From an award-winning leave-on exfoliant to a collagen-filled, plumping booster, Paula’s Choice offers nature’s best, backed by science
Gone are the days when “skincare” was a foreign concept that felt all too intimidating. Back then, we had very limited options in the market, and products actually made our skin worse (see: drugstore cleansers that left us with a plasticky feeling and coarse scrubs that agitated acne). Micellar water and cleansing balms didn’t exist, and we relied on Mom’s favorite Pond’s Cold Cream to remove makeup. “Skin barrier” was not in our vocabulary, and we didn’t grasp the importance of sun protection (except on the occasional beach trip—my god, the white cast).
With more educated consumers—many thanks to platforms like TikTok and YouTube—brands are doing their best to keep up and deliver good-for-your-skin choices that actually work. Beloved skincare brand Paula’s Choice makes their way to the Philippines with effective and safe products supported and verified by extensive research. Here’s the catch: they don’t promise miracles, but they deliver results.
With a roster of high-performing products with multi-faceted formulas—from an award-winning leave-on exfoliant to a collagen-filled, plumping booster—here’s what to shop from Paula’s Choice.
Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm
To start off your essential double cleanse, keep the triple-action Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm on hand. PSA: this extra step in your skincare routine makes sure you whisk off traces of makeup and sunscreen, which helps combat acne!
Gently melt away the cares of the day by massaging a generous amount on skin in circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water, and follow up with a gel or foam cleanser!
Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser (P500/30ml, P1,500/198ml)
Follow up with a gentle, water-soluble cleanser like the Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser. This unique texture transforms from a soothing gel to a skin-softening cream. Best of all, it doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils and instead leaves the surface soft and smooth.
2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (P900/30ml, P2,150/118ml)
For: skin-perfecting, minimizing pores
The award-winning leave-on exfoliator is the #1 product globally from Paula’s Choice for a reason. This lightweight liquid clears and minimizes enlarged pores, smooths out wrinkles and evens out the skin tone. And it’s gentle enough for daily use for all skin types! Simply soak a cotton pad with product and apply it all over the face—don’t forget your neck, besties!
Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment 2.5% BP (P650/15ml, P1,400/67ml)
For: acne-prone skin
Acne is part of our stark reality, especially with this scorching summer heat; combined with humidity, it’s simply unavoidable. This effective acne treatment, formulated with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, works hard to fight breakouts—and prevent them—and soothes and calms sensitized skin. Use this ultra-light lotion after cleansing and exfoliating skin!
Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster (P3,650/20ml)
For: addressing premature signs of aging, loss of firmness
Need something to visibly firm, plump and reduce wrinkles in just four weeks? The cutting-edge Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide harnesses newly researched peptide technology to target key proteins in the skin's extracellular matrix to support collagen and elastin production. It rebuilds, strengthens and firms skin at a deeper level, and addresses premature signs of aging in as fast as 15 minutes! Dispense a pearl-sized amount alone or add to your favorite serum or SPF.
Moisture Renewal Oil Booster (P2,450/20ml)
Relieve dry, dull and flaky skin with a concentrated, antioxidant-enriched booster beautifully crafted with a blend of pure, nourishing plant oils and skin-renewing ceramides. It instantly smooths and replenishes dehydrated skin, plus calms redness.
C15 Super Booster (P3,300/20ml)
For: brightening hyperpigmentation, anti-aging
For stubborn hyperpigmentation (hello, acne scars!), add the concentrated C15 Super Booster to your routine. Formulated with 15% pure Vitamin C, it dramatically brightens skin, while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use it alone or add a few drops to your moisturizer!
0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment (P3,850/30ml)
For: loss of firmness
Backed by science, superstar ingredients retinol and bakuchiol work even better together. This 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment supports collagen-depleted skin, targeting fine lines, deep wrinkles, enlarged pores and loss of firmness. You’re one step closer to youthful-looking skin!
Limit initial use to three times per week; gradually increase frequency to every evening as tolerated. Don’t forget to put on sunscreen after use in the morning!
Unsure if this is the right retinol strength for your skin type? Explore Paula’s Choice’s guide to retinol here.
Barrier Repair Moisturizer (P2,300/50ml)
For: anti-aging, hydration
Here’s an ultra-hydrating, fast-absorbing moisturizer that also addresses signs of aging! Formulated with a low-strength 0.01% retinol concentration, it strengthens the skin’s protective barrier all while promoting a firmer-looking, radiant complexion.
Super-Light Daily Winkle Defense SPF30 (P2,300/60ml)
For: sun protection, anti-aging
We’re definitely piling on the sunscreen this season with this universally-flattering, lightly tinted, mineral-based anti-aging moisturizer with SPF protection. This daytime cream-type SPF product is perfect for those with combination to oily skin since it minimizes shine by absorbing excess oil. It even doubles as a primer before use of makeup with its soft matte finish.
Shop Paula’s Choice online via paulaschoice.ph.
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