In the recent years, so many anti-aging products have been introduced in the market and to find the best anti-aging products that actually work for you is like looking for a needle in a haystack! Many products have somewhat similar and promising claims – Formulated with latest and greatest ingredients that can eliminate wrinkles and fine lines in 14 days!
Unfortunately, some of these so-called breakthrough ingredients are mostly antioxidants that can only effectively help to delay or prevent aging but they may not be able to reverse aging or make the wrinkles and fine lines disappear.
So what makes an anti-aging product ticks? Well, continue reading to find out more……
A couple of weeks ago, I was extremely delighted to receive a set of new Paula’s Choice anti-aging products for testing and review. Many thanks to Paula’s Choice Singapore for extending this review invitation to me.
The parcel contains Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment, Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment, Resist Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator and Resist Cellular Defense Daily Moisturizer (w/ SPF 25 & Antioxidants).
To be true, I’m actually a big fan of Paula’s Choice skincare products and have consistently been using their products for the past 2 years. Two of my favorite Paula’s Choice products are :
Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate (an improved version of Super Antioxidant Concentrate)
Since the 4 products I’ve received are under Paula’s Choice Resist System – a collection of products that is especially designed for those who are concerned with preventing and reducing the signs of aging, so I’m here to give you a brief introduction on the Paula’s Choice Resist Resurfacing & Smoothing System before I proceed with my full review on the Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid.
Do continue reading to discover what’s interesting about this product.
Resist Weekly Resurfacing & Smoothing System
- 2-part AHA anti-aging exfoliating system is what your wrinkles fear most!
- Resurfaces your skin with 5% and 10% glycolic acid for significantly improved tone and texture
- See fewer wrinkles, signs of sun damage, and discolorations
- Stimulates healthy collagen production so you have smoother, firmer skin
- Dramatically improves skin texture and uneven skin tone while delivering proven anti-aging ingredients
- Brings back a youthful, radiant appearance within days
- Over time, your skin will look younger and maintain a healthy glow
- 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents
Resist Weekly Resurfacing & Smoothing System, for all skin types, comprises of Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment which contains 10% glycolic acid (to be used once a week at night) and Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment that contains 5% glycolic acid (to be used daily except the day when using Weekly Resurfacing Treatment).
Glycolic acid, also known as AHA, is a leave-on exfoliant that is proven to exfoliate skin cells by breaking down the substance in skin that holds skin cells together.
NEW Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment
- Reduces multiple signs of aging
- Builds skin-firming collagen
- Corrects uneven skint one
- Silky lotion calms skin with anti-irritants and antioxidants
- 100% fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents
Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), suitable for all skin type, is claimed as a must-have product for those who want their skin to look and act younger. It is claimed to help prevent and reduce the signs of aging, including sun damage, fine lines, uneven tone and wrinkles.
Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid contains potent duo exfoliants – glycolic acid in 5% (an effective concentration) and salicylic acid (pore-penetrating exfoliant) that help to exfoliate the dead skin cells effectively in order to reveal a youthful and radiant looking skin. It also contains a couple of beneficial antioxidants such as caffeic acid, vitamin E and melon fruit extract.
After I started using the Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid, I have since stopped using the Paula’s Choice 8% AHA Gel. Both contain similar key ingredient AHA but in different concentration. I actually prefer the new Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid because it has lower concentration of AHA (5%) which is milder and gentle for my sensitive skin yet effective too.
Other great things about this Resist product is that instead of formulating with just AHA, it also contains 0.5% BHA (salicylic acid), a potent pore-penetrating exfoliant that helps to reduce plugged pores caused by excessive sebum production. BHA is claimed to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads too. Fortunately I hardly have blackheads and whiteheads on my face hence I wouldn’t be able to know if this product works on this area. And now I do not have to ponder on which exfoliant to use – AHA or BHA – as this product contains both! Perfect! What’s more, it is also formulated with a couple of beneficial antioxidants that help to fight free radicals damage too.
I actually like the ultra lightweight texture that easily absorbs onto the skin and my skin doesn’t feel greasy at all. Although this product can be used twice a day (day and night regimen), but I prefer to use it only at night cos I’m so afraid that this AHA formulation will cause my stubborn sun spots to become even darker when I’m out under the super strong sun during the lunch break hour. It is essential to apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.
Do note that there is a risk of increased sun sensitivity when using an AHA. Therefore do not apply this product if you intend to stand under the sun for a long period of time on the very next day.
I use this product after my cleansing and toning; and before my usual serums and moisturizer.
After a month of usage, I have actually noticed amazing results with this Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid. The fine lines on my nasolabial folds and cheek areas (near lower eyelid areas) have significantly reduced! The uneven skin tone has also significantly improved! My skin has somewhat appeared brighter, smoother and radiant too. The only thing that never seems to improve is the stubborn dark liver spots on my right cheek area. They are still dark and unsightly.
All-in-all, I’m very pleased with the results! With its excellent formulation, my fragile skin (rosacea and sensitive skin) doesn’t get any redness and irritation at all. Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid is FREE of fragrance, color and harmful skin irritants.
Will I buy it again? YES YES YES!!!
You can now purchase the Paula’s Choice Resist Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acid at only S$52.00 in 50ml at Paula’s Choice Singapore website at : http://www.paulaschoice.com.sg/product_info.php?cPath=22_182&products_id=324
On my next review post, I will be featuring the Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment, do stay tuned! Thanks for reading, see ya!