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8% Beta Hydroxy Serum
8% Beta Hydroxy Serum

8% Beta Hydroxy Serum

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pH 2.3

Control oily skin, acne, blackheads, whiteheads.

Our beta hydroxy serums are salicylic acid based at a low pH level.

Deep clean your pores with the strength of your choice, 
3-4 times per week to keep deeply embedded sebum and dirt under control.

Additionally, for clients with extremely oily skin, our serum can be used as a first step before using our lactic and glycolic acid peels.

This is an EFFECTIVE acid based product. 
We have formulated these products at a safe percentage,
but a low pH level to ensure good acidity without irritation.

CAUTION:  THIS IS NOT A LEAVE-ON SERUM... IT MUST BE RINSED. SEE UNDER INSTRUCTION TAB ABOVE.

As with any acid-based product, be sure to patch-test your skin and discontinue use if irritation develop.

Acne sufferers:
It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for pores to decongest, so please be patient as the product is working to open your pores and clean deeply embedded dirt and sebum.

Cautions:

--Because salicylic acid is in the aspirin-family, it's important for clients who are allergic to aspirin to avoid salicylic acid usage. 

--If you are pregnant, consult with your OB/GYN before using chemically-based products.
 
General Peeling Cautions:
 
  • Never use manual exfoliators nor scrubbing brushes within 24 hours of using a peel.
  • Stop Retin A, benzoyl peroxides, acne products and any other drying agents 24 hours before and after using an alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy peel.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin products, never use a salicylic acid nor beta hydroxy peel.
  • Never apply a peel without doing a patch-test first and waiting 48 hours for results.
  • Never apply a chemical peel to inflamed skin.
  • Always read product directions in their entirety and don't take shortcuts.
  • Use our BellEvolve Advanced Repair Cream for skin that has been chemically over processed.  It contains advanced healing agents that will quickly get your skin back to normal.
  • When in doubt about a caution, please write or call us for more information.

