12 December 2015

My Current Skincare Routine using Paula’s Choice

Today’s post is sponsored by Paula’s Choice and Pretty in my Pocket (PRIMP). All thoughts are my own. 

I’ve heard a lot of buzz about Paula’s Choice. On many occasions, my viewers and followers have recommended some of their favorite products to me to try – often times from Paula’s Choice. So when I had the opportunity from Pretty in my Pocket (PRIMP) to try out some Paula’s Choice products, I was pretty excited and delighted to oblige.

First things first, I started by having a brief phone consultation with a Paula’s Choice skin expert to determine which products would be best for my very dry skin. This service is free to anyone who’s interested (call 1-800-831-4088). The well-informed consultant recommended the Skin Recovery Simple Kit in addition to some other extras to suit my very dry skin type and anti-aging concerns.

Here are the products I had the opportunity to test out:
  • Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser
  • Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel
  • Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer
  • Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
  • Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
  • Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Out of the 7 new Paula's Choice products I tried, I am happy to have found 4 absolute favorites that I highly recommend. Continue reading to learn my favorites.

Step 1: Cleanser
This cream cleanser is rich and the texture reminds me of a lotion. It is very creamy and hydrating and once water is applied it has a soft milky feel. This cleanser wasn’t my favorite because it did not break down dirt and makeup. Even after removing the majority of my makeup with a towelette, this cleanser still left my skin dirty. For me, it was not my favorite.

Step 2: Exfoliate
This 8% AHA gel formula has glycolic acid and is suitable for all skin types.
I honestly didn’t use this product frequently on my face because it often irritated my skin. I did, however, use it on my neck as part of my nighttime skincare routine. Although not life changing results – I did notice a very slight softening effect on my neck wrinkles.

Step 3: Serum
One reason why I love this is because the incredible hydration it gives while offering anti-aging benefits. It has vitamin C which helps to brighten the skin and makes my skin feel overall brighter and fresher looking. This product also leaves my skin feeling plumped and cushiony – probably from the peptide & ceramide combo. 

Step 4: Moisturizer
Now this is a day time facial lotion I can get on board with. It is lightweight but creamy and oh so hydrating. Also is a perfect base for makeup.

This product is another big hit for me. It is fluffy and emollient while absorbing into the skin super-fast. It is calming on the skin and does a great job of softening – resulting in the appearance of diminished fine lines and wrinkles.

I apply this both day and night around the entire eye area including the eyelid. The formula is very thick and emollient but sinks in and absorbs quickly. For me, a rich eye cream is essential to help soften the appearance of fine lines around the eye area. This eye cream also works as a great base under concealer.

Skincare cocktail, anyone? I love mixing this anti-oxidant packed oil in with both my daytime and nighttime moisturizer for times when my skin needs an extra kick of hydration. This product revives my dull skin and leaves it super soft and supple. 

I am so happy to have had the opportunity to test out these Paula’s Choice products. Here is a summary of my favorites:
  • Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30
  • Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer
  • Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
  • Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster

I also love that Paula’s Choice offers customized and luxury skincare on a budget.

As a Power Primper, I am offering 20% off + free shipping with promo code: PRIMPHOLIDAY to my readers. Expires: Dec 31, 2015

Have you tried any items from Paula’s Choice? What are your favorites? Download the PRIMP app here if you are a beauty lover like me!


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