Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence and Radiance Renewal Mask
I was recently sent some new items from Paula's Choice to review. Since I am a huge fan of Paula Begoun, the author of Don't Go To The Cosmetic Counter Without Me, and her fantastic reviews of skin care products, I thought this would be a great fit for me. Today I take a look at two new products in her skin care line.
This lightweight fluid works quickly to refine an uneven skin tone and revitalize a dull complexion for visibly brighter, radiant-looking skin.
For All Skin Types
Replenishing antioxidants brighten & revitalize skin
Instantly restores skin’s radiance for a luminous, healthy glow
Lightweight fluid texture
Use up to twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating skin -paulaschoice.com
My skin always feels soft and really nice when I use Resist Brightening Essence, I feel I am going to continue to use it for some time since my skin is less dry and looking more even with its addition to my routine.
A silky, rich, overnight skin-brightening mask that turns a dull complexion into a refreshed, luminous and hydrated glow.
For All Skin Types
Provides skin-softening hydration
Contains the skin-brightening plant extracts arbutin & uva ursi
Silky-smooth, supple gel formula
Used as the last step in your evening skincare routine -paulaschoice.com
I noticed since I started using it that my skin feels a lot more radiant and glowing. I also noticed that when I woke up in the morning my skin was softer and more plump and overall less dry and flaky.
One concern I often have with sleep type masks is greasy or heavy feeling on my skin. This is 100% non greasy, 100% non heavy. It is actually a miracle. I often put a sleep mask on and start sweating on the face, I get hot in the middle of the night, I fear smearing it into my pillow. This doesn't do any of that, it kind of just goes on like a nice gel-cream and absorbs into your skin after a few minutes without any of that grease or heavy feeling, while still moisturizing your skin like mad.
The one thing I will say is that this mask should be rinsed off in the morning. I am not one to usually wash my face in the morning, usually just a wipe will do for me. but if I don't rinse this off I can feel its residue on me skin and effect your makeup application. I once popped into the shower and as water ran down my face I could feel it reactivate, it felt just like I had just put it on my skin, which was odd to say the least.
Overall Paula's Choice Radiance Renewal Mask makes me pretty darn happy. My dry skin is less dry, far more hydrated, I am not sweating at night when I wear it and my skins texture and overall appearance is a lot better. It is fragrance free so it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all, which is always a concern for me. It feels really nice when applied to the skin and because of the pump I never over or under-apply the product.
Have you tried anything from Paula's Choice? What do you think of the brand?