As someone who has battled with both teen and adult acne (I thought I had paid my acne dues in life!) and is constantly working on the breakouts and hyperpigmentation situation at the same time, I am always on the lookout for great skincare products that can tackle my skincare woes while being gentle. Needless to say, I was more than happy to be offered a skincare consultation on the phone with a Paula’s Choice (a skincare brand I’ve known and loved for years!) beauty consultant and try the recommended products to address my skin’s specific needs.
The Paula’s Choice skincare expert asked me a series of questions about my skincare concerns, which include acne, dark spots, large pores and dry, dull skin, and based on those skincare issues, she recommended and sent me 4 Paula’s Choice products to try. Btw, you can also get a Free personal skincare consultation just by calling this number at Paula’s Choice : 800-831-4088. Having access to this type of expert knowledge and information makes it super easy to figure out the best skincare routine for you!
Now let’s take a look at the products I’ve been trying out since last 3 weeks…..
Moisture Boost One Step Cleanser ($17) – Formulated for normal to dry skin like mine, this is a gentle fragrance free face wash that doesn’t lather much and has the texture of a milky cleansing lotion. The formula does a great job of removing dirt as well as makeup but if I am wearing waterproof eye makeup, I use an oil-based makeup remover first to make sure it’s all gone. Overall, I really like this cleanser as it rinses easily and leaves my skin clean and refreshed, not at all dry or tight.
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant ($26) – I love this stuff! It’s a liquid leave-on exfoliant with 2% salicylic acid that not only helps prevent acne breakouts and blackheads but also exfoliates inside the pores, unclogging & diminishing enlarged pores. I love its lightweight, clear liquid formula that spreads easily and absorbs fast without leaving any sticky residue and can be used all over the face. I have been using it every night after cleansing and found it to be a real hard hitter against acne breakouts and stubborn blackheads (especially on my nose).
What I really like about the formula is that it’s gentle and keeps my acne in check without being harsh on my dry, finicky skin. It can also be used as an acne spot treatment for stubborn breakouts. I would highly recommend this exfoliant for anyone with clogged pores or blemish-prone skin, no matter what your skin type is!
Resist 25% Vitamin C Spot Treatment ($55) – Formulated with a 25% concentration of stabilized vitamin C, this product has been designed for spot-treating brown spots and post-acne marks/discolorations on the face, neck, or chest. The product is recomended to be applied at night as the last step in your skincare routine. I love its silky, primer like texture that absorbs super quickly when gently patted onto brown spots. I have two noticeble dark spots on my cheeks and after using this treatment once daily for the last few weeks, I have definitely seen improvement in their appearance. I plan on using it daily and hope to see my pesky brown spots fading away competely with continued use!
Sheer Cream Lipstick SPF 15 ($15) – This is a creamy, sheer lipstick that also moisturizes and provides broad-spectrum sun protection to protect lips from nasty, aging UV rays. I got the invisible shade that’s like a clear lip balm with a soft glossy finish. The lightweight formula is perfect to wear under a lipgloss or matte lipstick…I like!
As I mentioned before, I have been a longtime fan of Paula’s Choice skincare and after trying out these great new products I am so happy with the results. There’s no doubt that Paula’s Choice products will be a part of my skincare routine for years to come. While the products are truly fantastic, the best part is that they are also affordable with almost all the products under $50 and give you the best bang for your buck! Their product line includes something for everyone, whether you have acne, rosacea, sun damage, large pores or blackheads…they treat it all!
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