Purif-AC Blemish Correcting Emulsion fails to impress because the pH is too high for the 1% salicylic acid to work well as an exfoliant, and it contains an appreciable amount of irritating cinnamon and cedar.
Purifies the surface of the skin, reduces sebum secretion and cleanses to help reduce bacterial proliferation.
Aqua, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Capryloyl Glycine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Cedrus Atlantica, Portulaca Oleracea, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Sarcosine, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum
RoC Canada At-A-Glance
Strengths: Some excellent cleansers; many fragrance-free options; lip balm with sunscreen; packaging that helps keep light- and air-sensitive ingredients stable during use; sunscreens with the UVA-protecting ingredient Tinosorb.
Weaknesses: Anti-acne products are irritating and not the least bit helpful for blemish-prone skin; ordinary toners; mostly mediocre moisturizers; no skin-lightening products; pricey for a drugstore line.
Note: All prices listed are in Canadian currency. These products are available only in Canada, while other RoC products are available in both U.S. and Canadian markets. Be sure to check the other RoC product reviews (listed simply as "RoC") if unable to find a specific product. For more information about RoC Canada, call (877) 223-9807 or visit www.rocskincare.ca.
Note: in almost every case, the product names (and sometimes the formulas) for RoC Canada differ from the RoC products sold in the United States.
The Beautypedia Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula Begoun herself.
Thanks for sharing your experience with this product! Approved reviews appear on our site within 3-5 business days.
We reserve the right to reject or modify reviews without notice. All submitted reviews become the property of Paula's Choice, LLC.
Want to buy this product?
Currently you can buy Paula's Choice products directly from this site and a few top-rated products from other brands are available via links to affiliate websites. We review and recommend products from other brands because we are dedicated to helping you find the best products for your skin, whether they're from Paula's Choice or other lines.
Paula's Choice products are formulated using the same exacting standards we use to review products from other brands.
Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:
View Media Highlights
The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.
Call us Mon–Fri 6am-6pm PT, Sat–Sun 8am-4:30pm PT
Connect with us:
*Ready for Retinol Trial Set includes Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment Trial and Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster Trial. Promotion expires 9pm PT, March 3, 2015. No cash value. Cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Limit one free trial size set ($35 value) per order while supplies last.
**Promotion expires 9pm PT, March 3, 2015. No cash value. Applies to US and Canada only.
***Promotion expires 9pm PT, March 3, 2015. Choose any 3 from 33 available FREE samples on orders of $5 or more.
Please sign in and access your saved member information.
You will have the option to create an account after you have submitted your order.