DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier
Based on 5 reviews
Clear pores of daily debris and pollution plus brighten skin with a blend of antioxidants, salicylic acid and other skin-fortifying ingredients.

DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier

Based on 5 reviews
Clear pores of daily debris and pollution plus brighten skin with a blend of antioxidants, salicylic acid and other skin-fortifying ingredients.
  • Helps protect skin from environmental damage
  • Salicylic acid clears and refines pores
  • Ultra-lightweight fluid texture
  • Apply once or twice daily after cleansing
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
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Why is it different?
Take control of the daily damage airborne pollutants have on skin’s appearance with this innovative, super-light fluid. Provides multi-level defense for skin to keep it looking younger, longer.
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What does it do?
Pore-refining salicylic acid and antioxidants neutralize airborne pollutants and blue light exposure for healthier, fortified skin. Azelaic acid and vitamin C help brighten, while skin’s natural defenses are reinforced with non-fragrant plant extracts and niacinamide.
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How to use
Gently shake before use. Once or twice daily, apply over face and neck. Do not rinse. For daytime, always follow with a sunscreen. Note: Antioxidant Pore Purifier complements your favorite Paula’s Choice daily exfoliants.
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DEFENSE Skin Care System - Our multi-layer defense system to combat around-the-clock environmental skin damage.

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Research

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, June 2018, pages 123-130

Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine, March 2018, ePublication

Nutrients, November 2017, ePublication; and August 2017, ePublication

Journal of Dermatological Science, May 2017, pages 162-169

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, July-August 2015, pages 420-423

Food & Function, August 2017, pages 2, 650-2, 662

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, August 2015, pages 451-455

Dermatology Research and Practice, February 2015, ePublication

Antioxidants, December 2013, pages 230-245

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2012, pages 37-41

Ingredients
Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water, Propanediol (solvent/hydration), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer/hydration), Ethoxydiglycol (solvent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Panthenol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (skin-brightening), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Ceramide NP (skin-replenishing/restoring), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract (antioxidants), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Phytic Acid, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10/antioxidant), Calendula Officinalis (English Marigold) Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (skin-soothing agents), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Centella Asiatica Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Sucrose Stearate (emulsifier), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Carbomer (texture enhancer), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate (chelating agent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate (emulsifiers), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture enhancer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

Ratings & Reviews

Great serum!

5

I really love the ingredients in this serum! It contains everything my skin needs all in one formulation. I used it for the first time today, and it feels wonderful. Nicely hydrating without being too much. No sticky feel. No greasiness. My face feels super smooth and fresh. I am excited to see the results of daily use!

Anjofy

New York

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great! this is so good for younger no fuss ppl like me

5

I love this! I'm 26 and just wanted a simple regimen. i don't really need any heavy duty exfoliants yet. i'm just trying to brighten and maintain. i really love this new line. it feels modern and keeping w the trends but also effective and based in science. no essential oils or irritants. i'm so grateful for these new products

telexfromyou

new york, ny

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Soooooo happy there are no silicones in this moisturizer!

5

It might be too soon for a final verdict, but I am loving the Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer! I'm 62 yrs old and have an oily T-zone and slightly dry, somewhat sun-damaged cheeks and jaw line. My face doesn't like silicones, but loves oils. No silicones in this gem, but some wonderful non-fragrant plant oils and right now, my face is loving this moisturizer. I've had it on now for over 12 hours and have absolutely no oil breakthrough on my nose, which I get with silicone based moisturizers. I did buy the facial cleanser too, but haven't used it. Once I do, I'll review that as well. Thanks for making a silicone free facial moisturizer!

Pixiejacq

Layton, Utah

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Adding to my previous review

5

The character limit did not allow me to finish my review. I am adding more. The summary of the first review is that I loved this serum for its texture, the way it leaves my skin hydrated, comfortable and smooth to the touch, and also the way it layers with other products - absolutely no pilling. I very highly recommended it. I also want to leave a note about packaging. First I have to admit that it is very photogenic and Instagram friendly, and it looks very cheerful on my vanity. I know it does not matter, but it was one reason I chose this over the Resist line I've been using regularly. I think Paula's Choice is getting how to package things with appeal. I love the new packaging also in terms of function, the plastic tube comes with a glass dropper at the opening which makes dosing super easy. However, I also think that there were two missteps with the new packaging. First, the ingredients are not printed on the tube. I care about the ingredients, and I think most Paula's Choice customer do. I sometimes consult the ingredients when layering etc, so my preference would be to find them on the tube. Second, and more important is the inclusion of the paper box. I have always loved how Paula's Choice has shown some environmental responsibility when it comes to packaging products and parcels. It looks like you are slowly abandoning these practices. I absolutely do not see why a plastic tube needs a paper box. Please go back to your roots and abolish the unnecessary packaging.

IE

Columbus, OH

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I wish the Defense products were available in my 20s and 30s

5

I normally use PC Resist line, but I couldn't resist ordering the whole defense system. I have been using more or less the same Resist products for years now, and I was craving for a change. I have to admit the pretty red packaging played a role as well. After placing my order I was unsure whether I have been victim to marketing and gimmick. But once the products arrived and I used them, I am very happy to have ordered them, what's more I love the textures. It is too early to tell about long term results, but I am sure there will be no harm. These products do not promise any anti-aging, so at 40+ I plan to continue to use my boosters to add a punch of proven ingredients to my skincare regime. One big plus of the Defense line is that the textures go along with layering much much better than anything I have used from Paula's Choice (almost all my skincare comes from Paula's Choice for almost 20 years now). About this particular serum, it is a clear, water-based serum that sinks in almost immediately and leaves skin comfortably moist, but not sticky or slippery. It is also not silicone based like the Resist, Skin Balancing or Skin Recovery antioxidant serums. My skin simply drank it up. I have used it after the C15 booster or the Resist 2% BHA, and it played along very well. I have continued with the Ceramide moisturizer, Defense moisturizer, and/or sunscreen and absolutely did not experience any pilling or other ill effect. This is definitely the one of loveliest serum textures I have used. Again too early to tell whether my skin will miss the Resist line, but I will definitely switch to Defense as my basic skincare and supplement with the boosters. I badly wish this line were around in my 20s and 30s, it would have been my one stop perfect skincare. I very highly recommended it for that demographic.

IE

Columbus, OH

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