Face – Exfoliate
Paula’s Choice Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant
What It Is:
This ultra-light gel exfoliant gently dissolves built-up dead skin to reveal a smoother, brighter, more radiant complexion. Formulated with 8% AHA (glycolic acid), it helps to fade signs of sun damage and corrects uneven skin tone while improving the appearance of wrinkles.
Normal to Dry Skin.
Good for repairing Sun Damaged Skin.
What It Does:
Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel has a weightless gel texture to exfoliate the skin’s surface via 8% glycolic acid in a pH-correct formula. It helps to smooth dry skin and improve signs of unevenness. It is gentle enough for skin that has stubborn white bumps, and skin that is prone to milia.
The creamy solution works to remove dead skin, while Glycolic Acid promotes a smoother, more refined texture. It will help reduce the appearance of dark spots, and signs of aging, such and fine lines and wrinkles as a result of sun damage. Leaves your skin feeling softer and smoother.
8% AHA Gel is suitable for all skin types, people who have dull, uneven normal to dry skin will find it beneficial. It should be noted that using water-based gel textures, the finish could be somewhat sticky, especially if a moisturizer is not applied over it.
As with all Paula’s Choice exfoliants, this product is fragrance-free; research indicates this is best for the skin.
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).
How To Use:
Apply once or twice daily after your cleansing and toning. Apply over the entire face, including the eyes (avoid the lower lash line and eyelids). Do not rinse.
For daytime use, always follow with a moisturizer containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher.
I have very sensitive skin, and I also have some sun damaged areas on my forehead. I began using this product as part of my skin care routine, and I am seeing a marked improvement.
It has helped remove some rough dry patches and even out the skin tone. The good thing is that I have not had any irritation, redness or over drying.
When using AHA or BHA products, you need to give 2-3 weeks to see the full results. This will allow for the old skin to be replaced with new fresh, healthier looking skin.
You must never forget to apply sunscreen every day, limit sun exposure while using this product as it contains Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) this may increase skin’s sensitivity to the sun and increase the possibility of sunburn. I recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
This really is such a great AHA product. Makes my skin soft, smooth, and supple. I would highly recommend it.
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