Paula's Choice

Paula's Choice Skincare was founded by Paula Begoun in 1995. Begoun is an author, businesswoman, and talk radio host who is also known as the "Cosmetics Cop." The formulas are created based on published, peer-reviewed studies, which is central to the company philosophy that skincare ingredients need to be thoroughly researched before being made into products. All products are manufactured in the US.

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360 products

11,961 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA

on 8/19/2018 9:46:00 PM

I tried this as a wanted a gentle but effective AHA treatment and I think this fits the bill. It is quite difficult to find ones that don't include irritating fragrance (always in some weird citrusy flavour) so I really like that aspect of the PC products. It does sting but I find that I can tolerate it overnight as long as I put a rich moisturiser over the top (your skin does still feel a little prickly though). The only gripe I have with the PC exfoliants is they tend to be quite sticky. I find this one is better that the 2% BHA but its still not super cosmetically elegant. In this case it is fine as it is an overnight/ rinse off product. Overall I think if you can get this on sale on the site then it is a good buy.

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Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Peptide Booster

on 8/18/2018 4:15:00 AM


It is overpriced,i buy The Ordinary The Matrixyl and the Buffe.
Sure,stuff in it is good but that much money for 20ml,it does not last long,so what is the point when you can not use it regularly.
No no no.
I tried it 2,5 weeks,that is how long it lasted if you fully put on a decent amount ,not try too sort of half put on too save product,for me that is how it has become since they increased thecprices....
.I did not notice any difference,but i know it has too be given moore time.
Pc are loosing costumers,i really hope they /paula have a talk with whoever bough the company.
I say it again,its insaine he prices pc has begun too take.
Dont say that you are a comany with te slogan:everyone should be able too AFFORD good skincare.
Im using the ordinary and thank god,they are justcas good!

Primer/ Corrector -Paula's Choice -Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish w/Microsponge Technology

on 8/16/2018 8:39:00 AM


This is quite pricey but a little goes a long way. With my combination skin, my make up starts melting around my T zone by lunch time. However, a few dabs of this on my T zone after BB cream and before mineral powder keeps my make up in place for the entire day. This is the best mattifier I have ever used and I have tried many over the years. I will never try another mattifier because this works so well.

Sunscreen -Paula's Choice -RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

on 8/12/2018 6:25:00 PM


This was a light formula & the color worked well for my fair skin, but unfortunately this caused me large white head pimples on my cheek. I did not experience any other irritation. I am thankful I only bought samples!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Lip Treatments -Paula's Choice -Lip & Body Treatment Balm

on 8/12/2018 4:42:00 PM


Another fail from Paula's Choice line of products.

They sent out a newsletter shaming other brands that use jar for their products. Well, Paula's Choice Lip and Body Treatment now belongs to that same category.

They didn't abide with their own standards of not using a jar. They could have formulated this differently but I guess they wanted to please certain crowds that wanted this type of packaging.

Contamination is eminent from using a packaging like this. Obviously, the bias continues with the 5-star expert rating on Beautypedia for this product.

The product is nothing special. It works the same as other balm.

Where is the Truth in Beauty when you slam other products and then do the same thing? Action speaks louder than words.

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