Breakouts

REMOVING breakouts IN 3 STEPS

Do you suffer from breakouts? With the right skincare products, you can responsibly prevent the development of breakouts. Keep your skin clean by removing the excess sebum and all your make-up with a mild facial cleanser. Then use a BHA exfoliant that works as an anti-inflammatory. During the day, protect your skin with a light cream with at least SPF 30. This counteracts inflammatory reactions caused by sunlight. Discover more

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  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Fast-absorbing liquid formula

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Fast absorbing liquid removes built-up dead skin cells and fights blackheads.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Methylpropanediol
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -15%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Brown spots

    Protects from sun damage

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Weightless lotion texture protects skin from the sun and leaves a soft matte finish.

    Antioxidants, Avobenzone, Green Tea Extract
    15% off
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Fades brown spots

    Softens fine lines and wrinkles

    A powerful treatment with 1% retinol that firms skin, fades brown spots and smooths wrinkles.

    Licorice root extract, Peptides, Retinol (Vitamin A)
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Keratosis Pilaris

    Leaves skin softer and smoother

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Reduces red bumps

    Gently exfoliates dry, rough and bumpy acne-prone skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and soft.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Antioxidants, Chamomile Flower Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -15%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Mattifies shiny skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Water-light fluid minimises the appearance of pores and protects skin from the sun.

    Avobenzone, Green Tea Extract, Vitamin E
    15% off
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Anti-Aging

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Fades brown spots

    Softens fine lines and wrinkles

    A powerful blend of retinol and bakuchiol tackles fine lines and wrinkles, restores firmness and evens out skin tone.

    Retinol (Vitamin A), Bakuchiol, Peptides
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Hydrates without clogging pores

    Sheer lotion texture, absorbs quickly

    This oil-free night cream moisturises acne-prone skin without clogging pores or making breakouts worse.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Blueberry, Ceramides
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed

    Soft on skin, hard on breakouts

    Removes excess oil

    Refreshing cleansing gel gently removes excess oil, debris and pore-clogging impurities.

    Glycerin, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots

    Fights signs of ageing

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    Advanced anti-ageing moisturiser for oily skin smooths fine lines and reduces blackheads.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, Green Tea Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Dull skin

    Reenergises and recharges tired skin

    Light lotion, does not feel oily

    Strengthens skin's natural barrier

    The Water-Infusing Electrolyte Night Cream is a burst of hydration that works to replenish the water content inside skin. It’s weightless, refreshing texture nourishes and recharges dull looking skin.

    Minerals (electrolytes), Olive-derived fatty acids, Apple and super-fruit antioxidant complex
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • NEW
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores, Dull skin

    For a radiant, healthy glow

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    A gentle rinse-off exfoliant peel that dramatically resurfaces skin. The multi-acid blend is suitable for weekly use and visibly smooths wrinkles, refines rough, bumpy texture, brightens tone & unclogs pores.

    AHA Blend, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Butterfly Pea Flower Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Sensitive skin

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Suitable for sensitive skin

    Ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant skin.

    Licorice root extract, Peptides, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Soft on skin, hard on breakouts

    Fast-absorbing liquid formula

    Fights blackheads

    Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.

    Green Tea Extract, Methylpropanediol, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Soft on skin, hard on breakouts

    Fights blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    Avobenzone, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Rosacea-prone skin, Sensitive skin

    Restores moisture balance

    Softens fine lines and wrinkles

    Doesn't leave skin feeling tight

    This hyaluronic acid booster instantly smooths skin and visibly plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

    Ceramides, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Hyaluronic Acid
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Very dry skin, Redness

    Moisturising lotion

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Anti-inflammatory

    Lightweight lotion softens and hydrates skin while diminishing blackheads and blemishes.

    Allantoin, Oat Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Rosacea-prone skin

    Fights breakouts

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    Calms red skin

    Targets breakouts, brown spots and wrinkles in one go.

    Adenosine, Licorice root extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Improves skin tone and texture

    Smooth skin and reduce breakouts from top to toe with this daily exfoliating duo

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Green Tea Extract, Antioxidants
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Keratosis Pilaris

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    This dream team transforms dry, rough and bumpy skin from the neck down, leaving it smooth, soft and hydrated.

    Ceramides, Shea Butter, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    Reveal your clearest skin yet with this 4-step skincare routine that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and blackheads and minimises post-breakout marks.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Avobenzone
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Light gel, does not feel sticky

    Removes built-up dead skin cells

    Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.

    Bisabolol, Green Tea Extract, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Enlarged pores

    Repairs sun damage

    Helps skin act younger

    Leaves skin softer and smoother

    Concentrated 1% retinol effectively improves the appearance of wrinkles and skin tone.

    Retinol (Vitamin A), Licorice root extract, Oat Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Balances skin

    This set tackles multiple signs of ageing and keeps skin breakout-free.

