Tested on animals:No
Housed in a dropper-style opaque glass bottle, the focus of Paula's Choice's RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is, as the name implies, on supplying skin with a "boost" of hyaluronic acid. This contains two forms of the ingredient—sodium hyaluronate (the more bioavailable salt form) and pure hyaluronic acid. This combination is advantageous, as both improve skin's moisture content, soothes, and provide antioxidant defense (Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2012 & Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2012).
Its water-based, gel texture dries quickly on skin, and it works well for all skin types. This gentle formula is also fragrance free, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin, too!
RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster doesn't stop at its namesake ingredient; it also contains a very good blend of skin-replenishing ingredients such as ceramides and phospholipids, all beneficial for improving skin's ability to hold moisture and soothe sensitivity. Coupled with the skin-restoring ingredient adenosine, you have a targeted solution to help quickly restore damaged or dehydrated skin.
Despite their impressive pedigree, we should note that these ingredients are excellent "supportive players" to a skincare routine that already covers the basics and includes a serum or moisturizers rich in antioxidants and other well-researched anti-aging ingredients. Hyaluronic acid, ceramides and lipids are all effective at restoring the substances that help keep your skin smoother, healthier looking and allow it to benefit even more from other products in your routine (International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2003 & Dermatologic Clinics, 2008).
Paula's Choice recommends mixing this into your favorite serum or moisturizer, or used alone. As a "moisture-boosting" solution, the RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster is an exceptional one to consider for all skin types—especially if you have dehydrated or dry skin (or combination to oily and are battling dehydrated patches).
- Contains a good dose of hyaluronic acid & sodium hyaluronate.
- Includes multiple skin-replenishing ingredients.
- Fragrance free.
- Lightweight, ideal for any skin type.