Shop by Skin Type or Special Needs
Check which description in the chart below matches the characteristics of your skin best. Click on that skin type and find out which Paula’s Choice products are recommended.
Click here if your skin has special needs because you have acne, blackheads, rosacea, eczema or wrinkles.
Click here if you need help determining your skin type: Determining your Skin Type
|Normal Skin||No signs of oiliness or dryness|
||No signs of oiliness, your skin may occasionally feel somewhat tight|
|Very Dry Skin||Dull flaky skin without oily areas, your skin feels tight|
|Combination Skin||Oily T-zone (*), normal to slightly dry or slightly oily everywhere else|
||Visible shine on forehead, nose and cheeks, no dry areas|
Does your skin have special needs?
Click on the description which matches the condition of your skin and find out which Paula’s Choice products are suitable for you.
|Acne + Normal to Oily/Combination Skin (#)||Your skin has oily areas or an oily T-zone (*) and you have acne/blemishes|
|Acne + Normal to Dry Skin (#)||Your skin tends to be dry, there are no signs of oiliness and you have acne/blemishes|
|Acne Moderate to Severe (#)||You have moderate to severe acne/blemishes|
|Blackheads+ Normal or Combination Skin with Oily T-Zone||Your skin is normal or slightly oily but you have an oily T-zone (*) and you have blackheads|
|Blackheads + Combination or Oily Skin with Very Oily T-Zone||Your skin is slightly oily or with visibile shine, you have a very oily T-zone (*) and you have blackheads|
|Blackheads + Dry Skin with Oily to Very Oily T-Zone
||Your skin is dry apart from the T-zone (*) which is very oily and you have blackheads|
|Rosacea + Normal to Oily/Combination Skin||Your skin has oily areas or an oily T-zone (*) and you suffer from rosacea|
|Rosacea + Normal to Dry Skin||Your skin tends to be dry, there are no signs of oiliness and you suffer from rosacea|
|Keratosis Pilaris||You have little red bumps on upper arms, thighs or backside|
|Eczema on the Face||You have eczema on your face|
|Eczema on the Body||You have eczema on your body|
|Wrinkles + Normal to Oily Skin||You have visible shine on parts of your face or an oily T-zone (*) and you have wrinkles|
|Wrinkles + Normal to Dry Skin||Your skin tends to be dry, there are no signs of oiliness and you have wrinkles|
|Wrinkles + Dry to Very Dry Skin||Your skin feels tight, is dull and flaky without oily areas and you have wrinkles|
(*) T-zone refers to the area of forehead, nose and chin
(#) For an effective treatment of acne/blemishes it is important to combine the use of a Paula’s Choice exfoliant with a product containing benzoyl peroxide. Under EU regulations the latter products may not be sold as cosmetics products. For that reason the Paula’s Choice products with this ingredient are not available in the EU. However, products containing benzoyl peroxide are usually available at the pharmacy or chemist without a prescription. Start with a regular strength product (2,5-5%). Your skin’s reaction will help you to determine the best option. For those with breakouts whose skin cannot tolerate benzoyl peroxide Paula’s Choice RESIST Skin Transforming Multi-Correction Treatment with Azelaic Acid + BHA can be a great alternative.
For more information, click here: Skin Care Solutions for various Skin Types and Concerns