A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to try an entire range of skincare products chosen for my particular skincare needs – aging dry skin with sun damage – by a skin consultant at Paula’s Choice.
Most of the products I’m using are from the Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery line for dry or very dry skin that I reviewed a while back. I have been using several different serums/treatments with anti-aging and corrective ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid and AHA as well as a cream cleanser, toner, daytime moisturizer with SPF 30, nighttime moisturizer, and a hydrating mask. I honestly love this entire regimen, and the size of the products is so generous that I still have lots left. I’m sure over time they’ll appear in my monthly empties posts, but I’ve got a way to go on most of them.
But now, I’m back to report on two favorite treatment products that I’ve just about finished up:
- Paula’s Choice Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment
- Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
and also present a great opportunity to save on Paula’s Choice products!
Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment
I’ve never seen anything like Paula’s Choice Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment. What I think makes this product different is that it contains a higher percentage vitamin C – 25% – than I’ve seen anywhere else. It’s a white cream that I apply every night just to my dark spots to give a boost to the fading process. I’m not surprised that I went through this baby so quickly. I am on a mission to fade the sun damage on my face, and I want to load up with every weapon I can to do it.
While my sun damage still isn’t gone, it has faded more. I love the fact that I can use Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment in conjunction with my retinol and glycolic acid and other vitamin C serums to try to move the fading process along a little faster. My spots are pretty resistant! I apply Resist by patting it on my spots as the last step in my nightly skincare routine. It can be used during the day too as long as an SPF of at least 25 is used.
I am sad to see the end of the product in the little silver tube, and I definitely intend to order another to keep up the good work that this guy is doing!
Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment contains 15 ml/0.5 fl. oz. and is priced at $55.
Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate (emollient), Polysilicone-11 (skin-conditioning agent), Dimethicone (silicone thickener), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (opacifying agent), Disteardimonium Hectorite (dispersing agent), Propylene Carbonate (solvent)
Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
Another one of my favorite products is Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. Since I was given 3 different serums to try out, I do try to mix it up and use them all at different times, but I found myself gravitating toward this one for my dry skin.
Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum (could the name be any longer, lol?) is a thick amber gel packed with antioxidants like vitamin C and E as well as green tea and a variety of natural oils including evening primrose oil that feels so soothing on my dry skin. In fact, it feels so good and so hydrating, that some nights I don’t apply anything over it because it feels like it does the job of a moisturizer as well as a serum.
What’s also great about this Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is that it contains 1% retinol. To me, that means the serum is doing at least double-duty. In addition to hydrating my dry skin, it’s helping to do what it can to smooth out my lines and wrinkles or at least make them look a little less noticeable. Plus it also helps to fade my spots.
I’ve still got a little of the Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum left, and I’ll be squeezing out every last drop. But with fall and winter not all that far away, I know I will definitely be replacing this fabulous serum when the time comes. The tube contains 1 oz and is priced at $32.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone (silicone slip agents), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (plant oil/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Retinol (antioxidant/cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Astaxanthin (Haematococcus Pluvialis) Extract, Tocotrienols (antioxidants), Adenosine(cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahydromethoxydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrobisdemethoydiferuloylmethane, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (curcumin-derived antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (antioxidants/anti-irritants), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (anti-irritant), Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract (non-volatile plant extract), Stearyl Dimethicone (silicone skin-conditioning agent), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (plant oils/antioxidants), SD-Alcohol 40 (solvent).
Save on Shopping on Paula’s Choice!
Speaking of replacing my Paula’s Choice skincare products, as a Power Primper with the fabulous Pretty In My Pocket (a beauty website and app that you should check out and download if you haven’t already done so for product reviews, looks inspirations and a little retail therapy), I am happy to offer 20% off + free shipping with promo code: PRIMP20 to my readers. Expires: December 31, midnight EST, cannot combine offers, available on non-sale items only.
I want to make sure that you note that this offer is good until the end of the year!!! I am ecstatic about that since it will make shopping on Paula’s Choice already affordable webiste for winter skincare and holiday treats even more doable. I hope you will take advantage of this offer along with me!
Lastly, I love that Paula’s Choice is a cruelty-free brand. In addition, many of the products including Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum are formulated to be used by those with eczema and rosacea.
Have you tried Paula’s Choice yet? Which products are your favorites?