barrier

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Whether you live in an urban or rural area, your skin needs strong environmental protection.

    Peptides, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Linseed
    20% set discount
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Dull skin

    Promotes radiant-looking skin

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Hydrates without clogging pores

    Reveal a radiant glow with this bestselling duo that exfoliates and illuminates skin while protecting it from pollution and UV rays.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Licorice root extract, Zinc Oxide
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts

    Removes excess oil

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This mask is specially formulated for acne-prone skin. It mattifies shiny skin, helps prevent breakouts and soothes redness.

    Triple clay blend, Willow Herb, Green Tea Extract
    20% off
    Full-size 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
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Blackhead products to implement in your routine

When excess sebum in the pore combines with built-up layers of dead skin cells on the surface of skin and inside the pore, it clogs the pore's opening. This means sebum can no longer naturally sit on top of your skin. The combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells is exposed to oxygen. The result? The mixture oxidises and turns black, forming a blackhead.


Removing blackheads: step 1
Always choose a facial cleanser against blackheads, preferably a cleanser from the Paula's Choice collection. By cleansing your face every day, you reduce blackheads and prevent the emergence of new ones. A cleanser allows you to remove excess sebum. This ensures that an exfoliant (which you use afterwards) can reach and unclog the pores better.


Removing blackheads: step 2
Use a BHA exfoliant that penetrates deeply into your pores and removes excess sebum and dead skin cells. This helps prevent clogged pores and blackheads.


Removing blackheads: step 3
Apply an SPF moisturiser formulated to address blackheads. Sun damage sometimes distorts your pores or makes them bigger. Sebum then accumulates in your pore and grows into a blackhead. Using a moisturiser with cell-communicating ingredients helps restore your pores.

Paula's Choice moisturisers, salicylic acid products & face cleansers for blackheads

Paula's Choice moisturisers, salicylic acid products & face cleansers for blackheads Do you regularly experience blackheads? Target blackheads with the right Paula's Choice products for your skin. BHA is a powerful ingredient that helps get rid of blackheads. Use BHA for blackheads by looking for cleansers, exfoliants and treatments that include BHA or salicylic acid and use them consistently on the areas of your face that you experience blackheads. Our bestselling liquid exfoliant for blackheads and other concerns has a liquid formula to penetrate skin quickly and 2% BHA to unclog and refine pores.

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