What does Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant do?
Paula’s Choice 8% Gel Exfoliant is a mild and non-abrasive Glycolic Acid exfoliator that gently removes the dead skin cells and debris from your skin, revealing the radiance hidden below. With powerful antioxidants, the surface of your skin is revitalized, firmness is enhanced and mild discolorations and fine lines reduced. Your skin is smoother and softer and looks more healthy, clean and vibrant.
8% Glycolic Acid AHA Gel Exfoliant
Contains Chamomile and Green Tea
Reduces skin discolorations & fine lines
Minimizes pore size and unblocks pores
Stimulates collagen and elastin
Firms your skin
Gentle formula can be used twice a day
Fragrance free & non-irritating
No parabens or propylene glycol
Not tested on animals
All skin types
pH 3.5 to 3.9
Who should use Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant?
If your skin is dry and is showing early signs of aging, this AHA Gel Exfoliant Glycolic Acid Peel by Paula’s Choice will smooth, soften and brighten your skin. This lightweight formulation gently reduces fine lines and wrinkles, hydrates your skin, smooths your complexion and minimizes mild hyper-pigmentation and age spots.
It also helps to increase cellular activity and firm your skin by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This Gel Exfoliant is so gentle that it can be used twice a day for beautiful, clean healthy skin in a matter of weeks.
You can also check out Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment that is a 10% AHA Exfoliant for very dry skin.
How to use Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant
You can use this Gel Exfoliant once a week or twice a day – it’s gentle formula can be used as often as you like to rejuvenate your skin. However, only apply the gel to your face after you have cleansed your face and neck, but make sure to avoid the lips and eye area. With Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant, you don’t need to rinse it away, instead you can leave the gel on your face and follow with a sunscreen SPF 15 or greater during the day (glycolic acid increases the sensitivity of your skin to the sun) and use your favorite moisturizer at night.
Ingredients in Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant
Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant is available in a 100 ml (3.3 fl oz) pump action dispenser and contains the following key ingredients: Glycolic Acid, Green Tea, Vitamin E and Licorice. Below you will find a full list of the ingredients.
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).
Benefits of Glycolic Acid
As the smallest member of the Alpha Hydroxy family, Glycolic Acid easily penetrates the surface layer of your skin to remove all the dead cells and debris that has accumulated over the years. All of this debris not only blocks your pores, creating blackheads and breakouts, but it can make your skin look old, dull and tired, and this build-up also prevents your other skincare products from penetrating your skin – reducing their efficacy.
Glycolic Acid removes this barrier on your skin, allowing other nourishing ingredients and skincare products to better penetrate your skin. Removing this debris also helps to remove blackheads and white heads, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, evening your skin tone, smoothing your skin and reducing mild skin discolorations.
Benefits of Green Tea
As a powerful antioxidant, Green Tea is a fabulous ingredient for reversing the signs of free radical damage in your skin and protecting your skin from further damage. Sun spots and age spots, as well as other mild hyper-pigmentation problems can be reduced by including antioxidants as an ingredient in your skincare products, as well as in your diet.
Benefits of Vitamin E
Another potent antioxidant, Vitamin E softens and smooths your skin – smoothing imperfections and mild pigmentation issues so that your skin tone becomes more even and your skin more youthful and radiant. It helps to heal the damage caused by free radicals and along with Green Tea gives you a double dose of these powerful antioxidants to maximize the softening and protection provided by this wonderful gel.
Benefits of Licorice
Licorice is a well known antioxidant ingredient that is used to brighten your skin and to reduce discolorations and age spots on your skin, as well as dark circles under your eyes. Licorice is said to be beneficial for fading skin blemishes, healing dry skin, reversing the signs of free radical damage and providing protection from harmful UV rays.
Overview of Paula’s Choice AHA Gel Exfoliant
If your skin is starting to show the first signs of aging with fine lines and wrinkles or mild discolorations and age spots, then the Paula’s Choice Gel Exfoliant is like magic in a bottle. This stuff is amazing! It smooths and softens your skin, evens out your skin tone and reduces mild pigmentation problems from free radical damage.
With loads of antioxidants and 8% Glycolic Acid, after a few weeks your skin looks refreshed and healthy with a lovely youthful glow. Always follow the directions with any chemical peel (don’t forget to perform a patch test first) and speak to your medical professional if you have any concerns.
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Paula’s Choice 8% Gel Exfoliant is a mild and non-abrasive glycolic acid exfoliator that gently removes the dead skin cells and debris from your skin, revealing the radiance hidden below. With powerful antioxidants, the surface of your skin is revitalized, firmness is enhanced and mild discolorations and fine lines reduced. Your skin is smoother and softer and looks more healthy, clean and vibrant.
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