Skin Perfecting 8 % AHA exfoliating gel


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Paula's choice 8% AHA Exfoliating Gel is glycolic acid-based, with a PH ranging from 3.5 to 3.9. It also contains 3 soothing active ingredients: aloe vera, chamomile and green tea extracts, and 3 moisturizing ingredients: sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid and panthenol. The immediate effect of this exfoliant will be to improve skin texture, brighten your complexion and, over time, improve the appearance of wrinkles and spots.

This exfoliating gel Paula's choice, has been formulated to remove dead cells from all skin types, even the most sensitive. This product is ideal for people suffering from hyperseborrhea. Its gel-like, watery texture, bursting with 8 % dglycolic acid (AHA) is rapidly absorbed by your skin to gently exfoliate imperfections. It blurs stains particularly those related to overexposure to sun. It also improves skin texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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A light exfoliating gel that removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of the epidermis. Glycolic acid is the most powerful of the AHAs, and is effective in improving complexion radiance, diminishing sun spots and improving the appearance of wrinkles.

Skin perfecting 8 % AHA exfoliating gel is a skin care product that smoothes and evens out your complexion while preventing skin reactivity, thanks to gentle, protective moisturizing ingredients such as panthenol, aloe vera and sodium hyaluronate. The result? Your skin is softer, clearer and younger-looking.

Packaged in 100 ml pump bottles at a price of 36 euros.

The ingredients of Skin Perfecting 8 % AHA exfoliating gel?

L'glycolic acid is a fruit acid type AHAIt offers several benefits for your facial skin. It promotes natural desquamation to encourage the rise of new, healthy cells to the surface of your epidermis. This gel unclogs the surface of your pores and exfoliates dark spots. It's a good moisturizer, as it retains water in your skin. Finally, it fights the signs of time, notably by reducing fine lines.

Vitamin B5, also known as panthenol, is a moisturizing, softening and soothing agent. It attracts and binds water in your tissues. Anti-inflammatory, it soothes skin irritations.

Sodium PCA and sodium hyaluronate are humectants that prevent dehydration and support your skin's barrier.

The ingredients:

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 (green tea) leaf extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), etanorulayh muidos (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).

Gentle yet effective daily exfoliation

Say goodbye to dead skin cells and give your skin a radiant makeover with this new skin care product. Perfecting Gel Facial Scrub with 8% AHA Fruit Acids. Designed to be used every day without rinsing, it is the ideal ally for all skincare routines. Whatever your skin type, adopt this innovative exfoliating gel for a radiant, luminous, flawless complexion.

Play on all fronts with our multi-action exfoliator

Featuring 8% AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) technology, this gel exfoliant acts effectively on a number of skin problems. In addition to rid skin of dead cells, it also contributes to thereduce pigmentation spots and fine wrinklesproviding a global solution:

  • Anti-ageing action : Thanks to its formula rich in glycolic acid (AHA), this exfoliant helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting cell renewal for rejuvenated skin.
  • Even skin tone: The fruit acids in this gel help fade pigmentation spots and other imperfections caused by sun exposure, revealing a more even, radiant complexion.

Key ingredients for optimized results

Perfect for all skin types, this gel exfoliator is formulated with :

  • Glycolic acid : It promotes cell renewal and removes dead cells from the skin's surface. It also helps reduce the signs of aging, particularly those caused by sun damage, and retains water in the epidermis.
  • Sodium PCA : A natural moisturizer present in the skin, it also reinforces the skin's protective barrier.
  • Panthenol : Provitamin B5 recognized for its soothing and repairing properties.

Please note: This product contains an AHA which may increase your sensitivity to the sun and therefore the risk of sunburn. We recommend that you use sun protection, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for one week afterwards.

Make room for simplicity in your beauty routine

Simplicity is one of the core values of Exfoliant Visage en Gel Perfecteur. With this gel, incorporate exfoliation into your daily routine by following these simple steps:

Step 1: Cleaning

On a damp face, apply a small amount of cleanser and massage gently in circular motions. To remove stubborn make-up, use the product on a clean, damp cotton pad, or double-cleanse. Do not rinse off.

Step 2: Exfoliation

Gently apply Exfoliant Visage Gel Perfecteur à 8% d'Acides de Fruits AHA with your fingers or a cotton pad all over the face, neck and eye contour area. Do not rinse off.

Step 3: Targeted treatment

Take a small amount of product and apply to the face, neck and eye area once or twice a day. In the morning, apply a day cream with at least SPF30 about 15 minutes before exposure to the sun. For first-time use, start by applying every other day, then increase the frequency according to your skin's tolerance.


Capacity Skin type Key ingredients Price
Standard operation All skin types Glycolic acid, Sodium PCA, Panthenol € 39.00



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An excellent glycolic acid-based exfoliant, it is effective without being too irritating. The texture is pleasant and it has multiple indications. It can be used to improve complexion radiance and diminish certain imperfections. Salicylic acid products are very good, but the maximum percentage of BHA in a product is 2%, so it's sometimes useful to use a glycolic acid exfoliant, which doesn't have the same limitations. This exfoliant is also interesting for anti-aging. The only drawback is that you need to wait until it has been fully absorbed before continuing with layering, otherwise it may fluff up. Also, be careful if you have sensitive or sensitized skin.
 If you are new to fruit acids, it is essential to test this product by spreading the Paula's Choice 8 % AHA exfoliating gel every other day. If your skin If you feel you can handle it, increase the frequency to once or twice a day.

After the cleaning and lotioning steps, apply a small amount of the product Paula's choice on your face, avoiding your eyelids. Do not rinse off. Follow with thicker textures such as a moisturizing cream.

Fruit acids make your face much more sensitive to the sun, so even if you only use them in the evening, you need to cover up with a high SPF U.V.A. and B sunscreen.

What ingredients should 8 % AHA exfoliating gel not be mixed with?

As with all products containing AHAs such as glycolic acid, it would be counterproductive to combine them with peptides and retinol.

A pH that's too acidic destroys the amino acid chain and prevents them from acting on your tissues.

These molecules also diminish the anti-aging and regenerative power of retinoids. Their combination can damage your skin.


What are the alternatives to Paula's Choice 8 % AHA exfoliating gel?

Paula's Choice has developed considerable expertise inscrubs chemicals. It offers a wide range of products for your beauty routine care basedFruit acids :

  • For normal to dry skin, resist anti-aging 5 % AHA is more suitable;
  • to respect major skin sensitivities, prefer Calm 1 % BHA.


The Ordinary also offers a wide range of cosmetic solutions based on AHA and BHA, with different dosages:

  • Mandelic acid 10 %+ HA for sensitive skin;
  • Salicylic Acid 2 % solution to fight enlarged pores and blackheads;
  • Glycolic Acid 7 % toning solution improves your skin's appearance while offering anti-aging benefits;
  • Lactic acid 5 and 10 %.

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