Paula's Choice

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.

http://www.paulaschoice.com/
Overall rating
3.8
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66%
would repurchase
3.8
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Overall rating
66%
would repurchase

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

About My Skin: mature, combination/normal, sensitive, very fair

This is a weird product. It’s not a good sunscreen, or a good moisturizer, or a good cosmetic product, but it has mixed attributes of all.

It doesn’t adhere well to my skin. Even a light wipe/blot with a tissue removed the product easily. The formula has beneficial ingredients but does no good if it doesn’t …
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DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30
2.0
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5 days ago

About My Skin: mature, combination/normal, sensitive, very fair

This is a weird product. It’s not a good sunscreen, or a good moisturizer, or a good cosmetic product, but it has mixed attributes of all.

It doesn’t adhere well to my skin. Even a light wipe/blot with a tissue removed the product easily. The formula has beneficial ingredients but does no good if it doesn’t …
Read more

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CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution wtih 2% Salicylic Acid

I recently had a stubborn bout of hormonal acne after getting of birth control pills and this seems to have really helped purge out a lot of the underlying inflamed acne I was getting from that. I initially wasn't sure which BHA from the brand I should try because they have so many types, but eventually I landed on this one. My skin has never really tolerated salicylic acid very well but I …Read more

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CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution wtih 2% Salicylic Acid
5.0
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10 days ago

I recently had a stubborn bout of hormonal acne after getting of birth control pills and this seems to have really helped purge out a lot of the underlying inflamed acne I was getting from that. I initially wasn't sure which BHA from the brand I should try because they have so many types, but eventually I landed on this one. My skin has never really tolerated salicylic acid very well but I …Read more

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DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

I was excited to try a Paula's Choice moisturizer as I have heard great things and this one caught my eye. Unfortunately, I was fairly disappointed but have tried different ways of working with this product to continue to use it rather than pitch it. This product feels a lot thicker than most I've used before (I would not consider it lightweight at all) and takes longer to absorb into …Read more

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DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30
3.0
Created with Sketch.

10 days ago

I was excited to try a Paula's Choice moisturizer as I have heard great things and this one caught my eye. Unfortunately, I was fairly disappointed but have tried different ways of working with this product to continue to use it rather than pitch it. This product feels a lot thicker than most I've used before (I would not consider it lightweight at all) and takes longer to absorb into …Read more

4 of 4 people found this helpful. Did you?