10% Niacinamide Booster
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10% Niacinamide Booster

This concentrated 10% niacinamide serum booster dramatically improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pore size, skin texture and fine lines.

New Collection but same great formula! Resist Anti-Aging Boosters are now Boost.

10% Niacinamide Booster

Based on 210 reviews

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This concentrated 10% niacinamide serum booster dramatically improves uneven skin tone and refines the appearance of pore size, skin texture and fine lines.
  • Promotes a brighter, younger-looking appearance
  • Niacinamide (vitamin B3) visibly minimizes pore size
  • Sheer, ultra-light liquid formula
  • Use alone or add to your moisturizer or serum

New Collection but same great formula! Resist Anti-Aging Boosters are now Boost.

Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Anti-Aging, Enlarged Pores

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Why is it different?

10% Niacinamide Booster is the first concentrated 10% niacinamide formula blended with natural calming and superior hydrating ingredients to address the frustrating combination of enlarged pores plus visible signs of aging, such as: uneven skin tone, lack of radiance, rough surface skin texture, redness, and dryness. The results after only a few days will impress you.

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What does it do?

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3, which research has proven can reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and dry skin. The light-as-water texture is designed to dramatically enhance your skincare while also providing soothing agents to promote visibly calm skin. Antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients make this product a multi-tasking must-have solution for all skin types.

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How to use

Dispense 2-3 drops into the palm of your hand and then apply to your face. Add a couple more drops if you will also be applying to your neck and chest. During the day, finish with a moisturizer with SPF 30 or greater. Can be applied under the eye area, avoiding the eye itself.

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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

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).

Ratings & Reviews

One of my all time fav Boosters

5

So, this is, in my personal opinion, a wonderful product. I have dry/normal type skin. It can be sensitive to products, but not to this one. It's helped close off my pores near my nose and cheeks. I didn't think it actually would! But it did! I am floored and will keep repurchasing this item. Note: it's also helped my acne scar in terms of fading them!

Sunny

Lincoln, NE

Amazing product!!! please change the PACKAGING

5

I went to get my (only ever!) facial and the gal recommended this for making my pores look smaller and it WORKS. I went about 4-5 months without it and there was a HUGE difference when I was able to buy it again. I even stopped worrying about foundation, my skin looked so good. My only complaint is that I have spilled bottles of this TWICE. It's extremely awkward to get a drop out of the dropper and try and replace the dropper tightly right away because you have product in your hand. Then if you don't remember right then to close the bottle tightly, it can be tipped and all that product is lost!!! And it's not cheap! So please, please put it in a tiny pump that just puts out a couple drops. Please find something different to package it in! Because I love the stuff so much and I can't afford to waste it!!

threescompany

Boise, ID

My favourite thing

5

I love this stuff. It's like a reset for my face that's light, helps add moisture. And in addition to its research-proven anti aging benefits, it brightens, evens things out, reduces pore size and controls oil. I wish it wasn't so expensive, and I keep wanting to switch to the lower priced Cerave AM/PM, but I love this as a serum.

JD

SF

I will use this forever!!!

5

Once I added this to my routine (cleanse, skin balancing toner, 2% BHA liquid, then this niacinamide booster) my pores are getting healthy from the inside out. I'm shocked. I have a handful of super enlarged pores on my nose; even they seem minorly improved. The regular pores on my nose are VERY improved. I really think that sticking with the lighter watery products is working for me as well, thick products clog my pores I guess!

Ronda

Minneapolis

Buy It and You Wont Regret It

5

Okay, I have combination oily.flaky, wrinkly, dull, acne prone, pore filled skin. I was using the Skin Balancing line and as I got older, my skin was acting up more and wasn't an even tone. It became dull and certain spots were flaky while other spots were oily, and acne started popping up. I knew it was time for a change in product... I had to deal with the fact that my skin was getting older and more exposed to elements. I emailed a Paula's Choice Consultant and she IMMEDIATELY told me to get this booster. It was a bit expensive so part of me thought it was a ploy, but BOY was I wrong. This stuff has saved my dull, silly skin and I owe it to that mystery woman who emailed me and told me to buy it. It didn't start working its wonders until after a week of putting it on day and night, so stick with it. Remember you have 60 days to return stuff to Paula's Choice so let it work its magic. After about a week my skin was an even tone, even texture, pores were smaller, bumps weren't turning into acne, everything was wonderful again. Seriously a miracle product.

