What ingredients does Paula’s Choice avoid?
Paula’s Choice is committed to providing you with smart, safe, and effective skin care products formulated using only the best, research-backed ingredients. This commitment means you can always rely on our products to safely address your skin concerns and help you take exceptional care of your skin.
Our focus on utilizing the best ingredients means we’re also dedicated to avoiding ingredients that research proves irritating, drying or likely to worsen skin concerns and conditions. These ingredients include:
- 1,4 Dioxane (as defined by EU Regulations)
- Abrasive Particles (pumice, nut shells, fruit pits, salt, or sugar)
- Aluminum Powder
- Essential Oils
- Formaldehyde (or formaldehyde-releasing ingredients)
- Fragrant Plant Extracts
- Nanoparticles (below 100 nm as defined by EU Regulations)
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Synthetic Dyes
- Synthetic Fragrance
Although we avoid potentially harmful and irritating skin care ingredients, we don’t designate Paula’s Choice as a “clean” brand. The truth is, “clean” is an unregulated and often misleading term that can designate perfectly safe ingredients as “dirty” or “unsafe” based on misunderstandings and misinterpretations of scientific research.
At Paula’s Choice, we lead with science and will always avoid using ingredients that get in the way of taking proper care of your skin.