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Here’s a quick skincare tip: Ditch the fairy dust and try an effective beauty product made with research-backed ingredients. We’ll help guide the way. This daily exfoliator from Paula’s Choice relies on a trio of proven wrinkle-fighters to help combat the inevitable effects of Father Time. No magic required, just the cold, hard (gorgeous) facts.

How it Works

Consider alpha hydroxy, glycolic, and salicylic acids the skincare version of the Dream Team. The antiaging lineup stimulates collagen production, helping your complexion appear smoother, firmer, and more even-toned. Bonus: The silky formula is free of skin-irritating fragrances and dyes.

How to Use

Gentle enough for daily use, this ace exfoliant works best when applied after your cleanser and toner. Dispense 1–2 pumps and smooth over clean skin in small circular motions. Remember: This product contains glycolic acid, an ingredient that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. To avoid any irritation always, always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher before heading outdoors

Water, Glycolic Acid (AHA exfoliant), Cetyl Alcohol (thickener), Butylene Glycol (slip agent and penetration enhancer), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (cell-communicating ingredient), Ceramide 2 (skin-identical ingredient), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuoylmethane (anti-irritants/antioxidants derived from curcumin), Epigallocatechin Gallate, Caffeic Acid (antioxidants), Salicylic Acid (BHA exfoliant/anti-irritant), Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates (vitamin E-based antioxidant), PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol (fatty acid thickener), Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Bisabolol, Allantoin (anti-irritants), Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/texture enhancers), Tribehenin (texture enhancer), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, PEG-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate (thickeners), PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide (film-forming agents), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), C13-14 Isoparaffin (solvent), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Hexylene Glycol (solvent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Good Reviews Convinced Me to Buy

And I am glad I did. At this point, it's hard to tell if anything really works anymore! But I do think I've noticed a slight improvement over other products and it's a lot of product for the money.

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LOVE it!
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Paula's Choice products are terrific. Love how they make my skin look and feel. The other day I had a friend ask me over and over "what do you put on your face to look so much younger than me!?" Try Paula's Choice!

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Like it, not love
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I really have not noticed a huge difference in my skin since using this. It does exfoliate but does not do anything for fine lines which I sadly have noticed on my face:( So, I will be looking for another product to help with those.
This does make your skin soft so if you are using just for that and possibly to even out skin tone then it would be good.

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Excellent exfolient!
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I used to use my Clarisonic daily to exfoliate, but found it just took too much time...now I just use this daily to smooth out my skin and take care of any dry patches or wrinkles that might be thinking of living on my face. LOVE IT!

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great for KP
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I'm young enough to not need this as a wrinkle cream but it really helps smooth out the KP on my cheeks, and I'm preventing future wrinkles! It takes quite a few pumps to cover my face and neck which isn't the best since it doesn't come in the biggest tube ever, but it's decent sized. Overall I love having smooth cheeks and less white heads on my forehead from this product. Thank you Paula's Choice!

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Smoothing is right!

I've used this product and it does a great job of keeping my skin smooth. Unfortunately, I have to take breaks from it because my skin is pretty sensitive, but it take a while to start to feel irritated by this. It's so much better than manual scrubs, though.

One of the things I love about this product is that it also has a little bit of BHA in it, so not only is it exfoliating the surface of your skin, it's also exfoliating into the pores.

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