The benefits of exfoliation go beyond just surface appearance. By promoting skin cell turnover, Paula’s Choice Exfoliators also helps promote the production of new collagen tissues. These supporting cells are constantly under assault, particularly by the effects of deeply-penetrating ultraviolet rays from sunlight, but aging skin has a tendency to slow down their replacement. Encouraging the production of new skin cells also promotes a greater rate of collagen tissue creation, resulting in firm, youthful-looking skin. When using exfoliators, daytime application of sunscreen is recommended.
It is important that the older dead and dying skin cells on the outer layer be gently removed, to allow new, fresh cells to come to the surface. Paula’s Choice Exfoliators promotes this skin cell turnover, helping to reduce signs of acne and sun damage and clearing clogged pores.
The salicylic acid, a form of BHA (beta hydroxy acid), in Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2 Percent BHA Lotion Exfoliant promotes a smoother complexion, clear of redness and blotchiness. As it helps to unclog and reshape the interior of the pores, it also provides an anti-bacterial protection to fight future blemishes. Willowherb (Epilobium angustifolium) and bisabolol soothe the skin while the BHA works.
The deeply-penetrating formula of Paula’s Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution allows the 2% solution of salicylic acid to reduce the signs of acne from the skin surface. Unclogging pores and reducing inflammation, the formula helps to fight the causes of the red, blotchy appearance that often accompanies acne breakouts. Unlike many exfoliating skin-clearing treatments, the formula does not include such irritating ingredients as alcohol, menthol, peppermint or camphor.
Maintaining the benefits of a professional skin peel can be accomplished at home with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8 Percent AHA Gel Exfoliant. With a pH of 3.5 to 3.8, this formula helps you keep a fine, smooth complexion while promoting an improved collagen production for firmer skin. With matricaria (Chamomilla recutita) flower extract to soothe and Aloe barbadensis leaf juice for moisturizing benefits, this treatment can be used every day or every other day.