Which Booster is Right for Me?


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Even if you have a great skincare routine that includes the most important products, like cleanser, toner, exfoliant, daytime moisturizer with SPF, and nighttime moisturizer, your skin may need a bit of extra help to address your specific concerns. It’s the secret to obtaining the best results possible, and it’s where Paula’s Choice Skincare boosters can help!

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Paula's Choice Anti-Aging Boosters

What Are Skincare Boosters (and Who Are They For)?

At Paula’s Choice Skincare, our only mission is to create the best skincare products to help you have the best skin of your life. Years of ongoing research has led us to formulate remarkable antioxidant serums, truly amazing retinol products, phenomenal exfoliants, and a range of moisturizers filled with skin-restoring ingredients for every skin type—but we wanted to go even further. This thinking inspired our collection of targeted solutions we refer to as "Boosters."

All Paula’s Choice Skincare boosters provide specialized anti-aging benefits, and they’re easy to add to your current routine (either daily or as needed) for enhanced results. Below we explain the key details about each booster, what it can do, and who it’s for. Regardless of your age or skin type, we think you’ll find these ingenious products are wonderfully versatile and incredibly effective, taking results from your skincare routine to the next level!

How to apply these skincare gems. Our boosters can be applied after cleansing, toning, and using an exfoliant. After applying the booster, you can follow with your serum and moisturizer. Alternatively, you can just end with your booster, as that may be enough for your skin type and concerns. You can also mix a couple of drops of your booster into your serum or moisturizer. It’s all about customizing your skincare routine to create the best results just for you.

RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster
Targets: Large pores, discolorations, uneven skin tone

  • 10% niacinamide (vitamin B3) helps minimize pore size and improve uneven skin tone.
  • Light-as-water fluid consistency works for all skin types.
  • Additional antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients boost anti-aging benefits.
  • Soothing agents help calm skin.
  • Works beautifully with our AHA or BHA exfoliants and other anti-aging solutions.

RESIST C15 Super Booster
Targets: Red or brown marks, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, loss of firmness

  • Potent high-strength 15% vitamin C solution for all skin types.
  • Water-like fluid helps improve skin texture.
  • Minimizes the feeling of lost firmness, brightens and increases radiance, impressively evens skin tone, and diminishes the look of marks on skin.
  • Excellent for advanced signs of aging; can also be used around the eyes.
  • Works beautifully with our AHA or BHA exfoliants and other anti-aging solutions

RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
Targets: Dryness, dehydration, loss of radiance, dull texture

  • Blend of nine non-fragrant plant oils plus skin-restoring and skin-nourishing ingredients provide immediate relief for dry, tight skin on the face and around the eyes.
  • Fluid oil texture works perfectly for dry to very dry skin and for temperamental, red skin, even skin prone to rosacea.
  • Excellent as a soothing spot treatment over dehydrated areas of skin.
  • During seasonal changes, don’t worry about finding a new moisturizer; rather, add this to your skincare routine before you apply your moisturizer (or mix with your moisturizer).
  • Works beautifully with any other products in your skincare routine

RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster
Targets: Fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration

  • Moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water to hydrate skin.
  • Skin-restoring ingredients combine to visibly plump dry, dehydrated skin, softening and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Dramatically improves skin texture.
  • Gel texture glides on to immediately renew moisture.
  • During seasonal changes, don’t worry about finding a new moisturizer; rather, add this to your skincare routine before you apply your moisturizer (or mix with your moisturizer).
  • Works beautifully with any other products in your skincare routine

RESIST 1% Retinol Booster
Targets: Fine lines, deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone, clogged pores

  • 1% stabilized, pure retinol, antioxidants, and other ingredients help to visibly improve the vitality and suppleness of skin, fortify and nourish skin, and dramatically improve skin tone and visible firmness.
  • Water-based weightless fluid makes it an ideal formula to use with any skincare routine.
  • Formulated to easily glide onto skin and absorb quickly.
  • Works superbly with any of our AHA or BHA exfoliants and other anti-aging products, including our serums and moisturizers with retinol.

How to Add a Booster to Your Skincare Routine

Here’s an example of how the different Paula’s Choice Skincare boosters can fit into your morning and evening skincare routines. In the example routine below, we feature the C15 Booster, but this step-by-step application works for any of our boosters (and many people use more than one):

  • Step 1: Cleanse.
  • Step 2: Tone.
  • Step 3: Apply AHA or BHA exfoliant.
  • Step 4: Apply C15 Super Booster.
  • Step 5: Apply daytime moisturizer rated SPF 30 or greater.


  • Step 1: Cleanse.
  • Step 2: Tone.
  • Step 3: Apply AHA or BHA exfoliant or your weekly exfoliating solution.
  • Step 4: Apply C15 Super Booster. If you want a boost of hydration, apply our Hyaluronic Acid Booster or our Moisture Renewal Oil Booster.
  • Step 5: Apply your serum.
  • Step 6: Apply your moisturizer.
  • Step 7: (optional) Apply eye cream.

The Best Skin of Your Life Starts Here: The same type of research used to create this article is also used to formulate Paula’s Choice Skincare products. You’ll find products for all skin types and a range of concerns, from acne and sensitive skin to wrinkles, pores, and sun damage. With Paula’s Choice Skincare, you can get (and keep) the best skin of your life! See Paula’s Choice Anti-Aging Boosters.

References for this information:
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, March 2015, pages 271-280
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015, pages 339-349
Dermatology, May 2014, pages 314-325
International Journal of Pharmacy, January 2013, pages 192-201
Journal of the America Academy of Dermatology, November 2012, pages 1,103-1,024
Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, October 2012, pages 20–23;
and March 2009, pages 38–43
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, August 2009, pages 130-135
Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, 2006, issue 7, pages 2558-2562

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Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books about skincare and makeup. She is known worldwide as The Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula’s Choice Skincare. Paula’s expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international radio, print, and television including:

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