  • Disclaimer:
    When used as directed, our chemical products are safe and extremely effective.
    Please follow all written directions exactly as they are presented in our instructional materials.  You are solely responsible for their proper usage.  Makeup Artist's Choice assumes no responsibility/liability for consequences/injuries/actions as a result of using our products.  Acid-based products are formulated to improve appearance and are in no way intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent disease or replace the advice of a qualified medical professional.  Keep out of reach of children.  Misuse of chemical products can cause injury and burns, so please follow all directions exactly as they are written
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    5 Stars
    Strong stuff, read instructions
    I love this. Thank god I read instructions because I thought it was a leave in serum! This thing tones your face like no other! It reduces oil from your sebaceous filaments and mine looked so tiny (you can never change the size of pores, just appearance) even after moisturizing!! Also, I had a small cyst on my chin from a hormonal period, the mandelic acid 10% serum made it go down in size and lowered the inflammation, but this 8% BHA pulled all the stuff from deep inside to the surface to speed up its lifecycle. It lowered ALL the inflammation, when I say it pulls things from under you skin, you will see it as purging, I got tiny white heads here and there that healed literally 10hrs after I used this to pull them to the surface. Make sure to moisturize after using this to speed up the recovery of your skin, is you don't, you will just aggravate your acne. Make sure to use a non comedogenic moisturizer! Also this stings a little, I used it for 3 minutes with a cotton pad, next time I will increase minutes. :D
    Reviewed by:  from California/Indiana . on 10/3/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    Dawn
    I bought this serum originally for my 13 yo stepson who's dealing with some early adolescent acne. I have used the mandelic and salicylic peels - which help acne - but I thought we should start out with something milder. I will be ordering more soon though, because it's fabulous for weekly refreshing for me too. My older daughter(in her 30's) was at our home and tried it and loved it too.And it cleared up my stepson's face as well! As usual, another absolutely stellar product from MUAC!!
    Reviewed by:  from Burnsville,MN. on 4/9/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    Excellent!
    This is a really great product. Even though I have oily skin, it's fairly sensitive; therefore, some of the stronger products do more harm than good for me. This product is mild enough to use a couple of times per week, and it's effective! It helps with surface breakouts, as well as the bigger, deeper zits. If I feel a large one coming on, I can put this product directly on the spot, and it will prevent the pimple from forming in a lot of cases. I highly recommend it for anyone with acne. The bottle lasts a long time, as a little goes a long way.
    Reviewed by:  from Murfreesboro, TN. on 12/1/2014
    5
    5 Stars
    8% Beta Hydroxy Serum
    I tried this product on a whim...and I immediately ordered the full size two weeks later...this product is incredible. It's all that and a bag of chips. Salicylic acid is one of the best acids to use to clean out pores, and to eliminate and/or control acne. I use this product twice a week, coupled with 70% glycolic acid peel every other week. If you want clear skin, use this product...you won't be disappointed.
    Reviewed by:  from North East, MD. on 4/4/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    Unexpected Results
    I used it before my mandelic and gylcolic peals but noticed it making my complexion better and reducing the the redness of the cystic bumps and acne. Now I use it as spot treatment too and this has worked the best amongst all the expensive stuff I have. Ordering a new one so I don't run out
    Reviewed by:  from Canada. on 8/10/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    The best BHA out there!
    Having used BHA in much more expensive forms for a long time, this is not only cheaper but is so so much better as well. I really like how few ingredients there are, and that I actually know the pH of the solution is low enough for the BHA to really work. I have used other 8% BHA products which had higher pH that essentially didn't work at all. I have been using this two to three times a week and it has significantly reduced my blackheads. It has also helped somewhat with my cystic acne, although that is much more stubborn and I have only had this product for a month or so. My skin appears to be continuing to improve, and I am now a loyal customer.
    Reviewed by:  from New Mexico. on 3/22/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    Skin saver!!!
    I've been using this twice a week for the past month, and my skin has never been better! Blackheads are gone, oil production reduced, no new blemishes, and all existing blemishes were demolished. So reasonably priced, too! I love this product!!!
    Reviewed by:  from Telford, PA. on 8/3/2014
    5
    5 Stars
    8% Beta Hydroxy Serum
    Im seeing continuing improvement with this product. I began with the 3% Beta Hydroxy Serum with a goal of working my way up to the 15% Beta Hydroxy Peel. I have fair sensitive skin witch is combo with oily T-zone, large pores clogged with blackheads. Salicylic Acid is excellant for deep cleansing of the pores and getting those blackheads out. Im working on building a good regimen for my facial skin care and MUAC products to use. They work and are so pleasant to use. The quality is unbeatable in my opinion. Ive found some HG products here for me and I have no doubt that anyone can find some here for them too. Try these products! You wont regret it.
    Reviewed by:  from Arizona. on 1/13/2016
    5
    4 Stars
    Love it!
    I've been using this for about 3 weeks now and I've seen a steady decline in the number of annoying acne that pop up. The first 2 weeks were rough though as I think my skin went nuts with the purging, I'm glad I read somehere to expect that, so I hung in there. Glad I did, everything is all settled and calm now. I'm only giving 4 stars because application can be messy. Since it's so liquid, maybe a dropper might be better.
    Reviewed by:  from Texas. on 5/15/2016
    4
    5 Stars
    Great
    This stuff is a God send. I use it a couple times a week at night. It keeps my pores from clogging up and resulting in acne. It does not over dry my skin either.
