Brand Review: Paula’s Choice

Woman reading skin care label

Paula’s Choice (also available at other retailers like QVC and Nordstrom) is a brand committed to and focused on customer education above all else. Paula Begoun initially began with her Cosmetics Cop books, offering advice and product reviews, and her reputation grew from there.

While I do not own any of her books, I use her website as a review source for products I’m interested in trying. I do take the reviews with a large grain of salt since she sells an entire self-branded skincare line. One thing I do like about the brand is that you can purchase samples of almost any product, usually for around $1.00.

A few of the products I like include:

  • One of my favorite products from the line is the Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser. Unfortunately, their website states that it will be discontinued this summer. I found it a lovely milky cleanser that removes makeup well. It foams lightly and rinses clean. I’m disappointed to learn that I will need to find a new one. Then again, I do enjoy trying new products!
  • Another favorite of mine is the Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA. It is a deep exfoliating liquid that you apply like a toner. The morning after I use it (once a week), I’m always impressed with the way my skin looks and feels. It appears softer and smoother than it did when I went to bed.
  • The cornerstone of their recommended skincare lines are the AHA and BHA Exfoliants. I have used the Skin Perfecting Two% BHA Lotion Exfoliant, and it really did seem to keep my skin clear and smooth.
  • They used to have a very nice lip exfoliator cream but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the site now.

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