Want to remove those annoying blackheads? Make sure you follow the correct daily routine. Blackheads are caused by an overproduction of sebum that accumulates in your pores. Dead skin cells that clog the opening of the pore also contribute to this. The pore then gets clogged, which may result in a blackhead. Discover more
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.
Visibly reduces enlarged pores
Smooths skin's surface
Fades brown spots
A highly concentrated niacinamide treatment that effectively tightens and minimises the look of sagging pores and rough bumps caused by age or sun damage.
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.
Concentrated 10% niacinamide visibly minimises pore size and improve skin’s texture.
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.
Fights signs of ageing
Lightly tinted moisturising lotion protects skin from sun and absorbs excess oil.
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.
Leaves skin softer and smoother
Reduces red bumps
Gently exfoliates dry, rough and bumpy acne-prone skin leaving it hydrated, smooth and soft.
For a radiant, healthy glow
Reduces signs of ageing
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.
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.
Unclogs and visibly refines pores
This set works to unclog pores, prevent breakouts and fight blackheads and redness.
Suitable for sensitive skin
Ultra-light exfoliant improves visible signs of ageing and refines pores for radiant skin.
Gives skin a matte finish
Lightweight, mattifying lotion protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.
Liquid exfoliant quickly penetrates deep inside pores, effectively clearing breakouts.
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.
Calms red skin
This Set balances oily skin, minimizes pores and reduces redness.
Suitable for rosacea-prone skin
Hydrating, exfoliating lotion reveals a smooth, radiant complexion.
This set tackles multiple signs of ageing and keeps skin breakout-free.
This gel moisturiser absorbs quickly to give a matte finish, without clogging pores.
Lightweight lotion softens and hydrates skin while diminishing blackheads and blemishes.
Formulated for dry and oily areas
Shine free formula protects skin from signs of ageing caused by the sun.
Light gel, does not feel sticky
Leave-on gel exfoliant gently targets blackheads and enlarged pores.
Liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates the skin’s surface and inside pores for clearer skin.
Improves skin tone and texture
Smooth skin and reduce breakouts from top to toe with this daily exfoliating duo
Calms irritated skin
Gentle on skin
This Set soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.
Absorbs oil, reduces blackheads and enlarged pores, and balances oily skin.
Reveal your clearest skin yet with this essential 3-step skincare routine that unclogs pores, fights breakouts and minimises pores.
The Breakout-Fighting Bestsellers contains a trio of essentials to help you battle breakouts, blackheads & scars from post-breakouts marks.
Your email address is under protection by our GDPR standards.
This travel kit soothes red, irritated and sensitive skin.
Leaves skin soft and hydrated
This dream team transforms dry, rough and bumpy skin from the neck down, leaving it smooth, soft and hydrated.
Protects skin against the harmful effects of pollution.
A brightening treatment that neutralises the effects of daily pollution and blue light.
Combination skin, Oily skin
These 4 travel-size products deliver a skincare routine which tackles multiple signs of ageing while keeping skin balanced and breakout-free.
Keeps the skin in good condition
This set for men helps fight the signs of ageing, breakouts and blackheads.
A charcoal gel mask that decongests and minimises pores, while balancing skin.
Lightweight liquid quickly calms redness and reduces red bumps. Perfect post-shave.
Whether you live in an urban or rural area, your skin needs strong environmental protection.
Promotes radiant-looking skin
Reveal a radiant glow with this bestselling duo that exfoliates and illuminates skin while protecting it from pollution and UV rays.
This mask is specially formulated for acne-prone skin. It mattifies shiny skin, helps prevent breakouts and soothes redness.
When excess sebum in the pore combines with built-up layers of dead skin cells on the surface of skin and inside the pore, it clogs the pore's opening. This means sebum can no longer naturally sit on top of your skin. The combination of excess sebum and dead skin cells is exposed to oxygen. The result? The mixture oxidises and turns black, forming a blackhead.
Removing blackheads: step 1 Always choose a facial cleanser against blackheads, preferably a cleanser from the Paula's Choice collection. By cleansing your face every day, you reduce blackheads and prevent the emergence of new ones. A cleanser allows you to remove excess sebum. This ensures that an exfoliant (which you use afterwards) can reach and unclog the pores better.
Removing blackheads: step 2 Use a BHA exfoliant that penetrates deeply into your pores and removes excess sebum and dead skin cells. This helps prevent clogged pores and blackheads.
Removing blackheads: step 3 Apply an SPF moisturiser formulated to address blackheads. Sun damage sometimes distorts your pores or makes them bigger. Sebum then accumulates in your pore and grows into a blackhead. Using a moisturiser with cell-communicating ingredients helps restore your pores.
Paula's Choice moisturisers, salicylic acid products & face cleansers for blackheads Do you regularly experience blackheads? Target blackheads with the right Paula's Choice products for your skin. BHA is a powerful ingredient that helps get rid of blackheads. Use BHA for blackheads by looking for cleansers, exfoliants and treatments that include BHA or salicylic acid and use them consistently on the areas of your face that you experience blackheads. Our bestselling liquid exfoliant for blackheads and other concerns has a liquid formula to penetrate skin quickly and 2% BHA to unclog and refine pores.
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.
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.
How can we help you today?