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I am literally overhauling my entire skincare routine with Paula’s Choice. My skin has been going crazy this winter. I have combination skin, I’ve always leaned a tad to the drier side for most of my life but it was never something that caused me any trouble. I knew what products to use when I was dry and I knew what products to use when I was leaning on the oily side. For the most part that worked perfectly. I would often swap one product for another if I was trying something out for the blog, if I felt like my skin was getting too used to a product and maybe it wasn’t working to it’s full potential I’d replace it, I really did have a pretty good thing going for awhile. I was able to tame my skin and keep it in good shape. This winter though?
Everything changed, my skin took a nosedive straight to the dry side of the spectrum and has been driving me crazy. I was super dry all the time. I’d apply makeup and it would look super cake-y. My face was starting to itch since it was so dry. I was digging through my arsenal of products and I just wasn’t coming up with any answers. I couldn’t get it right. I figured, a new routine would probably be the best shot at figuring out what was going to be best for this new found crazy skin I was dealing with. An overhaul was in the works.
Paula’s Choice is a new to me brand and I was excited to try everything out. I had a skincare phone consultation with one of their reps so we could decide on the best plan of action for how my skin is usually, how it reacts, and what it needs. One of my favorite parts of the Paula’s Choice site is that it’s super informative and they offer expert advice.
Knowing what products work together, how they benefit your skin, and the order in which to use them is incredibly important when selecting the best skincare routine for you.
Having access to this type of information makes it super easy to really figure out what regimen will be best for you.
We decided that it would best for me to try out the products from the Resist kit and a something more advanced for the redness that I have been battling. I’ve been trying everything out for a little bit and I’m super impressed. I hadn’t thought that I would feel immediate results and I thought it would take a bit of time but as soon as I started implementing this routine, I could feel it soothing my dry skin.
Resist Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser // This cleanser is everything I ever wanted and more. It’s a non-lathering, anti-aging cleansing lotion. It not only removes dirt but it will remove your makeup too, which is a score for me because I don’t need to use another product. You’re left with fresh, clean, and hydrated skin.
Resist Advance Replenishing Toner // This is an anti-aging toner that’s ‘comforting’, it calms redness while smoothing and repairing your skin. A lot of toners tend to dry you out even further so I am always nervous when trying a new one, this totally feels like it’s replenishing my skin and leaving it ready to absorb the following products.
Clinical Instant Calm Advanced Redness Relief // In addition to dry skin I also battle with redness, being a fair skinned gal it’s something I’ve always had the displeasure of combating. This is a gentle liquid to calm sensitive skin and the signs of rosacea. You can also use this after shaving or general hair removal. I’ve had my husband try it too after shaving his beard, he tends to get super red and this has completely alleviated the redness.
Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster // This oil can be used on it’s own or with your favorite moisturizer. I’ve been using it in conjunction with the moisturizer I’ll show you below. It’s really going above and beyond after the first few uses I could tell that my skin was beginning to keep it’s moisture and definitely didn’t feel as dry.
A few drops of this anti-aging face oil will boost any moisturizer to instantly replenish tight, dehydrated skin.
Resist C15 Super Booster // This little baby is awesome. You can add it to your serum, moisturizer, or use it alone. It will quickly brighten your skin and reduce brown spots, giving you an even looking skin tone. It promotes firmer-looking skin with it’s anti-aging properties.
Resist Intensive Repair Cream // If I had to pick one product that was really the rock star of everything I have tried so far, it would be this one. A retinol-rich moisturizing cream that “intensely hydrates dry skin and repairs the signs of aging.” After each time I use this, I can feel how much softer and smoother my skin feels.
Resist Antioxidant Concentrate Serum // One of my absolute favorite parts of my skincare routine are serums. I just love the way they feel, so it’s important to me for my routine to include one. This one rocks. A few drops and you can feel your skin getting hydrated.
Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment // If you need something with super powers to help you even out your skin tone and get rid of dull skin, you need this in your life.
Dull skin, your days are over. Our leave-on exfoliant reveals healthy, new skin as it builds collagen and evens out skin tone.
Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer // Smooth and brighten at the same time? Broad Spectrum SPF? Prevent wrinkles and brown spots? Sign me up. I have been loving this moisturizer. Using it in the morning has me feeling super refreshed. I simply love it.
Overall, this entire collection of products is helping in my quest to overhaul my entire skincare routine. I’m left feeling less dry, literally feeling it. The itchiness I have been feeling due to my dry skin is completely gone in just the few weeks. My redness isn’t completely gone but it’s definitely under control and I can tell that it’s starting to work. I’m so happy with the results. This is a routine that I will absolutely be sticking to for the long haul. As always, watch out for upcoming posts for my updates in our skincare series.
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