NOT TO PLAY FAVOURITES, BUT...
You know I'm the biggest fan when it comes to Paulas Choice skincare but, she has a huge line and it's not always easy to know what's best when it comes to your skincare shelves. Do not fear, I've done the job for you and curated not only my personal favourites but also my absolute "must haves" that need to make their way into your routines
When it comes to skincare, Paula's Choice is always front and centre, for me anyway. Quality, science-backed formulations that deliver results which is why so many are staples in both my morning and evenings routines. But, I know it's minefield to choose through an entire website of products so I thought I'd make this post for you that not only contain my holy grail, must -haves but ones that I have used and loved many times before
PERFECTLY BALANCED CLEANSER:
This mildly foaming cleanser leaves the skin clean but not so clean where it's stripped it dry. It's targeted for combination/oily skin but is also great for dry/de-hydrated skin because of the added Hyaluronic Acid. It's also completely fragrance free
It's all about the chemical exfoliants right now but let's not forget that physically buffing-off dead skin build up is just as important. The Un-Scrub is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins with soft jojoba beads and chamomile extract to soothe the skin. A great once a week treatment.
ADVANCED REPLENISHING TONER:
My go-to daily, packed with Hyaluronic Acid to leave the skin hydrated, plump and dewy. Use straight after cleansing morning and night, just pour into the palm of your hand and press into the skin.
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA LIQUID EXFOLIANT:
This is a holy grail. One of my absolute must haves for every one and every skin type. A gentle fluid formulated with Salicylic Acid (BHA) to breakdown dirt and oil deep inside the pores. This product has anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties to reduce blackheads, blemishes and redness
CLINICAL CERAMIDE-ENRICHED FIRMING EYE CREAM:
I call this eye cream my triple threat, here's why. It's a power-house of ingredients to target not one but multiple under eye concerns, Ceramides to retain moisture and keep it hydrated, Retinol to improve fine lines and those dreaded crows feet and Vitamin C to improve dark circles and restore the delicate skin.
THE BOOSTER RANGE:
Little bottles of concentrated ingredients to boost your skin routines, they are all to target specific skin concerns from un-even skin tone, dark spots and pigmentation, de-hydration and dryness to retaining moisture and firming the skin
- The C15 Vitamin C Booster
- The Peptide Booster
- 10% Niacinamide Booster
- Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
- 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Can be used alone or added to your daily serum or moisturiser
0.3% RETINOL + 2% BAKUCHIOL:
A great beginner and entry level Retinol product. The added Bakuchiol not only helps to make the Retinol more effective but is naturally anti-inflammatory so actually helps the skin tolerate the retinol leaving less room for irritation.
1% RETINOL TREATMENT:
The 1% pure Retinol in this treatment is for the more advanced Retinol user but has added key ingredients to deliver even better results.
CBD TREATMENT MILK:
The newest addition the PC line but a real winner if you have reactive skin. CBD is proven to be skin soothing and this treatment milk contains a full-spectrum, hemp-derived cannabidiol which is boosted by non-fragrant plant oils. As a daily addition this serum will minimise sensitivity, prevent moisture loss and visibly reduce the signs of ageing.
THE BARRIER REPAIR MOISTURISER:
This rich moisturiser is infused with Retinol so not only provides deep hydration but slowly gives the skin more radiance whilst strengthening your skin barrier. A great partner with the Moisture Renewal Oil booster.
2% BHA BODY LOTION:
A game-changer if you have bacne or Keratosis Pilaris. This body lotion is formulated with Salicylic Avid to help breakdown oil build up and exfoliate the skin. Great for those tiny bumps you see on the back of your arms and gentle enough to use daily.