SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion
Based on 28 reviews
A moisturising 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 28 reviews
A moisturising 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
Skin Types:
All Skin Types

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

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 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

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 stabiliser), Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate (emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Effective, Value for Money

5

I am 36, I have dry skin with slight redness around the T-zone and, increasingly, small wrinkles/laugh-lines around my eyes and on my forehead. I brought this product along with the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturising Lotion + spf just before heading overseas for a stint of work to a country with much harder water than Australia—and less strong sunshine! I've been using it for near to 4 months now, once a day in the morning, and I'd say there's still at least a third of the bottle remaining (going off weight)—a little goes a long way. I'm really happy with how it performed. The redness has decreased, and so (I think) have the fine lines on my forehead. The only note of caution I'd add is not to put it on right before sweaty exercise: once or twice I've headed off to a morning spin class not long after applying it, and have noticed irritation then—nothing drastic, but a bit of a sting. Otherwise, despite having quite sensitive skin, I haven't regretted buying this and will likely reorder.

Rebecca

Perth

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I'm obsessed

5

My skin is super sensitive and has always reacted badly to AHAs, so I was very wary trying this. I did have a little bit of redness on the first night I tried it, but persisted and am so glad I did. This has without doubt given me the best skin of my life. Applies like a light moisturiser and causes me no irritation at all. My skin is clearer, more even toned and smoother than it ever has been (I'm 43) and makeup goes on like a dream. Please don't ever stop making this.

Anna

Brisbane

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Woke up to bright glowy skin

5

I have been a PC´s customer for almost 6 years now and for 5 and half of those, I only used BHA 2% morning and night. About six months ago I decided to change my night BHA lotion for AHA 8% and I could not believe my eyes the next morning when I looked at myself. My face looked glowy, felt moisturized and shone from within, and I keep seeing those results every morning. I havent tried using it in the morning because I am still faithful to my BHA liquid but I feel my face did like the new addition to my routine.

Ladysupermarket

Calexico CA

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Amazing results

5

I use this product twice daily and have noticed i no longer get blackheads which was my concern . No irritation. Light on skin .

Crispi

Sydney

Great product

5

I apply this each night before bed. I apply a full pump over my face, as if it were a moisturizer. I noticed improvement within days. After using it for about a month I bought the retinol 1% and use that most mornings. I don't use any other products at all and my ski is looking great, moisturized, clear and makeup goes on well.

Lispy

Brisbane

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

5

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.

Joyful Janet

Mo

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On my seconed bottle

5

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!

shoppingdiva

Far Oaks, CA

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Unbelievable -- an AHA product I can use!

5

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.

Healeygal

Detroit

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Should be a part of everyone's skin regimen!

5

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!

NYCgirl

Ft. Lauderdale FL

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Absorbs quickly into my skin.

5

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!

Kristen

Newport,R.I.

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