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  • Best Skincare Tips for the New Year

    Best Skincare Tips for the New Year

    From harsh scrubs to good products gone bad, these beauty blunders are all too common. Find out which ones may be holding your skin back from looking its radiant best. Small changes can reveal beautiful results!

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  • 5 Amazing Oils for Skin (and How to Use Them)

    5 Amazing Oils for Skin (and How to Use Them)

    There are lots of great facial oils that can do wonderful things for skin and while there isn’t a single best one we do have our favorites. We also want you to know which oils you should absolutely avoid.

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  • 5-Minute Skincare

    5-Minute Skincare

    Time-saving tips and multitasking products for your skincare routine that will have your skin looking better than ever!

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  • The Best Way to Apply Skincare Products

    The Best Way to Apply Skincare Products

    If only one or two skincare products were sufficent to take care of your skin, there’d be little need to worry about the order in which you apply them. But, more often than not, it takes several products to address both your skin type and your range of concerns. Once you know which products to use and how and when to apply them, you'll be amazed at how little times it takes.

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  • Boost Hydration for Better Skin this Winter

    Boost Hydration for Better Skin this Winter

    Cold winter weather doesn’t mean you need to change your regular skincare routine—not if you’re already using the best products for your skin type! Instead, you can just tweak your routine with two of our hydrating Boosters for instant benefits. Find out how you can stay ahead of the weather and maintain radiant skin.

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  • Alcohol in Skincare: The Facts

    Alcohol in Skincare: The Facts

    It's tempting to think alcohol-based moisturizers, serums and toners aren't really that bad for skin, and there is no shortage of debate on the topic. We're here to stage an intervention with the sobering truth revealed by the latest research: alcohol is one skin-damaging ingredient you should avoid!

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  • BB and CC Creams: What's the Difference?

    BB and CC Creams: What's the Difference?

    Curious about all the BB and CC creams on the market? The Paula's Choice Research Team clears up the confusion about these products and lets you know if you need to add one to your beauty routine!

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  • The Best Types of Ingredients for Skin

    The Best Types of Ingredients for Skin

    There are three types of ingredients all skin types need to look and feel healthier and younger. Find out what your products should contain!

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  • Do Women of Color Need Special Skincare Products?

    Do Women of Color Need Special Skincare Products?

    It surprises many people when they learn that contrary to popular belief, darker skin tones do not require special skincare products. The fact is skin color is not a skin type—but there are some differences to keep in mind as you assemble a skincare routine!

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  • The Difference Between AHA and BHA Exfoliants

    The Difference Between AHA and BHA Exfoliants

    You’re ready to add an AHA or BHA exfoliant to your routine to start experiencing their remarkable benefits—but which one should you choose? Find out how AHAs and BHA differ and which benefits they share.

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  • Anti-Pollution Antioxidants

    Anti-Pollution Antioxidants

    It’s a fact—pollution causes skin damage and aging. Thankfully, research shows that topical application of antioxidants is your best defense. Here’s how antioxidants work and which skincare products deliver the best anti-pollution benefits.

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  • Holiday Skincare Survival Guide

    Holiday Skincare Survival Guide

    Sabotaging your skin during the holidays is all too easy. The stress of shopping and too much holiday cheer can end up spoiling your complexion. Use our skin-saving, research-substantiated products for a radiant complexion all season long!

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  • How Facial Oils Help Skin

    How Facial Oils Help Skin

    Plant oils aren’t miracles, but the right plant oil, or (even better for your skin) a blend of beneficial oils, can make a remarkable difference for dry, flaky, or dehydrated skin. These gems are for anyone whose skin could use a boost of nourishing protection, especially when seasonal or drier climates disturb your skin.

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  • How Long To Wait Between Applying Skincare Products

    How Long To Wait Between Applying Skincare Products

    We're often asked how long a person should wait between applying the various products in their skincare routine. Given the variety of products you can use to make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin, it's a logical question and we have the answer for you!

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  • How Paula’s Choice Advanced Skincare Routines Work

    How Paula’s Choice Advanced Skincare Routines Work

    Paula’s Choice Essential and Advanced Skincare Kits help you easily assemble the ideal skincare routine so you can achieve the best skin of your life. If you’re wondering whether you need to choose an Advanced Routine or an Essential Routine, this article will help you decide!

