SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion
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SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion
A moisturizing AHA lotion exfoliant that gently removes built-up layers of dead skin to reveal remarkably smoother and softer skin.

SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion

Based on 21 reviews

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A moisturizing AHA lotion exfoliant that gently removes built-up layers of dead skin to reveal remarkably smoother and softer skin.
  • Combines 8% glycolic acid with antioxidants
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrating lotion helps hold skin's moisture
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
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All Skin Types

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Why is it different?
SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion is a lightweight, moisturizing AHA exfoliant that combines 8% glycolic acid with a customized mix of calming, anti-aging antioxidants and nourishing plant oils that soothe, smooth, and dramatically soften dry skin showing multiple signs of aging.

This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

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What does it do?
Exfoliates built-up dead skin cells to reveal the fresher, smoother, younger-looking skin beneath. Its hydrating formula helps preserve skin's moisture balance as it brightens a dull, uneven complexion. Research-proven glycolic acid is joined with antioxidants and a complex of smoothing plant extracts to noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving skin looking firmer and radiant.
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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

Sun Protection Advice When Using Any AHA Exfoliant: This product contains 8% glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and the possibility of sunburn. Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

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Research

Journal of Dermatological Science, June 2017, pages 238-248

Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, October 2015, pages 21-26

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, December 2014, pages 9-17; and November 2010, pages 135-142

Jundishapur Journal of Natural Pharmaceutical Products, January 2012, pages 9-10

The Journal of Dermatology, January 2006, pages 16-22

Food and Chemical Toxicology, November 1999, pages 1,105-1,111

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid (exfoliant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing emollient), Glycerin (skin-replenishing/hydration), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Beheneth-5 (emulsifier), Behenyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol/emollient thickener), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate (emollient thickener), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate (emollient emulsifier), Undecane (emollient), Phospholipids (skin-replenishing fatty acids), Allantoin (skin soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (soothing plant extract), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant skin-replenishing emollient), Bisabolol (soothing plant component), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (burdock root; antioxidant and soothing plant), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (licorice-derived soothing agent), Panthenol (hydrating B vitamin), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Tridecane (emollient), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (emollient), Sclerotium Gum (emulsion stabilizer), Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Non-greasy (15)
  • Moisturizes (12)
  • Softens skin (12)
  • Soothes skin (6)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (12)
  • Daily use (11)
  • Uneven skin tone (9)
  • Enlarged pores (7)
  • Sensitive skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (9), Survivalist / minimalist (6), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10), Dry (7), Oily (3)

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3.0

Not for combination skin/acne prone

By Tawny

from Phoenix, Arizona

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Irritates Skin
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

    Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

    The product itself seems nice. No strange smells. But it made me break out with cystic acne which only occurs when something irritates my skin. Had to discontinue use.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Did not arrive as fast as my first order, but it is the holiday season so I can only guess that's the reason.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    A can't do without product: the best of its kind

    By Joyful Janet

    from Mo

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

      Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

      I use this product twice a day faithfully. My skin glows & looks very healthy. I love it! Will always use it. Thanks Paula for a great product line.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      5.0

      On my seconed bottle

      By shoppingdiva

      from Far Oaks, CA

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

        I bought this to try it out, since I'm such a fan of Paula's 8% BHA liquid. I found I get the best results if I use only once a day - 2x a day made my skin too dry. After a little trial period, I found that I liked it best in the morning before my moisturizer (in the evening I use the BHA). My skin is smoother and glowing after uisng!

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        4.0

        unsure

        By Therese

        from brandon, sd

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

        Curious if the ph is lower than the gel. Because I ended up with dry patches and spotted flakiness. I went back to the gel and skin went back to normal.

        Service and delivery comments:

        fast

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Unbelievable -- an AHA product I can use!

        By Healeygal

        from Detroit

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Doesn't make my rosacea flare up!!
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

            I didn't have high hopes for this product as I'd tried Paula's other AHA products, and those left my rosacea-afflicted skin red and inflamed. This one, however, DOES NOT! I'm amazed. I can use it even twice a day, and while I can't necessarily see dramatic results, I trust Paula's products and know it must be doing something. So I'll keep using it. Thrilled to find an AHA product I can use.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            5.0

            Should be a part of everyone's skin regimen!

            By NYCgirl

            from Ft. Lauderdale FL

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

              Let me first say that I LOVE Paula's because there is no animal testing and the products are made in the USA! Thank YOU Paula ! I use this product alternating with the BHA 1% lotion and my skin is luminous, less oily and people say I "glow"! I had been on vacation for a week, didn't use Paula's product as most of my days were in the water and my skin changed...no glow. Started back and in two days my skin was back to looking great. I have sensitive skin, no break outs or rashes, no irritation just an amazing product. No other products will ever touch my face!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Fast delivery, great customer service!

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Absorbs quickly into my skin.

              By Kristen

              from Newport,R.I.

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

                I absolutely love the AHA gel but love this even more.This is lightweight and absorbs rather quickly into my skin.My face has never looked so better.My pores appear smaller , my skin tone is even and my face is smooth and radiant.This is a product that I never want to be without.I also find that my skin is no longer dry since using this daily.I am happy I made the switch to Paula's Choice Skin care line because their products are superior and deliver the results they say.Thank you Paul's Choice!

                • Skin Type:
                • Dry
                • Age:
                • 45-59
                 
                5.0

                Good results quickly

                By Susan

                from Vacaville

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Moisturizes
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

                  This improved the texture on my face and neck within a few days. I use it every other night over the C15 booster. It has been about one month, and I see the difference. It's a keeper

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Always prompt.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  My skin has never looked better

                  By Ginamg

                  from Texas

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

                    I've been using Retin A from France for about a year. My skin is very sensitive to it. I kept wishing I could find a product that would exfoliate and deal with aging (37 yo) but also something I could wear under makeup and sunscreen. This is it, no doubt! My skin hasn't looked this smooth and soft and even in a very long time.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Oily
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    5.0

                    GLOWING

                    By megehend

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Beauty Expert

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Dullness
                      • Whiteheads/Sports Acne

                      Comments about SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion:

                      In the last year or so, my skin has undergone a sea change: from typical early adult occasional pimples to just tons of whiteheads. I began an intensive workout regimen earlier this year and with it came sports acne anywhere I sweat. My forehead, my chest, my back. Everywhere. Never having really struggled with acne I was devastated. I had been using PC BHA exfoliants for both my face and body for several years, but found they weren't working any longer. I ordered a few samples of the AHA body exfoliant and noticed an immediate improvement there. I was hesitant to switch my face products as well, because I feared it might be drying, but then came this product. Holy moly. This is a must have if you have sports acne. My skin has cleared in the three days I've been using it and I am literally glowing. GLOWING. Coworkers, friends, and family have all made comments that I look "lit from within". I will never be without this product again.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29

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