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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371 products

12,123 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Resist Brightening Essence

on 2/20/2019 12:16:00 PM


Another product I wanted to like....but it didn’t do anything. There wasn’t even the slightest brightening of the skin. I would assume after an entire container of this, I should have noted even a slight difference. I’ve been trying a few Paula Choice’s products, but am really not impressed. She spends a lot of energy cutting down other not sure why because I use & love several products she negatively critiques.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner

on 2/19/2019 7:00:00 PM


This is a watery toner. I can't tell a difference in my skin after I use it. It might add a little hydration but I'm always adding a moisturizer after so it doesn't really matter. However, it's breaking me out which is so odd. This is a no for me. I've had trouble with their Niacinamide booster causing breakouts so maybe that's what my skin dislikes.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Paula's Choice -Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser


This cleanser is my absolute favourite facial cleanser. It is very difficult to find a good balance for my dry/combination skin and this is just brilliant. The formula is white and creamy, it foams up a little when water is added.
The most important aspects of this cleanser is that it leaves my skin feeling clean & fresh, not striped/tight, doesn’t clog pores and it’s fragrance-free.
The only negative I can point out is that this will NOT clean off heavy makeup, you will need to use a balm or oil beforehand. I always double cleanse if wearing heavy makeup so it’s not an issue for me.
Overall, this cleanser works perfectly with my skin. Those with very dry skin, will not find this hydrating enough.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Toners -Paula's Choice -CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid

on 2/19/2019 11:17:00 AM


This has hylaronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) which is supposed to be water binding and moisturizing. Unfortunately I always break out from this ingredient which is also there in Cerave moisturizer and lot of other products nowadays. I tried this to exfoliate my acne prone skin but unfortunately I broke out badly after using it for 1 week. My skin was pretty much under control using the 0.5% clean and clear moisturizer but now it is a mess again after trying this. It did make my skin soft and plump but also gave me lot of big if you are acne prone, I would suggest patch testing on a small part of your face is a clear liquid consistency so I would put 3-4 drops in my moisturizer and then put it on.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Paula's Choice -RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

on 2/17/2019 2:41:00 AM


About to purchase my fourth bottle. I use this after I've removed my eye makeup. It is not drying, good value for money.
When the pump "informs me" it's empty, I cut open the hard plastic about a 1,5 inches from the bottom. The plastic is robust - use a stanley knife and no brainer: be careful. I can get many more cleanses done with the remains on the bottle. I put a lid from an empty glass bottle on top to stop air getting in.
Agree with the reviewer apply this on dry and just wet your fingers after the product is on. I give my face a good 10 - 20 seconds massage = adding wettened fingers for more 'slide effect'. I use a warm wet face washer to remove excess (and exfolliates at the same). And sometimes not and I just rinse with water. Recommended.

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