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  • How Paula’s Choice Essential Skincare Routines Work

    How Paula’s Choice Essential Skincare Routines Work

    Paula’s Choice Essential and Advanced Skincare Kits help you easily assemble the ideal skincare routine so you can achieve the best skin of your life. If you’re wondering which one is best for you, we’ll explain how an Essential Skincare Routine may be the perfect option!

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  • How RESIST Anti-Aging Works

    How RESIST Anti-Aging Works

    Wondering whether you should be using products from the expanded Resist collection or from one of our other lines? You're not alone! We'll explain who Resist products are for, how you can incorporate them in to your routine, and why every Paula's Choice skin care collection is anti-aging. Wonder no more, all your Resist-related questions will be answered!

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  • How Sensitizing Ingredients Hurt Skin

    How Sensitizing Ingredients Hurt Skin

    You can be aggravating your skin and not even know it because, more often than not, sensitized responses don’t show up on the surface. Find out which sensitizing ingredients are a must to avoid, and what all skin types need to look better!

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  • How to Exfoliate Skin

    How to Exfoliate Skin

    Learn how exfoliating with AHAs or BHA can help skin look clearer, smoother, and younger. Plus, get our insider tips for using an AHA or BHA leave-on exfoliant.

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  • The Best Diet for Your Skin, from the Outside In

    The Best Diet for Your Skin, from the Outside In

    When it comes to being healthy, we are what we eat! The same is true for skin. Find out how the nutrients you apply to your skin can give you an unbelievably glowing, healthy complexion.

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  • How to Put Together a Skincare Routine

    How to Put Together a Skincare Routine

    Once you know your skin type and concerns, you need to know what types of products work together and the order in which to use them. Here's how it all comes together, step-by-step!

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  •  Infographic: How To Find Your Skin Type

    Infographic: How To Find Your Skin Type

    Follow these simple steps to determine which type of skin you have and learn which types of products are right for you.

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  • Infographic: Six Beneficial Skincare Ingredients

    Infographic: Six Beneficial Skincare Ingredients

    Learn the truth about six hot-topic skincare ingredients and the amazing benefits they have for your skin.

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  • Is Your Skincare Routine Working?

    Is Your Skincare Routine Working?

    If you’re like many women you might be wondering how to tell if you’re getting the best possible results from the skincare products you’re using. We have solid advice on how to tell if your skincare routine is really working, and how to tweak it for outstanding results!

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  • Multitasking Skincare Products

    Multitasking Skincare Products

    Skincare products should multitask just as much as you do. These Paula’s Choice favorites pack numerous benefits into one easy step!

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  • Normal Skin and How to Care For It

    Normal Skin and How to Care For It

    At Paula’s Choice Skincare, we group our skincare routines by normal to oily or combination or normal to dry or very dry. But if you have "normal skin" which do you choose? Which products are best for normal skin? That’s a perfectly normal question we can answer for you!

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  • Stopping Unwanted Reactions to Skincare Products

    Stopping Unwanted Reactions to Skincare Products

    Many of us have tried a new skincare product and the outcome wasn't pretty. Trying to figure out what happened is incredibly confusing because the list of whys is long and complicated. Thankfully, you can be your own detective and figure out what happened!

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  • Hot Weather & Summer Skincare Tips

    Hot Weather & Summer Skincare Tips

    Our top tips to solve your summer skincare woes, from back acne and body bumps, to brown spots and more. Plus, find the perfect sunscreen to beat the heat!

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  • Vacation Beauty: Minimum Products, Maximum Results!

    Vacation Beauty: Minimum Products, Maximum Results!

    We surveyed the frequent fliers at Paula’s Choice Skincare (including Paula herself) for the most helpful recommendations to fulfill your beauty needs while traveling light. Take off with this jet-setting guide for minimum products, maximum results.

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  • What is My Skin Type?

    What is My Skin Type?

    When it comes to discovering your skin type, the first thing you need to do is forget everything you’ve read or heard before! From our 35 years of researching skincare, we’re fairly certain that information was incorrect as it rarely takes into consideration the skincare products you’re using, which can have a major impact on your skin type. That’s all going to change now!

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  • When to Toss Out Beauty Products

    When to Toss Out Beauty Products

    Have you ever wondered how long your skincare and makeup products remain safe and effective? Some of what you’ve already heard may be true, but you’ll be surprised by the information you didn’t already know.