    Reviewed by:  from ohio. on 10/23/2013
    5
    5 Stars
    Really great
    I have not needed this for my face-- I have purchased it more than once for my chest and back (large pores and occasional breakouts), my knees (KP, maybe), and my bikini line (ingrown hairs after hair removal), and it has been really great. Stronger than what can be bought at any pharmacy (those are usually 2% salicylic), this formula is powerful enough to give great results while being gentle enough to not irritate body skin.
    Reviewed by:  from Annapolis, MD. on 3/15/2016
    5
    5 Stars
    Stops acne in its tracks
    Initially started with the 3% and while it was to be a good exfoliator, I decided to try the 8% to see if I got any better results. This does an awesome job of cleaning pores. It stings a bit at first but by the time you're ready to wash off, blackheads have come to the surface enough for me to easily extract them. If I have one of those hormonal bumps, after 2 nights of application it comes a head, and is gone by the third day. I've bought a few products from MUAC but this the first one I've felt compelled to review. My acne is finally under control.
    Reviewed by:  from NY,NY. on 8/13/2016
    5
    5 Stars
    A Must Have!
    I still have seriously oily, acne-prone skin at the age of 33. And let me tell you, NOTHING has halted oil production like this product. I have only been using this every other night for 2 weeks! A good, non-clogging mouisturizer is a must as my face feels pretty dry after cleansing.
    Reviewed by:  from New Jersey. on 12/4/2015
    5
    5 Stars
    Staple Product
    This is a staple in weekly cleansing routine. I know my skin is cleansed after using this. I always have this!
    Reviewed by:  from NC. on 10/22/2014
    5
    1 Stars
    Ms
    This has had no effects on my skin at all. My face turned very very light red when and burned very very little which stopped immediately after rinsing product off. I saw no effects at all after using.
    Reviewed by:  from Mississippi . on 4/5/2017
    1
    5 Stars
    god sent
    this is one of my favorite products by far. IT shrinks pores overnight and either lets pimple come to a head or gets rid of it completely overnight!!! BUT im still in search of a good purging peel. like I need to get rid of gunk underneath the surface.
    Reviewed by:  from pennsylvania . on 10/7/2016
    5
    5 Stars
    Perfect!
    I love this product. It is much more effective than the 2% BHA that is typically available, but it isn't as harsh as a real peel. I am having better results with more frequent applications of this mid-strength BHA than occasional stronger peels. This is refining my pores and helping to clear up my skin.
    Reviewed by:  from Queens, NY. on 8/30/2016
    5
    5 Stars
    A little stronger but better results
    After using the 3% for several months, I graduated to the 8% to see what results I'd get. It is definitely a little stronger (to me) but I was able to clean a lot from my pores after using it the first time. It's definitely worth trying if you've already used the 3%.
    Reviewed by:  from Norcross. on 7/29/2018
    5
    5 Stars
    Finally !!
    I figured out that I needed a high concentration of BHA about two and a half years ago. I used Paula’s Choice Resist BHA 9%. That thing was $40 BEFORE shipping (cause I couldn’t buy it in stores) and only contains .3 ounces. No. Stupidly overpriced. MUAC's 8%. works like a charm! I put it on as soon as I get in the shower and I wash it off right before I get out. Absolutely perfect! About to purchase the biggest size. So happy my skin is finally clear!!
    Reviewed by:  from Fort Worth, Tx. on 6/18/2018
    5
    5 Stars
    100% cured my acne
    This product has single-handedly keeps my acne at bay. When I first started treating my acne, I had used a different company's 2% BHA serum but had a bad reaction (was not purging). Once I switched to this 8% serum, I noticed drastic results very quickly. Obviously had purging but it cleared up very quickly as long as I didn't pick and used in junction with MUAC's argan oil. I started using it every other day for 4 minutes and now I use it every 3 days for 8 minutes. I was so impressed with the results that I immediately bought the full size before the sample size was used up. I have to give a shout out to MUAC - their sample sizes actually last for a while. After buying the sample size of this serum in Feb of 2018, I finished it in March, after using it like 20 times! I will be using this regularly for not only acne, but keeping my pores clear of gunk. My complexion is amazing!
    Reviewed by:  from Manchester, NH. on 4/15/2018
    5
    5 Stars
    This is a game changer
    I love this stuff. I really really do. The first couple of times I used the 8% beta hydroxy serum it burned like nothing i have experienced before with a peel. WHOA! And honestly I was kind of put off by the amount of pain I was experiencing. I'd used chemical peels before but the pain was nothing like I'd experienced. At the time I was doing tons of stuff to my skin. Tons and tons. Since the first few times I've used this, I've greatly simplified my skin care routine. This has been a great addition to my routine. I really want the best of both worlds. An AHA with a BHA and this is it! I use this twice a week along with mandelic acid 40% once a week. This combo is really working for me. My pores have greatly diminished. My black heads are slowly but surely fading out of existence. I'm so thankful I've found MUAC. I don't do anything to my skin in the morning other than hyaluronic acid, squalane and moisturize. And then of course sunscreen. The mandelic acid is getting rid of PIH, hyperpigmentation in general...The combination of the two is exactly what I've been after. I absolutely love the 8% beta hydroxy serum. It helps me achieve the results of both an AHA and BHA. I haven't had a single break out since I started using this twice a week along with mandelic acid. Sometime soon I will probably work my way up to the fade peel. So thankful for MUAC. And the addition of good acids into my routine....everything is just so much simpler now.
    Reviewed by:  from Tulsa. on 4/10/2018
    5
    3 Stars
    Just not what I need
    This serum has generally improved the appearance of my face-my skin has greater clarity. However, it has had no effect on the closed comedones on my forehead. I will use this until it is gone but will not reorder. Will try the 25% mandelic peel next.
    Reviewed by:  from San Diego. on 2/19/2018
