Apr 132014

Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster1

I was pleasantly surprised at the effectiveness of Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster Serum ($45/0.67 oz). I’ve used several vitamin C serums in my day, because of all of the claims that skincare companies make, this ingredient is one that has been shown to make a difference in the brightness and texture of skin. Some are excellent but rather expensive. Paula’s Choice makes this option, which made a progressively better difference in my skin over a one-to-four week trial, at a comparatively low price point. If this catches your eye, you might register your email at Paula’s Choice website because the site runs percentage discounts (most frequently around holiday weekends).

Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster2

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster is a very light, colorless serum that absorbs quickly. I’m about one-third way through my first bottle, which I’ve been using consistently since mid-February.I use two drops morning and evening, and after the first week began to notice that my skin looked better. By now, I’m noticing an overall better texture, and more even coloring.

Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster3

Overall, I’d highly recommend Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster Serum. The combination of the effectiveness and the price point make this an excellent skin care choice.

From Paula’s Choice website:

Key Ingredients: ferulic acid, acetyl octapeptide-3, glycerin, panthenol, tocopherol, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbic acid

Product Ingredients:
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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May 182012

Yesterday, I posted my first review of an Omorovicza product, the Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, where I discussed some of the line’s origins and philosophy. I’ve also been using Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum ($215). This lightweight, nourishing product is intended as an anti-aging product that uses gold and other active ingredients to re-texture and repair skin. Here is some of the line’s background about the ingredients in the product:

  • Gold, a powerful anti-inflammatory, repairs accumulated micro-damage to strengthen the skin.
  • Polypeptides (Palmitoyl Tripeptide and Caprooyl Tetrapeptide) to strengthen proteins such as collagen and elastin for renewed elasticity and vitality.
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate) to enhance skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of age spots; which also boosts the synthesis of collagen and elastin to help restore elasticity.
  • Watercress extract and zinc promote brighter, more even, skin by inhibiting the production of melanin.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate provides long lasting hydration to the skin.
  • The ingredients are delivered via Mineral Cosmetology, a patented mineral delivery system designed to leave skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.

The Gold Flash Firming Serum is very light in texture, it applies easily (no pilling), and absorbs into my skin within a few seconds. Other than adding the subtlest sheen on the skin, the product is invisible and the soft powdery citrus scent (which is extremely pleasant) fades quickly. It leaves no “emollient” feeling on the skin, so all skin types can use the product.

As you likely know, serums are intended to provide a long term effect–they are intended to restore, improve, and repair. Although many add hydration, those with dry skin typically add a separate moisturizer (a serum is not a substitute, but a supplement, to a moisturizer).

After using Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum for two weeks, I found that the texture of my skin improved. If I look closely at my skin in bright sunlight, I can see that the product does seem to have strengthened and repaired portions of my skin that I may have stressed out by testing some harsher products (there’s an area on my cheek and near the bottom of my eye that look visibly better) My face feels firmer, and the skin has a healthy glow.

Ingredient list (click to enlarge):

The serum is very gentle and lightweight, typically I put it on first, followed by moisturizer on drier skin days, then sunscreen over it. It goes on like a dream, really. Beautifully formulated, gorgeous product.

 Omorovicza Gold Flash Firming Serum was provided to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review.


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