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PAULA's CHOICE: RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator


Hello to all the beautiful ladies and gorgeous guys out there! It doesn't hurt to start taking extra good care of your skin as early as in your teens. I'm proudly in my 30s already and people always mistake me for a teenager! ;)


QUICK INFO

For Normal / Oily / Combination skin

Website Price: P 1,420.00
Net Weight: 50 mL
Made in the USA
Color and Fragrance free. No animal testing.

PH Website: www.paulaschoice.com.ph
FB: www.facebook.com/paulaschoice.com.ph
(You can contact them through FB to place an order/inquiry.)

This is the Home page of the US website.



Paula's Choice carries several product lines with their own special features.

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What is RESIST?

During the Philippine Launch Event of Paula's Choice on October 2, we were introduced to this brand and its products. Paula's Choice carries several lines that have their own special features. One of them is called 'RESIST', which is an anti-aging system that is suitable for all skin types, smooths wrinkles, builds collagen and fades dark spots.

This item was one of the products demo-ed to us by Ms. Naree Mongkol, Managing Director of Paula's Choice in Southeast Asia, who was also the facilitator of the event. She adds that this item is to be used right after your toner, and before you apply your makeup.

If you think you're combination or oily skin type, this product would suit you well. I have read in many articles that the reason our skin becomes oily is because it over-compensates when it feels dry. In other words, you need to keep your skin moisturized in order to keep the skin less oily (sounds paradoxical but true!). I strongly agree as I have observed the truth in it. Ever since I began to use this product just before my makeup, I noticed that my skin was less oily during the day, even until the end of the day!

Ms. Naree Mongkol introduces this product to us.

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Product Information
(Excerpt from website)

What makes this product unique? 
"RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator contains an exclusive complex of proven antiwrinkle and skin-clearing ingredients that renew and restore your skin, making it look younger, even-toned, and fresh. Powerful antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients stimulate healthy collagen production, repair sun damage, and fade red marks and discolorations from past breakouts. Lactoperoxidase helps eliminate breakout-causing bacteria, while soothing agents calm skin and enhance its natural repair process. 

This silky, gel-lotion hydrates your skin for a healthier surface that feels wonderfully smooth. It brightens your skin with a radiant matte finish that perfectly preps it for makeup application."


Who is the ideal customer for this product? 
"RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator is formulated for anyone with normal, oily, combination or blemish-prone skin who wants a moisturizer to address wrinkles and sun damage with the added benefit of curbing blemishes and the red marks they leave behind."


Product Details:
  • Innovative formula for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts
  • Encourages a radiant, spot-free, even-toned complexion
  • Proven ingredients stimulate healthy collagen production
  • Potent antioxidants help defend skin against damaging free radicals
  • Niacinamide improves skin tone, texture, and color
  • Silky lotion texture hydrates without feeling greasy
  • Superb for use around the eyes (use in place of your eye cream
  • 100% fragrance- and colorant-free

Ingredients:
  1. Water,
  2. Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent),
  3. Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate (thickening/skin-conditioning agent),
  4. Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer (silicone texture enhancer),
  5. Glycerin (skin-identical/repairing ingredient),
  6. Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilized vitamin C),
  7. Cetyl Alcohol (thickener),
  8. Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient),
  9. Dimethicone (silicone slip agent),
  10. Butylene Glycol (slip agent),
  11. Cetearyl Alcohol,
  12. Glyceryl Stearate,
  13. PEG-100 Stearate (thickeners),
  14. Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent),
  15. Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient),
  16. Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant),
  17. Glucose Oxidase,
  18. Lactoperoxidase (skin-clearing agents),
  19. Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (plant extract/antioxidant),
  20. Xanthan Gum (binding agent/emulsifier),
  21. Glucose (skin-identical/repairing ingredient),
  22. Ceteareth-20 (solubilizing agent),
  23. Decyl Glucoside (emulsifier),
  24. Citric Acid (pH adjuster),
  25. Phenoxyethanol (preservative)

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Apply after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating with your Paula's Choice skin-care system.
  2. Dispense 1-2 pumps and apply over entire face, including around the eyes.
  3. During the day, follow with a Paula's Choice sunscreen or foundation with sunscreen.
  4. At night, follow with Paula's Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

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Packaging

All Paula's Choice products have a minimalist packaging. They do not spend too much on packaging and marketing, which explains why it costs considerably less compared to the other pricey brands out there. It does not come with a box, which is a good way of saving trees and the environment since we discard the box anyway. This product comes in a sleek futuristic silver and blue color-themed pump bottle, and is sealed with a protective sticker.



