Woohoo y’all! I am so excited to finally be blogging about this skincare brand because ever since I announced that I’d be test driving some of their products, many of you gals mentioned how much you LOVE Paula’s Choice. This is a sponsored post through PRIMP and I am so fortunate that I got to try a line of items that were specifically recommended to me by Paula’s Choice fabulous team of experts.
I’ve been playing around with these products for quite some time and as with all skincare products, my opinions may vary compared to the opinions of others. I will say that like with all brands, you will likely find the best results by using an entire line-up of a brand’s products versus just a cleanser, treatment or moisturizer. Make sense? Firstly, let’s see what items were recommended for my acne-prone, hormonal skin that gets blazed by the Florida sun daily.
- Pore Normalizing Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin ($12, here)
- Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner ($20, here)
- Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum ($34, here)
- Resist C15 Super Booster ($48, here)
- Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream ($26, here)
- Clear Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution ($24, here)
- Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster ($35, here)
- Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Moisturizer-SPF 30 ($29, here)
Reviewing 8 different skincare items is tricky because after around the third product, I’d start sounding redundant. Know what I mean? But let’s keep it simple by breaking up some of the products by the basics and the more advanced items. Cleansers, toners, moisturizers. Those are pretty basic, right? Almost all gals and guys who are serious about skincare have at least 1 of each item in their skincare stash. What I love most about Paula’s Choice products is that they are ALL fragrance-free. Big win for someone like me who doesn’t like fragrances on anything.
This cleanser has a nice and mild formula that doesn’t get super sudsy on you. In fact, after using it, you aren’t going to get that super streaky clean feeling. Which I love as that feeling can really make my dry skin feel drier. When the PC expert told me to try a Toner, I was shocked because helllooo, aren’t toners just for those with oily skin? Apparently not!
The Moisture Boost Essential Hydrating Toner really keeps the skin hydrated and I love how nicely it felt after my cleanser. Truthfully, though…this is a step I’d likely skip during cooler months but I think it’ll be a nice addition to ensure my skin is REALLY cleansed during the very hot months that await me.
I received 2 cream moisturizers and while the Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense is great for daytime, I’m not sure I’m a fan of the natural tint that this mineral sunscreen has.
I’m thinking I need to spend more time with this baby. And honestly, I do prefer this over the ghost-like effect I get from sunscreens. I think this is better but I don’t knowwww. I’m still testing it to make sure it doesn’t dramatically change my skin’s color before applying powders. And YAY for this stuff not smelling insanely sun screen’y. Also, I love that it has a matte finish. It creates such a nice palette for when you’re ready to apply makeup, eliminating the need for a primer.
Now the Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream? That’s love! I love this stuff so so much because wow, it is incredibly hydrating! With a nice and thick formula, I found this perfect to use both before bed and in the morning. I just love how it feels and how moisturizing it is on my my skin.
Now these products were nice little additions to my skincare lineup that I would not have normally used if they weren’t recommended to me. I love how Paula’s Choice covers so many areas of skincare. They’ve got your basics but then they also do so well at providing specialty products like serums and boosters for every kind of skin type. And I do mean EVERY type.
I used these Boosters sparingly and mostly at night but I love how they provided that added dose of moisture when needed. They will be glorious during cooler months and when my eczema starts flaring up. I like to drop just a bit in my balm with whatever night cream I’m using. However, they can also be used with foundations or anywhere you sit fit in your skincare routine.
One of my unofficial New Year’s Resolutions was that I would make the attempt to use serums in my skincare lineup. Well, thank you Paula’s Choice because this hydrating serum feels so good on my skin after using the toner and before using my moisturizer. Have I noticed a difference yet? Actually…kinda. My skin feels so much tighter and definitely more moisturized. So hey..I’ll keep using it!
I haven’t used the Exfoliating Solution (yet) because guess what? I don’t have any breakouts doing on. This is such a rarity, y’all so stay tuned for the edited version of this post because I’m pretty sure that since I’ve announced no breakouts, my skin will now attack me. Happens every time…
The Bottom Line
I’m really liking Paula’s Choice. A lot. I can see myself repurchasing these moderately priced skincare items mainly because they feel good, they’re effective and I just love the promise that the brand has. With gentle ingredients, fantastic Customer Service and an array of products for everyone (I’m not kidding, look at this!), I’m a bit shocked that I am just now learning about the brand. But whatever – when you know better, you do tend to do better, right?
Soooo, if you’re interested in giving PC a whirl, click the little image below to get 20% off of any purchase PLUS Free Shipping! Sweet, right? I highly recommend this Serum.
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So much goodness in one post, I know. I hope I didn’t overwhelm you but tell me…have you ever tried anything from Paula’s Choice? If not, what looked the most interesting to you?
FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of PRIMP. I also received these products for review to help facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own.