Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence and Radiance Renewal Mask

By Friday, November 25, 2016 , , , , , , ,

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.

RESIST Brightening Essence

This lightweight fluid works quickly to refine an uneven skin tone and revitalize a dull complexion for visibly brighter, radiant-looking skin.
  • Anti-Aging
  • 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
This super light completely clear serum almost instantly absorbs into your skin. I've started to use it daily in the mornings and in the evenings just after washing my face. The dropper makes sure you get the right amount or product every time, 2-3 drops should do you, it also  happens to looks quite sleek in the process.

While I am not sure how well it has been working in the time I've been using it in the anti-aging department, I will tell you it absorbs super quick with zero effort. I feel my skin has more vitality and is less dull/dry, I think this is due to the anti-oxidants in the formula. It also feels super soft and supple when I wake up the next morning. My skin /body/life has been quite a hormonal mess recently and my skin has been showing the signs, redness around my nose and mouth even when it isn't that time of the month (but worse when it is), this serum has worked wonders for taking that uneven redness aways in a quick amount of time. My recent acne breakout (thanks again hormones) has left me with marks that wont go away, but they seem to be fading a bit faster since I have been using this serum twice daily.

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.

RADIANCE Renewal Mask

A silky, rich, overnight skin-brightening mask that turns a dull complexion into a refreshed, luminous and hydrated glow.
  • Anti-Aging
  • For All Skin Types
  • Provides skin-softening hydration
  • Contains the skin-brightening plant extracts arbutin & uva ursi
  • Silky-smooth, supple gel formula
This is an overnight mask, you put it on after your regular nighttime skin care routine and left on over night.

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.
Radiance Renewal Mask comes in a short and wide bottle with a large pump, making it easy to hold after applying your regular night time skin care routine. One pump provides the perfect amount every time. I do find that my skin being as dry as it is, can sometimes require an additional half a pump a few minutes later due to the fact my face can suck it up pretty quick, but this does depend on the skin products I used before hand too.

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.
Paula's scientific approach to skincare has really won me over, these products are both filler free for maximum potency, fragrance-free and tested for allergens. Also they are not tested on animals. This is really a brand I wish I tried sooner.

Have you tried anything from Paula's Choice? What do you think of the brand?