I have been using Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Kit for the last month and a half now. I think its safe to say that my skin looks brighter and smoother and I really enjoy using this kit!
Step 1 Skin Balancing Oil Reducing Cleanser– This cleanser made my skin feel very clean and took of oils from my face and any make residue. There is no strong scent. It is very creamy and lathers up nicely with water.
Step 2 Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner– This is gentle tones I use after washing my face that cleans the pores to make them appear smaller. I use a cotton ball or pad to use all over my face. I tend to only use this at night when my face started to get a little itchy(see below). After I started using this once a day I was fine!
Step 3 Skin Perfecting 2%BHA Liquid– This is a liquid with BHA that I use after the toner. This was a step for day and night but I cut it down to one use at night because I noticed my skin started getting itchy the first couple of days. I didn’t want to burn my face off! After I cut it down once a day my face was fine! SO FYI, if you have sensitive skin I would recommend using this once a day!
Step 4 Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol– This was a very interesting texture and its something I’ve never used before. It was oily but it was gel like. I sometimes opted not to use this step during the day because of the extra oil that it brought to my face.
Step 5 (day) Skin Balancing Ultra Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30– This was a nice oil free sunscreen lotion. am not a fan of using SPF when I am not specifically going out in the sun, but this one was nice since it actually absorbed and didn’t have that tacky finish that sunscreens usually do.
Step 5 (night) Skin Balancing Invisible Finish Moisture Gel– This is my most favorite product from the kit! Gel moisturizers are my all time favorite things!! This absorbed so nicely and had a great consistency. I could feel a difference in my skin immediately. I also liked using this one during the day!
Weekly Treatment Skin Balancing Oil Absorbing Mask– I love a good clay-esque mask! This one felt like it sucked up all my oils and left my pores nice and clean. It did tingle a little bit while it was drying, so I would test this on a spot on your face before using it on your whole face if you have sensitive skin!
Resist C15 Super Booster– I used this with the moisturizers in the daily routine. I would get the moisturizer in my hand and then add 2 drops of this super booster in it. I used 2 drops at night but sometimes I would add 1 drop or no drops in the morning. I feel like this gives me extra hydration so depending on how oily my face is in the morning I adjust the drop amount.
Resist BHA 9– This is a spot treatment that I only used at night. It is very thin and was a little hard to control but it wasn’t a big deal. I just rubbed whatever fell on my face all over. I would recommend this to ANYONE. Its very moisturizing and I really like using it alone too!
When I first got this kit and extras to try, I am not going to lie I was a little overwhelmed! There were so many steps and I had no idea I was going to keep them in order or have time to use this every night and day. Something that helped me out in the beginning was the day and night numbered stickers that came with the kit. These were great since I could see which items to use first and when. Great idea! I’ve only used a skin care regime like this once before when I was a teenager and had bad acne and it actually worked so I really wanted to try this one correctly. I am so glad I stuck with it because my face is super smooth and I have noticed less oil production on my cheeks throughout the day. My nose is the only area that gets SUPER oily nowadays, which is amazing for me! I know staying with a big face routine like this one is difficult, but in the end, it really does give results, which is the one thing I want from my skincare!
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