Paula's Choice Skincare

SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant

3.30 fl. oz. for $ 32.00
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Paula's Choice Skincare prides itself on offering a truly exciting range of leave-on exfoliants for the face and body. SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant is a welcome addition, especially for those with normal to dry or very dry skin.

Packaged in a pump-style container to protect its most delicate ingredients from light and air exposure, this hydrating lotion has a lightweight yet emollient texture that's easy to apply. It sinks into skin quickly, immediately making it feel softer and silkier without a greasy feel or noticeable shine.

Where this product does shine is with its comprehensive mix of skin-beneficial ingredients. At the forefront is the namesake AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) exfoliant, in the form of 8% glycolic acid. Years of research have confirmed that this AHA ingredient is special because of its ability to help skin renew itself and look younger.

It also has a creamy-feeling lotion texture formulated at a pH that ensures the glycolic acid will be effective as an exfoliant—an important aspect that helps guarantee results.

Alongside this powerhouse ingredient are a host of skin-replenishing, soothing, and moisturizing ingredients, all of which contribute to a more youthful, radiant, and hydrated appearance.

This exfoliant gently and quickly does what it says: It reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness while revitalizing dull, dry skin.

  • Lightweight and emollient texture hydrates with a non-greasy feel.
  • 8% concentration of glycolic acid at a pH that's effective for exfoliation.
  • Contains an impressive array of skin-replenishing, soothing, and hydrating ingredients.
  • Packaging protects delicate beneficial ingredients.
  • Fragrance free.
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid (Exfoliant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Skin-Replenishing Emollient), Glycerin (Skin-Replenishing/Hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Beheneth-5 (Emulsifier), Behenyl Alcohol (Fatty Alcohol/Emollient Thickener), Dimethicone (Silicone Slip Agent), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (Emollient Thickener), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (Emollient Emulsifier), Undecane (Emollient), Phospholipids (Skin-Replenishing Fatty Acids), Allantoin (Skin Soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E/Antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Soothing Plant Extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Non-Fragrant Skin-Replenishing Emollient), Bisabolol (Soothing Plant Component), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (Burdock Root; Antioxidant And Soothing Plant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice-Derived Soothing Agent), Panthenol (Hydrating B Vitamin), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (Film-Forming Agent), Tridecane (Emollient), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Sclerotium Gum (Emulsion Stabilizer), Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate (Emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (Preservative), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance


Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.

Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

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