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

11,963 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Lotions/ Creams -Paula's Choice -RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

on 8/21/2018 1:59:00 PM


This is a retinol body treatment in a silicone base. I used this on my arms and chest area nightly. This caused my chest area to breakout probably from the silicones. This formula adds no hydration to the skin.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

on 8/21/2018 12:28:00 AM


I really wanted to love this product after all the rave reviews and thought it might be able to replace my Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion that is now sadly discontinued. Unfortunately after lots of testing of this product I've set it aside and plan to (maybe) use it on my chest just to use it up. Firstly the texture is incredibly greasy which is very off putting. I like my liquid products to at least partly absorb so I can layer serums/ moisturisers over the top. This was very oily and never seemed to really sink in which made layering quite hard. I found myself avoiding using this and would reach for another toner that was more cosmetically elegant. The other issue I had (even when only using twice a week) was the ugly flakiness this gave me. I have not had that issue with any other product - maybe the salicylic acid is just too concentrated for me but it made my skin peel and flake under my make up even days after discontinuing use.

Overall I can't recommend this even though it seems to work for many others. Still on the hunt for a fragrance free BHA lotion.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

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

on 8/19/2018 9:46:00 PM

I tried this as a wanted a gentle but effective AHA treatment and I think this fits the bill. It is quite difficult to find ones that don't include irritating fragrance (always in some weird citrusy flavour) so I really like that aspect of the PC products. It does sting but I find that I can tolerate it overnight as long as I put a rich moisturiser over the top (your skin does still feel a little prickly though). The only gripe I have with the PC exfoliants is they tend to be quite sticky. I find this one is better that the 2% BHA but its still not super cosmetically elegant. In this case it is fine as it is an overnight/ rinse off product. Overall I think if you can get this on sale on the site then it is a good buy.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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

on 8/18/2018 4:15:00 AM


It is overpriced,i buy The Ordinary The Matrixyl and the Buffe.
Sure,stuff in it is good but that much money for 20ml,it does not last long,so what is the point when you can not use it regularly.
No no no.
I tried it 2,5 weeks,that is how long it lasted if you fully put on a decent amount ,not try too sort of half put on too save product,for me that is how it has become since they increased thecprices....
.I did not notice any difference,but i know it has too be given moore time.
Pc are loosing costumers,i really hope they /paula have a talk with whoever bough the company.
I say it again,its insaine he prices pc has begun too take.
Dont say that you are a comany with te slogan:everyone should be able too AFFORD good skincare.
Im using the ordinary and thank god,they are justcas good!

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.

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