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Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

I am in need of new skincare. I see a lot of you posting about Paula's Choice. Can you tell me what your experience is with it? I have normal, sensitive, yet hormonal breakout prone skin. My facialist uses a line called Osmosis. Anybody have experience with this line? I am just tired of spending a small fortune on skincare for it to look the same.
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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

Do you mean Osmotics, that line uses a lot of blue copper.

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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

I love Paula's Choice. I have normal to dry skin with mild rosacea. I use four or five products of hers and love them all. I would suggest looking over her website and then calling CS and discussing your needs with them. They are extremely helpful in helping to determine what you should be using.

Here's what I use: Resist C15 Super Booster, Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion, Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner, and Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer. The moisturizer is by far the best I've ever used, but everything is great.


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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

Shelbelle-I have heard of Osmotics, but this is called Osmosis. A Dr Ben Johnson is over that company. It is supposed to promote healing the skin. I am on the fence.
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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

I looked it up and have to say...totally OT here but...the doctor is a cutie pie! Reminds me of Ryan Reynolds

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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

On 7/22/2014 Mandy Moo said:

I looked it up and have to say...totally OT here but...the doctor is a cutie pie! Reminds me of Ryan Reynolds {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Well, I was going to do myself a favor and not even check it out lest I become even more overwhelmed and confused by all the wonderful products available. But now I have to go look!

ETA: Wow, you're right -- what a doll! He looks like he's about eighteen, though. :-)

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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

On 7/22/2014 MarenSeattle said:
On 7/22/2014 Mandy Moo said:

I looked it up and have to say...totally OT here but...the doctor is a cutie pie! Reminds me of Ryan Reynolds {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Well, I was going to do myself a favor and not even check it out lest I become even more overwhelmed and confused by all the wonderful products available. But now I have to go look!

ETA: Wow, you're right -- what a doll! He looks like he's about eighteen, though. :-)

Maybe you didn't see the video, he looks in his 40's-50's.

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On 7/22/2014 NickNack said:

I love Paula's Choice. I have normal to dry skin with mild rosacea. I use four or five products of hers and love them all. I would suggest looking over her website and then calling CS and discussing your needs with them. They are extremely helpful in helping to determine what you should be using.

Here's what I use: Resist C15 Super Booster, Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion, Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner, and Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer. The moisturizer is by far the best I've ever used, but everything is great.

This is what I use as well but my skin is sensitive so I use the 1% BHA lotion for those times I start to break out. I would suggest emailing them for advice and getting lots of samples.

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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

Yeah-he is a cutie. My esthestician went to a conference and he was there-she said he is a cutie in person too!
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Re: Paula's Choice or Osmosis? Any advice?

I use Paula's choice as well. I have 49 year-old combo and senstive skin. I use the 2% BHA Liquid- LOVE it! My next favorite is the Resist Super- Light Daily Defense Moisturizer- by far the best mattifier and moisturizer and SPF all in one. I have also used the Skin Balancing Cleanser- very good and doesn't dry out your skin and recently purchased the Clear Acne Cleanser. I've used their toners too and all products seem to work well with my combination skin.