The first thing before you choose any of your products, is that they set up a consultation with a Paula's Choice specialist. You're able to tell her (or him) what your skin is like, your skin concerns - they ask questions and get to know your skin. From there, they are able to curate a whole regimen catered to your skin. I thought that was awesome and unique - not many (or any!?) companies want to get to know your skin before you purchase their products!
For me, my skin is combo/oily and I get eczema around my nose and eye area. My biggest problems for my skin are clogged pore and dullness. I die for women that have beautiful bright skin (purple correctors can only do so much for me! LOL).
They recommended me to 7 different products. I've been using these every morning (and most at night, except the SPF products). Another thing to note is that ALL of the products are clinically proven non-irritating, 100% fragrance free, no added dyes and no animal testing. Here are my thoughts in the order I put it on my face:
Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser: This to me was one of the biggest hits for my face. I have not found ANY (literally ANY) foam cleanser that does dry my skin out to pieces and make my eyes burn. This is the first product for me that not only was foamy, but it took off my makeup and helped make my skin clear without feeling tight and dry. Especially for a girl that has sensitive areas on my face, I was SO impressed by this product!
Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner: This was a great lightweight toner that is supposed to minimize pore size, eliminate flaky, dehydrated skin. I will say for SURE that after using this regimen, my pores have definitely been minimized. I don't know if its this product in particular, or the mix of products, but it was definitely this particular regimen for sure. I also did notice a substantial decrease in my flakiness around my nose and eyelids!
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid: This... was definitely the star of my show. I will never want to be without this. Given though... I've never really used a full on Salicylic Acid liquid (only for spot treating, etc), but O M G. Life changer!!! My skin before I started using this was GROSS because I just moved - dust was everywhere, my skin was a mess. This singlehandedly helped to clear my acne, and reduce all the red garbage that was growing on my face. This exfoliant is a MUST in my day and night routine.
Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment: This product claims to impart instant radiance, diminish dark spots and reduce wrinkles. I would have to say, I was a bit disappointed because I didn't see any diminishing in my dark spots and I didn't have wrinkles to diminish. I will say because of the slight opal-ish finish to this product, it did leave a nice luminous glow. I will have to further try this product to see if there is any difference with longtime use!
Resist Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid + Resist C15 Super Booster: I loved this combo! I've been using it every day. I love that this moisturizer is very liquidy and light... and has SPF 50! It was such a nice formula that didn't feel like I was clogging my skin. It was lightweight and felt great (lol). It definitely also helped to smooth and firm my skin. The Super Booster is a 15% Vitamin C with Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid. This combo helped to add radiance to my dull skin!
Calm // Redness Relief: I WISH I had multiple faces so I could use all these different moisturizers lol! I used this on days where my skin was more inflamed and needed some calming. Rather than using my hydrocortisone, I used this product. It did a nice job of moisturizing my skin while helping my inflamed skin calm down. I also loved that this was a SPF 30 mineral moisturizer!!!
Overall, I've seen a huge improvement in my face. I've seen my redness decrease, my pores minimized and my skin definitely feels smoother and more radiant! The stars of the shows for me were definitely the 2%BHA liquid, cleanser, and the two moisturizers. I'm definitely in the boat now to find a good dark spot corrector and eye cream to go along with it -- so onto the website I go to find more :D
ALSO, if you're interested in trying some products yourself.. definitely set up a consultation to figure out the best products for YOUR skin! I have a 20% code for you and FREE SHIPPING! :) to use to get yourself started - just follow the link! You could also download the Primp App for other reviews and coupons for awesome beauty products!
Have you ever tried Paula's Choice before? Would love to know your thoughts! :D
FTC: This post is in partnership with Pretty in My Pocket (THANK YOU!!) and Paula's Choice! So thankful and all these opinions are my own :)