Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?
I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.
- She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.
- Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.
Products she gave a "poor" rating to:
- Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.
- doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.
- Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol"
- Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love
- Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them
- Most Murad products
I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...
Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try.