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We love mixing this Super Booster with Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

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If the skincare world had a gifted program, this vitamin C face treatment from Paula’s Choice would be a shoo-in. The light-as-water formula visibly brightens skin in a matter of weeks, fading dark spots and wrinkles caused by everything from acne to sun exposure. Not only that, but it promotes plumper, younger-looking skin with a blend of smoothing antioxidants and collagen boosters. If acne is still a nuisance for you, fear not—the fast-drying liquid is ideal for all skin types and won’t clog your pores.

How it Works

A potent dose of 15% stabilized vitamin C starts working immediately to fade dark spots and leftover acne scars while also quelling redness. Antioxidant vitamin E, ferulic acid, and peptides help repair telltale signs of aging—like wrinkles and slackness—and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a smoother, tighter complexion. Bonus: The nonirritating formula is free of fragrances and dyes, and never tested on animals.

How to Use

Twice a day, dispense two to three drops into the palm of your hand and smooth over clean face. If you prefer, you can mix it into your moisturizer or serum and apply it that way. In the morning, follow this treatment with a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher.

Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethoxydiglycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), PPG-26 Buteth-26 (emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (thickener), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (cell-communicating ingredient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer/antioxidant), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

This is the best

I'm totally in love with this resist just amazing. It's such a great product and in no time will you see the results. It does exactly what's it's meant it to do. And it takes such a little amount of product. Love it and I will be buying this.

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Well worth it!

I mix 2-3 drops of this with the Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Oxidant serum. It makes a noticeable difference in the way my skin feels and looks. It really does work as advertised!

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Purchased

Adding this to my skincare routine has made all the difference! My skin is much brighter, and acne marks/scars/breakouts are not as noticeable/severe. I love Paula's Choice!

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No thanks

This sample was way too small to be able to see if it was going to be a good product for long term use.

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Super! Booster
Purchased

I have been using this product for two weeks and I already see a huge difference in my pores and the overall condition of my skin...This has boosted my skin and they way that I feel about it!

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Excited to try this one..

I'm a HUGE Paula's Choice fan and 90% of the products in my skincare routine are from her line. I was so excited to try this bc I have always looked for a Vitamin C serum that actually had some vitamin c in it and/or vitamin c that was actually stable! This has been no easy task! Either the amount of vitamin c was so small that it would have no discernible effect on anyones skin, or the formula wouldn't allow it to remain stable, or the packaging would be all wrong and the product would become unstable after a couple uses... and then I saw that Paula created one of her own! I was very excited, but the product was a bit expensive and I hadn't gotten around to buying it.. and then it came in my Birchbox! I like it, and I know her product is stable and formulated properly.. But I do wish the consistency was a little bit thicker.. Its a little watery and it makes it a bit difficult to use, if I'm being honest. The product runs between my fingers and I find myself struggling to get it on my face. Also, the smell was a little strange at first.. It kind of reminded me of blood! That rusty, salty smell. However, I must have gotten used to it, bc I don't notice it anymore. I feel like my skin has gotten a bit brighter and smoother, and I know that I'm at least getting beneficial Vitamin C on my skin, unlike with other products where I had to wonder if any was even in the formula at all. I'm a bit on the fence with weather or not I'll purchase a full size.. Maybe if Paula ever does a sale.

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Use sparingly

This product is really great, but I find myself having to use a very very small amount on my skin. It burned slightly at first and made me a little dry, could have just been the combo of what I normally use on my skin and it being sensitive. Starting to see results though!

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Another fantastic product!

Based on previous experience with the brand, this is no exception. 2 for 2! I couldn't expect anything less in terms of effectiveness. I used a few drops after washing my face. The skin immediately soaked in the formula. It absorbed that fast! The formula is very light with the consistency of water. Except it's orange. No, your skin doesn't turn orange. You may use whatever moisturizer after using the product. Off to bed I went. In the morning, I couldn't believe how smooth and radiant my skin looked! I had a glow, and not the oily face kind. Absolutely fell in love with product. It certainly doesnt take weeks to see a difference. You don't need special lighting to see a change. I have sun/age spots developing on my cheeks. So, that's the area I tested. Truly amazing how potent this thing is. It's my magic potion! This product would be fantastic in body lotion form!

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Give it some time
Purchased

This is one of things that takes a bit of time to work, don't judge it until after 2 weeks. It truly made a difference on my skin -- my face is smoother, brighter and my acne has significantly decreased. This made my whole BB subscription worth the price!!

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It works

As someone who's yellowy complexion easily becomes dull from dryness, this product really improved my skin. My skin looked brighter, glowy and firm, and I believe it even helped with some of my acne. And it never left my skin oily. Definitely recommend it for use on tired looking skin.

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