Spring Skincare Routine

Sponsored Post: I was selected to try and honestly review Paula’s Choice through Pretty in My Pocket. All opinions are my own, of course!

Paula’s Choice Skincare is nothing new to me. I first heard about Paula’s Choice a few years ago after stumbling across Beautypedia. I was deep in the obsession of cleaning up my beauty routine and was chucking lipsticks with any nefarious sounding ingredient left and right. I’ve since lightened my stance on what makes the cut or not, but Paula’s Choice Skincare (and makeup; their foundation is great too!) has always had good ingredients and really worked.

Many of you know my skin struggles. Not long after starting my blog, my skin reverted to a second puberty and I had terrible cystic acne along my jaw and upper neck area. I felt bad about myself. I didn’t enjoy looking in the mirror and makeup became a crutch and was no longer fun. It even affected the way I dressed; I started to wear high necklines and scarves to hide the deep rooted acne. It hurt my self-esteem and I wasn’t a very nice person to those around me because I was feeling low.

Paula's Choice Review: Dry Combination Spring Skincare Routine // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Skincare Blog

Paula’s Choice Review: Spring Skincare Routine

I honestly don’t know what turned my skin around other than being kinder to it. I had thrown a number of lotions and potions in an effort to dry up the acne, but it only left my skin even angrier. I then started moisturizing more and caring for my skin as if it were dry (which it was) and the oil production slowed and I’ve since only battled one monthly crater. (Hormone problems, am I right?!)

Because I really don’t 100% know what helped my skin most, I’m not wary of trying out new products. I already knew that Paula’s Choice made some great products, as I’d been using the 2% BHA liquid recently, but when I was offered the opportunity to work with Paula’s Choice through Pretty in my Pocket, I was ecstatic to try out an entire line of products chosen just for me.

Paula's Choice Review: RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner & 2% BHA Lotion // Hello RIgby Seattle Beauty & Skincare Blog I was able to set up an email consultation with one of the knowledgeable experts at Paula’s Choice, and I told her all about my skin. (P.S. This is not a blogger perk, you can contact them by phone at 1-800-831-4088 for a free consultation!) At the time, it was just before spring really hit so my skin was in a confusing transition as it was still fairly chilly but the sun was trying to make an appearance. I find in between seasons is the worst time for my skin – it often goes from dry to normal back to dry quite frequently making it challenging to nail down a plan.

For my combination-dry but breakout prone but slowly aging skin, I was provided with a multi-step routine for the day time:

– CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin
– RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner
– 2% BHA Lotion
– CALM Redness Relief Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30  for Normal to Dry Skin

At night, my routine was similar, but swapping the CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin in and adding a few drops of the RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster (one of my holy grail products! It’s good.) Holly, my consultant, also recommended the RESIST BHA 9, a potent salicylic acid spot treatment for clogged pores. I also have been using this on my forehead wrinkles that I’d like to minimize. ;)

Paula's Choice Review: RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Skincare Blog

Before starting Paula’s Choice my skin looked okay, but it didn’t feel good. It felt tight, dry, and looked dull. After using my Paula’s Choice, I’ve noticed a complete turn around in the way it feels. The cleanser does not overdry my skin, and using the toner (which is almost a lotion-like consistency) right after feels like a boost of hydration. While the 2% BHA lotion is a bit strong for me, using it every other day has meant less dry patches and a smoother application of foundation. I also love adding the RESIT Moisture Renewal Oil Booster to my daytime moisturizer on days when I’m feeling a little parched, or  if I’m wearing a liquid foundation, a drop or two helps my foundation feel that much more hydrating.

Paula's Choice Review: CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer & RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Skincare Blog

Luckily as a Power Primper with Pretty in my Pocket, I’m able to provide you with a 20% discount on any purchase from Paula’s Choice through May 31st, 2016. Use code PRIMPSPRING at checkout. I highly recommend all of the items I tried, but if there’s only one or two you’d be able to choose I’d definitely say the RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster and the 2% BHA Lotion would be my top picks. You’ll see results from using those in days and they offer a 100% money back guarantee within 60 days if you don’t love the products. If my skin type isn’t the same as yours, you can also visit Pretty in My Pocket and sign up to check out even more reviews of Paula’s Choice products.

Have you tried out Paula’s Choice products before? What was your experience like?

29 thoughts on “Spring Skincare Routine

  1. Chelsie

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Paula’s Choice! The line that I was put on has totally changed my skin (and my life) and putting on makeup is such a joy because my skin already looks amazing! I’m so glad that you like your PC products, too!

  2. Megan

    I always find that changing seasons messes with my skin – and so many people overlook spring skincare in favor of summer sun protection or winter hydration. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Kelsey

    I am a twenty-something that got acne later in life (YAY?!) so I know the struggle all too well. This post was definitely inspiring to me seeing how great your skin looks now!!

    I’ve never heard of Paula’s Choice, but definitely interested in checking them out now.

    Thanks for all the information, girl <3

    XOXO, Kelsey

    1. Jenn Post author

      Aw man, adult acne is the worst! I thought I was over it by my early twenties but then it decided to come back in an extreme way. Paula’s Choice is fab and I definitely recommend them for acne (and other skin troubles too!)

  4. Ashley

    I struggle with cystic acne too and it’s such a bummer! It’s not terrible, but one giant bump can definitely put a damper on your day! I will have to look into Paula’s Choice!


  5. Kayla

    I really have to get into a good skincare routine! I pretty much just do the standard stuff like washing your face before bed and in the morning, but I would love to start looking into other ways to keep my skin healthy.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    1. Jenn Post author

      A skincare routine is so helpful! I’ve noticed such a difference since I’ve incorporated targeted products morning and night! :)


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