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So this is my second review of Paula's Choice skin care items, and like I mentioned in my first review I AM ADDICTED to their stuff lol. I tried to wait until I ran out of items before buying more, but the thing about skin care (and what makes the industry so lucrative) is that there are always new things to try that you've never tried before. And there's always that hope that this one new thing added to your skin regimen would change your life (well at least your skin) and it'll be that one item you swear you would take with you if you were stranded on a desert island. Okay, well maybe that's asking too much of skin care, but I gotta say Paula's Choice products, more than any other brands', make me believe in skin-changing miracles lol.
I purchased this (along with the second sunscreen moisturizer I'll be discussing below) when I ran out of my daily sunscreen that I was purchasing from SkinSalvation. Since I've always had highly blemish-prone skin I'm very picky about my daily morning moisturizer. It needs to not only not clog pores but it also needs to have sun protection in it. I've realized the number one thing that keeps me from breaking out is proper sun protection (I'm pretty sure it has to do with keeping the damage and inflammation as well as oil production under control). I wasn't sure if either of Paula's Choice moisturizers with spf would work so I got two with the intention of returning one (thanks to Nordstrom's awesome return policy). I really like that this Resist moisturizer has spf 50 and since my night-time moisturizer (from the first review) is also part of the Resist line, I thought it would work for me. And it does! This moisturizer is really great: no sunscreen smell, high spf, and a good medium-light texture. I actually prefer the second sunscreen more so I decided to keep this one as my back-up, gym-bag sunscreen.
So out of the two sunscreens this one is my favorite because it goes on super duper light. Since my Suntegrity tinted sunscreen (which I wear as my daily makeup) is kind of thick and shiny, I prefer the lightness of this fluid (and it really is a fluid, not a lotion) as my first layer after toning. I think it also works better with my naturally oily skin. Also this one worked great in Hawaii where the high humidity and the hot sun make my sunscreen work extra hard. Seriously no complaints about this spf fluid and I definitely will be re-purchasing this when it runs out.
So even though the last Paula's Choice booster didn't work for me, I was not scared off from trying more. I was especially interested in hyaluronic acid because of how it helps to build up collagen to minimize wrinkles (or in my case sunken acne scars). It's no miracle worker (and I don't need to take it with me on a desert island) but I do think it's been helping keep some moisture to my skin without added oiliness or greasiness that other thicker lotions have. And I have seen some positive changes (I think my skin looks a smidge plumper overall) so it's encouraging me to keep going (I've used maybe a third of the bottle by now). I definitely plan to rebuy this one as well when I run out.
Anyway I'm very happy with these recent Paula's Choice items but like I've said in the past, everyone's skin is different so I can't guarantee it will work for you (so purchase it at Nordstrom's where they let you return opened items). Anyway I'm going to try to not buy any more skin care items for right now since I still have a lot but I'm not making any promises.