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Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel is a completely non-abrasive, leave-on exfoliant that gently and naturally helps shed built-up layers of dead skin, just like your skin did when you were younger. This unique formula revitalizes skin’s surface, creates noticeable radiance, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, and makes your skin look and feel remarkably soft. With ongoing use, it can help promote firmer-looking skin.
This exfoliant has an optimal pH range of 3.5–3.9.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

Combines the exfoliating benefits of glycolic acid with a sheer weightless gel formula that provides long-lasting hydration and dramatically improves the smoothness of skin. It also contains skin-soothing plant extracts and antioxidants. You’ll experience a more even, brighter skin tone and a feeling of firmness.

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing and toning. Apply a dime-sized amount over the entire face, avoiding direct contact with eyes and lips. Do not rinse. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 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 30 or greater every day. When outdoors, wear protective clothing whenever possible, seek shade, and avoid prolonged sun exposure.


Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895–901

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Clinical Dermatology, September-October 2009, issue 5, pages 495-501

Journal of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2010, volume 3, pages 135-142

Dermato-Endocrinology, July 2012, issue 3, pages 253-8


Green Tea, Sodium PCA, Glycolic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomile, Aloe Barbadensis


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).


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Smoother skin the next morning!

Got this when I was pregnant to replace my BHA exfoliant as they say glycolic acid is safer. Turns out this exfoliant will be a staple in my regimen! There was a slight stinging/tingling sensation when it was first applied on the skin but the next morning, the skin is really does feel smoother. I do think however, this smoothness is temporary and you will definitely have to re-exfoliate after a few days. I tried using this every night, but it dried out my cheeks and surfaced a pimple or two. Personally for me, the magic number is once or twice a week. It helped with the congestion on my jawline during pregnancy. I do have PIH on my cheeks and while this product has helped evened out the skin, I STILL have PIH on my skin. Planning to combine it with a lineup of other products to treat my skin more effectively.


Stings a little

I use this 2x/week. A great aha exfoliant but it does sting a little for me


Love this

My skin feels smoother and softer overnight. It also get rid of the tiny bumps on my jaw


It works!

Work wonders for my skin. I bought the Rm6 sachet at first to try it out and really loved the result. This is my 2nd purchase. My skin feels smooth and glowy overnight and it gets rid of tiny bumps that I often get .

Pei H.

eliminates the flakies!

I have to be careful to only use this once a week, because it can make my rosacea worse, but it makes such a difference to the texture of my skin. Gets rid of the flaky patches that show up under foundation, and has helped to fade my red acne marks.