Definitely a night time product, as the serum is very oily but feels good on. It feels like how Smashbox photo finish primer feels, that pleasant, slick smooth feeling without being greasy. the best thing about this product is you don't need an eye cream bc you can use the serum on your eye area at all, and I do without any problems.
For some reason I just don't reach for this product at all. It works good but I dont get any immediate good results from it so it sits unused. the only thing I've noticed from it is hydration at the time of applying, but my skin doesn't look or feel any better afterward or when I wake up in the morning...
I would not buy again because I've had the same tube for almost a year now and it's just sitting in my cabinet.
This is the stickiest, least absorbent serum I've ever tried, and creates a horrible greasy shine -- maybe it would be okay for very dry skins, but I even wonder about that. I notice that there is an 'ultra-light' version that gets some excellent reviews, and maybe that would be the answer, but frankly, after my experience with this one, I am reluctant to try it.
Didn't see a huge change in the appearance of my skin after using this. I didn't like the texture and I wouldn't recommend or purchase again ,not a fan sorry .
I used several tubes of this and didn't get any results. It may well have some skin protective value, but I need to see some results on my skin. Most antioxidant serums I have used contain L-Ascorbic Acid. Although they don't contain a ton of antioxidants, they work much better than Paula's Choice serums. When I used this serum, I had an uneven skin tone and dark spots from acne. After about 9 months of using this serum religiously, my skin looked exactly the same! I didn't want to give up on it, because after all, it's Paula. She grades other companies on their products, so her products must be the cream of the crop. Nope, they're not. I stopped using this and ordered Obagi Professional C Serum 20%. The Obagi serum is a "one note antioxidant" serum as she calls it, but it worked! After 2 weeks of using Obagi, the discoloration was finally fading away.
I have to say that I'm very disappointed in the entire Paula's Choice line. I'm not sure if it's just me, but they really didn't work at all. I don't recommend this serum for anyone who is looking to improve their skin. If you already have great skin and just want antioxidant protection, then give it a go.
First of all is it the best costumer service I've ever recived. Really want to buy from Paula's choise again!! :)
But ... SADLY I broke out horribly - not with acne but with a kind of eczema :( I gave it to my mother and she's very satifised with it. :)
I bought this because I had store credit and was going to experiment eventually anyways. I can't afford to use a serum every day, but I still wanted to see what it could do. I've never used a serum before. I'm 23 years old and wrinkle free, though I wish my skin had a more even, rested, and less red appearance. My skin looks amazing minutes after I get up, but then it "adjusts" and looks worse. Maybe it has to do with circulation. Also, I have some veins around my eyes that become more prominent during this process.
PROS: This serum is bursting with beneficial ingredients (if you're reading this, then you already know too)... and for the price I don't see how it can be beat. Despite being heavy in silicones, it never breaks me out or clogs my skin - and I've used a thick layer of this on my entire face multiple times to see if it would. I like the fact that it has no retinol (I have nothing against retinol though) The packaging is really good too, the opening to dispense the product is REALLY tiny. No waste and no air getting inside! The tube material is opaque enough that, when placed in front of a lightbulb you can see exactly how much is remaining.
CONS: Result wise, maybe my skin is a little more even, but it's the kind of result in the realm of placebo. Am I really experiencing this? Granted, I haven't used up a full tube, but I have been using it for almost 2 months, usually twice a day, and I don't skimp. No improvement on redness and nothing for dark circles or veins. Yes, it can be a bit heavy if you use too much (however see below).
OTHER: I don't mind the texture. It's really not traditionally thick or oily... it just lacks natural viscosity (ability to flow) due to having no water and 2 silicones in it's place. Yes, when first applied can be really shiny and oily feeling, but it goes away. I do think the silicones evaporate and leave just other ingredients behind. If you give it enough time or spend longer than usual patting it in, it DOES dry down and isn't heavy. It also depends on cleansing. I tried a cleanser recently which was more drying, and putting this on after cleansing with that, I had ZERO greasy look or feeling. It absorbed really quickly. One thing I don't like about the serum though is it doesn't naturally spread around/expand. You'd think with dimethicone as the first ingredient it would, but it doesn't. Not a big deal but it does move more over another product.
OVERALL: Maybe it's working, maybe it's not. I can't tell. I'll continue using it, but after I run out, I'm replacing it with Silk Naturals Oatmeal Hydrating Serum. I don't need the extra hydration, but it's way cheaper and as I'm young, I don't need to pay for something like the RESIST line. Plus, I've read good things about oatmeal so I really want to try that.
I was on the fence about this the first few times I used it, but I've grown to love it and now use it every day as a primer. The formula feels thick and almost oily, although it's not really greasy at all. After two weeks of everyday use, I've had no issues with breakouts or the product breaking down my foundation or producing greasy patches on my skin. The heavy feel goes away after it sinks in. If you want a primer that doesn't consist of a bunch of "-cones", this is a great alternative. Chock full of anti-oxidants, great packaging and a little bit goes a long way.
This a new addition to my skin care routine. Omg! I love this stuff! I originally chose this Serum because it does not contain Retinol, weird right? I currently use a Retin A cream at night, so I strictly need an antioxidant serum. My night time routine is pretty basic with Paula's Skin Recovery Cleanser, Skin Recovery Toner, & Retin A. My morning routine is a little more extensive. I apply this serum after cleansing & toning; then follow with Paula's Skin Recovery SPF 15. This serum is such a welcome step in my routine! I have dry skin due to Retin A use and this might not work for those with oily skin. This serum keeps me from becoming flakey, which is a downfall to Retin A. It is very important to add antioxidants to your skin after Retin A use as well. I could not be happier with how my skin glows! I have coworkers stop me at work to ask me what I am doing to make my skin glow. It's a nice thing to be asked when your my age. I willingly share my routine with anyone who wants to know.
My skin is Sensitive, Dry, Eczema Prone. I am highly reactive to Niacinamide & Chemical Sunscreen. This particular line is safe for me.
There are 3 different versions of this product listed in productville so I hope I'm reviewing the right one. My tube is blue and silver and says RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. It looks like honey and has a very greasy feel when first applied. I thought I like it but after using it several times, I believe it is causing me to break out. Not surprising as my skin breaks out from most products. This one has a ton of 'cones so I guess I should have known. This could work for someone with dry non-sensitive skin. I definitely think it only works for nighttime use as it leaves me very shiny and never fully absorbs (and I have dry skin).
I've been using this for a couple of years now and it's excellent.I use it under my moisturiser during the day and at night also.Glides on like silk (yes it does contain silicones) but quickly sinks in to leave lovely soft skin . This is also a superb eye cream.You could get away with using this on it's own at night(not during the day as must be coupled with sunscreen) but I appy a night cream over it. I've definitely noticed a big improvement in my skin since using this especially around the eyes. The crepiness seems to have improved greatly. I'm never going to look 21 again,but products like this will give skin a fightiing chance for the future. Sometimes I also use Paula's choice skin recovery serum . That one contains retinol if that's your preference.These serums are rich in skin beneficial ingredients and are packaged so the ingredients remain stable during use.So glad I found them. My skin is better now than it was years ago.