    Licorice root extract, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Calms red skin

    Reveal your clearest skin yet with this essential 3-step skincare routine that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and minimises pores.

    Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA, Avobenzone
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Normal skin, Combination skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Redness

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Calms red skin

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.

    Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Salicylic Acid/BHA, Hyaluronic Acid
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Calms red skin

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.

    Avobenzone, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Balances skin

    Fights blackheads

    Suitable for breakout-prone skin

    This Set balances oily skin, minimizes pores and reduces redness.

    Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Removes excess oil

    Balances skin

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Absorbs oil, reduces blackheads and enlarged pores, and balances oily skin.

    Glycerin, Kaolin, Willow Bark Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -15%
    All skin types
    Breakouts, Blackheads, Enlarged pores

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    Reduces discolouration from breakouts

    The Breakout-Fighting Bestsellers contains a trio of essentials to help you battle breakouts, blackheads & scars from post-breakouts marks.

    Salicylic Acid/BHA, Azelaic Acid, Glycerin
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Blackheads

    Fights breakouts and blackheads

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Balances skin

    The travel kit tackles multiple signs of ageing and keeps skin breakout-free.

    Licorice root extract, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Blackheads, Enlarged pores, Sensitive skin

    Fights blackheads

    Fights signs of ageing

    Calms irritated skin

    Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.

    Licorice root extract, Peptides, Salicylic Acid/BHA
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Dull skin

    Strengthens skin's natural barrier

    Helps skin act younger

    Softens fine lines and wrinkles

    Fight fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and dull, dehydrated skin with this advanced anti-ageing power duo.

    Ceramides, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Enlarged pores

    Fights signs of ageing

    Leaves skin soft and hydrated

    Visibly reduces enlarged pores

    Hydrate combination-to-oily skin while fighting visible signs of ageing with this powerful duo.

    Retinol (Vitamin A), Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide/Vitamin B3
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • All skin types
    Anti-Aging

    Softens fine lines and wrinkles

    Restores moisture balance

    Fights signs of ageing

    Moisturised skin looks radiant.

    Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Ceramides
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Anti-Aging, Brown spots, Dull skin

    Protects from sun damage

    Repairs sun damage

    Promotes radiant-looking skin

    Combat dull skin and brown spots with this anti-ageing duo for combination and oily, breakout-prone skin.

    Vitamin C, Avobenzone, Antioxidants
    15% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • Combination skin, Oily skin
    Breakouts

    Removes excess oil

    Unclogs and visibly refines pores

    This mask is specially formulated for acne-prone skin. It mattifies shiny skin, helps prevent breakouts and soothes redness.

    Triple clay blend, Willow Herb, Green Tea Extract
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
  • -20%
    All skin types
    Anti-Aging, Sensitive skin

    Fights signs of ageing

    Keeps the skin in good condition

    Leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed

    This set for men helps fight the signs of ageing, breakouts and blackheads.

    Aloe Vera, Decyl Glucoside, Peptides
    20% set discount
    Free travel size cleanser
    Free travel size product
    Free shipping
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What is acne?

Acne is often associated with teenagers and puberty, but the truth is that you can get breakouts at any age. In any case, breakouts are one of the most annoying and most common skin problems in the world. They can develop on different parts of the body, such as on your face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and arms. When we hear the word acne, we often think of classic teenage breakouts, but various other forms also exist. You can read all about them here.

How to control acne-prone skin

Paula's Choice products allow you to fight breakouts in three simple steps. Start with a facial cleanser against breakouts. Then use exfoliants against breakouts and use one of our other creams against breakouts during the day.

Step 1: Facial cleansers against breakouts
With a cleanser from our collection, you can gently remove make-up and sebum. This reduces the chance of breakouts developing.

Step 2: Exfoliants against breakouts
When you use an exfoliant with BHA (salicylic acid), you purge pores and blackheads. At the same time, the exfoliants also have an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect. The result: fewer breakouts.

Step 3: Creams against breakouts
During the day, protect your skin with a lightly textured Paula's Choice day cream with SPF. This prevents harmful sun radiation from contributing to the development of inflammatory reactions in your skin.

Buy Paula’s Choice products

Also interested in buying Paula's Choice skincare products to prevent breakouts? Take a look at our products against breakouts. We offer the right solution for everyone. Are you ultimately unsatisfied or believe a different product is better for your skin? Return the product within 60 days and we'll pay back the purchase price.

Beauty begins with truth

Our philosophy? Smart, Safe Beauty. The products you use should work and be good for your skin, no exceptions. Based on our heritage in consumer advocacy, each of our formulas is effective, safe and backed by cited research. We uncover the truth about skincare and share all of the facts with you along the way - because keeping your skin healthy shouldn't be a mystery.

Our products do what they promise and we want you to experience that for yourself, that's why we offer a 60 day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within 60 days for a full refund.

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For any questions about our products or for help on building a skincare routine, please contact our Customer Care team. Our skincare experts are on hand to help you find the best products for your skin.