Skincare can be confusing. Between hard-to pronounce ingredients and so-called natural oils, I’m never quite sure what exactly I’m rubbing onto my skin. Why does scoring a happy complexion have to be more complicated than a David Lynch movie marathon?
Thankfully, I’ve finally found a bit of reprieve from all the ingredient hoopla in research-driven beauty brand Paula’s Choice. After years of struggling with acne and eczema, founder Paula Begoun had a skincare epiphany: Peeking at a frequently-used product label, she noticed that the fourth ingredient listed was acetone—as in the key ingredient in your nail polish remover. Miss Begoun decided she had had enough. She ditched the harsh treatments and put together a non-irritating product lineup that finally cured her problem skin. Preaching her healthy skin gospel, Paula has since penned over 20 books, hit the talk show circuit, and in 1995, launched her own skincare line.
As a proud Paula disciple, I’m particularly impressed with the skincare guru’s RESIST C15 Super Booster. Concentrated and super lightweight, this liquid treatment supercharges my serum by helping its hydrating and healing ingredients sink deeper into my skin. In addition to boosting a ho-hum moisturizer, the RESIST C15 Super Booster uses a potent blend of 15% stabilized vitamin C to protect my skin from environmental damage, all the while evening out skin tone and nixing signs of aging. Beyond the skin-brightening results, I like that the ingredient list explains what exactly each vitamin, peptide, and fruit acid is doing.
In short, this product became my Sherpa on the journey to complexion clarity. And I’m not the only one experiencing skincare enlightenment: Some of our lucky subscribers will receive a sample of Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster in their January Birchbox.
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