Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant
Hydrating, creamy lotion removes built-up dead skin cells and brightens skin.
- Skin Type: Normal skin, Dry skin
- Concern: Anti-Ageing, Brown spots, Very dry skin
- Ingredients: Glycolic acid/AHA View all
- Routine: Exfoliate
VariationsFull size 100 ml
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Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant
What does it do?
Get smooth, glowing skin
Specially formulated for dry to very dry skin, this soothing creamy lotion gently exfoliates to reveal softer, smoother and younger-looking skin.
Is this suitable for my skin?
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Repairs sun damage
Removes built-up dead skin cells
Softens fine lines and wrinkles
How to use
When using an AHA exfoliant for the first time, introduce it into your routine slowly. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day, and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response.
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a coin-sized amount over the entire face, including the eye area (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse. For daytime, always follow with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.I have dry skin and over the past year have suffered with awful breakouts all over my chin (mostly under the skin whiteheads & large blemishes). I was using the BHA exfoliant which was calming the blemishes alongside an antibiotic but I was still having the under the skin ‘bumps’, acne marks and dry skin. This product is almost identical to a very famous product on the market which is £80 for 30ml. After a week all of my large blemishes have disappeared, texture is gone, no dry skin & my acne marks that have been there for months is fading. It’s the best thing ever. I am using it in combination with the BHA/AHA peel (I only use that once a week) & the intensive repair moisturiser (which I love too).
Customer Care: Hi Izzy, thanks for your review! I'm so glad to hear how our Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion has helped you! It's so great that you've found the perfect exfoliating routine, even if it took some experimenting! Feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions - we are always happy to help! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer CareI cannot express how incredibly well this product works. I’ve had dry flaky skin on my forehead for years and it’s so hard to get rid of. Nothing I tried worked for long but this AHA lotion is amazing stuff! Finally my skin is glowing and smooth and bright and look amazing with and without make up. It’s gentle enough to not cause itching/tingling but strong enough to zap flaky skin away. Highly recommend!!
Hi Lauren! Thank you for the lovely review review! Great to read that your skin has become smooth and bright after using our Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion Exfoliant. We would love to welcome you back in our webshop. Warm regards, Adele - Paula's Choice Customer Care TeamHave given this product a good try, so wanted it to work but have finally worked out that this product causes an itchy rash on my face. Now have one unopened bottle as well as remaining contents, an expensive lesson.
Customer care: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can help you find a more suitable alternative.Smooth, radiant and even skin! It’s awesome!I've must read the 1 review ,this is after I have bought and used the product, the wrong way round I know. I love it, my skin feels softer and my moisturiser seems to be absorbed more effectively afterwards.
It really demonstrates how different our reactions can be. When I tried the BHA I got itchy,tight feeling skin and had tiny bumps all over my face and neck. It took a few weeks for it to calm down.I've must read the 1 review ,this is after I have bought and used the product, the wrong way round I know. I love it, my skin feels softer and my moisturiser seems to be absorbed more effectively afterwards.
It really demonstrates how different our reactions can be. When I tried the BHA I got itchy, tight feeling skin and had tiny bumps all over my face and neck. It took a few weeks for it to calm down.I got this as an entry-level, lower-strength AHA to start with, which I alternate with a BHA to get the best of both types of exfoliant action, as I have some normal to dry areas, particularly on the cheeks. My skin is in much better condition overall since I started using this, with an end to the areas of dry flakiness. But the big caveat is that when I put this on, it really stings like the dickens - it feels like salt rubbed into a cut - and this has not changed with extended use. It also reddens my skin temporarily - but this does calm down after about 30 minutes. I find a BHA a much gentler type of exfoliant.
What are the key ingredients?
Can help shed dead skin cells to renew skin’s surface, visibly softening signs of ageing, particularly from sun damage. Can act as a water-binding agent.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. As with all cosmetics, avoid direct contact with the eyes.
Aqua, Glycolic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Beheneth-5, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Undecane, Phospolipids, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Artium Lappa Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Tridecane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sclerotium Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
Good to know before you start using your exfoliant.
It is best to gradually build up use of an AHA product. Start by using your exfoliant once every other day and then increase usage to once or twice daily based on your skin’s response. You need to experiment a bit to see what suits your skin best. During the day, always use a moisturiser with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. Your skin will in fact be slightly more sensitive to sunlight when using an exfoliant, so the chance of sunburn and sun damage is slightly higher.
I have dry but sensitive skin. Can I use this AHA exfoliant?
If you have sensitive skin, we generally recommend choosing a BHA exfoliant. This is because a BHA also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial for dry, sensitive skin.
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