Monday, February 15, 2016

REVIEW || Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Products

This post has been a long time coming, as these products were sent to me for review ages ago! Of course, though, all my opinions in this blog post are as honest and unbiased as usual!

Anyways, here's a peek at the three products I was sent from Paula's Choice to try out:

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I've never tried anything from this brand before, but have heard good things from various bloggers and youtubers. If you aren't aware of this brand, it falls more into the higher end skincare realm, so these products aren't exactly cheap. The products I received are all from their Resist anti-aging line, and I got a Hyaluronic Acid Booster, a Skin Firming Line Minimizer, and an Anti-Aging Eye Cream. Perhaps I'm not the usual skin type or age range for anti-aging products, but it's never too early to start, I suppose!

Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

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booster bottle

This product is meant to be good for all skin types, and helps to "plump skin" and "smooth wrinkles." It's a gel-like serum that comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. You can use this either on it's own, or mix it with your moisturizer.

Personally, I didn't really like this stuff. I tried it both on its own, and mixed with a few different moisturizers, but I always found that it ended up feeling bad and sticky on my face. When used on it's own, it sinks in so quickly, leaving only stickiness, so that I always felt I was tugging my skin to try to cover my whole face. With moisturizer, I'm unable to find a good balance, and either have way too much or too little to cover my face... and always that sticky feeling as the product dries/absorbs.

I like the idea of this product, however. I'd suggest looking at some other reviews too, to see if other people like this before writing it off. Hyaluronic acid is great for your skin, and if you can make it work for you, or deal with stickiness for the sake of hydration, maybe this is worth a shot.This product is $45 (USD, I believe) on PaulasChoice.com.

Resist Skin Firming Line Minimizer

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The packaging on this one is pretty weird. It kinda looks like an injection or pen or something... but it is really easy to get a very small amount, which is all you need for the eye area. This product was also the main one that the PR agency was advertising in their email. It is meant to help minimize wrinkles like crows feet, or around the mouth, or anywhere else on your face. It's supposed to be similar to retinol, without having retnol in it, so it is better for more sensitive skin types.

You apply a tiny amount of this serum over your other moisturizers at the end of your skincare routine. It costs $50 USD on the PaulasChoice.com site

Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream

eyecream

This is definitely my favourite of the three products that I recieved to review. You might have been able to guess that, if you saw my 2015 Favourites post. You need a very small amount of this thick, creamy eye cream, which means it's going to last forever. It has great ingredients, including shea butter, and it's certainly moisturizing, not really greasy, and doesn't absorb too quickly to spread gently around the delicate eye cream. I love that it doesn't have a scent (like all the products mentioned here), as well. This product is $32 USD on PaualsChoice.com.

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So those are my thoughts on these products! Let me know if you've tried any of them, or any other Paula's Choice stuff!

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