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  • Why Fragrance-Free Products are Best for Everyone

    Why Fragrance-Free Products are Best for Everyone

    No surprise, most people are attracted to a pleasing fragrance. In fact, the first thing almost everyone does when testing any skincare product is to smell it. Surprisingly, whether the fragrance in the product is natural or synthetic, it is almost always a problem for skin. We’ll explain why!

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  • Why You Need a Toner

    Why You Need a Toner

    Are you confused about what a toner is, what it does, and whether you really need one? We explain how a well-formulated toner can be the game-changing step in anyone’s skincare routine!

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  • Will It Make Me Break Out?

    Will It Make Me Break Out?

    Most people find it difficult, if not impossible, to differentiate between the products or ingredients that increase breakouts and those that don’t. This is certainly an area we know a lot about and we’re sharing what we know so you don’t have to go through this again!

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  • Exfoliation: The Skincare Step You Never Knew You Needed

    Exfoliation: The Skincare Step You Never Knew You Needed

    Daily, gentle exfoliation with a leave-on product is a complete game-changer for every skin type and skin concern. Adding this one step to your routine is the fastest, most effective way to get radiant, smooth, hydrated, blemish-free, even-toned skin.

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  • The Paula’s Choice Cocktail Approach to Skincare

    The Paula’s Choice Cocktail Approach to Skincare

    The team behind Paula’s Choice Skincare products looks at formulary ideas from different angles, but always with a cocktail approach top of mind. Find out what that means and how it will always benefit your skin. Read More
  • Lip Injections

    Lip Injections

    Thinking about getting injections to achieve the fuller lips you’ve always wanted? We want to make sure you know the pros and cons before you book that appointment. Find out if lip fillers are right for you.

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  • To Scrub, or Not to Scrub?

    To Scrub, or Not to Scrub?

    Lots of skincare companies sell face scrubs, so they must be good for you, right? In truth, it depends. Some scrubs are a wonderful, skin-softening extra cleansing step, but others may actually damage skin. Here’s how to scrub without hurting your skin.

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  • Is Double Cleansing Necessary?

    Is Double Cleansing Necessary?

    You’ve heard of double cleansing, but do you need to do it? Find out if washing your face twice in a row lead to better skin! Read More
  • Which Type of Face Wash is Best for You?

    Which Type of Face Wash is Best for You?

    Choosing the right cleanser can be confusing—do you opt for a gel, a foam, cream, oil, or more than one? We’ll reveal which type is best for you. Read More
  • What Is Microneedling?

    What Is Microneedling?

    Does microneedling work? Yes, but it depends on the device and your expectations. Read this to get a balanced view of the facts and learn about dermapens, dermarollers, and dermastamps used for microneedling.

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  • Best Travel Skincare Advice

    Best Travel Skincare Advice

    No matter where you go, your skincare needs to come with you, but how do you prioritize when space in your luggage is limited? This is exactly what you need to pack.

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  • How to Wash Your Face

    How to Wash Your Face

    You know you need to wash your face, but are you doing it right? We share tips for the perfect cleansing experience!

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  • Does a Cell Phone’s Blue Light Hurt Your Skin?

    Does a Cell Phone’s Blue Light Hurt Your Skin?

    We love our smartphones, but the blue light they emit may not be smart for your health. Find out why blue light is a risk for your skin and eyes, and what you can do to be smart about it.

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  • When to Use Face Masks

    When to Use Face Masks

    Face masks can play a supporting role in a great skincare routine, but at what point in your routine are they applied? We answer that question and share how to use a face mask for best results.

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  • Find the Right Exfoliant & Transform Your Skin

    Find the Right Exfoliant & Transform Your Skin

    At Paula’s Choice, we consider daily exfoliation an essential step in any skincare routine--because exfoliating is about much more than sloughing dead skin. Let this short quiz be your guide to understanding exfoliation and find out which leave-on exfoliant is right for you.

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  • What Is a Cleansing Oil and Who Is It For?

    What Is a Cleansing Oil and Who Is It For?

    Cleansing oils have exploded (OK, not literally) onto the skincare scene, but what are they? Who are cleansing oils best for? We’ll explain all of that and more!

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About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

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The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to busting beauty myths and providing expert advice that solves your skincare frustrations so you can have the best skin of your life!