Tested on animals:No
Paula's Choice RESIST Skin Firming Line Minimizer is an intriguing product for the brand. It's designed to target fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Can it work as claimed? Possibly, but although the formula is suitable for all skin types, not everyone concerned with signs of aging is likely to need this product—it comes down to what you're currently using, the results you're getting, and whether you are open to adding another product to your routine.
In a somewhat startling move for the brand, Paula's Choice packaged this fragrance-free, serum-like treatment in a tall, cylindrical component with a dropper-type applicator that bears a slight resemblance to a syringe.
In order to dispense the product from the narrow tip you need to depress the button on the bottom of the component. Doing so dispenses an amount of product that's ideal for applying to areas around the eyes and mouth, though some may find half a pump to be plenty, as the formula's fluid texture is easy to spread.
What makes RESIST Skin Firming Line Minimizer intriguing is its mix of long-proven ingredients such as the skin-restoring niacinamide, skin-replenishing glycosaminoglycans and sodium hyaluronate, among others. These are coupled with a unique amino acid complex, making this a formula that has the potential to improve the appearance of fine lines around the eyes or mouth—and the formula can be used with any other anti-aging product.
Admittedly, we're remaining a bit skeptical and holding off on rating this higher until more substantial research is done; however, we do find the research so far exciting. And we certainly can't fault Paula's Choice for incorporating this fledgling ingredient complex into an anti-aging solution that, to the brand's credit, also contains more robustly proven ingredients to fight signs of aging. That's the saving grace and reason why many people concerned with fine lines in our most expressive areas may want to give RESIST Skin Firming Line Minimizer a try.
- Contains an overall good mix of anti-aging ingredients.
- Easy to dispense and spread; a little goes a long way!
- Formula is compatible with other anti-aging products.
- Fragrance free.
- The amino acid complex only has one study supporting its use (but at least it was a well- designed, thorough study).