Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Review: Paula's Choice Resist C15 Super Booster

Originally, I wanted  to get this review up once I have had the product for longer, but I've just been really loving this serum and there are some sweet deals for Paula's Choice right now. 

As always, if you use a referral code, you will get $10 off your first order with Paula's Choice. The first time I used someone's, I basically got a bunch of samples and decided what to get full sizes of. If you're interested, my code is here.

Then, Paula's Choice currently has 25% off of all of their cleansers and toners. I just bought the Skin Recovery toner, so I can't personally recommend any yet. 

And there's a code, PRCLEAR20 floating around that gives you 20% off and free shipping on your order.  

So if you combine all of those things, you can get some good deals. 

But now onto the review portion. 

The Resist C15 Super Booster is meant to be used alone or added to your serum or moisturizer. It works to provide anti aging benefits, to lighten brown spots and to brighten skin. The booster has 15% Vitamin C in the form of l-ascorbic acid and is at a Ph of 3. The booster also contains antioxidant vitamin E, ferulic acid, and peptides. 

The complete ingredient list is: Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethoxydiglycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), PPG-26 Buteth-26 (emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (thickener), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (cell-communicating ingredient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer/antioxidant), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

I mainly bought this product for two reasons. Ascorbic acid is the most potent kind of vitamin C for skin and the Ph of the product is also the most effective for vitamin C absorption. You would think that there are a ton of Vitamin C serums that fit those qualities, but I have seen very few. Especially in the under $100 range. 

It's also important to note that Vitamin C is not a very stable ingredient. It oxidizes quickly and loses effectiveness. Therefore, the expiration date of this product is 3 months after opening. Which is a rather short period of time, but appropriate for the bottle size. It also really makes me question those Vitamin C serums that say they are good for 2 years. 

This serum is clear, and the consistency of water. Once it changes color, it's going bad. 

The C15 Super Booster had mostly a brightening effect on me. I have some really stubborn acne marks, and it did help those, but not in any miraculous sense. However, my overall skin tone improved a lot I also found this product to be nice and gentle for my sensitive skin. 

The Resist C15 Super Booster is $45 for 20 ml. However, with coupon codes and referrals you can get it for much less. 

Definitely worth trying if you're looking for a Vitamin C Serum. 


  1. I haven't been on the lookout for a Vitamin C serum, but this looks like a great option!

  2. Wow, that is a great deal! I've been eyeing the serum, too. If I decide to get it, I'll definitely use your code.


    1. Haha. Thank you. You can use anyone's :)

      But It's really a great product. One of their bestsellers for a reason.

  3. I bought a sample size of this to see if my skin would tolerate it and have been trying to decide if I should get the full size bottle. Maybe now is the time! Obviously, I haven't seen any changes in my skin from using the sample, but at least I know I like using it.