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Cruelty and fragrance-free, Paula’s Choice is known for being totally transparent, making it a trustworthy name in the beauty industry. Making the most of only the best ingredients, you can be confident you’re using the right products for your skin.
While there are several bestsellers to choose from, nothing beats the iconic exfoliating 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. It’s so cult, it's been known to sell out at speed, so it's worth stocking up on several at once. It should come as no surprise, then, to hear the brand has made it the hero product in its covetable Christmas sets. Sitting alongside other powerhouse products in the line, each gift is tailored and targeted to different skin concerns for best results and minimal fuss. Here are our top three…
Protect & Illuminate Gift Set
BEST FOR: Boosting Glow
WHY WE RATE IT: If dullness is your main concern, check out this hard-working duo. Containing the bestselling 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant alongside the brand’s Defense Essential Glow Moisturiser, it’s all you need for smoother, healthier-looking skin. The Liquid Exfoliant is designed to be left on your skin, working to remove dead cells both on the surface and deep in the pores for a fresher appearance, Meanwhile, the moisturiser’s foolproof formula brightens, hydrates and protects with SPF 30. Both formulas are gentle enough to be used daily, with ingredients designed to work with all skin types. A great all-rounder.
Normal Price: £59
You Pay: £47.20Available here
Refined & Radiant Gift Set
BEST FOR: Breakouts & Enlarged Pores
WHY WE RATE IT: Pairing the Liquid Exfoliant with Paula’s bestselling 10% Niacinamide Booster, this handy duo has been designed with problematic skin in mind. Both products work together to tackle blackheads, breakouts and enlarged pores – regular use of the two will smooth the skin’s appearance and in turn give pores a ‘blurred’ effect. Meanwhile, niacinamide works to fade inflammation left behind by sudden breakouts. As for the BHA exfoliant, this will stop new spots in their tracks – it won’t necessarily get rid of them overnight, but it will shrink their size and help them heal quicker. A must-have duo for those with troublesome skin.
Normal Price: £71You Pay: £56.80Available here
Smooth & Clear Gift Set
BEST FOR: Gentle Exfoliation
WHY WE RATE IT: Containing a product for both the body and the face, Smooth & Clear combines two of Paula’s bestselling exfoliants for anyone wanting smoother skin. Gentle and never abrasive, both the BHA Liquid and BHA Body Spot Exfoliant use ingredients like green tea extract, antioxidants and salicylic acid to remove dry, rough skin, while simultaneously improving the appearance of red bumps and breakouts. The body lotion is hydrating, but never sticky, leaving you with skin that immediately softer. A great duo for all, but especially those wanting to improve issues like ‘backne,’ or keratosis pilaris – those small red bumps that sit under the skin on your arms and chest.
Normal Price: £60You Pay: £48