Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paula's Choice Skincare


Realizing I needed a completely different skincare regimen, I started searching for what a face like mine could need. Watching the "skincare" videos of my favourite youtubers, asking in some Facebook groups, asking friends.

My skin type  is acne-prone (hormonal breakouts around my jawline and mouth area), combination (dry patch on my chin, gets oily in the t-zone), uneven skintone (redness, some texture) and sensitive skin. It felt a bit overwhelming to try to properly address all of these concerns!!

I saw the ProActiv commercial with the free brush and was very tempted  but then from a bit of research I concluded that it was likely too harsh for my skin, and not a skincare routine to follow long term.

A helpful commentor to my question on Facebook gave me some good suggestions and info, and I decided from there to start using an acne spot treatment and an acne-fighting toner.

A Mary Kay lady contacted me and I decided to buy the acne spot treatment from her, something to use a couple times a day on actual breakouts. It's the Clearproof acne treatment gel 5% benzoyl peroxide and I like the texture and smell and I feel it made a difference in how fast the breakouts faded from using this product.

For toner I started alternating between a very soft and mild toner, not for acne (Simple Soothing Facial toner) and something in the acne-fighting category (Biore blemish fighting astringent) and I feel comfortable with this combination.

Now onto the PAULA'S CHOICE products

Since late September (full 2 months of use), I've been using the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA gel exfoliant and it has done wonders! I really do feel my skin being way less acne-prone, softer, and smoother. Pores seem slightly reduced, texture slightly improved.

The product has a gooey texture, goes on watery and a little goes a long way. It can be applied once or twice a day. I mostly apply it at night but the feel of the product is not unpleasant for using in the daytime as well.

The second product I purchased is a daytime moisturizer with SPF. I got the Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30. It is definitely light, sinking into the skin quickly and giving a smooth finish. It's ideal for oily skin and will not be enough for dry skin. The cream is tinted in a a way that evens out skintone even if it's not something I'd consider makeup. Since I started using both products, I've been feeling more confident with my skin's appearance and my makeupless face.

I plan on re-purchasing both of these when I'm out, and adding a nighttime moisturizer and serum by Paula's Choice to my routine. Seriously, my limited experience with their products has left me impressed.

And a note about the Customer service, it's incredible! They helped me pick what was best for me when I called in originally, and when there was a mistake with a product I  purchased being back-ordered, they refunded me, and compensated me for the problem in a super-quick delay.

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree with you that natural skin treatments are better for our skin because they generally are safer and does not cause skin irritation. The common misconception most people have about charcoal is that they can cause skin darkening and does not realize the importance and help it can provide for our skin. skin bleaching