Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Paula's Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol Review

Paula’s Choice RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer with Retinol
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I received this in my second June 2014 Birchbox

How to Use: Gently massage moisturizer onto clean skin. If you apply in the morning, be sure to follow up with sunblock of SPF 15 or higher, since retinol can make your skin extra sensitive to the sun.

How It Works: This potent cream is loaded with antioxidants (which support collagen production) and retinol (a tried-and-true wrinkle reducer), plus shea butter and other moisturizers—leaving smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking . The lightweight formula soaks in quickly for a silky (never greasy) finish, and works well with dry, normal, or combination skin.

Initial Impression: A little of this goes a long way! It didn't have much of a smell, and I liked that it sank in quickly (but not too quickly.My skin felt moisturized, but not overly so. 

Final Impression: This was okay. I felt like it was a really good for night. It sunk in really quickly. I did notice a couple break outs, but I can't be 100% sure they were caused by this and not by hormones. I can't speak to wrinkles or firming, but my skin felt good and moisturized, and that helps skin appear smoother.
I won't be repurchasing this because it didn't WOW me, but I liked it enough to use the entire sample provided to me. Maybe if my skin was more mature, this would be a must have.

You can purchase this product from amazon here.

FTC: This product was received as part of a subscription box that was purchased by me with my own money. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains an amazon affiliate link. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

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