SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel
Based on 493 reviews
A unique AHA gel exfoliant that removes built-up layers of dead skin revealing smoother, firmer-looking skin.

SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel

Based on 493 reviews
A unique AHA gel exfoliant that removes built-up layers of dead skin revealing smoother, firmer-looking skin.
  • Revitalises uneven skin tone
  • Smooths the appearance of wrinkles
  • Weightless gel texture perfects skin’s surface
  • Use up to twice daily after cleansing & toning skin
Skin Types:
Dry Skin, All Skin Types
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Ageing

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    100 ml
    A$38.01
    Travel Size...
    A$13.00
    Sample
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Why is it different?
SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel is a completely non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that gently and naturally helps shed built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did when you were younger. This unique formula revitalises skin’s surface, creates noticeable radiance, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, and makes your skin look and feel remarkably soft. With ongoing use, it can help promote firmer-looking skin.

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

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What does it do?
Combines the exfoliating benefits of glycolic acid with a sheer weightless gel formula that provides long-lasting hydration and dramatically improves the smoothness of skin. It also contains skin-soothing plant extracts and antioxidants. You’ll experience a more even, brighter skin tone and a feeling of firmness.

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How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 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 15 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.

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Research

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895–901

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2009, issue 5, pages 495-501

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2010, volume 3, pages 135-142

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid (alpha hydroxy acid/exfoliant), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (chamomile/skin-soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin replenishing), Panthenol (hydration), Sodium PCA (skin replenishing), Propylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture-enhancing), Polyquaternium-10 (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sodium Benzoate (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

This product is great!!

5

I used this product once and in the morning, I felt a big difference in the smoothness of my skin. I have some rough skin on my cheeks and this product help clear my clogged pores. I highly recommend this product!

Noel

Birmingham, AL

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I LOVE THIS

5

I love this so much, please keep making it, I have 3 backups!

Gabi

Surrey, BC

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Love this product

5

I have been using this product morning and evening for some time now probably nearly 1 year and I absolutely love the results. It has literally transformed my skin and it now looks more radiant and smooth not to mention hardly ever breaking out any more. I used to suffer from hormonal breakouts every month and I no longer have them. I keep my routine very simple with just the Resist foaming cleanser, this exfoliant and the gel Moisturizer during the day. At night I add the clinical retinol serum. I had been using different products in the hope that I would find something that suited my skin and I have finally found it. Thanks Paula's Choice, the only product I'll ever use!!

Kez

Auckland, New Zealand

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Removes skin tags

5

I discovered that this product removed the skin tags around my neck with daily use!

goldcreekgirl

Colorado

Great product for fresh looking skin

5

Using this helps keep my skin looking looking so fresh. I have had acne for years and years and my skin never had that healthy look but this help exfoliate and keep my skin looking so much better. I love the simple ingredients list and concentration of glycolic acid. Highly recommend!

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Flawless

5

I've used this product for several years now, and I really love it! This is my powerhouse product in my skin regimen. It keeps my skin smooth and firm. When I add my other moisturizing products, my skin just looks clean and healthy. If I have a blemish, I feel like this product really takes care of it quickly. It has a lightweight non-greasy gel like feel. I generally only use this at night.

Julius

The Mitten

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Serious game-changer

5

I've been using this product for over a year now, yet I've yet to wake up in the morning and not be amazed at how bright and smooth my skin is!! I stockpile this as I don't ever want to be without! ;)

Tammy

Toronto

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Great product for sensitive skin prone to dryness

5

I have tried most of Paula's Choice BHA exfoliants in all of the varying formulas, and all were too harsh for my skin, which is sensitive and on the drier side. I thought I'd give AHA exfoliant a go, and this one really works. The gel formula did not cause me any dryness or breakouts, and it is effective at improving skin texture. And thank you, Paula's Choice, for the variety of quality products and the generous exchange policy that allows people to try products until they find what works best for them.

CShannon

Las Vegas, NV

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Love this product

5

I alternate this product, in the mornings, and the 2%BHA in the evenings and have found this combination works best for my skin. I have rosacea and very dry, sensitive skin. I find this product is very hydrating and absorbs well, which is why I choose to use it in the mornings.

MitchiP

Alberta, Canada

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Effective and light textured

5

I have used PC products for years especially the BHA as my skin was acne prone. However with age my skin has gotten drier so I thought I could benefit from an AHA instead. I now alternate this product with the PC 2% BHA a few times a week. It tingles a bit but doesn't leave my skin red. I especially like how it quickly absorbs and leaves a non-sticky finish so other products can be applied immediately after. It does achieve its intended purpose leaving my skin feeling smooth the next morning. However I can see that this glycolic acid may be irritating for sensitive skin as for me it stings more than high percentage vitamin c serums or retinol products.

Sheila

Toronto

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