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Luxurious and Effective
By Samantha H.
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about SKIN RECOVERY Advanced Kit - Advanced Kit:
My skin: Tends to be dry, tends to be sensitive, closed comedones and the occasional acne flare-up, very dry and sensitive in winter with red patches and flakes. Usage: I have used this kit twice. The first kit was a gift from a family member, and the second kit I purchased myself. I use the full kit as directed in the "daily routine," except I only use the treatment in the AM and the serum in the PM. I use the hydrating mask a little bit differently than directed: in addition to wearing it overnight once a week, I will sometimes pat a little bit on any areas that are looking dry or healing from a pimple as a last step. It may be my favorite product out of all of them, though it is hard to choose.Great things: These products work. They work better than anything else I've ever tried, including drugstore brands, high-end brands, and "natural" products. For me, they reduce inflammation, balance my skin's moisture barrier, and give me a "glow" that I have been unable to recreate with other products. Although I have completely given up on the acne situation, these products do seem to reduce that as well, or at the very least, shorten healing time and improve overall appearance. Not so great things: I can see how some of these products might seem "heavy" to some users. My biggest complaint is the size of the moisturizer with spf. The product included with the kit is 2 oz. As far as sunscreen goes, I have read that you need to apply the product liberally in order for the sunscreen to work as intended. I cringe every time I apply this product liberally because I know there is not much in the bottle. In fact, I tend to alternate with a drugstore moisturizer with spf for this reason. I would be much more satisfied with my purchase if the moisturizer with spf were even a little bit larger, say 3 or 4 oz. I just find it anxiety-inducing due to the nature of products with sunscreen. Last time I used this kit, I ran out of this way before I ran out of the other products, which is what I was afraid of. Overall impression: This kit is great. If your skin meets the profile and you need to treat yourself, look no further.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Works well for my skin
About Me Minimalist
I bought this product 2 months back online after reading some reviews and cos I wanted non-scented, non-animal tested product. This worked well for me. I have somewhat dry to normal skin and can breakout if the product is too strong. I use the products as described in the bottles but use the serum just once a day at night. Since I started using I have got many positive comments. My skin is more even, hasn't been irritated and generally is in good condition. It has also become more soft as well. It's easy to use and the little stickers with time of use and step is very useful. The only negative is the day cream leaves a slight residue, but it's usually the case for SPF creams for me as I have tan skin.
Service and delivery comments:
The product was well packed and was delivered on time
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Edmonton, AB
I found out about Paula's Choice by searching online through many websites. I always had great skin until a year ago, when my face began breaking out and becoming extremely red and irritated. I can't even tell you how many brands of skin care products I tried, all promising to get rid of my "acne". Every time I walked in to Shoppers, someone new would give me new advice on which skin care product would definitely help me. It all made it worse. I'm not even sure how I stumbled across this website, but when I read the reviews on the Skin Recovery line, I wanted to try it. Since then I discovered it was rosacea, and not acne, and the skin recovery line has been the only line to help my face. It's no longer red, irritated, or dry. I would (and do) absolutely recommend this brand to everyone. Thank you for creating such a helpful line of products.
Delivery took a little longer than I was hoping for, but it was worth the wait
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Lynne doesn't run
from Buffalo New York
I never gotten a whole lot of acne GOD BLESS, but I wear makeup everyday and get mini bumps from build up and possibly irritation from my past skin care routine.. I have been using this for 4 days now and my skin is completely clear fresh and I never felt more confident. If you are debating if you should buy this even though you spent 60$ on a moisturizer from Sephora, DO IT. Bye Felicia I am never looking back.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Beauty Expert
First of all I was very skeptical using pc products, never really trusted people who gave themselves good reviews haha. But I always use beautypedia before purchasing anything so I thought why not give paulas products a try. I have tried so many products but nothing worked so wonderfully as this. HG status for me. Although I have mild acne This completely took care of it. I hardly break out now. And it leaves my skin well nourished. I really hope its not one of those products that stops working over time. But everyone's skin is different. You never know what will be suited for you unless you try it. Im so glad i tried this.Thank you Paula. Please never stop making this!
This stuff is changing my skin type!