No-Make-Up Jenna

Warren, Michigan

So far, it is My favorite

5

Every one is different. I read the reviews below; some people think this one is too harsh for them. For me, I think it is really gentle for me. I love this booster as serum. It is really watery form and I don't feel any harsh or sensitive feeling from it. My skin is extremely oily. I have been using this booster since it came out. I use it every night before the Pc's 1%Retinol booster and after PC's Skin balancing toner, BHA liquid. At daytime, I use PC's Resist toner, Bha, Skinceuticals's PCF serum, and PC's Resist antioxidant lightweight serum. I don't use moisturizer since they are too heavy for me. I'm pretty happy with my skin conditions now. I'm 25 male, and people always think I'm 20..... it is crazy. Because I had bad skin before, but now, everyone admiring my skin. Too dramatic result. I can see the result from this booster! By they way, I love the former design of the bottle, the new packaging is kind of ugly or like Drunk Elephant wanna be. PC doesn't need to change this old bottle.

BritQiangYu

Los Angeles

Works as advertised!

4

I have a very oily T-zone whose pores get even more visible as the oilyness increases. This product works miracles to visibly reduce those pore sizes! The only downside is it's kinda greasy if you're too heavy-handed with it, and it's not exactly easy to spread only 2-3 drops of product along the entire face. It takes a bit of practice and adjusting, but I'm definitely pleased with this product and will continue purchasing. Highly recommended!

Tatiana

USA

Disappointed

2

I've been using this product for 6 weeks for large pores. I've seen no improvement at all. I've been using PC since 1996 and this is the first product of hers that failed. Total disappointment

Karen70

Tampa, Fl

Very harsh and wrecked my non-sensitive skin

1

I have suffered from extremely oily skin and large pores most my teenage and adult life. After using Paula's choice products for over a year (Skin balancing line and Resist for oily/normal skin) I have noticed a drastic improvement in both oil control and pore size. Needless to say, when I saw this product advertised as a pore shrinking miracle, I had to try it. Immediately after using it, I noticed little bumps appearing on my face the next day and overall my skin texture was a lot rougher. I thought this was my skin adjusting to the product (which is almost never necessary - I have oily, but extremely resilient skin). I continued to use for a week, and unfortunately my skin continued to look dull, lifeless, scalier and dotted with white heads. I went to do a facial yesterday and my facial lady said she had never seen my skin so dry yet with lots of white head bumps. This is saying something considering I typically have extremely oily skin. This product dried it out AND plugged my pores. This was the only product change I made to my skin care routine, and my skin starting worsening the day right after I used it. Last night I discontinued usage and my skin immediately looked better. No question about it, this product is the culprit. I had such high hopes for this and I really wanted to love it but unfortunately it just wrecked my skin - I don't have sensitive skin either. I wish I bought a sample - I live in Canada so it'd cost me quite a bit return this bottle, I'm pretty much out of pocket for an expensive product that my skin really hated. I highly suggest if you're interested in this product to get a sample rather than a bottle to start.

veecs

Vancouver, BC

damages sensitive skin

1

This product caused my skin to become dry, red, flakey. Due to the exceedingly glowing reviews,I continued using it thinking maybe it was one of those situations where it has to get worse before it gets better. When I started getting strange cysts in addition, I finally gave up and stopped using it. Paula's Choice was good about taking back the product and issuing me refund, but unfortunately my skin has still not recovered and it has now been a few months since I discontinued use. I don't know how to heal my skin from this.

Lil

Canada

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