Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster and Hyaluronic Acid Booster – how are they different?

Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster and Hyaluronic Acid Booster

I am all in favor of a boost. Why not? I love my morning cuppa Joe for a little boost, a ‘Hey you look pretty today!” for a boost, and a few drops of fabulous treatment to boost my skin care regimen. I’ve been testing two different boosters from Paula’s Choice – the Resist Anti-Aging 1% Retinol Booster and the Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster and am anxious to tell you about both of these awesome – and very different from one another – skin care boosters.

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Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster

Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster

The Resist Anti-Aging 1% Retinol Booster ($52) has three main purposes:  even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and make skin feel smoother. This is pure retinol that you can either use by itself or else add to a serum or moisturizer that you are already using. Retinol is full of peptides that skin absolutely loves — they make skin look fantastic; glowy, firm, and youthful. Pores look smaller, wrinkles shrink, and dark spots fade. This is the choice for you if you have uneven skin tone and combination to oily skin. You will have to experiment to see how much your skin can tolerate. I use this every night and my skin absolutely loves it, but some may only want to use it a few times a week. It’s certainly a personal thing and you will want to play around and see what works for you. But once you find your sweet spot, it’s really magical and an even better boost than that morning cuppa Joe.

Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

The Hyaluronic Acid Booster $46 is a different sort of booster. Hyaluronic acid is a fantastic moisturizer that really plumps up skin like no other ingredient. It fills in fine lines and wrinkles from the inside and makes skin look incredibly beautiful and youthful. It’s especially fabulous around the eyes and on that crepey skin on the neck and decolletage area – the results are instantaneous. Like the 1% Retinol Booster, you can use this alone or with a serum or moisturizer. I like to use it by itself and then follow it with my moisturizer. I typically use this in the morning and use the 1% Retinol Booster at night. My only gripe about the Hyaluronic Acid Booster is that once you get over half way through the product, it starts getting difficult to get the product out of the dropper bottle. It’s not impossible, but it’s a little annoying.

Right now, the Paula’s Choice Valentine’s Day special of 20% off any order over $65 plus free shipping is still going on, so take advantage!  Happy shopping!  – Lisa

My go-to for crazy winter skin? Paula’s Choice.

I don’t know what it is about winter but it sure makes my skin do crazy things. One day it’s so dry and itchy, the next day I have random blemishes…add into that mix wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and I am just a mess. I usually have my favorite skin care products that vary by season – products that I use in the summer when my skin is never dry and mostly oily, and products that I use in the fall and spring when I am a more predictably normal t-zone mix. But in the winter, I turn to Paula’s Choice more often than not to help my crazy lady skin get back to normal. Here are some of my favorites for my season of insanity.

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Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil

Cleanser is an issue for me – I need something that suits my t-zone in spring and fall, and something that suits my overall oiliness in the summer. In the winter, I need something that addresses my suddenly dry skin that isn’t so rich it sends me back to the blemishes I had at 16 – no way, not unless I also get the body I had at 16.

I actually prefer the Resist Cleanser for spring and autumn and the Skin Balancing Cleanser for summer, but for winter I adore the Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil ($25). I don’t even need a separate makeup remover, and the oils in this – sunflower and coconut – hydrate my dryness without overdoing it and making me break out. It’s fragrance-free, and a small amount mixed with warm water takes off super stubborn makeup. I use it with my Foreo Luna for amazingly clean skin regardless of its current mood.

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask swatch

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask swatch after drying

No matter what, in the winter my skin goes nuts and it transforms from super dry to super oily with blemishes and congested skin, seemingly from nowhere. When that happens I break out the Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask ($30) to banish the break outs on my skin.  I’ve used this for years now. The charcoal coaxes all that nasty stuff out of my pores without drying out skin, and the mask is actually a gel mask so it hydrates while purifying. My pores look smaller, I don’t look oily throughout the day, and I don’t break out – plus I don’t get that dryness that can happen with clay masks. It’s really perfect. Just apply this on clean dry skin and leave on for about 20 minutes. It doesn’t dry completely – that swatch on my hand had been there for 20 minutes when I took that photo. Oh, one more plus – this mask is so gentle you can use it every day if you want. Every single day. For real.

Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask

Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask swatch

So, my skin is certifiably nuts in the winter, right? I wake up one morning and it’s an oily, congested mess. I wake up a week later and I am as dry as the Sahara Desert. When that happens, I switch to my Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask ($30). This mask is like a long, tall, cool glass of water for dehydrated skin. It works immediately to moisturize and soften skin. The mask is thick and creamy and doesn’t dry hard. It has great ingredients including jojoba, vitamin E, plant oils, antioxidants, amino acids and glycerin. You can use this every day if you want, as a regular mask that you wash off after 20 minutes, or you can use it as an overnight mask. It’s glorious.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion

The real miracle product for winter from Paula’s Choice is the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion ($29). This is a skin treatment that exfoliates, moisturizes, reduces pore size, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It does all of this and quickly too – you will get results very quickly and you won’t believe how terrific those results are!! If you have dry skin and blemishes, you need this. If you also have wrinkles, my goodness, get this. If, in addition to dry skin, blemishes, and wrinkles, you also have large pores, why don’t you have this???? Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion has a pH range of 3.2–3.8. Use it after cleansing and toning – just a small amount as your treatment serum before moisturizing and it will get rid of dead skin, give you great skin texture, smaller pores, and less wrinkles. It’s fantastic.

In the winter, I also have my Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm ($15)  with me at all times. I reviewed this last week, you can read the full review HERE.

If you have crazy lady skin in the winter like me, definitely check out Paula’s Choice. She has loads of options that take amazing care of pretty much any skin care woe you may have!  – Lisa

Quick skin care favorite from Paula’s Choice: Lip and Body Treatment Balm

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Goodness, has it been cold and windy here! My skin has been taking a real beating with this weather and I have never been so thankful for my Paula’s Choice Lip and Body Treatment Balm. I remember being introduced to this about ten years ago by my friend Patty. She said it was the best lip balm she had ever used and urged me to give it a try.   became an instant fan and have had some on hand ever since.

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So what makes Paula’s Choice Lip and Body Treatment Balm so darn good? It is wonderfully emollient and it lasts. You just don’t have to keep applying it over and over. It works the first time you put it on, bringing instant relief to dry, chapped, thirsty skin. It doesn’t hurt, sting, or smell funny.  And, you can use it anywhere – lips, elbows, knees, cuticles…anywhere your skin is dry, cracked, crying for relief.

The Lip and Body Treatment Balm isn’t waxy like the average lip balm and doesn’t have menthol or fragrant oils so everyone, even those who are extremely sensitive, can use this lovely stuff. I’m telling you, from the very first application, dry, flaky lips go immediately soft, supple, and super happy. If you have eczema you will especially love this jar of goodness. I even put a little on my palms, rub together, then smooth over my hair when it gets full of static. This fabulously gently balm is truly the bomb and is something you want to stock up on for the winter.  – Lisa

Ingredients:  Ricinus Communis Seed Oil (castor oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient), Petrolatum (emollient), Euphorbia Cerifera Wax (candelilla wax/emollient/texture-enhancing), Lanolin (emollient), C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters (emollient/skin replenishing), Cera Alba, (beeswax/texture-enhancing), Ozokerite (texture-enhancing), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Copernicia Cerifera Wax (carnauba wax/emollient/texture-enhancing), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (shea butter/emollient/antioxidant), Jojoba Esters (emollient), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (wheat germ oil/non-fragrant oil/emollient), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Trihydroxystearin (emollient), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (emollient/texture-enhancing).

Lisa’s top five favorite repurchases!

Lisa's Top Five RepurchasesI don’t just repurchase my most favorite items. I am a little OCD, so I’m always afraid of running out. I repurchase my favorites in bulk. So whatever I know I can’t live without, I simply make sure I will never have to!! I have at least three or four extras waiting in the wings at all times. Here are my top five repurchases that have lots of brothers and sisters waiting their turn on my shelves.

Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover

Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover

  1.  Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($16):  This is the very best makeup remover I have ever tried and I buy this four bottles at a time whenever there is a sale. I usually wear full coverage foundation and my skin tends to break out especially in my t-zone. So I take cleansing very seriously, and the first step is always makeup remover. This dual-phase liquid makeup remover needs to be shaken first. After squirting some onto a cleansing pad you wipe off makeup prior to cleansing. It removes everything, even waterproof mascara and the most tenacious lipstick. It’s completely safe to use on eyes, and it leaves skin feeling moist and hydrated but not oily or greasy.

