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Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

I keep reading that peptides are the holy grail for aging skin. PC had a 20% coupon recently, so I caved in an ordered the Peptide Booster.

 

I tried it for the first time today, after the PC regimen of "cleanse, tone, exfoliate."  I put a few drops then moistrizer. My face feels fine, but looks red even though I've touched up with powder a couple times today.

 

Peptide users, does that sound normal?

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

Nope. Peptides should not make your face red.

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

I've been using it for about a month now with no irritation at all.  It will be a while before I know if it's having any positive effect on my skin but no negatives so far.  Smiley Happy

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

@PilatesLoverhave you checked the ingredient list, to see if there's anything your skin can't tolerate?  It's a pretty huge list.  Given that, I think you only need to concentrate on the upper half.  The ingredients on the lower half of the list are probably in very small concentrations, especially when it's such a big list like that.

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

Try it a day without exfoliating first, after your skin calms down. I get that reaction from retinol, including hers.

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster


@PilatesLover wrote:

I keep reading that peptides are the holy grail for aging skin. PC had a 20% coupon recently, so I caved in an ordered the Peptide Booster.

 

I tried it for the first time today, after the PC regimen of "cleanse, tone, exfoliate."  I put a few drops then moistrizer. My face feels fine, but looks red even though I've touched up with powder a couple times today.

 

Peptide users, does that sound normal?


 

 

Nope, but I don't use Paula's Choice Peptides. Or anything from this line. I would not know what's normal for her products.

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster


@Desi1 wrote:

Try it a day without exfoliating first, after your skin calms down. I get that reaction from retinol, including hers.


Good idea. Using it with the exfoliant might have been too much to start out with. Thanks!

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

Thank you everyone. Smiley Happy

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

Yes, it made my face look red. I used it alone. I am going to try mixing it with a moisturizer and see if that helps. Otherwise, I won't repurchase.

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Re: Trying Paula's Choice Peptide Booster

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I’ve just started using it a few weeks back with no redness, morning or night. I mix with with my moisturizer.

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