03.31.2015
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Resist Skin Revealing Body Lotion with 10% AHA
Rating
7 fl. oz. for $27
Category:Skin Care > AHA Exfoliants > AHA
Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
pH:3.60
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

If you have dry, dull, or sun-damaged skin from the neck down, this creamy body lotion can make a significant improvement. How? The 10% glycolic acid (AHA, alpha hydroxy acid) exfoliates to reveal softer, smoother skin, and it's formulated at a pH for it to be effective.

Another advantage of glycolic acid is that it helps stimulate collagen, and at this 10% concentration you're likely to reap that benefit. Glycolic acid also helps moisturize and soften dry, rough skin.

Daily use can improve uneven skin tone, as well as potentially eliminate, or at least significantly reduce, keratosis pilaris (red bumps seen on the upper arms and thighs, often referred to as "chicken skin"). The antioxidant-rich, fragrance-free formula goes beyond by adding anti-aging benefit and soothing moisture, so you don't necessarily need to apply this and a regular body lotion or cream.

This body lotion is a win for all skin types, but is particularly well-suited for improving signs of aging on dry or sun-damaged skin showing discolorations and loss of firmness.

Pros:
  • 10% AHA stimulates collagen production and exfoliates for smoother, firmer skin.
  • Moisturizing formula heals dry, sun-damaged skin for a younger look and feel.
  • Improves dull skin tone and helps eliminate keratosis pilaris (chicken skin).
  • Fragrance-free.
Cons:
  • None.
Claims

Reveal healthy, soft skin when you exfoliate with this elegant 10% glycolic acid lotion. The creamy, antioxidant-rich formula helps skin feel beautifully smooth and touchable. Works particularly well for dry to very dry or sun-damaged skin.

Ingredients

Water, Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol (thickeners), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (emollient antioxidant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), PEG-100 Stearate (thickener), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Extract (antioxidant), Salix Nigra (Willow Bark) Extract, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/stabilizer), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Brand Overview

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

Strengths: Fragrance-free products; all products formulated based on extensive published research on how ingredients can benefit skin; uniquely formulated AHA and BHA products; effective skin-lightening options; gentle cleansers; toners that go beyond the norm; all sunscreens provide broad spectrum protection (including UVA-screening ingredients); proven anti-acne products; antioxidant-rich serums and moisturizers; anti-aging products that work as claimed; gentle yet effective natural products; most foundations provides sun protection and come in a range of neutral colors; unique brow products; on-the-go teeth whitener; lipstick with sunscreen; impressive, reasonably priced makeup brushes; samples are available for most products.

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

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is 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.

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, sagging, 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 (unlike jar packaging, which compromises what might otherwise be an effective formula). The line is also 100% fragrance-free, which is best for all skin types, especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.

From cleansers to broad-spectrum sunscreens to anti-aging serums to specialized treatments, Paula's Choice Skincare has you covered from head to toe with innovative, state-of-the-art products. The brand also offers professional-quality makeup products including concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, and more. (Paula started out as a makeup artist so she definitely knows her way around a face!)

Paula's Choice Skincare does not test on animals and also takes an environmentally friendly approach by featuring minimalist, recyclable packaging. Another plus—the Customer Service team is among the best in the industry, offering a "100% satisfaction or your money back" guarantee.

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

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.

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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05.20.2015
Do I need a moisturizer with this?

I have always had KP and Lac-Hydrin 5, used very regularly, made a huge difference. I switched to this product after reading that LH5 doesn't have the right PH for exfoliation. It does seem to exfoliate as well, but I am left with very flaky skin. Do I need to put a moisturizer on top of this? Or do I need a different product?

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Charlotte L.
05.20.2015
Beautypedia Team Response

Hi there!  We're so sorry that you're having the issue with the flakiness.  If you're currently using the product daily, we'd suggest cutting back to using it slightly less frequently, maybe 2-3 times a week and use a standard body lotion or cream the alternating days.  If you're already using it only a few times a week, you could try another lotion with it, or it simply may not be working for your skin (and if that's the case, I'd suggest contacting Paula's Choice's customer service team as they would be able to issue a refund to you).  Good luck!

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04.09.2015
Skin is noticeably smoother & softer

It'll tingle for awhile, but it makes a difference

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KATHRYN T.
04.09.2015
Skin is noticeably smoother & softer

It'll tingle for awhile, but it makes a difference

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KATHRYN T.
10.19.2014
WOW!! A MIRACLE!

With aging, the skin from my neck down has turned extremely dry...so ugly. I've spent so much $ trying to find a product to help. FINALLY, I gave this a try since a few of Paula's products have worked well for me. But THIS...worked well is an understatement! MY skin looks and feels 20 years younger! It is powerful, so I use some of my other moisturizer with it to avoid irritation of the sensitive areas - no problems from day one. Hope this is never discontinued.

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BARBARA M.
11.26.2013
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I have had this product for six weeks and can see a difference on the skin of my lower legs and hands. Enough of a difference that I do plan to continue using this and also repurchasing it.

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Jennifer K.
06.13.2013
Love it! But take care...

I love this lotion, and have had good results. I've experienced one adverse reaction, though and it is preventable. I applied it to my neck prior to bed. I sleep on my stomach and sides (which in my 50's I've tried to stop). I awoke the morning after with redness in the creases of my neck. It was more of a burn. I am a nurse, and it was mild though painful. It would have happened with any AHA product. It's still in my routine, but I take care!

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