Thursday, May 22, 2014

More Bzz-Paula's Choice Clear Line Comparison & First Impression


You already know I love the 2% BHA liquid that I received in March from Bzz Agent if not you can read about it here.

So much so I ordered their new Resist 2% BHA.


But before I could try it Bzz Agent sent me a new invitation to try Paula’s Choice Clear skin clearing line for acne prone skin for free.

I just received the products day before yesterday and as you know I had been using the Proactiv + with my Paula’s Choice 2% BHA which was working good, but I literally just ran out of the  cleanser for that line so this was perfect timing.

I am going to do a little comparison here just so you know what the difference is in both of these lines:

Proactiv + has a Skin Smoothing Exfoliator which contains 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, a Pore Targeting Treatment which contains 2.5 % Benzoyl Peroxide & a Complexion Perfecting Hydrator which contains .5% Salicylic Acid.
 
Paula’s Choice CLEAR line has a Pore Nourishing Cleanser with no active acne fighting ingredient that I can see, a Anti Redness Exfoliating Solution which contains 2% Salicylic Acid & a Daily Skin Clearing Treatment that comes in 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide for the regular version and 5% for the extra strength.

So they are kinda comparable because they both use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid in their lines but not really in the same way if that makes sense.

Now here is my first impression which I will update in a few weeks once I have given the product a fair amount of use:

The pore normalizing cleanser was just a normal cleanser to me and I had no irritation. The anti-redness exfoliator was kind of just like the 2% BHA liquid which was nice

but…

I accidently started with the extra strength skin clearing treatment and it did not like my skin at all. My skin was immediately itchy and dry from it↓

Which I found odd since I have used the Proactiv extra strength lotion (↓) for years before trying Proactiv + and it contains 7% Benzoyl Peroxide and I never had that issue?? So not sure why that happened…

I switched to the Paula’s Choice regular strength skin clearing treatment with only 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and added my Derma-e refining vitamin A crème and did not have the dry, itchy issue yesterday so if you have sensitive skin I would not get the extra strength version from the Paula’s Choice Clear line to start!

Me & Bub will be testing this product out so I will keep you posted in the coming weeks!! Open-mouthed smile

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