    3
    5 Stars
    Acne, oily skin, and Lupus flare hyperpigmentation Holy Grail
    I cannot say enough positive things about his product. It has completely cleared breakouts when used every other day and also paired as the first layer on lactic peels. It is also amazing as a spot treatment on cystic acne. I have lupus and get some mild rashing when I flare-- this completely renews my skin and helps fade far and few between flare hyperpigmentation. Please don't stop making this product!
    Reviewed by:  from Utah. on 12/4/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    Nice Peel
    Nice peel. Gives a good tingle every time I use it. Making my complexion smooth. Dead skin slathered off without irrataing my face. Wish it does more on blackheads and enlarged pores though. Will continue to use it. Yes, will buy again.
    Reviewed by:  from NY. on 10/29/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    Great for hormonal acne!
    I use this every 2-3 days to control my hormonal acne on my cheeks, chin, and has jawline. I also noticed that my orange peel sized pores are smaller and of course the oil production in my T zone isn't so prominent. I've tried the 3% which is good to use daily for me, the 15% was too strong but this 8% was just right. This is my go to when I have active break outs to minimize the life of the pimple and even as a preventative.
    Reviewed by:  from Dallas. on 9/7/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    BHA serum
    I used it only on the area I have active breaksout before I do my lactic acid peel. Love using it once a week cause if it do more than once a week, it'll dry my skin.
    Reviewed by:  from GEORGIA. on 8/13/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    I Love this stuff
    I have use this for a couple of years. It keeps the white head and bumps away. I use it 2 times a week.
    Reviewed by:  from Idaho. on 8/11/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    Sal Serum
    Great peeling serum for acneic skin.Very pleased with this salicylic serum.I do it once a week and apply gly luronic serum once a week.It can easily be applied two times a week. It's also great alternating an aha and bha.Thinking about alternating with Phytx peel alternate weeks.I have sensitive skin.I love salicylic acids for my acne prone skin.This is really great salicylic product for clogged pores,cystic acne,white heads,pih.I'm very pleased.
    Reviewed by:  from Danville. on 8/11/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    Works great!
    Love this product. It works on my skin but is not harsh with almost no sting at all. I can use it frequently without distressing my skin. I would wholly recommend this serum.
    Reviewed by:  from Sacramento. on 7/16/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    A GEM!
    In the past, I never even considered this product. I always had really oily skin but lately, my oils had been out of control. After about 3 hours of washing my face and applying makeup, my makeup would start breaking up and my oil would like I just finished an intense workout. It was actually pretty horrific. Along with my increase in oil, my pores were magnified. They nearly looked like the "craters" people get from acne scars. It was so so so bad. Even my 50% glycolic acid peel couldn't help me. After adding this to my routine, my skin has done a complete turn around! I've never been this non-oily in forever! It surprises me every time I look in the mirror. My pores now look nearly invisible. It's truly shocking! I do think its the combination of this serum AND the peel that did the trick because this turn around took place only after using it 3 times and that was all in one week. Still, to have such an incredible change in only a week is amazing. My first week, I used it for 5 minutes (couldn't feel anything), I now use the full 8 minutes.
    Reviewed by:  from PA. on 4/25/2017
    5
    5 Stars
    Ms
    This product is my #1 best friend. Clears my pores without breaking me out like the more full-on peels. My skin can't handle them. This is perfect for me. I use it once a week and might even try the lower percentages. What keeps my skin the happiest is to do regular application of low levels of BHA.
    Reviewed by:  from La. on 4/3/2017
    5
    4 Stars
    Wow
    I purchased the Beta hydroxy serum for my son after 2 years Of nothing helping!! He would get these huge cystic like pimples all over his face,so after reading some of the reviews I decided to try it out. We began to notice after the 3rd treatment his face had a shine about it and pimples seem to be getting smaller in size. We continued with it every other night for about 2 weeks and I am wow. His face is clearer, not near as many pimples and the ones he does have are so much smaller. We've noticed a decrease in the black heads on his nose and chin and to me looking at him, His skin looks softer than before. I'm so glad we tried this. I have bought another bottle the bigger size this time and am thinking about going up in strength even but we'll see. Thanks MUAC
    Reviewed by:  from St.Clair. on 3/25/2017
    4
    5 Stars
    Best BHA product, don't even bother with anything else
    I've been using this for months now and I'm not sure if I can go on without it. I have very oily skin with pores large enough to have their own zip codes and this serum keeps them noticeably cleaner than anything else I have ever tried- and its not even particularly expensive. This did sting at first, but did not cause any redness. Within a week all I was feeling was a tingle when I applied. Highly recommend for anybody with large pores!
    Reviewed by:  from Boca Raton. on 1/7/2017
    5
    3 Stars
    Review of BHA 8%
    I was really looking forward to using this, because I'd read glowing reviews. I bought it mostly to use as a spot treatment but I have used it a few times as a full-face peel. Unfortunately, it just doesnt do much for me. I have no actual issues with the product, but I also have not seen the results I was hoping for (smaller pores, shrinking closed comedones). I will keep using it until it's empty, but I'm not sure whether or not I'd repurchase.
    Reviewed by:  from Brooklyn. on 12/9/2016
    3
    5 Stars
    Awesome
    This serum works great! Any signs of a pimple, with a little of this serum, it's gone the next day. Thank you for such a wonderful product.
    Reviewed by:  from California . on 9/20/2016
    5
    4 Stars
    ms
    good
    Reviewed by:  from Illinois . on 6/17/2016
    4

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