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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

BzzAgent Review: Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster (MotherDaughter Review)

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Let's talk anti-aging for a second. Clearly none of us need it because we're all radiant, gorgeous and ageless (*hair flip*). But I'm an anti-aging nut. Not because I need it, and not because preventive measures, which is a good enough reason, but because anti-aging products contain more moisturizing properties than anything I've ever used on the market and it's not harsh feeling on the skin. However, many people, like my mother use it to help erase fine lines such as laugh lines and crows feet.

My mom was originally sent the Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster (and her opinions on the product will be in bold). And I had to give it a stab. Although I do not want to erase my laugh lines and I lack fine lines anywhere on my face. Everyone claims it's a miracle in a bottle and results are almost instant. Did I belive that? hahaha not a chance, but I did hope it would at least moisturize my skin.

Our Skin Concerns:

I have combination/oily skin. The only thing close to wrinkles I have is some pretty significant laugh lines, but I love the appearance of them and at this point in my life, I see no need to erase them or reduce them in any way. I was hoping Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster could give the area around my eyes some moisture. Ever since I started wearing contacts and putting eye drops in periodically throughout the day, the area around my eyes has gotten drier than the rest of my skin. Most creams I've tried aren't 1) meant to go around the eye area or if they are 2) are too oily and make me skeptical on wearing my contacts that day because I don't want any residue to end up on them.

I have dry skin with an oily t-zone. I also have deep laugh lines and crows feet. I was hoping that Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster, could reduce their appearance and make the skin around my eyes feel tighter. 

Price:

I'm beyond glad my mom was sent this for free, because to be honest I would never spend $45 on something that I wanted to moisturize my skin and just that. A bottle that contains 0.67 oz is $45. Well a small sample size, 0.12 oz, (The one Paula's choice sent us) is $16 (Although,  the day I am writing this, it's on sale for $9.)

I was considering purchasing this in the past, but the price held me back, especially when there are cheaper anti-aging products on the market.

Constancy:

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This stuff is insanely thick and hard to get out of the bottle. The instructions say to only use one drop, but honestly one drop is hard to get out, especially after using the same bottle for a week or so. Sometimes the drops come out way too large to focus on one area. And other times it doesn't even come out and you just get a weird bubble on your finger. Honestly because it has a weird gel and not serum constancy, it should be in a different packing like a tube or little jar.

The serum is hard to get out of the bottle, especially if you've used a bottle for some time. It's also very thick and somewhat stickier than any other serum I've used. I feel like you don't get an adequate amount out everytime which makes it easy to waste. 


Packaging/Bottle:

The bottles pretty bland but it fits in with Paula Choice's other products. It's a lightweight plastic with a eyedropper, similar to what we used in Chemistry class. I'm pretty convinced the bottle was designed in a way that causes you to waste as much product as possible. It looks like it would be very practical but it's challenging to get the product out and the bottle is so lightweight that if you don't screw the top on perfectly, it'll just spill out.

The bottle is the perfect size to get lost in the bottom of my purse. It doesn't close very well, especially if the serum dries on it. Overall, it's no different than any other serum bottle I have.

Lastability (is that even a word?):

This stuff is kinda a joke in how long it lasts. But to be honest, from the small bottle I got, I'm surprised it even lasted at all. One bottle lasts about 1.5-2 weeks of everyday use. I don't use serums typically so I'm not sure how good that is for a 0.12 oz size bottle, but for $16 I would hope for a longer use.

One bottle lasts about 2 weeks, which is probably normal for it's size but I wished it lasted longer.

Results: 

Because I have no signs of aging, I didn't come out looking like a newborn and I didn't notice any softening of my fine lines. Looking on the BzzAgent site, it looked like almost everyone else did notice reduction in their fine lines. So I assume the product works anti-aging wonders. As for what I used the product for, it was very oily on my skin but after a few minutes it was somewhat matte. The area around my eye felt less drier, which caused me to rub it less and use eye drops less. Although, I wouldn't say it was anything amazingly different, but I did start seeing results in about 2-3 days.

From what I've heard Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster works and erases fine lines. But I didn't notice any improvements in my skin. The area around my eyes doesn't feel tighter and my laugh lines aren't improving at all. My skin didn't feel any different. For me all Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster did was moisturize some areas on my skin.

Company:

I love Paula's Choice. It's by far one of my favorite skin care companies and I'll pretty much tell anyone who will listen about them. My experience with this product no way reflects my experience with their company or other products. The Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster didn't really do anything on my skin, or at least anything I would ever pay $45 for. But the rest of their products that I've used are beyond amazing and do everything they say it'll do.

I've never had a bad experience with Paula's Choice and the products are very good to my skin.

Overall: 

I didn't need it for it's intended use, so I'm not sure how fit I am to give it a rating. But if I had to, I'd probably say 3 stars out of 5. If the bottle was 1) bigger (even the full size is way too small for $45), 2) a different packaging (seriously I probably wasted more than I used), and 3) had spf in it, I'd probably give it a 4 out of 5. (I've actually done a review of the 2%BH Liquid & Clear Regular Strength Acne Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide here)

The serum did not irritate my skin or cause any redness or dryness. So I guess it wasn't bad. But I still didn't notice any changes to my wrinkles or fine lines. Maybe if I continued to use it for long than a month, I would notice a change. But because I didn't, I would have to give Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster a 3 out of 5.

Future Purchase:

Probably not. Maybe 20-30 years down the line.

I would consider continuing to use Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster to see if it works on my skin. But I probably wouldn't pay full price for it.

Disclaimer: This product was provided by Paula's Choice via BzzAgent. Although the product was given for free, the review is 100% (my moms) and mine's opinion.




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9 comments:

  1. I saw a few posts on this brand and seems really interesting, guess it reacts differently to each skin type, not sure how easy it is to get in the UK but I will look out for it.

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  2. Very nice review!! It sounds interesting. For the price, I would try it too!! Xoxo

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  3. So I see you felt the same way I did about this crap. Thank you for a refreshingly honest review. Most bloggers are like omg so great love it -so they can get more free stuff. Gag! Oh and I'm 20 yrs older than you probably and it didn't work for me.
    Worst packaging idea ever! Seriously they ought to fire the person who thought it up haha

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    1. Thank you! I try and be as honest as I can in all my reviews.

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  4. I think skin care is going to react differently from person to person. Same with cosmetics. This brand works WONDERS for my skin, and I have literally tried just about everything there is on the market available in my country, even paying lots of money for Korean skin care brands. The Hyaluronic Acid Booster is the ONLY product I've used to actually rid me of some deep wrinkles I had caused by a severe allergic reaction to MAC Cosmetics around my eyes. Paula's Choice is the only one that has actually rang true on their promises, and hasn't irritated my skin whatsoever. As for the bottles, maybe you should call the company and talk to them about the issue you had? Because I didn't have this issue at all with mine. It sounds to me like you have a dysfunctional bottle and/or dropper. I'm sorry to hear this didn't work for your skin the way it did mine, but I guess we can't expect all skin care to work for every individual!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Jenny!
      I completely agree, different skin types react differently. As for me I didn't need very much anti-aging so I wasn't expecting much. And as for my mom, different products just happend to work better for her. But we both love Paula's Choice, and their products almost always stay true to what they claim to do.
      It's great it worked for you and I'm so sorry to hear about your reaction to MAC cosmetics.
      I hope that it was just the bottles I recived that were hard to get product out of. But at the same time, I've heard a few other bloggers complain about the consistency.

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  5. This product looks great!
    melanie @ meandmr.com

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