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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367 products

12,060 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster

on 12/12/2018 8:50:00 PM


I'm 65 and still struggle with sensitive oily skin, mild acne, and bad reactions to many products . These reactions can take the form of either the breakout, or the rosacea flare, variety. Paula's 2% BHA liquid was the first product that really helped my clogged pores -- a huge game changer. So I've tried a lot of her products over the years, but I can't use many of them. (I think I started having big problems when silicones came on the scene.) Okay, this one is a winner! I can use it without breaking out, and it does seem to be beneficial in terms of improving skin texture and fading spots. It's watery, feels like nothing on, and for that reason alone I prefer it to The Ordinary's Niacinamide and Zinc. I may be back with a more glowing review after using it a bit longer!

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

on 12/9/2018 8:11:00 PM

This product is really great - it's one of those few rare products, where you genuinely can see and feel a difference after the first use. This for me was not at all irritating (although I wouldn't recommend applying this to broken or irritated skin, it'll make things worse!), didn't dry me out or cause any negative reactions. It made my skin a lot smoother to the touch and brighter (however it did not prevent or help with my blackheads/whiteheads). It also helped to fade my discolourations faster. I would highly recommend this product, however because this is an American brand/political reasons I don't see myself repurchasing anymore.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

on 12/8/2018 8:04:00 AM


My skin is too sensitive for this serum. It left me to feel like my skin was burning.

Sunscreen -Paula's Choice -CALM Redness Relief SPF30 Mineral Moisturizer N/O

on 12/8/2018 8:00:00 AM


This broke me out, but it did feel comfortable on. I had no issue with a white cast, but I do have fair skin. I will not repurchase.

Skincare - Body -Paula's Choice -Clear Acne body spray


This is just standard 2% BHA, but in a spray bottle. It's not really cheaper than the facial BHA exfoliants that PC has either.
But hey, 2% BHA is going to work for acne if you're patient. I've struggled with bad bacne, sometimes some intense painful bumps. By applying this on my back twice a day, my bacne has greatly diminished. I sometimes get a little bit stil l but it's down at least 80%.
The marks and scars though will require something else.

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