OK I've given up on trying to make this blog well-written... I'd rather have something written than none at all, so here goes!
thanks for understanding,
ON TO IMPORTANT MATTERS:
I'd been looking for a skin care system to replace, temporarily, my Cetaphil- retinoid - sunscreen routine while pregnant/nursing [a time when retinoids are verboten.] I was familiar with Paula Begoun from her books and narrowed in on her skin care line as a a return-to-pre-pregnancy-weight treat/incentive. That goal met, and after chatting with the online representative (who sent me free samples!), I bought the skin-balancing system, sent the retinol-containing serum to my mom, and swapped in the retinol-free Resist Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum. I used it for a few weeks and
READ THIS NEXT PART IN AN ITALIAN ACCENT:
Touch my cheek - it is so smooth.
Press my cheek - it is so firm.
OK BACK TO YOUR NORMAL READING VOICE:
I love it! I am firmly against any feeling of Stuff On My Face which is why I am very picky about sunscreens. And despite the application of toner/exfoliant/serum/sunscreen (day) or toner/exfoliant/serum/moisturizer (night), my skin feels treated but not gloppy, greasy, or squeaky-clean and parched.
ITEMS I LIKE THE MOST:
The gel moisturizer and liquid exfoliant
FEATURES I LIKE:
Made in USA; no animal testing; no dyes or fragrances (big plus plus plus next to this); detailed product descriptions including customer ratings, product details, research with references, ingredient list, how to apply, and FAQs (how is [x] different than [y]? safe for use around eyes? ok to combine with another product? and so on); excellent customer service including online chat availability and quick shipping; Beautypedia reviews you can cross-reference by product and your skin type.
ITEMS I AM EXCITED TO TRY:
Retinol body-smoothing treatment (shoulders and chest, I'm coming for you!); the only fragrance-free all-in-one body and hair shampoo I've ever seen (if I ever figure out how to get to the gym occasionally during the workday, this would be a gym bag staple); fragrance-free body lotion; another sunscreen (I like the skin-balancing formulation but it is a bit runny)
I'm a Paula's Choice convert! Click on over and see if anything strikes your fancy - I think you will be pleased.
Dear Few and Cherished Readers,
It goes without saying this is NOT a sponsored post. But wouldn't it be great if it were?!
I love you, PC!