This post is Sponsored by Paula’s Choice and Pretty in My Pocket. All opinions are my own.
If you are not familiar with Paula Begoun, you should be! Her book, Don’t Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me, is the classic go to guide to all things in cosmetics. She also has her own very well respected line of products. Paula’s Choice is committed to consumer advocacy and helping people find the best products for their skin. As part of that, anyone can receive a free customized skincare consultation by calling 1-800-831-4088. As part of the consultation, a customized skin care regime is suggested with a 60-day, 100% money back guarantee. All products are cruelty free and free of irritating perfumes or dyes. Paula’s choice offers quality luxury skin care at budget rates and they have something for everyone. So, if you have acne, rosacea, aging, large pores, etc. they treat it all. In my case, I have oily, yet aging skin, and have had a hard time finding products to address that, but Paula’s Choice had just what I needed!
My Paula’s Choice Consultation and Skin Care Regime
I did a short phone consultation with a Paula’s Choice representative who recommended the Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Kit for Wrinkles + Breakouts (see the end of this post for a link for 20% off!). This kit turned out to be just what I have been searching for! So many anti-aging products focus on dry skin and contain moisturizers that are too heavy for me. But this kit addressed my specific issue of having oily yet aging skin. The kit is for anyone with combination or oily skin who is seeking treatment for advanced signs of aging plus breakouts and enlarged pores. That is me!
The kit includes 7 products: Cleanser, toner, daily exfoliant, weekly exfoliant, daily antioxidant serum, day moisturizer with SPF, and night moisturizer. The focus ingredients of the treatment products is a BHA mix, either at 2% for daily use or 4% for weekly use. The moisturizers are light, so as to not cause breakouts, yet are effective. I like that the day lotion is both mattifying and has 50 SPF. The serum is full of antioxidants.
Here are the key ingredients found among the seven products:
beta-glucan, niacinamide, polysorbate 20, burdock root, hyaluronic acid, dill extract, bisabolol, aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract, octinoxate, antioxidant, willow bark, glycerin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, lecithin, vitamin E, sunflower seed oil, nordihydroguaiaretic acid, avobenzone, sphingolipids, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, pomegranate extract, genistein, grape seed extract, green tea, resveratrol, phytosphingosine, oat bran extract, slippery elm bark, matricaria flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, arginine, vitamin C, Boerhavia diffusa root extract, olive oil/olive fruit oil, octisalate, sea whip extract, cholesterol, glucose, oleanolic acid, white nettle, cell-communicating ingredients, trehalose, ubiquinone, black elderberry, allantoin, tocopherol, lactoperoxidase, licorice root, hydrogenated lecithin, phospholipid, carnosine, ceramides, goji fruit extract, adenosine , acetyl glucosamine, quercetin, octocrylene, epigallocatechin gallate, salicylic acid, safflower seed oil, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, borage seed extract, panthenol.
I also had added a Vitamin C serum: Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster, which addresses my blotchy skin and discoloration. I love vitamin C products, and this one is quite effective.
My results with these product over the past three weeks have been excellent. I feel like I can finally address some of my aging issues without worrying about breaking out. So far my skin has taken to the products very well. I especially love the day lotion which keeps oil at bay and has SPF 50.
I was a bit concerned initially with keeping track of 8 different products and when to use them. But to my delight, Paula’s Choice includes stickers with the kit to label the products, with stickers for the step number and for the time it is used, whether that is am, pm, or weekly. It makes using the products super easy!
I also got a deluxe trial size of Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid. This is is Paula’s Choice most popular product, and it is a great exfoliator. You can get it for $9 to try for yourself. Buy the Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid Trial Size.
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