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Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Toner

Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Toner: ($15.95 for 6 oz)  Positives: This contains efficacious amounts of water-binding agents and fatty acids like glycerin, sodium PCA, phospholipids, lecithin, and linoleic acid. It also has potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories including high amounts of green tea, willow herb, and grape seed extract, and moderate amounts of vitamins C and E. Neutrals: Although this … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail: Updated Skin Care History

Current Routine: Morning: Part 1: For a more detailed explanation, click HERE. Cleanser: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser) Toner: (Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner) Treatment: (Paula’s Choice CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution) Lip Moisturizer: (MAC Lip Conditioner in a Tube)                                    OR Lip Moisturizer with SPF: (Jack Black Black Tea and Blackberry Intense … Continue reading

How do you avoid or treat flaky skin that accentuates foundation?

I use a gentle chemical exfoliant, preferably a 5-10% glycolic acid liquid treatment every 2-3 days to avoid this problem. I use the 5% more often since it’s not as harsh and irritating, but still efficacious. The 10% is reserved for weekly use. When applying foundation, I make sure to use a good primer (I actually use … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs: Q. Why do you use so many products? A. I like to use more emollient product during the nighttime, and I like to make sure that my skin gets as many different well-documented antioxidants as possible. Our skin is a complex organ system that needs a cocktail of various nutrients. It’s true that retinoids and … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part V

Morning: Moisturizer with SPF: Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Sensitive, SPF 30+. I like this because it contains 10% zinc oxide and 5% titanium dioxide, is cosmetically elegant, and again I don’t have to wait 30 minutes after applying to go out into the sun. I’m also thrilled that the manufacturers didn’t reverse the two percentages because zinc … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part IV

Evening Part 2: Lip Moisturizer: MAC Lip Conditioner in a Tube. This is the same product that’s used during the day. See Part 1 for that review. Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum OR Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM.  This is the same serum as the one I use during the day. The Concentrate is basically … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part III

 Evening Part 1: Cleanser/Makeup Remover: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser. This is the same product as the cleanser used during the day. See Part 1 for the mini-review. Toner: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner. This is the same product that’s used during the day. See Part 1 for that review. Treatment: Paula’s Choice … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part II

Morning Part 2: Moisturizer: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel OR Paula’s Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Serum. The Moisture Gel is reserved, yep you guessed it, for when I’m indoors. Surprise, surprise. On the other hand, the RESIST Serum is applied under my sunscreen and foundation; it acts as an additional layer of (antioxidant) protection against … Continue reading

My Story & Routine in Detail Part I

Morning Part 1: Cleanser: Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser. It’s employs a few gentle detergents as well as some thickeners and anti-irritants such as sunflower oil and stearic acid, giving it a milky texture that lathers very nicely, without making the skin feel parched. The inclusion of these thickeners allows this to easily remove makeup as the oils will bind to the oils on … Continue reading

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