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Skin care in your 30s is ridiculous. If you’re anything like me – it’s part acne fighting, part line preventing, part don’t-make-me-too-dry and part-don’t-make-me-too-oily. To add insult to injury, I also have the most high maintenance, combination/oily yet sensitive skin on earth. How is a girl to manage this daily chaos!?
I’ve been slowly incorporating some Paula’s Choice products into my routine (you can see when I started back in this post from Dec. 2015) with great success. Luckily, I had the chance to collaborate with them for a personal skin care consultation to give me a comprehensive routine that would target ALL of my concerns. It’s been a few weeks now and I’m shocked that I have had 0 adverse reactions considering my psychotic skin. In fact, I’ve seen notable improvement in pore size, breakouts, congestion and fine lines. Let’s get into all the details about Paula’s Choice, my consult, the new regimen I’ve been following AND the awesome 20% off discount code they gave me to share with my readers/friends…
I’ve known about the cult following Paula’s Choice has had since back in 2007. The products have always been touted as extremely effective, affordable and completely underrated/under the radar. Paula’s Choice’s focus has always been to provide non-irritating, effective, no frills products to address a multitude of skin concerns from acne to rosacea, aging to pore size.
The brand is always sharing educational videos for customers on new products from all different companies to educate us all and cut through the marketing nonsense (which I’m all about). The amount of information about skin care they offer on their site will keep you busy for hours on end (I’ve been there before…). Everything from pregnancy-safe routines to how to combat wrinkles and breakouts are discussed, as well as, how to build a routine to give you the best results. They are very serious about their 100% money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied within 60 days of using their stuff. They’re also cruelty free and use absolutely no dyes or fragrances.
Even before I got to do my consult, I knew they offered the FREE consultation service to any potential costumers looking to create a routine suited to their concerns (call 1-800-831-4088) – I even advised my good friend to do it about a month ago herself! They really want you to buy the products that will work for you and with such a robust line, it’s important to get pointed in the right direction so you know what’s going to give you the best chance at success.
They also aren’t in the market to charge you an arm and a leg for their products – it’s fairly priced, chock full of proven ingredients any dermatologist would endorse, but work better than many luxury brands AND they often run sales so you can score stuff at an even better deal!
I was armed and ready with notes for my consult. I had my current routine written down and had my top concerns bulleted:
The entire consultation took about 10-15 minutes and I have the most thorough routine EVER now. It goes a bit like this:
*I also still use my prescription Retin A three nights a week and do so after Step #3 in place of the optional CLEAR treatment.
At first, I was a little overwhelmed at all these products, but I quickly realized how lightweight they all are and can be layered with little wait-time in between, so it goes just as fast (if not faster) than my old routine. Most of the textures are liquids, light lotions or foams, so it’s amazing for combination/oily skin. I started to notice and feel changes three days into the new routine.
ALL of these products together would cost $215-268 (depending on the %-sale you may have taken advantage of). I’ve tried single skin care products that have run me $100+ and haven’t done a smidge of what these have done for me.
I’m so happy with the texture and tone improvement of my skin, and since I’m a Power Primper with PrettyInMyPocket.com, use code PRIMPSPRING at checkout for 20% off and free shipping on ANYTHING from PaulasChoice.com! Expires: June 30, 2016. I really hope you guys take advantage of the coupon code Paula’s Choice has given me because it’s not often my sensitive skin finds products that truly work and I rave about like this.
So that’s how I’ve been managing the elusive skin care in your 30s battle. Have you tried anything from Paula’s Choice? What are your favorites and/or what has now been added to your wish list? Mark your calendar to use my coupon code no later than June 30, 2016!