Review: Paula’s Choice!


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I had heard so many good things about this brand and when I found out they were cruelty free, I decided to research them more. I emailed them asking about vegan products they have and they sent me a complete list of everything that has an animal ingredient in it! Woot! That made it easy. Now they have a full page saying what isn’t vegan!! I’ll include it at the bottom.

Resist Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA *

I have had Keratosis Pilaris for years! Ever since I can remember. I’m glad I’m not the only one, half of the population also suffers from it! As it’s completely harmless, it’s annoying to wear a tank top or see photos of my arms and see it. I went to the dermatologist previously and what they prescribed to me was something containing lactose — yuck! To my excitement, the Resist Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA is vegan! I’ve been using this for months now and I have repurchased and I plan to repurchase many times in the future. I apply to my arms once or twice a day and it hasn’t been a problem. The keratosis pilaris hasn’t completely gone away but it looks 100% better! Yay!

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Shine Stopper *

Then I decided to try the shine stopper. It has much better ingredients than Lush’s Grease Lighting (a personal favorite) but does it work as well? At first, I hated this product! After it dried, it was super streaky and made my makeup look horrible. However, put this baby on with a beauty blender and it will give you a flawless finish! Yay! Much better than Lush’s! I love Lush products but they include ingredients like fragrances that irritate my skin where Paula’s Choice is all unscented.


Are Paula’s Choice products vegan, or do any of them contain animal by-products?

The majority of Paula’s Choice products contain no animal ingredients; however, some do contain beeswax derived from beehives, lanolin or lanolin derivatives, and a few other miscellaneous sources listed below. Please refer to the list below for complete details.

Paula’s Choice products that contain lanolin or cholesterol (derived from sheep’s wool):

  • Hydralight Moisture-Infusing Lotion
  • Lip & Body Treatment Balm
  • Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream
  • Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  • Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment

Paula’s Choice products that contain the milk-derived enzyme lactoperoxidase:

  • Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator

Paula’s Choice products that contain carmine:

  • Perfect Shine Hydrating Lip Gloss, in the Shades: Bubble Gum, Rose Blush
  • Sheer Cream Lipstick SPF 15, in the Shades: See Through Mauve, Rosy Glow

Paula’s Choice products that contain beeswax:

  • Brow/Hair Tint
  • Perfect Shine Hydrating Lip Gloss
  • Lip & Body Treatment Balm
  • Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream
  • Illicit Lash Maximum Impact Mascara
  • MegaLength Lash-Extending Mascara
  • Resist Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

Paula’s Choice products that contain sodium chondroitin sulfate:

  • Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  • Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer
  • MegaLength Lash-Extending Mascara

Paula’s Choice products that contain animal-derived acetyl glucosamine, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate or tallow:

  • Brow/Hair Tint
  • Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner
  • Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner
  • Hydralight Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30
  • Resist Ultimate Anti-Aging Hand Cream
  • Resist Triple Action Dark Spot Remover 7% AHA Lotion

All of Paula’s Choice Makeup Brushes are made from synthetic hair.

If you guys have any further questions, I would contact them for the best customer service! They can also give you personalized suggestions for your skin 🙂

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Disclaimer: All Paula’s Choice products were bought by me and are not sponsoring me to say anything nice about their products.

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Watch my video about using Paula’s Choice Clear Line for Oily and Acne Prone Skin! All vegan!

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