Hyaluronic Acid: Benefits for Skin

It seems that almost every skincare ingredient, at one point or another, has its "moment"—when it’s the latest or hottest thing available. That’s certainly the case right now with hyaluronic acid, with its benefits touted in numerous beauty magazines and skincare ads. Find out how it can help improve your skin (and if it's right for you).

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Is Mineral Oil Bad for Skin?

Is mineral oil the "Boo Radley" of the cosmetics industry? Find out why the spooky tales about cosmetic mineral oil aren't true (and what makes it such a fab skin-care ingredient)!

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Laser Therapy Treatments

Lasers and light-emitting devices are popular and often effective treatments for those with signs of aging not ready for cosmetic surgery. These procedures can address numerous concerns, including wrinkles, brown spots, uneven skin tone, and redness from rosacea. Explore the differences between these devices so you can determine which one is best for you!

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Light Therapy for Acne and Wrinkles

The hunt for solutions to banish skin problems like acne and wrinkles is seemingly endless. Could light and laser therapy be the answer? Potentially, yes! Learn the pros and cons of these high-tech sounding treatments—and what should be your first line of defense!

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Peptides for Skin

Lots of us are curious about or are looking for anti-aging products with peptides, but what are they? What do they do? Find out if peptides are a must for younger, firmer skin!

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Retinol (Vitamin A) for Anti-Aging

Retinol has gotten a good deal of attention in the world of skin care, and in fact, is one of the most well-researched skin-care ingredients. Why? Because research clearly shows that retinol has multiple benefits for skin.

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Supplements for Better Skin: Fact or Fad?

The Paula's Choice Research Team gets a lot of questions about taking supplements for their skin. Is there any truth to the idea that oral supplements can fight skin problems, or is this just another fad? Time to separate fact from fiction!

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The Good Skin Diet

You probably already suspect this, but research has proven that the foods you eat can have a tremendous impact on how your skin looks, how it ages, and how it heals. Find out what to add to your diet and what to avoid!

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The Truth About Firming Creams

Thinking of buying a product to firm or lift sagging, crepey skin? You're not alone, but did you know most of those products don't work as claimed? It's true! Stop wasting money and learn what you can really expect from firming and lifting creams.

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Treating Sun Spots Below the Neck + Other Body Concerns

Why let your face reap all the rewards of a wrinkle-fighting skin-care routine? We're sharing our favorite solutions that battle the signs of aging (especially brown sun spots and sagging) by targeting and repairing damaged skin.

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What Causes Wrinkles

We know it's frustrating: You look in the mirror and see the first signs of fine lines and wrinkles. They're around your eyes, your mouth, even your forehead—and they're starting to set in.

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What Does a Chemical Peel Do?

Chemical peels are an excellent option to consider in tandem with an anti-aging skin-care routine that includes daily sun protection. Find out which one is best and how they can help you have younger-looking, more radiant skin!

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When to Add Prescription Products to Your Skin-Care Routine

The most frustrating aspect of topical prescription medications is preventing negative reactions. The other major concern is determining which skin-care products you can use and the order in which to use them. No matter which medication your doctor prescribed, you still need skin care as usual. We explain how you can combine the two for beautiful results!

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When to Consider Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a big deal, and it can absolutely make you look younger—but is it right for you? Our checklist reveals how to tell if you're ready and what to do next if you are!

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Which Strength of Retinol Do I Need?

There are many brilliant anti-aging ingredients in skin-care products, but without question, one of the superstars in this group is retinol. Lots of people are familiar with retinol (technical name for vitamin A), but when it comes to choosing a retinol product or treatment, many are concerned with how much retinol it contains or how much retinol their skin needs. That’s understandable, but not as complicated as you may think!

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About the Experts

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:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and helping you solve your skincare frustrations with research-supported expert advice—so you'll have the facts you need to take the best possible care of your skin.

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