I’ve always had dry, mildly sensitive skin, but when I hit my 30’s I suddenly had the battle of dehydration and skin texture on my face as well. As someone who used to swear by a two product routine (cleanser and moisturiser), I’ve since realised I need a much more personal approach to my skincare to get the results I want. I was recently given the challenge of trying out a new routine completely catered to me with Paula’s Choice products and jumped on board. I’ve always wanted to try the brand and was eager to see if the products chosen for me would truly suit my complexion!
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GETTING BEAUTIFUL SKIN WITH PAULA’S CHOICE
When it comes to getting a skincare routine perfected for me it is all about one word: Layers. I don’t expect any one product to shine miles above the others. Instead, I like to create ‘skincare cocktails’ so-t0-speak that piggyback with each other to address my concerns. A great routine can be broken down into 4-5 steps depending on morning or evening: Cleanse, Balance, Treat, Hydrate and Prep (for the morning). Here’s how Paula’s Choice products sorted out my dry, dehydrated skin:
Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser hit’s the nail on the head with the word ‘Softening’ in the title! It made my skin feel super nourished right from the cleansing step. Geared for normal-very dry skin, this creamy cleanser doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped or tight and works amazing for either a morning cleanser or a post-makeup removal cleanse.
The step that gets skipped the most for many is a great toner. Toner’s balance the pH level of your skin after cleansing so that the next products you apply (and here’s a hint, they’re the most important!) can properly penetrate into your pores. Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner feels super refreshing like an instant perk up to my skin.
This is where you’re going to get your strongest players doing what they do best! The ‘Treat’ stage is where your skin is going to drink in the most product so you wanna pull out the big guns! In my morning routine, I like to reach for the Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster, which is a lightweight gel that packs extra moisture into my skin. I’ve been loving how quickly and completely it sinks into the skin.
In the evening I bust some products that can do their job while I catch some beauty sleep. The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion gentles exfoliates to diminish wrinkles, blackheads and bring radiance back into the skin. I then follow with the Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum which goes to work to help reverse sun damage from my tanning teen years (seriously, such a life regret!). You can use this during your morning routine but make sure you put on your SPF (as I know you do every day… right?)
So now your skin is looking smooth and feeling great, so let’s seal it in with some incredible moisturiser. In the morning I use the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion which has broad spectrum SPF 30. I can’t insist enough on how important it is to wear sunscreen everyday folks! It doesn’t matter if it’s not warm or sunny, environmental skin damage is REAL.
In the evening I like something richer, and the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer is rich and balm like and gives my skin serious glow – heck I’ve been tempted to use it during the day! It’s nice to go to bed with skin that looks that good!
This is purely a morning step and involves getting your skin canvas ready for makeup. I’ve always believed in primers and their ability to smooth the texture of skin and aid in longevity and the Paula’s Choice Resist Smoothing Primer Serum does just that. At first, I was a bit weary because it feels very smooth and slippery to the touch; Not the formula I normally go for in a primer. However, my makeup looked flawless over top and stayed that way all day. It wasn’t until the end of the first day I wore this that I said, “oh yeah, that was the new primer I was trying out!”. It also has SPF 30 in it, just in case you choose a moisturizer that doesn’t.
SOME KEY REASONS YOU MIGHT LOVE PAULA’S CHOICE
- All the ingredients are listed, but better yet after each ingredient there is a brief explanation of what that ingredient is there for! I wish all brands did this!
- There is literally a line for every skin type. No one-size-fits-all approach here.
- If you’re sensitive you’ll love that Paula’s products are no fragrance added.
- They are Leaping Bunny certified, which means they are cruelty-free
- 100% money back guarantee makes shopping risk free.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON MY NEW PAULA’S CHOICE SKINCARE ROUTINE
am so pleasantly shocked and surprised at how well these products have fit into my lifestyle and skin’s needs. It’s nice to find a line that actually hydrates as much as my dry skin needs. I’ve already had some fast favourites. I’ll be repurchasing like the Softening Cream Cleanser, Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster and Daily Moisturizing Lotion for certain.
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