Best of Paula's Choice Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale
Sale Ends Saturday
If you’ve been around for a while, then you already know I love Paula’s Choice.
Their formulas are solid across the board, so I think of them almost like a good chain steakhouse:
You can vouch for the quality, and even though some products might seem a little pricey and not everything is a home run, you’re not taking a risk and you know you’ll be satisfied in the end.
So, if you want to take advantage of their current Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale that ends Saturday, here are a few of the products that I think are worth your money.
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Best Anti-Aging Products
To use these in your routine, you’ll want to use vitamin C in the morning between washing your face and applying moisturizer/SPF.
And you’ll want to apply retinol and peptides in the evening after washing your face. Retinol first, give it two minutes to absorb, then your peptide serum. Once your peptides absorb, apply some moisturizer.
If you have dry skin, you may want to apply some facial oil at the end.
For a breakdown of a quick routine, be sure to read my 7-Minute Skincare Routine.
Best for Dark Spots / Hyperpigmentation
Paula’s Choice Discoloration Serum is one of my favorites for people with hyperpigmentation and sun spots. Tranexamic acid is an ingredient that not many people have tried, but they should.
It also uses bakuchiol in place of a retinoid, so it’s pregnancy-safe and may help with pregnancy-induced melasma.
If you can’t handle retinol or vitamin C, this should be your go-to for treating dark spots.
Best Treatment for Acne Prone Skin
You’ve probably heard of this one before. Paula’s Choice 2% Liquid Exfoliant is on the bathroom shelves of nearly every woman with acne under 30 in the States at this point.
Well, to put it simply: it works.
My skin is too dry to use this too frequently (and I use tretinoin anyway), but I keep a bottle on hand to spot treat pimples and small breakouts.
Some people claim Naturium’s BHA is better than PC’s, but I think they’re slightly different enough that you can’t compare them. Naturium’s has some AHAs in it that people might not respond as well too, while PC’s has green tea extract and a couple other anti-redness ingredients.
Best Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin
Benzoyl peroxide is one of my favorite treatments for face & body acne, but most brands make 4% or 10% BP which can be way too strong.
Paula’s Choice BP Cleanser comes in 2.5%, making it more suitable for daily use.
That said, if you’re dealing with severe body acne, you should just follow Body Acne Protocol instead.
In addition to the products I mentioned above, Paula’s Choice also makes a bunch of different moisturizers and treatments that are good.
But, I’m still mad I never got my hands on their limited-edition SPF oil . . . hopefully they’ll bring it back someday.