Resist C15 Super Booster
Editor's NotesIt's thanks to super effective cult products like Paula's Choice's 'C15 Super Booster' that Vitamin C has such a great rep in the beauty world today. This solution is blended with a powerful 15% stabilized concentration of the active ingredient alongside Ferulic Acid and peptides to diminish pigmentation and smooth and brighten skin. It feels so lightweight and silky, too. - Suitable for all skin types
Soothing, Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Soothing, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Aging
PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster I bought these @paulaschoice boosters for their versatility. They’re called boosters for a reason. You can use the products as it is or incorporate them into your serums or moisturizers. These products are on the more expensive side but you are essentially paying for quality. Both the Niacinamide and the VitC ingredient land second on the ingredient list next to water. Both include additional antioxidants and humectants in their formula as well. You also just need 4-5 drops of each product to cover your face and neck so your product will last a long time. The VitC booster uses a 15% concentration of Ascorbic acid, which makes it pricier because it is not using a derivative form of VitC. It has Ferulic Acid which enhances the stability of VitC. The product is packaged in an opaque, air restrictive container which helps maintain the stability of the product so it does not oxidize and become ineffective). Benefits of VitC include improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fading hyperpigmentation, and improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. It is an antioxidant so it helps protect against environmental stressors. When used with SPF, it works even better to protect against environmental stressors. The Niacinamide booster is a 10% concentration formula. In addition to the humectants and antioxidants in the formula, it also has ingredients that have skin soothing and skin replenishing properties. There are other cheaper products that exist with 10% Niacinamide concentration, but they do not have the additional ingredients I have mentioned. Benefits of Niacinamide include minimizing the appearance of pores, improve uneven skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines. My thoughts: I started incorporating these products in December. I did not see a change immediately but I persisted and continued to use both religiously. In about a month, I noticed that my face was brighter and my skin tone was more even. Some of my dark spots were slightly lighter. In about two months, I was shocked to notice that the pores on my nose were less visible because it just looked cleaner overall. Some of my dark spots from PIH have faded even more. I can still see some sunspots but maybe these are more stubborn? I don’t think the products helped improve my texture - I find that chemical exfoliants have been more effective in improving my skin texture. I also can’t comment on improving my fine lines and wrinkles as I am lucky enough to not have those yet except for a bit around my eyes. I will continue to use these products religiously and see its ongoing effects on fading dark spots and maintaining my brighter, radiant face! I’ll likely repurchase both products when they empty out!
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Niacinamide Booster
Fall in love with my morning routine 🍁
Anyone else love taking their time to do their skincare routine in the morning?! Now I don’t have time to do this entire routine every morning but most days I love waking up an extra 5 minutes early just to do my in depth routine. With the colder months coming and mascne still being a thing in my life hydration is key for me Here’s a breakdown of my morning routine 🍁 cleanser: I have been loving the @instanatural_beauty vitamin c cleanser in the morning. It’s not only gentle but helps to brighten my complexion which is everything I look for especially during these dreary cold months insta natural - Vitamin C Cleanser, Anti-Aging 🍁 vitamin c: I have been using the @paulaschoice C15 super booster for a few months now. I have to say it’s not necessarily my favorite and I definitely miss my @farmacybeauty very cherry. It’s more of a liquid serum and does cause a slight tingle but overall I don’t hate it. PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster 🍁 Hylauronic acid: @earthharbor Celestine is my one true love! Not only does it smell amazing but it’s not sticky on my skin and keeps it hydrated all day long. EARTH HARBOR - Celestine Hydra-Plumping Peptide Serum 🍁 moisturizer: @katesomervilleskincare goat milk moisturizer is perfect for the AM. It’s light enough to not be too heavy on your skin but gives the perfect amount of hydration. It’s a silky formula and I love it! Kate Somerville - Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream 🍁 Face oil: Now I haven’t always been a face oil gal! I have normal-combination skin so I don’t suffer from dry skin much but with masks I find that breathing back onto my skin all day dries out my chin terribly. I like to use @sundayriley ceo glow every morning to not only nourish my skin but to help give it even more of a brightening boost! SUNDAY RILEY - C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil Have you tried any of these products in my AM routine?
SUNDAY RILEY-C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil
The Ultimate Anti-Pollution Routine
Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs but also for your skin. Because air pollution particles are so small, they can get stuck in our pores and cause all sorts of problems, like acne, skin sensitivity, dark spots, dehydrated skin, dull/uneven skin, and even premature wrinkles! Here is how I incorporate anti-pollution skincare into my routine: Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Every. Single. Day. You’ve heard it many times before, but SPF really is one of the most important skincare products you can use. It delivers sun protection and fights against pollution-generated free radicals, which can damage our skin’s DNA and accelerate the aging process! My favorite high-SPF sunscreens are theSupergoop! - Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA+++ and theelta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 , both of which feel hydrating but not heavy on the skin. Add antioxidants to your routine. Antioxidants are another way to reduce the damage caused by free radicals and combat visible signs of aging. Popular antioxidant ingredients include vitamin C, retinol (vitamin A), niacinamide, and vitamin E. If you’re worried about irritating your skin, you can start with a less concentrated vitamin C serum, like the dear, klairs - Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Drop , which you can use in the morning (as long as you follow it with SPF). If you prefer to use vitamin C at night, try thePAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster , which has a higher concentration of vitamin C to protect your skin. For sensitive skin, I would recommend niacinamide, a widely tolerated antioxidant, like the Cos De BAHA - Niacinamide 10% Serum or The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% If you have dry skin, try rosehip seed oil: It has vitamin C, A, and E and locks in moisture. My favorite is The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil Make sure you’re effectively cleansing your skin. Of course, the best way to stop pollution from affecting your skin is to make sure you remove it from your face every day. Try double cleansing (using a cleansing oil first and then a water-based cleanser after) to gently but thoroughly cleanse your skin of any dirt and pollution that have built up on your skin throughout the day. If you’re new to double cleansing, I recommend trying a cleansing balm, like the FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm . It’s less messy than a liquid oil, and it’s really satisfying to see how the balm turns into an oil to remove makeup, sunscreen, dirt, and who knows what else from your face. Then follow up with a gentle water-based cleanser, like the Cerave Foaming Facial CleanserVANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser Do you use anti-pollution skincare products? What do you want to try next?
