MY STORY: for a long time I’ve been using the beautypaedia website run by Paula’s choice & watching their live chat videos on YouTube to learn more about skincare ingredients.
What resonated with me most was their scientific approach to skincare. As a GP I’m trained to provide evidence based treatments & Paula’s choice appeared to be doing the same for skincare.
I love that they only use well researched ingredients that have strong evidence behind them & they aren’t extortionately priced.
I chose to try the 2% BHA liquid partly based on the amazing reviews & because I love acids. Salicylic acid in particular is proven to be great for acne prone skin.
I put a small amount of liquid directly onto fingers & pat on to skin (I feel like a cotton pad would waste product). After only 1 use I noticed the texture of my skin greatly. Overall after 4 weeks my skin is smoother, I appear to have less frequent breakouts & scarring fades quicker.
Despite this being an effective acid there is no irritation or dryness, I think this is testament to the high standards that Paula has for skincare ingredients.
I can’t wait to try more from the line.
AIM: evens skin tone, reduces redness & unclogs large pores.
DIRECTIONS: apply twice daily after cleansing & toning. For daytime follow with sunscreen.
Salicylic acid: penetrates pore lining to exfoliate inside pores & surface of skin
Green tea leaf extract: antioxidant properties
Methylpropanediol: enhances salicylic acid & has hydrating properties
PROS: absorbs quickly, effective at improving texture of skin & reducing acne.
CONS: can get messy if using fingers, UK website doesn’t offer full range of Paula’s choice products.