    Creation Pharm Jewelweed Topical Mist

    Creation Pharm Jewelweed Topical Mist

  2. Creation Pharm Jewelweed Topical Mist ($12.95) Creation Pharm has a store in Traverse City,Michigan and you can find the line in person in lots of cool little stores all over Michigan. They have amazing soaps, oils, tanning lotions, bath products, and skin care. Jewelweed Topical Mist keeps my skin clear and is the best thing I’ve ever tried for keeping blackheads and acne at bay. It also clears up just about any other sort of skin condition you can think of – any itchy, rashy skin like Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, food allergies, and even bug bites. My brother was playing softball and he accidentally grabbed some knee pads that had mold in them. During the game, he slid into home and scratched up his leg. Two days later he had the most horrible infection in his leg, and after three weeks of treatment by doctors it was just getting worse. I gave him my precious bottle of Jewelweed Topical Mist and his leg immediately began to heal. Three days later it was all cleared up. He won’t give me back my bottle. I guess I can’t really blame him. The ingredients in this secret weapon include extracts of Jewelweed, White Oak Bark, Comfrey Leaf, Witch Hazel and Aloe. Native Americans used Jewelweed because it has a natural antihistamine in it that is very quick and totally effective. I use my Jewelweed Topical Mist for so many things that I always have extras on hand.  My son has very sensitive skin that will get itchy for seemingly no reason, my husband gets welts on his skin from heat rash, and my daughter is always getting scraped up. Jewelweed Topical Mist takes care of all those issues, plus it truly is the best toner I have ever used.

    Dan Read Cosmetics Silver Screen Foundation

    Dan Read Cosmetics Silver Screen Foundation

  3. Dan Read Cosmetics Silver Screen Foundation ($33.50) Dan Read Cosmetics is a fantastic niche boutique line with one of the best full coverage foundations available. This is a cream to powder foundation that is well-known among stage and film performers because it lasts through anything. It’s bulletproof. Hot lights, wet weather, long workouts – this foundation holds up like a champ. It corrects uneven skin tone, dark under eye circles, red areas, any problem you’ve got, and it looks natural. It is extremely pigmented so you don’t even need a separate concealer. I always have four shades – my winter color is Soft Ivory 3, which is my lightest shade. Natural 1 is my typical shade, and I use Natural 2 and Natural 3 when I faux tan. Silver Screen Foundation is available in a shimmer version that I also always have on hand. When I travel, this is the foundation I take with me every time.

    Guerlain Terracotta Spray

    Guerlain Terracotta Spray

  4. Guerlain Terracotta Spray ($64)  So, this is spendy, I know. But wow is it awesome. It’s not even perfect — the aerosol sometimes gets gummed up – but I have never gotten the same utterly fabulous bronzed glow with any other product, ever. It makes my skin look perfect. The spray is super light and the effect is freaking fantastic. This is a secret weapon that I am happy to share. Once you try this you will never ever want to be without it again. By the way, I honestly don’t find there to be much difference between the Light and Medium shades.

    Coconut Hut Coconut Oil

    Coconut Hut Coconut Oil

  5. Coconut Hut Coconut Oil in various scents ($17, coconuthutbeauty.com) I have slathered this body oil on for years and years…I remember I found it way back when I first discovered the Internet, so it’s been a while! I just love this little Hawaiian body product boutique. I get different scents all the time, but they are always some variation of coconut. Some of my all time favorites are Coconut Kanantik, Tahitian Black Coconut, and Beach Goddess, and I am currently loving the limited edition Hawaiian Tropics, a mix of coconut milk and dark tanning oil.

I’m so happy to share my top five repurchases with you!  I hope you find something that works for you…and I would love to know what your favorites are too!! – Lisa

Lisa’s Top Five Favorites from Paula’s Choice Cosmetics

Top Five Paula's Choice Cosmetics Favorites

There are many, many reasons why I am such a huge fan of the Paula’s Choice line, but really what it comes down to is this:  Paula’s Choice is full of no BS, workhorse products that are the foundation of an excellent skin care and color cosmetics arsenal. Is every single product my favorite? No, there are some products (hello foundations and concealer!) that have never worked for me. Is this a perfect line? No, there are too many skin care products with similar functions and the names are way too complicated and confusing. That said, this is the line I recommend for anyone new to beauty products, for anyone looking for effective yet gentle skin care, and especially for any teenagers who want the perfect products to treat their crazy skin care needs.

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Love her or hate her, Paula Begoun has had a huge impact on the cosmetics industry. Me? I love her.  Way back in the day I bought her books, read them over and over, underlined, highlighted, tabbed…I subscribed to her newsletter and saved every single one, pouring over them and making my wish lists of the best things to purchase. When she started her own cosmetics and skin care line I wondered if she could keep her objectivity. Much to my delight, I think Paula is still the same sort of prickly but totally no-nonsense expert that I can always count on for fantastic advice.

I have way more than five favorites from Paula’s Choice, but here are my top five products that I purchase over and over (and always have several backups waiting the wings just in case!). I have chosen only skin care items so I didn’t even have to wrestle with my favorite color items.

