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manufacturer on behalf of pretty in my pocket inc.
my skin can best be described as pink, with pale undertones. i have never been someone who turns golden brown in the sun, and my face looks bright tomato red after any sort of vigorous exercise. (people have actually come up to me at the gym to ask if i’m ok – it’s super cool.)
i always took my redness as fact and never even considered trying to do something to counteract my blush-y appearance, but when i had the opportunity to test out CALM redness relief from paula’s choice, i leapt at the chance. i had such an amazing experience with the brand back in december, my hopes were high that this could help to bring a soothing cure.
the thing that i love about paula’s choice is that they work really hard to make sure that you understand how to use these products – and they give you tons of options to mix and match daily combinations based on your specific skin condition. this kit comes in two formulations depending on if you are oily or dry (because redness takes no prisoners) and the full regimen rings in at six products total. depending on what other products are in your current mix, you can use things more or less frequently, alternating with your normal regime until you find the right balance. for me, switching the toner and serum from this group with another set worked beautifully. i am in love with the moisturizer and spf which i have been using daily.
all of the products are lightweight, non-greasy and most importantly, non-irritating. they feel blissful on contact – especially the toner, the serum, the moisturizer and the spf. i have to be extra careful when testing new treatments and exfoliants because they can leave my skin tight and dry, but the weekly BHA 1% lotion from this collection has made all of the difference in redness for me. my morning face is now neutral! no more redness, smooth to the touch – i can actually go makeup free without feeling self conscious about my skin’s pink tendencies.
the undeniably positive results have been a very pleasant surprise and i would like to share the love! you can get 20% off and free shipping on the entire CALM collection from paula’s choice with code PRIMPSPRING.
to sweeten the deal a little further, my partners at PRIMP have generously offered to give away an entire skincare regime valued at over $200 to one lucky winner. this ends tonight at midnight, so don’t delay in entering below!