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The 3 best Paula’s Choice anti-aging products you should use

I have been using Paula’s Choice products for a few years now. I have even gotten my Mum hooked on some of her products too! I am always drawn to well-thought out, well researched skincare brands that rely on hard science when making their formulations. Paula Begoun is one of the better known skincare experts in the cosmeceuticals industry. I like that her products have simple ingredient listings i.e. there are not a lot of ‘filler’ ingredients, added fragrance and are made for use by people with skin sensitivities. She also gives you ingredients that are in high enough concentrations to be effective. The last thing that is pretty unique about PC, is that she includes published research from medical journals that support her decisions for using particular active ingredients.

Paula’s Choice Products – Video

In this post I will be talking about the 3 products that I have been using from Paula’s Choice. These are the Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster 15% Vitamin C, RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA & RESIST Intensive Repair Cream. For more details on each individual product, please check out my video below.

Paula’s Choice Products – Ingredient Review and Product Usage

Paula’s Choice products are cruelty-free, contains no added fragrance or dyes and manufactured in the USA.

Paula’s Choice RESIST C15 Super Booster 15% Vitamin C (USD$49 for 0.67 fl. oz.)

Paula's Choice RESIST C15

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This product has a very watery consistency with a distinctive citrus smell and a very pale yellow/orange tint. I apply it directly to skin after toning but it can also be added to your moisturiser. It comes in UV safe packaging. Once your product has deepened in shade, it is time to be thrown out. I use this right after cleansing and toning in the morning.

Active Ingredients: L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

L-Ascorbic Acid is found in multiple levels in the skin and is vital for the production of collagen. This is how Vitamin C is helpful in the reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also attacks the oxidants (free-radicals) that damage the structure of skin which also causes wrinkles.

Vitamin C is also protects against the damage from UV exposure. It attacks the free radicals that are activated by sun exposure therefore it protects the skin and it also prevents photo-damage, which includes overproduction of melanin. This leads to brightening of the skin (not whitening) and it had help those with hyperpigmentation.

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This cream has rescued my weather weary hands!! Nubian Heritage’s Goat’s Milk & Chai Hand Cream review.

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This past winter has been leeeegendary! *Bevy Smith’s voice*  The cold was no joking matter and I could not keep my hands moisturized fast enough.  And that harsh hand soap in the restroom at work, just added to the dryness and itchiness. So I was sent a few products from the new Nubian Heritage Goat’s Milk & Chai line and quickly busted out the hand cream.

I’ve heard of Nubian Heritage for years.  This natural hair and skincare line was often sold by African vendors on 125th Street but it started popping up much more recently at local drugstores and retailers like Target.  I think they are even sold in Trinidad at Body Beautiful On D’Avenue on Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook. Nubian Heritage products are all natural and made without many of the ingredients that we try to avoid like sulphates, phthalates, mineral oil, parabens and they are not tested on animals.

The Goat’s Milk and Chai line contain, of course, goat’s milk, which contains lactic acid and vitamins A, B6, B12 and E which soften skin and the Chai (which is tea in Swahili, which I did not know!) contains antioxidants that help fight off premature aging and skin damage.  This is specially targeted for those who have ultra sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis.

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