  1. Gentle Makeup Remover ($16)
  2. Professional Blemish Extracting Tool ($14)
  3. Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide ($19)
  4. Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment ($56)
  5. 10% Niacinamide Booster($42)
Paula's Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

Paula’s Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

My first favorite is the Gentle Touch Makeup Remover. This is the very best makeup remover I have ever tried and I buy this four bottles at a time whenever there is a sale. I usually wear full coverage foundation and my skin tends to break out especially in my t-zone. So I take cleansing very seriously, and the first step is always makeup remover. This dual-phase liquid makeup remover needs to be shaken first and after squirting some onto a cleansing pad you wipe off makeup prior to cleansing. It removes everything, even waterproof mascara and the most tenacious lipstick. It’s completely safe to use on eyes, and it leaves skin feeling moist and hydrated but not oily or greasy.

One end of the Professional Blemish Extracting Tool

One end of the Professional Blemish Extracting Tool

The other end of the Professional Blemish Extracting Tool

The other end of the Professional Blemish Extracting Tool

My second favorite is the dual-ended Professional Blemish Extracting Tool. Extraction is necessary and correct extraction is essential!! PC has this fantastic stainless steel extractor that safely removes blackheads and whiteheads without tearing the skin and making a bad situation even worse.  You’ve got to get those blackheads out – if you don’t, you risk enlarged pores and serious infection.  Plus, congestion of the pores is painful to have and painful for other people to look at. This baby puts pressure around the congested pore without digging in like your fingernails do, providing even pressure that gently pushes the blackhead or whitehead out of the pore. It is the BOMB.

Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl PeroxideMy third favorite is the Clear Extra Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 5% Benzoyl Peroxide. This is a fantastic spot treatment that works quickly without stressing already stressed skin. It’s not just triage – it also prevents future breakouts and controls very oily areas. I use it around my nose and on my chin every morning and night, and sometimes I use it as an all-over mask in the evening. This 5% benzoyl peroxide acne treatment is fantastic for teens and it works on every skin type. I find that most benzoyl peroxide treatments have other ingredients that irritate and dry out skin, but this light lotion is super gentle and has nothing irritating in it at all.

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My fourth favorite is the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. This is an exfoliating skin treatment that is applied after cleansing.  Here are all the skin ailments it treats:

  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Wrinkles
  • Firms skin, smoothing deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces dark spots and uneven skin tone, refines pore size

This is a retinol product and I know that some people have problems tolerating retinol. However, even if you have a history of difficulty with retinols, I urge you to give this a try. It has licorice, oat extract and other anti-irritants that make it great for sensitive skin. My skin has always reacted well to retinols, and this product in particular gives me beautiful and immediate results. My skin is much smoother, pores smaller, fine lines less noticeable. Retinol actually stimulates collagen production, so the results over time are fantastic.

Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide BoosterPaula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster

My fifth favorite is the 10% Niacinamide Booster, one of Paula’s newest products for reducing pore size. My first bottle was sent as a press sample, but I used that all up and have already bought another. This is great stuff that makes the rest of my skin care even better. Here’s why your pores get larger as you age: skin naturally sheds built up oil and dirt. When we are young, this process happens pretty quickly, so our skin looks almost as if it doesn’t even have pores. As we get older, especially after age 30, this process slows down so dirt and oil stays inside our pores longer. The increased collection of dirt and oil causes pores to stretch out and become enlarged. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps your skin’s shedding process, but even with the most diligent skin care maintenance pores become enlarged.  The 10% Naicinamide Booster does four main things: improves uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size, improves skin texture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It’s a very exciting ingredient that has been scientifically proven to seriously shrink enlarged pores as well as wrinkles. What is really cool about this product is that it’s a super lightweight serum that can be used alone or added to another serum or moisturizer. I put a few drops in my treatment serum every morning and every night and I am truly impressed with my results!

If you are a long time Paula’s Choice fan, I hope that my picks give you incentive to try them. If you haven’t tried this line out, I can’t recommend it highly enough.  I know that you will quickly find your five favorites that will become staples of your skin care regimen.

Click on this link for $10 off your first order if you are new to Paula’s Choice  This is part of the Refer-a-Friend program and will give me credit towards a future Paula’s Choice order. Paula always has specials going – right now the special is free shipping and a free full size Clinical Body Butter for all orders over $50.  – Lisa

Quick and easy brows with Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo

Paula's Choice Brow Defining Cream DuoI swear, EVERY morning I am running late.  I keep trying to simplify my makeup routine more and more to make it easier to get to work on time.  My least favorite part to do are eyes – if you can’t do eye makeup right, I think you shouldn’t do it at all.  It requires a steady hand and patience, neither of which are in typically available for me in the mornings.

