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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356 products

11,844 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Moisturizers -Paula's Choice -CLINICAL Ceramide Enriched Firming Moisturizer

on 2/14/2018 8:07:00 AM

I am surprised to see all the negative reviews here. This is my current favourite moisturiser. I have acne prone, combination/ oily skin. It moisturises my skin perfectly with Avene hydrangea UV day cream. It is also a pleasure to use alone in the evening after BHA product.My skin feels very supple and even after using it. It is very lightweight and does not aggregate my acne.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

on 2/13/2018 7:13:00 AM


Amazing product that delivers everything it promises!! My pores were filed down and tightened so they're almost invisible (since you can't eliminate your actual pores, only decrease them and hinder them from filling up with dirt), no breakouts at all since I started with this one, my skin is smoother and it gives a nice peel and glow-effect. I use it in the morning and AHA 10% in the evening. Would recommend to all! I have combination skin and I now longer have any oily-areas at all. It would probably be perfect for oily/combo skin and for dry skin as well since its "oily" and doesn't try out the skin, but actually works deep down. And you can layer all sorts of products on top without it loosing its edge or effect.
The only downside is that its quite expensive for such a small package and its liquid, meaning you "waste" a lot of product on the pad and a bottle for me only lasts about 2-3 months since I use it daily. But the product itself is absolutely wonderful!

Cleansers -Paula's Choice -CALM Redness Relief Cleanser N/D

on 2/12/2018 6:08:00 AM


I love this cleanser! It leaves my skin incredibly soft and calm. Most cleansers leave my skin a bit red afterwards but this one doesn't do so. The only downside is the price tag. I bought this one with Black Friday so I had a great discount but I don't think I will be buying it again since it's just too expensive for me. Still looking for a cheaper alternative for this one.

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Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -CALM REDNESS RELIEF 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant

on 2/12/2018 6:03:00 AM


I bought the 30 ml sample of this. I have rosacea mainly on my cheeks but don't really use this exfoliant on them as it is quite drying and my cheeks are already very dry. I do like to use it around my chin, where I have some hormonal acne. Sometimes the pimples won't stop coming and other times I am pimple free for two weeks. I don't feel like the product keeps the pimples from coming, but it definitely calms them down and makes them less red.

I think that if you have rosacea and a pimple every now and then this product can work out fine for you. But for me, I think I want to try one of their 2% BHA exfoliants to see if it makes a bigger difference. I would be careful on the dry areas of your skin though.

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Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide

on 2/6/2018 7:28:00 AM


Note: This review is for the UK version of this product that does not contain benzoyl peroxide.

I bought this product as it contains azelaic acid and I wanted to treat the mild rosacea on my cheeks. I have pale/olive skin that since my 20s has been prone to the occasional breakout (always have at least one spot at a time). I applied this after cleansing in the morning (la roche posay caring wash) followed by avene tolerance (light version for day and riche for night) and then sunscreen (heliocare spf 50 gel). I've tried this 3 times in total, to check it was this product, and each time a couple of days later noticed bumps under the skin that feel like bruises on my cheeks and jawline. Have read reviews and found it has caused cystic acne for some individuals who have never had it before (and I'm the same!). Will try sensaderm product if I want to try another azelaic acid. Unfortunately didn't work for me and a shame at £36!

- claimed redness on my cheeks
- good packaging
- mild scent

- this broke me out in cystic bumps (which I have never had). To check it was this product and not something I came back to it three times and it happened again. I've read reviews of this and found other people have had the same reaction.

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