• Peter Thomas Roth mask set
    Facial skincare

    Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Set

    Other than my regular pore-cleaning clay masks, I use masques maybe once in a blue moon, so when I saw this Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic sample pack for sale at Sephora, I couldn’t grab it fast enough: this format was made for me, commitment-phobe and lover of sample sizes that I am. The rare times I use the “fancier” kind of masques is more for the “spa” experience (and a touch of superstition) than anything else. On the whole, I have more faith in the benefits of daily discipline than in a product that’s typically applied twice or thrice a week at the most (not counting actives, of…

  • Skin Perfecting 2% BHA exfoliant
    Facial skincare

    Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a comparison

    Several months ago I ordered a mini-size of the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid exfoliant (the 2%), to compare with RESIST Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA Liquid from the same brand, which I already reviewed some months ago. First off, I have to say this system of offering trial sizes is one of the major reasons why I tend to prefer many of Paula’s Choice’s products… I’ve gotten several months of frequent use from this deceptively small bottle: a few drops of product, applied two or three times a week, are enough for the job, so it’s ideal for using for long enough to decide whether the product…

  • Review Paula's Choice AHA & BHA
    Facial skincare

    Trying out: Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA

    In late August I ordered these Paula’s Choice RESIST AHA and BHA trial sizes from PC’s Spain site. These little guys have lasted quite a while, though now it’s time to think about a reorder. Would I buy this in full size? We’ll get to that in a moment. I haven’t used many Paula’s Choice products, but I’ve been familiar with this brand through founder Paula Begoun’s Cosmetics Cop site and books, which I first read when I was about 17 (wow, time really flies), and since that time I’ve kept her advice in mind when choosing products, though not always to the letter. Thank goodness, since over time I’ve…