Tested on animals:No
The RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster boosts any product with a high concentration of its namesake ingredient, all with the goal of a smoother, more even skin tone.
This booster is free of silicone or oils, giving it the consistency of water, which makes it easy to mix the recommended 2-3 drops into a serum or moisturizer or used alone. Those with oily skin will especially love the non-greasy texture. It's on the *somewhat* spendy side, but one bottle lasts (and lasts), given how little is needed per use.
Research backs the claim that niacinamide, at higher concentrations, is particularly effective at helping improve the appearance of signs of aging and unevenness (International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004 & Dermatologic Surgery, 2005).
We know, we know—you should love yourself just the way you are. But wouldn't you like to love your (newly refined, smoother) skin even more? Coupled with its variety of antioxidants and soothing ingredients, this is one of the more interesting products capable of helping you do just that.
- High concentration of niacinamide.
- Additional soothing ingredients + antioxidants.
- Water-like formula (no silicone or oils).
- Fragrance free.
- Spendy (but a bottle will last quite some time).
This concentrated 10% niacinamide (B3) booster visibly improves the appearance of skin texture and multiple signs of aging. For all skin types.
Water (Aqua), Niacinamide (vitamin B3, skin-restoring ), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin replenishing/antioxidant), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Phospholipids (skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Carnosine (antioxidant), Genistein (antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH balancing), Sodium Citrate (pH balancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance
Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.
As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable.
The formulas contain only ingredients that have substantiated, published research showing they are beneficial and effective. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.
Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.
Why are all Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedia's criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.
For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.