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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
A cautionary tale
By Shana Ray
from The South
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about Power Couple: RESIST C15 + SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum - Complete Duo:
A newbie to advanced skincare, I read up on PC and decided to give the products a try (especially bc of the focus on anti-irritants). I have oily, somewhat sensitive skin. I built up the amount of products from cleanser to toner to 2% BHA liquid (I suggest you read up on "purging" before using this so you're prepared), then added BHA 9 for spot treating only on my forehead mostly, and Niacinimide. So far so good, with a little purging/breakout after starting BHA exfoliant. As a newbie, I didn't know about purging and would have appreciated a heads up instead of having to search expert advice about breaking out AFTER it started.As far as this duo, I STRONGLY suggest you read up on Retinol products, possible reactions, and how to gradually build on usage frequency. None of this information was provided on the item's page nor did I find specific suggestions on taking it slow with Retinol if you've never used it in the expert advice and after only 2 uses (just 1x/day not the 2x/day suggested), my face starting flushing and heating up intensely like it was on fire at random times. I stopped using the serum and now I have rough bumpy skin around my jaw, chin and mouth. Ugh!I think PC products in general are great to try, I just wish with some of these other products, information on "purging" and possible bad reactions that are discussed all over the Internet would be provided.Currently, I'm back to cleanser and moisturizer only, just waiting to see if this bumpy skin clears up or if I have to make an appointment with a dermatologist. Fun times. Moral to the story: do extensive research before - and not just on one site, use several- on active products such as acids for exfoliation and retinols.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Minimalist
I have been using PC now for about 4 months. I have seen great improvement in my skin(literally life changing). So since I trust these products now, I decided to order this "power couple", and let me tell you, in 24 hours I noticed a big difference in my skin! It faded post acne marks faster than anything else. I was always a bit afraid to use Vit C because my skin is sensitive to citrus and anything related. I don't know why I always associated Vit C with "citrus" oils. But I was so wrong. I suffer from sensitive, break out, combo, and some early wrinkles. But I have to say I use the Clinical Retinol and The Retinol Serum(which are wonderful products) that have helped my breakouts and overall texture of my skin. I also use the BHA9 for spot treatment, but NOTHING worked like these two. I absolutely recommend anyone with brown spots and/or post acne hyper pigmentation to get these two ASAP. They do work, and fast. Just when I thought my skin couldn't look better, PC did it again. (The Vit C 15 Booster does have a funky smell , but it fades, and honestly, it works so well, I don't care)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Worth the Investment
By Jessica B.
I have used this combination of products for 2 weeks, and I started getting complements on how soft and smooth my skin looks. These products are non-irritating and a little goes along way. I do use the skin balancing line, these products have contributed to the overall health and look of my skin.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Found my skincare line
By susanne r.
I started using Paula's Choice products 7 months ago and can't be happier. It was part of my New Year's Resoulution to start taking better care of my skin. I am 51 and have noticed more creepiness appearing on my cheeks. I am very very cynical about products really being able to reduce wrinkles, etc. But when others starting commenting on my skin I knew that I wasn't crazy, this stuff works. I have expanded my products and I have no desire to continue searching for things that work.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
best combo & products ever...
By angela t.
Every body skin is different..I'm so glad I took a chance buying this two items..they are wonderful..thank you Paula and her team...
I use this in conjunction with Skin Balancing Antiox.. with Retinol which are amazing together. My skin is looking way younger and brighter. I have acne/wrinkle (smile line) problems and I can't believe how fast these two products take care of this problem. I don't need to but any other expensive products in the market, this beats them hands down. At night I also use the Retinol Serium and the results are amazing. No Botox needed for a while.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good products just not for me
By Andrea L.
This duo was my first purchase from Paula's Choice. I used the Resist serum mixed with my regular moisturizer (Erno Laszlo) but it made my skin oddly oily (my skin is dry by nature) and caused a few instances of acne. I tried it alone and got the same results so I stopped using it. The Super Balancing Serum wasn't for me at all. It feels like a mattifying gel but dries down and actually makes my skin soft.
Customer Service Response: Hello Andrea! We're sorry to learn this wasn't a fit for you.� Please contact our Customer Care Team, and they would be happy to help with a refund or exchange.