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The Best Skincare Boosters to Mix for Your Skin Concerns

The Best Skincare Boosters to Mix for Your Skin Concerns

Skin boosters are an easy, effective way to get more from your skincare routine. But what’s a booster? Simply put, Paula’s Choice Skincare boosters are specialized products that contain a high concentration of a single ingredient, such as vitamin C. But, skincare isn’t as simple as any one great ingredient. That’s why other great ingredients are also part of the mix, giving you a product that delivers truly impressive results.

Paula’s Choice Skincare was among the first lines to launch boosters. You might not know that you can use more than one booster, even at the same time. They’re formulated to work together and they layer easily with other leave-on products in your skincare routine.

To help you learn how to combine our boosters for enhanced results for your specific concerns, we’ve come up with some booster recipes. One of these might be the “secret sauce” that takes your results to the next level. Let’s get cooking!

Concerns: Wrinkles + Loss of Firmness + Dull, Uneven Skin Tone

Your Booster Recipe: RESIST 1% Retinol Booster + RESIST C15 Super Booster
How to: After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, dispense 2–3 drops of the Retinol Booster into the palm of your hand. Next, add 3–5 drops of the C15 Booster. Mix the two with your fingertips and apply to your face and neck. Follow with your serum, moisturizer, and eye cream.
Add some spice: A dash (a few generous drops) of RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster helps plump the look of fine lines and wrinkles while helping skin hold on to vital hydration.

Concerns: Large Pores + Rough Texture + Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Your Booster Recipe: RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster + RESIST 1% Retinol Booster
How to: After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, dispense 2–3 drops of the Niacinamide Booster into the palm of your hand. Add an equal amount of the Retinol Booster, mix them together with your fingertips, and then smooth over your face, focusing on areas with visible lines and large pores.
Add some spice: If your skin is dry or dehydrated—including seasonal dryness—finish your routine by massaging 2–3 drops of RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster over dry areas, including around the eyes.

Concerns: Wrinkles + Dehydration + Discolorations

Your Booster Recipe: RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster + RESIST C15 Super Booster
How to: After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, dispense 3–5 drops of the Hyaluronic Acid Booster into the palm of your hand. Add 2–3 drops of the C15 Booster, mix together with your fingertips, and then smooth over your face and neck.|
Add some spice: Dispense 3–4 drops of the Niacinamide Booster and apply after the Hyaluronic Acid and C15 Booster mix. Niacinamide helps strengthen skin against moisture loss and further improves the appearance of discolorations.

Concerns: Dry, Dehydrated, Sensitive Skin

Your Booster Recipe: RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster + RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster
How to: After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, dispense 2–3 drops of the Niacinamide Booster and smooth over your face and neck. Follow with 2–3 drops of the Oil Booster, applied to dry areas, including around the eyes.
Add some spice: Mix in a pea-size amount of RESIST Hyaluronic Acid Booster with the Niacinamide Booster, and then apply a few drops of the Oil Booster, including around the eyes.

Concerns: Wrinkles + Breakouts and Large Pores

Your Booster Recipe: RESIST 10% Niacinamide Booster + RESIST C15 Super Booster
How to: After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, dispense 2–3 drops of the Niacinamide Booster into the palm of your hand. Add 2–3 drops of the C15 Booster, mix together with your fingertips, and then smooth over your face and neck. Focus on blemish-prone areas and post-acne marks for more even-looking skin.
Add some spice: Mix a pea-size amount of RESIST BHA 9 into the blend above and apply, or apply the same amount of BHA 9 after the booster recipe, focusing on breakout- and clog-prone areas.

References for this information
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2016, issue 1, pages 49–57
Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology, September 2015, pages 463–470; and July 2015, pages 405–412
Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015, pages 339–349
Dermatology, May 2014, pages 314–325
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, January 2013, pages 579–584
 

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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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