The Ordinary-100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
One of These ISN’T Worth the Money!
From $345 USD moisturizers to $4 serums, I review products from a variety of price ranges. People often ask me if a product is “worth it”, which is usually hard to answer- but out of all of these luxury antioxidant serums, a surprising one didn’t make the cut! My Skin: Combination, Sensitive, Acneprone. Price: in USD • Skinceuticals C E Ferulic: $166 per 30mL or $5.53 per mL. • Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum: $80 per 30mL or $2.67 per mL. • Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster: $49 per 20mL or $2.45 per mL. Scent/Texture/Finish: • C E Ferulic: Hotdog water mixed with barbecue sauce scent, very strong. Traditional thin serum texture. Slick, somewhat shiny finish. • C-Firma: Umami scent, moderately noticeable. Traditional serum texture. Feels somewhat oily upon initial application but doesn’t leave shine. • C15: Faint sweet scent, very subtle. Very thin, watery serum texture. Soaks in nearly instantly and leaves a hydrated finish. Similarities: All of these serums are advertised as dark spot fixes: uneven skin tone, post-inflammatory and/or UV-damaged hyperpigmentation, and general anti-aging being their usual targets. All three feature L-Ascorbic Acid as their main active to mildly exfoliate, brighten skin tone, and fade dark spots. They also include Vitamin E, another potent and well-researched antioxidant, plus the antioxidant Ferulic Acid which helps to stabilize Vitamin C and E. Differences: Skinceuticals’s is as minimal as it gets, which is appalling considering the cost. Paula’s Choice’s serum includes some additional skin-replenishing and skin-soothing ingredients, which is wonderful considering how common it is to experience minor irritation with Vitamin C at 15% concentration. Drunk Elephant includes a slew of plant-based antioxidants and some anti-inflammatory ingredients, creating a very well-rounded serum. Experience: Applied diluted 1:1 in a hydration serum, used 1-3 times per week. • C E Ferulic: I experienced redness, itching, burning, and closed comedones with this serum. Even diluting it into body products causes irritation. • C-Firma: My skin loved this stuff for a long time- brightening tone, helping to fade my PIH. But my skin started getting red and bumpy when I applied this, after a year of use, so I retired it. • C15: There was warming on application, but I tolerated this serum surprisingly well! No burning, redness, itching, or bumps. Overall: • SKINCEUTICALS - C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum : Not worth it! I expected a $166 price tag to be potent AND cosmetically elegant. The odor, texture, and lack of any skin-soothing ingredients are inexcusable considering the price tag. • DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum : I had wonderful results and the airless pump makes this a solid splurge when it comes to cute packaging meeting a bio-optimal formula for non-sensitive skin! •PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster : I will be repurchasing this for sure- the first vitamin C I’ve tried with zero oily or slick feeling, zero meat smell, and zero irritation! Perfect for sensitive skin with pigmentation or tone issues. #CheriePartner
SKINCEUTICALS-C E Ferulic With 15% L-Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum
PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster 🧪After I raved about the @paulaschoice VitC booster, my product started to oxidize!! It started to transition from a clear solution to a light orange solution, but remained useable. Then, as the orange colour became more prominent, a smell started to develop, and the solution started to dry very sticky on my face - it was no longer useable at this state. I was so sad that it had oxidized in just around 3 months. I even stored it in a dark bag and kept it in my closet where the temperature does not really fluctuate. I have about half a bottle left so I am really heartbroken about the wasted product. I would love to repurchase this only if it is sold in half of its current volume. But for now, I’ll play with my oxidized vitC for #texturetuesday 🤪!
PAULA'S CHOICE-Resist C15 Super Booster
My Vitamin C Go To 🍊
Just a super quick and brief review on PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist C15 Super Booster Before this product, I used to use the DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serumbut it got a bit expensive for me and I decided to try something else instead. Since switching between these two products a few months ago, I do not see any bad changes in my skin. Which means that’s Paula’s Choice’s booster drops are maintaining all the goodness from the DE C Firma. Moreover, my skin does seem personally brighter to me and acne spots are starting to fade slowly, but surely. What I like better about these booster drops in comparison to the DE C Firma is that it slides easier onto my face. It isn’t AS sticky and less product is required to cover my entire face. I personally really like this product and think it lives up to drunk elephant in quality!
DRUNK ELEPHANT-C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum
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