Product Review: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging


I have mentioned my love of Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Body Double on here and on BeautyNews NYC. My shoulders and decolletage look <ahem!> much younger than they are <cough!>, and my skin feels silky smooth. So I couldn’t wait to try Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging products for the face.

I picked the Resist Essential Kit for dry/very dry skin and the Power Couple.* My skin is not particularly dry, and I don’t struggle with (frequent) breakouts either, thank God, but these seemed to be the best fit for my skin. I was very pleased with the kit, which comprised four products, a cleanser, an exfoliator with 5 percent alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), a day moisturizer with SPF 25, and a night moisturizer called Barrier Repair Moisturizer with retinol. I also love the Power Duo, the same exfoliator with AHA that came in the kit, and the C15 Super Booster vitamin C serum.

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I used the cleanser and the Power Duo in the morning, followed by the moisturizer with SPF. In the evening before bed, I used the cleanser and the moisturizer with retinol. I love the way my skin looks! The kit and Power Duo are reasonably priced by the way.

A few words to the wise. Do not combine vitamin C and retinol. You should also avoid combining AHA and retinol. You should use them at different times of the day, according to

Anything acidic, such as AHA (glycolic acid) and vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) will interfere with the conversion of retinol to its active form within the skin. So use AHA and vitamin C during the day and retinol-containing products at night. Here’s more from FutureDerm about combining retinoids and acidic products.

And always use sunscreen during the day. But you don’t need me to tell you that!

My only gripe? Maybe I’m just too blonde, but getting the products out of the pump was a pain. I had to unscrew the cap with the pump from the bottle! However, the Essential Kit and the Power Duo get a big thumbs up, and I would definitely buy them again.

Have you tried Paula’s Choice products? Are you familiar with Paula Begoun and her books and products?

* I purchased the Resist Essential Kit and received the Power Couple for review. Opinions are my own.

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