Paula’s Choice Sitewide Sale: 5 Things to Buy
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If, like me, you’ve experienced all forms of acne, blackheads, whiteheads, dark spots, oversized pores, etc., then you’ve probably heard of Paula’s Choice either by researching Internet or during trips to the dermatologist. It seems no matter where I go for advice, dermatologists everywhere are raving about an exfoliator that works wonders for both aging and acne-prone skin: Paula’s Choice BHA Exfoliator.
I first heard about retinol from my own dermatologist when I wanted a product that would minimize the pores on my nose and the whiteheads I always seemed to have days after going to the gym (or forgetting to clean my face after a night out). Once that introduction was done, I fell in love with the scrub, just like, it seems, everyone else in the world. But I noticed that the skin perfector rarely, if ever, went on sale.
So, that’s why I’m here yelling into the internet void that Paula’s Choice has a surprisingly good promotional offer, and that includes the beloved exfoliator. If you check out the site today, you’ll see that you can get a 20% discount on all branded products, plus a free 10% Azelaic Acid Booster when you spend $65 or more at checkout. So if you spend $65, you’ll automatically save $38 when you get the free product, and more when you get the sale price on everything you shop.
It’s a deal too good to pass up, so I’ve rounded up some Paula’s Choice essentials below that are worth the money. Check out the best goodies on sale below.
2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid Exfoliator
Board-certified dermatologist and YouTuber Dr. Andrea Suarez (aka Dr. Dray) included the exfoliator in a roundup of her top 10 Paula’s Choice skincare products. She said 2% exfoliant is “Useful for improving the appearance of pores, it’s really helpful for oily skin and it can also slough off sun-damaged skin cells,” and added that it has a “skin-brightening effect.”
Additionally, Dr. Dray noted that teens and people with mature skin could benefit from using the product for both acne control and hyperpigmentation. “Unlike many salicylic acid leave-in products you find at the drugstore, this one is fragrance-free and contains no drying alcohols,” she says.
Dr Vanita Rattan (MBBS Medicine), founder of Cosmetic Formulator for Colored Skin also gave high marks to the exfoliator in his review. She said she liked the simple ingredient list that’s alcohol-free, fragrance-free, and essential-oil-free. Dr. Rattan also said that because retinol is fat-soluble, it has a fantastic impact on acne and blackheads. “I would buy this product if [oily skin] was my concern,” she said.
Firming moisturizer enriched with ceramides
If wrinkle smoothing is your prerogative, then this is your assistant. the firming moisturizer contains everything you expect from an anti-aging treatment: ceramides, vitamin C and retinol. The trio combine to bind the outer layer of your skin so it stays supple and firm.
“Not only is it hydrating, but quite firming,” wrote one reviewer. “As with most hair and skin products, you need to devote time and consistency of use to see results. At first I noticed my skin looked dewy and plumper , younger.Over time, with constant use, there has been a noticeable firmness in my skin.
If you’ve tried and failed to add a toner to your skincare regimen, let us introduce you to the one who does not dry. It helps eliminate excess sebum without stripping your skin of all its moisture. A combination of antioxidants, plant extracts and niacinamides remove all the grime from your skin, while the hyaluronic acid included in the formula helps your face keep a nice youthful bounce.
“I had constant cystic hormonal acne breakouts and I swear I saw results within a week,” one user wrote. “After about a month I was completely clear. The other amazing part is that it changed the overall texture of my skin to be so smooth.
Super boost C15
This serum highly concentrated in vitamin C helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and more. It contains the same ferulic acid that made Skinceuticals’ serum a cult favorite, but costs a fraction of the price. It can be used alone or can be added to your moisturizer for an even smoother application – the choice is yours!
“This stuff is the Holy Grail!” wrote a five-star reviewer. “This product did not crack me up, unlike my very acne-prone skin. It left me with glowing, firmer skin every time I used it. It also gave my skin the hydration I desperately needed. Just placed my second order and actually ordered two bottles this time so I wouldn’t run out. Honestly, if you’re looking for an affordable and effective vitamin C serum, you need to add this to your regimen!”
Ultra-light wrinkle defense SPF 30
This is your reminder that SPF should be worn even in the depths of winter, folks! This one is specially designed for mature skin. In addition to providing SPF 30 coverage, the light mineral formula is packed with antioxidants that prevent environmental factors like the sun and pollution from wreaking havoc on your skin.
“It’s a great sunscreen, especially if you don’t usually wear heavy foundation like me,” wrote one reviewer. “I have oily skin and this product leaves my skin matte and more even. All it takes is a little and it dries well, not greasy.