By H from Van
from Vancouver, BC
My skin is super sensitive, dehydrated, dry, flaky, somewhat acne-prone, blackhead-prone, and red. I probably have rosacea. I'd kind of just accepted that I had bad skin and gave up for years, but recently decided to put in more effort and I'm so glad I did and that it led me to Paula's Choice! I started out with the sample pack and my skin really liked it, though I didn't notice much of a difference in redness right away because the changes were so gradual. It took a week or so for my constantly-irritated skin to really settle down. I didn't realize how great it was until I ran out of the toner sample while I was waiting for the full advanced kit to arrive, and used my OLD toner, and my skin turned bright red! Poured the rest down the sink because that toner was worse than no toner (I now know that lavender is irritating...it contained lavender). The Recovery toner, on the other hand, is amazing. I never knew toners could be so nice to me.It's been a few weeks now, and my skin has way more moisture, is less red (redness not entirely gone) and less blotchy, and is almost entirely clear of acne. I still have a bit of flaking and blackheads but this is still by far the best my skin has looked in my entire adult life. Instead of having seemingly every problem all over my face, I'm leaning toward pain old combination skin. I almost never use the treatment mask because my skin just doesn't feel like it wants it anymore (though sometimes I put it on the drier parts of my cheeks and around my eyes at night). And I'm very optimistic that some more experimenting with how often I exfoliate, and balancing/alternating AHA and BHA, and how much retinol I can tolerate, will help me solve the flaking issues. I'm also on the hunt to replace my foundation, which contains alcohol, so that might be all I need to change.In any case, the Recovery line has become my baseline, my safety products. No more shots in the dark: I now have a full routine that doesn't irritate my skin and as I continue to finesse it one product at a time, I'll know exactly what works and what doesn't. I'll probably be calling Paula's experts to get some advice for how to care for my new and improved T-zone ;)If you have crazy sensitive skin and have any doubts, seriously, try the sample kit of this or any other line you're considering. And check out the Paula's Choice YouTube channel. I feel so much more confident in my skincare decisions and plan of action because they thoroughly explain pretty much any skincare question you could possibly have, not just about their own products but skincare in general.By the way, I convinced my sister to try the sample kit and she also says this is the best her skin's ever looked.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
No better products out there for dry and sensitive skin!
By Lori the nurse
from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada
I use the skin recovery line morning and night.My skin feels and looks great. The products deliver what they promise! I couldn't live without Paula's Choice skin care
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Definitely improves the look of skin
By Mike Tokyo
from Tokyo, Japan
My skin often feels drier than the Sahara and can be pretty sensitive sometimes, but after researching for some new skincare, I decided to purchase the set of Skin Recovery products a few months ago. Every evening I used the cleanser, toner and Skin Perfecting BHA Lotion. After the first use of the BHA lotion, which I limited to using on my forehead and nose, my skin did sting slightly but I was kind of expecting that because of my usual skin sensitivity. I followed this routine with the serum and Replenishing Moisturizer. For daytime, I used the serum and Daily Moisturizing Lotion with sunscreen. The stinging after using the BHA lotion continued and some redness appeared on my eyebrows and upper eyelid. I also developed a quite severe skin rash on the palms of my hands. Unfortunately at the time, I didn't link the use of Paula's Choice products to my skin condition and continued using the line. The skin on the palm of my hand became so intolerably itchy that I couldn't sleep due to the itch and after a trip to a dermatologist and a course of steroid cream, my skin still did not recover. Finally when I woke up one morning, the irritation on my eyes became so bad over night that it looked like I had been stung by a bee. My eye lids were swollen, red and flaky. After that I ceased using all skin care products and after 3 days my skin is returning to normal.I am not sure which product is irritating my skin - I guess it is either the BHA lotion or the Serum containing retinol. I also take some responsibility for the bad state my skin became for not stopping using the products sooner - I just didn't put two and two together.Despite the irritation on my eyelids and brows, I have had several comments about how good my skin is looking and I even felt happy myself that my skin looked less wrinkled and more youthful. I am bitterly disappointed that I had to stop using these products as I genuinely loved using them and like what they were doing to my skin (mostly!) and I want to try continuing with a serum without retinol. I will cease using the BHA lotion from now on. Unfortunately, I have half of the BHA left and as I ordered another serum recently, I have almost a full bottle of that left too.These products will be great and will make a difference to your skin as long as you don't react like I did to either one of the products in the line.
Delivery was a little longer than I expected but that was due to my parcel being held up in customs and I had to pay tax on my shipment. I didn't realize it was being sent from Korea as I had ordered from the site in Japan so to pay taxes was a bit of a disappointment.
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
miracle for a non-believer
By Tianna W.
After 8 years of battling with combination skin prone to acne, eczema, and rosacea outbreaks - Skin Recovery has given me my face back. I've tried everything from drugstore to department store, from making my own products with raw organic oils and butters but nothing, NOTHING has worked for me like PC. My skin hasn't looked or felt this good since I was 21 (I'm 29 now) and the premature wrinkles formed from years of rashes on my cheekbones have nearly disappeared after only two weeks. Thank you!
Saved my skin
By Sarah M.
I am almost never compelled to write a review for skin care products. But I just had to for this kit. My skin was very dry, dull, full of dark spots, and prone to breakouts. I have only been using this line for a couple weeks but my skin has not looked this good since I was pregnant (which was the only time my skin has ever looked good). This may not work for everyone but it has been working for me. Leaves my skin feeling supple and moisturized. Could not ask for anything better from this kit.