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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354 products

11,861 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

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

on 3/19/2018 2:14:00 AM


Recently purchased this and I really like it. I have cystic acne problems and I'm noticing that they're minimizing. I would definitely repurchase this.

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

on 3/18/2018 6:11:00 PM


Excellent for clearing breakouts!!! This is my go-to if I have a stubborn pimple on my jawline. Some of mine get pretty big :( this clears it up within 2-3 days! I have come to realize nothing works instantly or overnight. It also doesn’t horribly dry the skin like other salicylic acid creams/gels. I can’t use anything else! Love it!

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA

on 3/17/2018 2:43:00 PM


This honestly saved my skin. I use the Extra Strength which I believe is slightly different. For years I've struggled with acne and almost every product I've tried has broken out--it's so bad I have to make my own cleanser, and even then it didn't solve it (but I think I'm figuring out the cause so fingers crossed). Then I decided to give this a shot and I'm glad I did--miracles of miracles, it didn't break me out and cut breakouts down a ton.

I have only a couple of complaints:
1) The packaging is annoying and will leak if not stored upright. I've found this out the hard way. Not travel-friendly.

2)I'd heard BHA helps with sebaceous filaments but I have seen no reduction in about two years of use.

But it makes my skin manageable and clear and that's what's most important to me at the end of the day. It's a bit expensive (I'm in Canada) but a bottle lasts about six months and is sooo worth it.

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

on 3/15/2018 5:07:00 PM


I always come back to Paula's Choice because the products do what they claim to do.
I have strayed, tried some other brands, even resurrected an old Laszlo ritual (purely a nostalgic moment of weakness), but I return to Paula, and my skin lets me know why. These are truly the most well conceived products that happen to be a pleasure to use and deliver amazing results.
The skin balancing cleanser, has a light, creamy consistency, softly lathers, and rinses clean without stripping the skin. It leaves combination to oily skins smooth, balanced and prepped for exfoliation and treatment. I am never quite sure why someone would use this for dry or sensitive skin, as some reviewers have written. This is for us oily folks, and for that we are grateful!
If you follow Paula's recommendation you are guaranteed to have excellent results. It's that simple!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Scar-Reducing Serum

on 3/13/2018 6:36:00 PM

I had a scar from a spot on the top of my back near my bottom and it wasn’t fading, so I purchased this and I must admit it’s lots better than what it was so yes I would buy it again, it hasn’t made it fade totally but lots better. I used a skin roller when applied the cream

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