Paula’s Choice
8% AHA Gel

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Ingredients Analysis Professional View Reviews 0

INCI - Ingredients List 15 components

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate

Notable Ingredients

The most well-known and effective components.
Niacinamide
Retinoids
Hyaluronic Acid
AHA (Alphahydroxy Acid)
BHA (Betahydroxy acid)
PHA (Polyhydroxy acid)
Antioxidants
Vitamins
Ceramides

Potential Hazard / Side Effects

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Allergens
Allergens May provoke allergy
No
Alcohols
Alcohols Irritate and dry skin
No
Comedogenic
Comedogenic Subject to clog pores
1
Gluten
Gluten Celiac unsafe
No
Silicones
Silicones Difficult to wash off
No
Sulfates
Sulfates May damage skin
No
Parabens
Parabens Potentially toxic
No
PEG
PEG Polyethylene glycol
No
Malassezia Feeding
Malassezia Feeding Supports fungal acne
No
Fragrance
Fragrance Complex chemicals
No

Positive effects

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Moisturising
Moisturising Hydrates the skin
5
Softening
Softening Improves texture
2
Soothing
Soothing Reduces irritation
1
Anti aging
Anti aging Prevents aging
2
Antioxidant
Antioxidant Blocks free radicals
1
Healing
Healing Treats wounds
3
Antiseptic
Antiseptic Kills bacteria
2
Whitening
Whitening Improves skin tone
1
UV Protection
UV Protection Blocks sun
1

EWG Report

EWG Skin Deep safety summary
Low Hazard: 13
Moderate Hazard: 1
High Hazard: 0
86.7%
6.7%
0%
0%

Organic / Synthetic Ratio

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Organic: 4
Synthetic: 9
Unknown: 1
26.7%
60%
6.7%

Ingredients List 15

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1.
Water (Aqua)
Solvent
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
2.
Glycolic Acid
Cosmetic active
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
Anti aging
Whitening
3.
Sodium Hydroxide
Surfactant
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
4.
Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract
No information
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG No data
5.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Cosmetic active
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
Moisturising
Soothing
Anti aging
Antioxidant
Healing
6.
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract
No information
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
7.
Sodium Hyaluronate
No information
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
Healing
8.
Panthenol
Vitamin, Hair conditioner
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
Moisturising
Healing
9.
Sodium PCA
Emulsifier, Cosmetic active, Hair conditioner, Skin conditioner
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
Moisturising
Softening
UV Filter
10.
Propylene Glycol
Emulsifier, Solvent, Emulsion stabilizer, Viscosity stabilizer
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 3 Moderate hazard
Moisturising
11.
Butylene Glycol
Preservative, Water-retaining agent
CMG 1 Low
EWG 1 Safe
12.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Structurant, Emulsion stabilizer, Viscosity stabilizer, Water-retaining agent
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
13.
Polyquaternium-10
Film former, Hair lock, Hair conditioner, Skin conditioner
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1 Safe
Softening
14.
Phenoxyethanol
Preservative
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 2-4 Safe - Moderate hazard
Moisturising
Antiseptic
15.
Sodium Benzoate
Preservative
CMG 0 Non cmg.
EWG 1-3 Safe - Moderate hazard
Antiseptic