Paula’s Choice Skincare Routine

Paula’s Choice Skincare Routine

Personalized for those with dry skin

I thought I was going to suffer from dry skin and battle breakouts for the rest of my life, but things have quickly changed these past few weeks. I’m currently on a full Paula’s Choice skincare regime and loving it. I had a quick and helpful phone call with one of Paula’s Choice skincare consultants, where we talked about my skin concerns and problem areas, and she suggested an array of products to get my skin back on track. I highly recommend talking with one of their consultants as it will not only save you time (no more guessing which products are designed for you), but will also save you money (no more product wasting).

Paula Begoun, the owner, was one of the first bloggers I started to read way back in the day, before blogging was a thing. She was and still is, one of the most honest bloggers who breaks down each product and gives truthful reviews. She talks about each ingredient and how it will be beneficial (or not so beneficial) for your skin, if each product actually works and where to save your money. Saying she knows a lot about skincare is an understatement. Of course, everyone’s skin concerns are different, so it is nice to see complimentary products that are designed to work together, depending on your wants and needs. As an added bonus, you can also purchase sample sizes, of most products, allowing you to test drive each product before purchasing the full size bottle. It does come with a 60- day 100% money back guarantee, which is great, cause we all know skincare products aren’t cheap.
Skin Recovery Advanced Kit

I was set up on a 9 piece Paula’s Choice system, the Skin Recovery program to be exact, which I’m not going to lie, seemed like a lot of products at the beginning. This unique and innovated system was designed to restore and replenish extremely dry skin, reduce redness and prevent visible signs of aging, even on those with sensitive skin.
Skin Recovery Advanced Kit

Skin Recovery Cleanser helps to not only cleanse, but calms and soothes the skin, while reducing redness and irritation. It’s formulated with oat beta-glucan, Chamomilla recutita flower extract, Glycine soja oil, cocamidopropyl betaine, to intensely hydrating and moisturize the skin, while leaving it squeaky clean.

Skin Recovery Cleanser has a thick and creamy texture that’s perfect for those with dry, itchy and irritated skin. Its rich, lotion-like formula glides over skin with ease, and although it doesn’t fully remove makeup and mascara (I always use a cleansing oil for that), it does remove dirt and oil and washes clean away. It leaves skin feeling refreshed and hydrated, without stripping it of its natural oils, leaving it feeling tight or dry. My dry skin instantly feels supple and it also seems to help improve skin’s softness, by adding moisture, even before my moisturizer. It retails for $14.45 for 237ml.
Skin Recovery Cleanser

Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner is loaded with skin-protecting antioxidants, essential lipids, cell-communicating ingredients and restorative skin-identical ingredients that help to leave your skin feeling silky smooth. It will also help make other products work better and more efficient.

Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner is a milky liquid, a lot richer in consistency than any other toner I’ve tried in the past. I’ve been applying it both day and night, on a cotton pad, right after my daily cleanser. It does a wonderful job at removing any traces of my makeup that my cleanser may have missed in the evening, but also helps to eliminate dry, flaky patches on the skin. It instantly soothes and reduces any redness and restores my natural moisture levels for a younger, more youthful appearance. It feels soothing, hydrating and moisturizing, yet is light enough to use twice a day without clogging pores. It also preps the skin for my daily and nightly moisturizer and allows it to fully absorb quicker and deeper. It retails for $17 for 190ml.
Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner

Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant is a leave-on exfoliant that is applied once or twice a day to help smooth skin and fade sun damage for a younger, more youthful looking skin in a few short weeks.

Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant has a lightweight, sheer, invisible texture that instantly works to exfoliate the skin’s surface and reduce and fade the signs of sun damage. It applied evenly and smoothing and helps to improve collagen production for firmer skin in a few short weeks. I’ve been applying it both day and night and have already noticed my skin is brighter, smoother and more radiant. It really does help to correct uneven skin tone and seems to firm the skin, especially around the eye area, for fewer visible wrinkles and fine lines. Since I’ve had a few chemical peels, it also helps to sustain the results and wears beautifully under my moisturizer. It retails for $22.10 for 100ml.
Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol contains a potent blend of antioxidants, cell-communicating ingredients, plant oils and anti-irritants that work quickly to revitalize lackluster skin so it can look and act healthier and younger. It acts as a barrier to help protect the skin from harmful daily environmental aggressors and future damage.

Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol has an incredibly silky texture that’s used both morning and night. It helps to rejuvenate the appearance of dry and dull skin, for a fresher, smoother face. It applies evenly and smoothly, covers my entire face with only a dime size amount and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky. My skin is instantly left feeling smooth, soft and supple and ready to take on the day. It helps replenish moisture loss and keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day, without feeling tight or dry. It gives a somewhat radiant glow and clears up any dry areas, patchiness and flakiness on the face. It retails for $25.50 for 100ml.
Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum

Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 goes beyond just moisturizing the skin, it’s also formulated with sunscreen, making it the perfect daytime moisturizer. It helps to replenish dry skin and ensures a healthy barrier from the harmful effects of the sun, which can cause wrinkles and brown spots. It features potent antioxidants, skin-identical ceramides and cell-communicating peptides to restore and help maintain healthy, radiant skin that looks and acts younger.

Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 has a lightweight, silky texture and is the last step in my daily morning routine. It’s the perfect daytime moisturizer as it absorbs into the skin almost instantly, so I’m able to apply my foundation immediately afterwards. My skin is looking extremely healthier and my makeup is applying much easier, due to less dry patchy and unevenness. It keeps my skin hydrated and moisturized the entire day without feeling tight or clogging my pores. It also seems to help smooth and calm the skin and shield it from wrinkles and brown spots. It retails for $22.10 for 60ml.
Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30

Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer features a unique blend of emollients, soothing agents, anti-irritants, antioxidants and cell-communicating ingredients to help create an exceptionally rich cream that takes superior care of extremely dry skin. It helps to strengthens skin, helps restore a healthy barrier function, and stimulates healthy collagen production for a firmer, more youthful look.

Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer rich and creamy texture is the perfect nighttime moisturizer as its highly moisturizing formula hydrates while you sleep. It really does an excellent job at sealing in moisture, without feeling too heavy. For someone that’s prone to blemishes, this lightweight formula doesn’t seem to clog pores or cause breakouts like other nightly moisturizers. Flaky areas around my nose are cleared up, fine lines around my jawline seem less pronounced and it gives somewhat of a radiant glow to my dry, dehydrated skin. I wake up to smooth, plump and absolutely radiant and glowing skin in the am. My complexion has never looked so youthful and healthier. It helps to reduce dry, dull and flakey skin, without looking greasy or feeling tight. It retails for $22.10 for 60ml.
Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer

Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask is an overnight treatment mask that contains an outstanding combination of rich plant oils, essential fatty acids, and lipids that dry skin needs to repair and replenish itself. Its unique plant and vitamin complex is full of antioxidants that help soothe and reduce inflammation.

Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask is superrich, silky and creamy, with a slight gel like texture that feels hydrating and cooling on the skin. It instantly calms redness, eliminates dry, flaky patches and gives an instant glow to the complexion upon waking up in the morning. It helps to restore radiance and banish dryness after only one application. I’ve been applying it a few times a week without the fear of it clogging my pores or causing breakouts. It retails for $17.85 for 118ml.
Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment Mask

These 7 products are now my daily go-to Holy Grail products that I can’t live without. Skin Recovery Advanced Kit retails for only $141.10, which is a pretty amazing deal considering you’re getting 7 beneficial products.
Skin Recovery Advanced Kit Skin Recovery Advanced Kit

Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster features a unique blend of nine gentle antioxidant-packed plant oils, such as Jojoba, Safflower, Apricot, Sunflower, Cranberry, Argan, Borage, Evening Primrose, and rich in Omegas 3-6-9 Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil that instantly brings soothing, moisture-rich relief to dull, dry and irritated skin. Its essential fatty acids repair skin’s natural barrier to help restore softness and elasticity while calming the skin for a youthful glow.

Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster’s extremely lightweight texture absorbs into the skin fairly quickly without feeling oily or greasy like other oils. I’ve been adding a few drops to my daily and nightly moisturizer for an added boost of hydration. It instantly replenishes tight, dehydrated skin in a non-greasy formula. I have no problem using it in the morning, without the fear of it causing my foundation to become slick or greasy. This really does take your moisturizer to an entirely different level and is unlike any oil I’ve tried in the past. If I could only keep one product from my new skincare lineup, this definitely would be it. If you’re a fan of oils, or looking for that added boost of hydration, this will soon before your favourite skincare product. It retails for $29.75 for 20ml.

Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster is a specialized hyaluronic acid, anti-aging booster that’s much like the Renewal Oil Booster, and can be added to your favourite moisturizer to plump up fine lines and prevent moisture loss.

Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster has a liquidy, gel like texture that glides onto the skin and absorbs within seconds. You can, of course, enjoy this serum on its own, by applying it directly to the skin after cleansing, but my favourite way is mixing it in with my nighttime moisturizer. It immediately plumps up fine lines and parches areas on my skin for a pretty dramatic result in a single application. For those days when I didn’t get enough sleep and my under eye area is looking a little puffy and dry, I apply a few drops to help awaken my delicate eye area. It also keeps it extremely hydrated, allowing for concealer to apply easier and smoother without creasing throughout the day. It really does give the appearance of brighter, healthier, radiant and glowing skin after each use. It retails for $38.25 for 20ml.
Paula’s Choice (13)

If you’re looking for a luxury skincare system on a budget, I would totally check out Paula’s Choice. Most of the products ring it at under $40 a piece, which we all know is pretty amazing for quality ingredients. I’ve seen some of the same products, with less beneficial ingredients, for upwards of $100. If you’re ready to take the Paula’s Choice challenge and get healthy, radiant and glowing skin just in time for summer, I have an exclusive promo code entitling you to 20% off any one item and free shipping, using code PRIMP20. Also be sure to downloaded the Pretty In My Pocket (PRIMP) app, which I am a new member of (its free). You’ll get to see reviews from both expert beauty bloggers (like myself) along with consumer on an array of different makeup and skincare products.


“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Paula’s Choice, but all opinions on this blog are my own. I also want to thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.”



Amber is just an everyday girl from Canada with a love of fashion and beauty. The Pink Millennial is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog that focus on personal style, beauty, home décor and so much more!

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