Paula Begoun, founder of Paula's Choice

Don't scrub, exfoliate

Harsh scrubs can be damaging to skin creating tiny micro-tears. Instead opt for a gentle leave-on exfoliant to smooth skin, and diminish visible signs of ageing - without the damaging effects of harsh abrasive scrubs. Get smooth, glowing skin in just one step.

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Who is Paula Begoun?

Paula Begoun, founder of Paula's Choice Skincare and research journalist with 35 years of experience, was amongst the first to create a gentle leave-on exfoliant with multiple benefits for skin.

Beginner's Guide to exfoliants

There are 2 types of leave-on exfoliants; BHA and AHA. Both diminish the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin's firmness.
BHA (salicylic acid) is preferred for oily skin as it is able to penetrate the skin's surface to unclog pores. It is also anti-flammatory to help relieve redness and fight breakouts.
AHA (glycolic acid) is preferred for dry, sun-damaged skin as it exfoliates the skin's surface and helps improve moisture content.
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Our Bestselling Exfoliants

Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
For all skin types

  • Fights breakouts and blackheads
  • Rapidly unclogs pores
  • Calms redness
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5 stars

Dramatic improvements!- Lucy

"After years of trying out countless products to fix my bad skin, finally I've found something that works!"

Calm 1% BHA Exfoliant
For extra sensitive skin

  • Calms red, irritated skin
  • Smooths skins
  • Lightweight lotion perfect for sensitive skin
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5 stars

Amazing- Chan

"I've only been using it a week and this is now my hero product, it's completely changed my skin."

Resist Anti-Aging 5% AHA Exfoliant
For Normal - Dry skin

  • Repairs sun damage
  • Visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrates skin
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5 stars

One of my absolute essentials- SarahHes

"This is probably one of my favourite products. It really brightens and smooths my skin."