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Paula's Choice RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster

This specialized hyaluronic acid anti-aging booster supples and plumps fine lines, and prevents moisture loss when added to your favorite moisturizer or serum.

  • Anti-Aging, Wrinkles
  • For All Skin Types
  • Hyaluronic acid plumps skin to reduce wrinkles & improve elasticity
  • Ceramides reinforce skin's barrier & prevent moisture loss
  • Liqui-gel formula boosts the hydration & anti-aging benefits of any moisturizer or serum

RM85.00

WCPC7860

Anti-Aging Combination Skin Dry Skin Oily Skin Wrinkles

What makes this product unique?
This liqui-gel treatment contains a specialized mix of hyaluronic acid plus other key repairing ingredients which work immediately to visibly plump skin and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. It also boosts the hydration and anti-aging benefits of any moisturizer or serum to help prevent moisture loss and reinforce skin's barrier function.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

What does it do?
RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster’s liquid-gel texture visibly plumps skin, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—including fine lines around the eyes. Can be used alone or add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or serum to see even better results. From first use, you’ll see noticeably smoother, more hydrated, younger-looking skin.

Who is this product for?
RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is for anyone who wants to boost the results from their moisturizer or serum by adding wrinkle-plumping hyaluronic acid plus other anti-aging ingredients for healthy, glowing skin. This formula is suitable for all skin types, including breakout-prone skin.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, July 2014, pages 177–184; The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, March 2014, pages 18–26 and May 2014, pages 150–180; Journal of Liposome Research, April 2014, pages 1–11; Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2013, pages 664–667; Clinics in Dermatology, May-June 2012, pages 345–348; Journal of Dermatological Science, February 2012, pages 110–117; International Journal of Cosmetic Science, April 2003, pages 63–95; Progress in Lipid Research, January 2003, pages 1–36; and International Journal of Tissue Reactions, Volume 24, Issue 2, 2002, pages 65–71.

Water (Aqua), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Yeast Extract (skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide AP (hydration/skin replenishing), Ceramide EOP (hydration/skin replenishing), Phytosphingosine (hydration/skin replenishing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Cholesterol (skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Silanetriol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancer), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (hydration), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

Apply once or twice daily after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Dispense 2-3 drops and add to your favorite moisturizer or serum. May also be used alone. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater. May be applied around the under-eye area. Avoid eyelids and lips.

Which Paula’s Choice moisturizers and serums work best with RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster?

RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster may be mixed with any of our moisturizers or serums that don’t have sunscreen (for daytime you would apply the Hyaluronic Acid Booster first and then your sunscreen); which one is best for you depends on your skin type and concerns. For example, if you have dry to very dry skin, you’d want to mix the Hyaluronic Acid Booster with Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer and/or the Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. You do not need to mix the HA Booster into both your moisturizer and serum, but doing so is an option.

Can I use this booster if I have breakout-prone skin that’s also oily?

Yes, this is fine. The sheer, water-based texture and non-greasy finish of RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster shouldn’t make breakouts worse or pose a risk of clogging pores. For those with very oily skin, this booster can be used as an all-over hydrator, no separate moisturizer needed.

Is RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster suitable for rosacea-affected skin?

Yes! In fact, it is highly likely to improve symptoms of rosacea such as redness and sensitivity. That’s because its mix of barrier-repairing substances can strengthen skin’s surface and its ability to withstand damage. For these same reasons, Hyaluronic Acid Booster is also great for extra-sensitive skin.

Is it OK to apply this Booster around my eyes or mix it with my eye cream?

Yes. RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster can be mixed with any well formulated eye cream, eye serum, or eye gel. Add one or two drops to your eye-area product of choice, and apply, or you can apply the Hyaluronic Acid Booster first and follow with your eye-area treatment.

Can I use RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster as my moisturizer, or do I need to use a separate moisturizer, too?

It is perfectly fine to use RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster as your moisturizer; however, this works best for those with oily skin. All other skin types will find the results from mixing it with your regular moisturizer (or serum) is preferred because this combination treats your skin to a broader range of beneficial ingredients. If you have dry skin, you will need the emollients and oils found in moisturizers that RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster doesn’t contain.

How is RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster different from RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum, which also contains hyaluronic acid?

These two products share some of the same ingredients but have different purposes. Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Serum has a silky, water-based, serum texture that is based around silicones plus a potent mix of antioxidants as well as the cell-communicating ingredient niacinamide. Its main purpose is to supply skin with broader blend of ingredients to fight signs of aging and build collagen without making oily skin or large pores worse.

In contrast, RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is a gel-textured formula that contains a higher amount of hyaluronic acid plus a mix of skin-repairing ingredients that can super-charge other moisturizers or serums.

Combining both products produces a powerhouse formula that can significantly improve signs of aging and sensitive skin, leaving it feeling wonderfully smooth, soft, and with healthy, more youthful appearance.

Do I apply RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster all over or just as a spot treatment?

Either application method is fine; choose based on where your skin needs a bit of extra help, such as around the eyes or deeper lines on the face—or anywhere you want more moisture without a heavy or slippery feel.

Is RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster OK to use with topical prescription products like Retin-A? What about retinol products?

Yes. For best results, apply your prescription product, allow it to set, and then follow with this booster, either mixed with your regular moisturizer or serum or applied on its own.

For use with or over-the-counter retinol products, you can apply the booster before or after you apply your retinol treatment.

At what point in my routine would RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster be applied?

If you plan to mix a few drops of this booster with your nighttime moisturizer, you would apply after cleansing, toning, using an AHA or BHA exfoliant, and serum. During the day it would go on before your sunscreen (don’t mix it with the sunscreen, as this could reduce the sunscreen’s effectiveness). If you prefer to mix RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster with your serum, you’d do so after applying your exfoliant, and then finish with your moisturiser.

If you’re using an additional treatment product for dark spots or another concern, apply the treatment product first, and finish with RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster, either mixed with your moisturizer or applied on its own.

What’s the difference between sodium hyaluronate and hyaluronic acid?

Sodium hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid and is easily absorbed by skin. Pure hyaluronic acid (which this booster contains) is a very thick, gelatinous ingredient that doesn’t absorb very well, if at all, unless certain formulary steps are taken. For example, the form of hyaluronic acid this booster contains has a low molecular weight, which allows for greater penetration into the skin. This means it can exert its moisture-binding and plumping abilities at a deeper level. The result: You’ll see much smoother skin and wrinkles will be less apparent!

Is RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster safe to use while pregnant?

The ingredients in this Booster are not known to be a problem for women to apply to their skin while pregnant or while breastfeeding; however, as with all skincare products being considered during these periods, we advise checking with your health care provider and following his or her advice.

Can I mix RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster with my sunscreen?

We don't recommend mixing any product into your sunscreen (also known as daytime moisturizer with SPF) because doing so could dilute the amount of protection its designed to provide when applied liberally. Sunscreen should always be the last skincare item applied each morning. It is fine to apply a few drops of RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster over your daytime serum or regular moisturizer or alone, and then follow with your sunscreen.