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Formula

All of Paula's Choice products take pride in the fact that they do not use irritating fragrance, harmful preservatives (it's paraben-free!), and colorants. Once you pump out the product, you won't find any trace of fragrance, which is a common cause of skin irritation. While checking out the ingredients, I noticed it contains Boerhavia diffusa root extract. This plant doesn't seem to have a layman English term, but it has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogen properties which make it a perfect ant-aging ingredient.

This is a screenshot from the Philippine FDA website.
All Paula's Choice products have FDA approval and is very safe for your skin / health.

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Effect / Result

On my first use impression, this gel literally disappears from the skin when you blend it. It gives the skin a matte appearance and an elastic feeling without any greasiness or overload of moisture. It won't produce a greasy texture that will interfere with your makeup. It feels like a silky smooth powder texture on the skin.

I mentioned earlier that our skin has a tendency to over-compensate for dryness by producing too much oil during the day. Since this product does a great job of moisturizing deep beneath my skin, it's not as oily as it used to be even until the end of the day. Ever since I began using this product, I noticed that I don't need to re-apply powder at the end of the day because it still looks matte.

My skin became very erratic since June 2013. It has been feeling dry some days (which has never happened before) and I was afraid this dryness would lead to the early onset of wrinkles. I'm already in my 30s and for sure this is the period when wrinkles begin to creep in. After 4 weeks of using it, my skin feels more elastic when I pinch it. Now I can feel like a teenager until reach my  mid-40s! =))))

It does not have fragrance, colorant or paraben. Just this half of a pea size covers alot of skin.
Fresh from the shower, before applying makeup.
Right after applying the Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator. No makeup yet.
Right after applying the Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator. No makeup yet.
Freshly applied makeup.
Took this image in the afternoon. My skin does not produce oil like crazy as before.
October 24. At the end of the day... here's the evidence.
(Btw, I had a burning fever and flu that day but still had to go to work.)
Face: FS Two Way Cake in Chino
Eyebrow: Fashion 21 Duo Eye Enhancer in Dark Copper
Eyebrow: Fashion 21 Eyebrow Powder Duo
Eyelashes: lol Cosmetics Waterproof Black Mascara
Eyeshadow: Fashion 21 48-Color Eyeshadow Palette #2 (Neutrals)
Lips: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kiss Proof Lip Gloss in Rose Pink
>When feeling stressed... wear RED!<
October 24. At the end of the day... here's the evidence.
(Btw, I had a burning fever and flu that day but still had to go to work.)
Face: FS Two Way Cake in Chino
Eyebrow: Fashion 21 Duo Eye Enhancer in Dark Copper
Eyebrow: Fashion 21 Eyebrow Powder Duo
Eyelashes: lol Cosmetics Waterproof Black Mascara
Eyeshadow: Fashion 21 48-Color Eyeshadow Palette #2 (Neutrals)
Lips: James Cooper Jazzy Collection Kiss Proof Lip Gloss in Rose Pink
>When feeling stressed... wear RED!<

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Paula's Choice is the wise choice!

I know there are many skin care products out there that would retail as much as 10,000 Pesos just for a 50 gram pot which I think is insane. Agree? I'm glad Paula's Choice finally brings its affordable products to the Philippines (their best sellers retail at an average of P 1,200+).

Next in my wish list are the Vitamin C serum and Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish. I've seen the product demo for it and right before my eyes, an oxidized apple looked like it was freshly sliced in less than 30 seconds. It was left exposed in the drying air-conditioned room for the next hours but still looked fresh.

Two oxidized slices of apples
Not more than 30 seconds after application, the slice on the left suddenly looked like brand new!
It was left on the table for exposure with the drying air-conditioned air.
More than 1 hour later, the slice on the left still hasn't oxidized.
Sorry, the clip's only 16 seconds long...

Sesame oil was applied at the back of both hands. Shine Stopper was applied on the hand at the right of this image.
I saw that the product literally made the oil disappear. Super effective! I gotta have this...

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How To Order

As of this moment, Paula's Choice Philippines is working closely with online shops like Lazada and also with individual sellers to bring the products to you. For orders and inquiries, I suggest you contact Paula's Choice Philippines directly through their FaceBook page. (https://www.facebook.com/paulaschoice.com.ph)

To place an order, just search for your desired product and then click on the Shopping Cart link.
In the meantime, it would be best to contact them via FB for quick and personalized response to your inquiry.

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A few images from the Philippine Launch Event
@ The Den, Mariott Hotel (October 2, 2013)


With ma-sistah and our facilitator, Ms. Naree Mongkol.
Products for demo.
2% BHA... This is the bestseller of the bestseller!




Philippine Launch Event at The Den (Marriott Hotel) on October 2, 2013.




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