Smooth Finish Conditioner, for All Hair Types
14.5 fl. oz. for $16
Last Updated:09.10.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Smooth Finish Conditioner, for All Hair Types moisturizes, detangles, and adds shine to hair, all without making it look or feel limp or greasy. This is one of the only fragrance-free conditioners available, and Paula's goal was to make it every bit as elegant as any others we have reviewed. It works for all hair types, and you only need to change the amount you use to achieve the desired results of smooth, silky, combable hair. This conditioner is well-suited to the needs of chemically-treated hair, too.


Hair feels moisturized, incredibly shiny, and is easy to comb through after using this mild conditioner. Designed for daily use on all hair types (use less for fine or thin hair), it never feels heavy or greasy, and rinses easily.


Water, Cetyl Alcohol (non-drying, fatty alcohol/moisturizing agent), Behentrimonium Chloride (anti-static hair conditioning agent), Cyclomethicone (silicone conditioning agent), Stearyl Alcohol (non-drying, fatty alcohol/thickener), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/water-binding agent), Panthenol (water-binding agent), Wheat Amino Acids (water-binding/conditioning agent), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone), Glycol Stearate (thickener), Polyquaternium-10 (thickener), Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (all preservatives)

Brand Overview

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. Like most of us, she was fed up with products that overpromised results, cost a lot of money, and failed to deliver—or made matters worse!

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, oily skin, rosacea, large pores, eczema, redness, dry skin, and on and on, Paula's Choice offers a solution.

Paula's Choice Skincare stands apart from other cosmetics brands. The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective—so you get visible results. 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, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

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 all 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 Beautypedia's 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.

Strengths: All products are fragrance-free; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection; proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed.

Weaknesses: Does not offer a complete collection of makeup; makeup shade range isn’t as extensive for darker skin tones; limited concealer options.

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

About the Experts

The new Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!

The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same research, criteria, and objectivity, whether the product being reviewed is from Paula's Choice or another brand.

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Hey guys! This is the best thing for your beard that you can use. Too many beard products are very heavily scented, especially since whatever you use is right up by your nose. I use this as a leave in every day, and it's not greasy and it never flakes. It just leaves my beard soft and manageable!

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