I have eliminated any sort of complicated eyeshadow.  I’m just doing a wash of a base color, usually MAC Paint Pot in Layin’ Low or Painterly, a thicker line of gel pencil eyeliner (I am really like the Shea Moisture Ultra Smooth Long Wear Eye Pencil these days), a quick squeeze from my eyelash curler then a very quick coat of mascara.  One area where I never skimp, though, is brows.  I think most people neglect this part of their face, but 20 seconds can really change your look, and Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo ($21) is terrific.

Paula's Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo

Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo

Paula’s Choice is one of my favorite go-to lines for skin care, but this line also has some really exceptional cosmetic products.  I always have a Brow Defining Cream Duo on hand and I use it every single day.  It is so easy to use.  Unlike many of the brushes that come inside compacts, the one in this brow duo is excellent.  I use the spoolie end to brush my brows up first, then I use the angled brush side and dip it in each of the two colors of brow cream to make a color a few shades lighter than my natural brow color.  Then, I quickly tap the cream onto my brows, and finish with a quick sweep of the spoolie.

Paula's Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo

Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo

I prefer a cream brow product to powder for two reasons.  First, the cream doesn’t smudge like powder.  Second, a cream product holds my brows in place.  I love the two shades in the Brow Defining Cream Duo – I can use just one or mix them together.  Unless your hair is very fair or very dark, these two shades will work for you.  Once you use this product a few times and get the hang of it, you will be astounded at the difference groomed brows make, and you will be amazed at how quickly you can use this.

Whether you like to take your time with your makeup or you are always in a hurry, this is a brow product that you will absolutely swear by.  Another bonus – all Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.  – Lisa

If you have never ordered from Paula’s Choice before, use THIS LINK to get a $10 credit on your first order!

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My choice? Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster

paulas-choice-10-naicinamide-treatmentAs we age, some things get smaller and some get bigger. What gets smaller? Height. Lip size. Short term memory. What gets bigger? Nose. Feet. Pores. I can deal with the nose and feet, but bigger pores?  Ugh.
I turn to Paula’s Choice over and over for really excellent skin care that is effective and affordable. One of her newest products is the 10% Niacinamide Booster ($42). My first bottle was sent as a press sample, but I used that all up and have already bought another. This is great stuff that makes the rest of my skin care even better.
Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide BoosterHere’s why your pores get larger as you age: skin naturally sheds built up oil and dirt. When we are young, this process happens pretty quickly, so our skin looks almost as if it doesn’t even have pores. As we get older, especially after age 30, this process slows down so dirt and oil stays inside our pores longer. The increased collection of dirt and oil causes pores to stretch out and become enlarged. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps your skin’s shedding process, but even with the most diligent skin care maintenance pores become enlarged.
Enter Paula’s Choice 10% Naicinamide Booster.
Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
 The 10% Naicinamide Booster does four main things: improves uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size, improves skin texture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It’s a very exciting skin care ingredient that has been scientifically proven to seriously shrink enlarged pores as well as wrinkles. What is really cool about this product is that it’s a super lightweight serum that can be used alone or added to another serum or moisturizer. I put a few drops in my treatment serum every morning and every night and I am truly impressed with my results!
Here is why you want this:
  • Supercharges any serum or moisturizer to dramatically minimize pores
  • Helps strengthen skin’s elasticity, allowing enlarged pores to shrink back to a normal size
  • Helps regulate sebum production (especially for those with oily/blemish-prone skin)
  • Helps promote a more even skin texture and overall skin tone

Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide BoosterNot only does this product have the highest percentage of Niacinamide available in Paula’s Choice skin care products, it also has other terrific ingredients including licorice root, green tea, and oat-derived antioxidants for fighting free radicals. It is a fantastic boost to any skin care product, and you will notice a difference within one week.

I love many Paula’s Choice products, and the 10% Niacinamide is an especially impressive addition to an already fantastic line. Regardless of what other products you use, I highly recommend you pick this one up to boost your skin care results and shrink those pores.

Here is a link that will give you $10 off your first order if you are new to Paula’s Choice: http://goo.gl/hEAuZk  This is part of the Refer-a-Friend program and will give me credit towards a future Paula’s Choice order. Paula always has specials going – right now they include 20% off one full size product and free shipping, and 15% off AHA and BHA exfoliants.  – Lisa

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