So I fucking love this woman.
I’ve had horrible, horrible acne and oily skin my entire adult life. I went on two (2) consecutive courses of roaccutane when I was a teenager, and it did very little. I still get horrible breakouts if I’m not completely militant with my skincare, but the only reason I look like a person instead of a greasy red blotchy sea creature is because I discovered Paula.
She cops a lot of flack because she now sells her own products, but you know what? Fuck the haters. Paula still reviews - and recommends - other company’s products. No other cosmetic company does that. Plus her own products are very reasonably priced and fill a real gap in the market. I don’t know what I’d do if she stopped making her 2% BHA gel, it’s the only thing that keeps my skin reasonably clear. I also love that she cites her sources when she makes claims about her products, and that those sources are peer reviewed journals. To my mind, she runs the most ethical cosmetic company out there, one that treats her customers like reasonable adults, with a real commitment to evidence and effectiveness over hype. I’ll be a faithful customer for always.