When Paula’s Choice introduced their new RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum at the tail end of 2012, I was very excited to learn that although this is recommended for any skin type, its light formula is perfect for those of us with oily skin! I have been using this serum for over a month now and wanted to share my thoughts with you.
Consistency of the serum is slightly watery, because it is a water-based serum.
Product Claims. The RESIST Ultra-Light serum has many skin benefits including antioxidants and hyaluronic acid (which repairs the skin). The ingredients fight multiple signs of aging, help repair skin, reduces inflammation in order to produce healthy collagen, and can normalize oily skin and reduce enlarged pores. It is effective for acne breakouts, and can help calm redness, and fade red marks from acne and brown spots. Paula’s Choice does not test on animals, and this product is 100% fragrance free.
Consistency and Application. Because this is a water-based serum, the consistency of this serum is slightly on the runny side, so if you are used to other Paula’s Choice serums you may be a little surprised that it does not feel “gel-like”. Because of the consistency, I have to take care that it does not begin to overflow as I unscrew the cap (I would usually give it a shake to mix it up, and then tap the bottom of the tube on the counter before slowly opening the top.) It is easy to disburse a small amount and then apply it onto the face (I usually dot a small amount on both cheeks, forehead, chin, nose and blend the remainder around the eyes.) Once on the face, it can be easily blended in and you can almost immediately see that it is being absorbed — with no slippery residue! You can apply this serum under or over moisturizer, or underneath sunscreen. I usually choose to wear this before my moisturizing step, of course topping it all of with sunscreen.
My Experience. I noticed an overall brightening of my skin when using this product. I felt it did a good job of balancing my oily skin, although of course it did not stop oil production, and it sets to a shine-free finish which is perfect for oily skin.
Overall, I am loving the fact that I can now use a serum that is light enough to work for my skin type, and I can feel good knowing I am giving my skin an anti-aging antioxidant-enriched serum that has so many benefits!
Where to Buy: Paula’s Choice.com, $26.96, for 1 oz. or $1 for a sample packet.
Ingredients & More Information. For more details on this product, please visit PaulasChoice.com and you can select from the tabbed section for product information like the ingredients list, frequently asked questions, as well as research sources supporting the claims made for the the serum.
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