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

11,959 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

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.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -RESIST C15 Super Booster

on 8/12/2018 3:03:00 PM


A product that will make your face shiny and sticky.

I've used 3 bottles of Paula's Choice C15 Booster to give this product a chance to work on my skin but all it did was gave me flesh colored bumps. It seems to have clogged my pores. The clogged pores disappeared after I stopped using this.

I didn't like the way my skin looked with the C15 Booster.

I'm also frustrated with Beautypedia that they didn't mention any negative reviews (there are over 80 negative reviews on Paula's Choice website) - many of them mentioning the sticky and shiny effects.

The problem is, they have no problem calling out on competing products that makes your skin sticky and shiny - even if there's just one person who mentioned it.

There should be no bias in Truth in Beauty.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

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

on 8/12/2018 2:51:00 PM


An overpriced product that really doesn't do anything.

I've been using this for 3 months and it didn't help with discoloration, skin texture and quality - all of which are supposed to be supported by their peptides.

It gives a shiny, sticky and wet look sheen on the face.

I'm disappointed with how their company has changed - from sarcastic and condescending reviews of competing products to trying to position themselves as a high end brand.

There should be truth in Truth in Beauty.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

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