Friday, May 31, 2019

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Paula's Choice is a brand that I've talked about a while ago and liked what I had tried; but, recently I've been sent a few products from the brand and have totally made me fall in love with the brand and the products! 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!
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Paula's Choice is a brand whose philosophy is really simple - Smart, Safe, Effective, Beauty. Their products are fragrance free, cruelty free, and they are Leaping Bunny certified. The stand on the belief that products should be good for your skin and backed by scientific research - Science and Safety first. They site all of their research on each product page, as well as explain what each ingredient is intended for in the description! (They also have an extensive list of products they do not include in their products including alcohol, synthetic dyes or fragrances, talc and more!)

Some of these products like the Power Berry Serum and Omega+ Complex Moisturizer are new to their line; but, the other products have gotten a refreshed new look (but, they are all new to me!) 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Paula's Choice Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid ~ $33.00 US. An innovative water-light formula that contains a vital selection of antioxidants and broad-spectrum sun protection to fight visible signs of aging and prevent premature aging of skin.

This sunscreen is a super light-weight formula, that provides UVA and UVB protection; but, also includes antioxidants in their formulas to help to your skin looking healthy! It is described as a satin-matte formula that is meant to leave your skin moisturized and hydrated without being oily or slick. It is to be used as the last step in your morning skincare routine - apply liberally! 

Wait until you see this texture - it is unbelievable light for an SPF! It is perfect for us combo-oily girls who do not want anything heavy or thick weigh our faces down in the hot Summer. But, it's also light for every day wear that you could easily incorporate this in to your every day routine for all seasons. I can't wait to use this in the Summer and see how it really works on those hot days - I have a feeling it's going to be fabulous as I've been loving the formula right now! 

Paula's Choice Soothing Primer Serum SPF 30 ~ $30.00 US. A multi-tasking primer that softens and smooths skin with a formula that features antioxidants and broad-spectrum SPF 30, resulting in a flawless, makeup-ready complexion.

I absolutely love the idea of an SPF primer! There are a lot of face sunscreens that aren't great under makeup, so this is great when you are wearing a full face of makeup and don't love the idea of layering extra products to include an SPF! 

This is meant to be a silky, anti-aging, sun protecting primer, that also protects skin from environmental damage while prepping the skin for a flawless makeup application! 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Both of the textures of these products are fabulous! The Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid is unreally thin and lightweight - I'm so impressed with this formula and it will be so comfortable to wear. 

I've been loving this Soothing Primer Serum - it's a silky primer, that applies similarly to a silicone-type primer (think Smashbox Photo Focus Primer). It goes on well and it is a good primer - it's super smoothing to the face and the foundations I've tried with it so far have worked really well with it! 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Paula's Choice Power Berry Serum ~ $31.00 US. This 95% natural serum gives skin a healthy glow through a potent combination of berries selected for their proven antioxidant power in nature.

This serum boasts 13 berries in the ingredients in the formula - from acai, strawberry and blackberry to elderberry, goji, and chinaberry - to preserve a youthful glow and protecting skin from environmental damage. All the berries are also great for repairing the skin. This can be used as a morning and night serum; but, do follow up with an SPF in the morning! 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Okay, and the best part about this serum is that it is a naturally PINK serum! I may have squealed a little when I first squeezed this! It is a very light weight; but, potent and effective serum!  

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Paula's Choice 2% BHA Exfoliant ~ $29.50 US. Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone. 

This is a 2% Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) exfoliant that uses salicylic acid to clear and minimize pores. It refreshes and clears dead skin cells to reveal a radiant, even and smoother complexion. 

This is a gentle amount of BHA that can be used up to twice per day; but, should be used at least a couple times per week. I would always start up with less frequently and work towards more frequently - I personally use this every other evening in my routine. If you use this during your morning skincare routine, make sure you follow up with an SPF. 

Paula's Choice Omega+ Complex Moisturizer ~ $35.00 US. Naturally restore dehydrated skin's glow with this cloud-like cream's blend of superfood omega fatty acids, replenishing ceramides and antioxidants.

This is a new moisturizer that uses shea butter and omega 3, 6, and 9 oils to sooth and strengthen skin. It also has passion fruit and guava extracts to soothe stressed skin and is a lightweight, whipped texture.

This moisturizer says that its for normal to dry skin; but, having combination to oily skin and I really like this moisturizer - all I need is one pump for every day wear and it's perfect! It's super lightweight and absorbs quickly in the skin - I can easily wear it alone or under makeup and it's great. If you have drier skin, 2 pumps would be good! 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

And, here are the textures of the 2% BHA exfoliant and the Omega moisturizer - both are really nice! They are both very lightweight and comfortable to wear! 

I've been really enjoying both of these products and they have very quickly. I have really noticed a dramatic difference in texture with the exfoliant since I've been using it and it's perfect because it's gentle, yet effective. 

Paula's Choice Recap - Fresh, New Products!

Have you tried Paula's Choice before? What are your favorite products? This latest roundup has me very excited to try more from the brand! 


  1. I think I would love the 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, I want to add acids in my skincare routine but I need something that isn't too strong for my sensitive skin!

    1. This would be great for sensitive skin - Paula's Choice is so gentle and it's a very low acid % that's effective!