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

11,916 reviews

66% would repurchase

Not tested on animals

Recent Paula's Choice Reviews

Sunscreen -Paula's Choice -Paula's Choice Calm Redness Relief SPF 30 Moisturizer Normal to Oily Skin

on 5/19/2018 4:33:00 PM


My skin; sensitive adult hormonal acne and melasma. Received this as a gift. This is supposed to suit also oily skin which usually can have some pimple or two maybe.... That's why I don't understand how they were thinking with the main ingredients; The second ingredient after water is Ethexyl Palmitate, rated to 4/5 in being comedogenic, according to Cosdna. I didn't dare to use up the product....

I guess acne prone persons should at least be careful...

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Paula's Choice -Gentle Cleansing Cloths

on 5/17/2018 6:31:00 PM

I was looking forward to these cleansing cloths from PC because a lot of cleansing cloths bother my skin like those from Neutrogena because of the added fragrance. These are nicely fragrance free and very gentle and do remove makeup but they are so skimpy. They feel half the size of other cloths. They are def smaller than the Neutrogens or Cerave's cleansing cloths.

The packaging has the usual sticky front--no hard plastic cover that I expect from cleansing cloths that care such as Cetaphil or Clinique, both of these I have repurchased and like a lot. I will use the PC cloths up but won't repurchase, and if you were thinking of ordering just for these I would say don't bother. They're not that special.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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

on 5/14/2018 5:41:00 AM


I'm in my 5-6th tube of this amazing sunscreen/moisturizer.
It is very hydrating, moisturising and offers great protection.
It is very expensive in Europe and their shipping is absolutely insane but I wait for their free shipping days and stock up then
I have light olive skin and it leaves no white cast after applied.

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

on 5/13/2018 9:15:00 AM


One of the best things that ever happened to my skin. In the short term, it will give you soft, smooth skin & quiet any blemishes that are thinking about popping up. I’ve been using it most nights for over a year & it has also faded some sun spots on my cheekbone, cleaned out my pores so they look smaller, & (I feel) softened up my fine lines. I recently had a facial where the esthetician told my skin was “very clean” & to keep doing what I was doing. I credit this product! I also occasionally use PC Resist Weekly 10% AHA & that’s great, too. I have had acne my whole adult life & now for the very first time, I feel comfortable going to work or out with just sunscreen on my face, no powder or foundation of any kind.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Paula's Choice -Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

on 5/13/2018 5:27:00 AM


Paula's Choice consistently formulates excellent exfoliators and this is no exception. This product comes in a gel format that absorbs rather quickly. It played well with other serums and creams, except for The Ordinary's Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%, but that product hates everything so it is no reflection on the quality of this acid. It packs a punch so I would work my way up to this if I am new to acids. It left my face and arms smooth and supple and it helped fade some hyperpigmentation on my nose. It lasted forever as well.

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