Take Your Skin’s Hydration Level Up A Notch With Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Out of all the steps in my skincare routine, I love serums the most. They do the bulk of the “work” on my skin, which meant that while I can splurge on them, I can also save on other items like moisturisers and cleansers. For the past few years, I raved a lot about Dr Lewinns’ S8 Super Hydrator, which is a beautiful hyaluronic acid serum that gives me great boing boing skin. The problem is, that serum is exceedingly hard to find these days. Most if not all of the Priceline pharmacies and Chemist Warehouses that I go to don’t even stock it anymore.

I got pretty fed up at one point and started looking elsewhere for hyaluronic acid serums. I discovered Cosmetic Skin Solutions’ Hydra B5 Gel and The Skincare Company’s HB5 gel (they’re both pretty much the same thing) and I love them. I also came upon Paula’s Choice’s Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster, which I’ll be talking about today.

And it’s just as good. No wait, actually, it’s even better.

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Yeast Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Adenosine, Cholesterol, Panthenol, Silanetriol, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

If you’ve tried hyaluronic acid serums, you’ll know that they typically come in a viscous liquid/gel. They’re often very wet and sticky but when they’re applied on the skin, they absorb almost immediately and leave no sticky residue behind. That’s exactly how the Hyaluronic Acid Booster is like too. It has a translucent liquid-gel that feels very wet and tacky to the touch but once it’s massaged onto the skin, it absorbs almost instantly leaving no residue behind.

I don’t use hyaluronic acid serums on their own, neither did I do the same with this serum. I layer this will other serums that I use. For example, I’ll apply this and then I’ll apply Sunday Riley’s Good Genes. Or I’ll apply this and then I’ll apply a retinol serum. I find that my “active” serums work better with that hyaluronic acid “base”. Plus it gives my skin an added boost of hydration and it also prevents moisture loss.

Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

The only issue I have with the Hyaluronic Acid Booster is that it only comes in a 20ml bottle. All of the hyaluronic acid serums I’ve tried and loved come in at least a 30ml bottle or more. I use one full pump of the pipette per skincare routine, which means I’ll use at least 2 full pumps a day. I’ve only been using this for slightly over a month and I’m already about to finish. It would have been more cost-effective to have this in at least a 30ml bottle instead.

Other than that, I think this is a great serum. What I like about this serum compared to the Hydra B5 gels that I’ve tried is that this also contains ceramides, whereas the others don’t. If Paula’s Choice sells this in bulk packaging, say 60ml, I’d be stocking up on it like crazy. If you haven’t tried hyaluronic acid serums before, I highly recommend giving them a go. Try layering them with your favourite serum. I’m pretty darn sure you’ll see a difference to your skin, especially when the air is very cold and/or dry.

Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster

Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster retails at AU$69.00 for 20ml and is available on the Paula’s Choice’s website. It’s worth signing up to their mailing list because you’ll get notifications on sales, which they do quite often.

What I like about it: Absorbs very quickly, gives my skin extra hydration, contains ceramides when other hyaluronic acid serums typically don’t.

What I do not like about it: It only comes in a 20ml bottle. Since I use this at least twice a day on full pumps, this only lasts me slightly over a month.

Have you tried this or any hyaluronic acid serums? Which one’s your favourite?

PS: Why is it so damn hard to type out the word “hyaluronic”? I can’t seem to get a single one right in one go! Hmph.

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22 comments… add one
  1. MonicaP

    I got a whole list of PC stuff to try and the hyaluronic acid boost is on my list 🙂 I was using the Hada Labo Replenishing Hydrator in the pump and I don’t think this product does much .. so looking for something more high end.

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    1. Tine

      I used to think that the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid lotions do a lot for my skin but after I’ve tried more hyaluronic acid serums, I realised that the Hada Labo ones were just so so. This one’s good; I definitely recommend it. 🙂

  2. Torie

    Sounds really good. Do you find it hydrates better than the Dr Lewinn’s, Cosmetic Skin Solutions and The Skincare Company hydrating gels?

    1. Tine

      In terms of hydration, I find them all the same. They do the same job. I don’t find that one does a better job than the other. For me, it’s a matter of convenience, availability and price. If I can get the cheapest one easily, I’ll go for it. At the moment, the cheapest would be from Cosmetic Skin Solutions, but I’ll need to wait 2-3 weeks for that because I have to order it from the US. Having said that, the Paula’s Choice one is the only one I’ve tried that contains ceramides, which the others don’t. Once my restocked CSS is done, I’ll get the PC one instead.

  3. Robert C

    Quite a fan of Paula’s Choice boosters, especially the C15 and the Resist Oil. Been eyeing the hyaluronic booster but since I’ve already got the Resist oil that I mostly mix with my serum and moisturisers for that extra kick, maybe I’ll get it after I finish haha. Have to say I’m happy that you only need a few drops of the oil rather than a whole pump, more cost-effective and lasts longer yay.
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    1. Tine

      I’ve not tried the Resist Oil but hey if it works for you, stick to it! You’ll need more of this per application compared to just a few drops of oil, which means this won’t last as long.

  4. Ling

    I cannot even pronounce hyaluronic acid!
    I have only just started using this as La Clinica sent me one that they just released. Will have to report back.
    Absorbs quickly and again makes my skin feel soft to touch. No “burny” feeling that the name acid makes me think it will have.
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    1. Tine

      Me neither! I keep saying “haluronic” instead 😛
      Which product from La Clinica?

        1. Tine

          I had a look at the ingredients. I don’t know what the percentage of HA is but it looks good! I’ll wait for your review. 🙂

  5. gio

    Sounds wonderful! I think I’ll give it a try this fall when the cold London weather will surely wreak havoc on my skin.
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    1. Tine

      You’ll love it! Layer layer layer. I use this, then serum, then a mixed moisturiser + oil. Booyah skin! 😀

  6. Tracy

    I’ve been using Hydraluron from Indeed Labs for well over 6 months in conjunction with my other serums and moisturizers and it’s made a huge difference in my skin. I recently had a facial and she told me that the moisture level in my skin was just fine. I used to have dry skin and now it’s normal. Just curious how this product compares with the other besides being significantly more expensive. Ceramides is a great ingredient but I use other products with this in it already.
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    1. Tine

      Oh yeah I forgot about the Hydraluron. Now that’s a good serum too! I used to use that when I couldn’t find the Dr Lewinns serum to stock up on.

      1. Tracy

        How does it compare to this one? Is it worth the extra splurge? I’m almost out of the Hydraluron so before purchasing a new one I like to weigh my options.
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        1. Tine

          If I were to compare the Hydraluron to this PC HA Booster, I’d take the PC one any time. It works much better in my opinion.

  7. Jessica

    Stop it! I’m on a project 50 pan! (but I think I need this?)
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha when it comes to good skincare, I reckon you may have to break a rule or two on P50P. 😛

  8. Joyce | bronzer bunny

    i haven’t tried any hyaluronic serums that i remember lol, but this one looks good!
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    1. Tine

      It is. Definitely worth the splurge. 😀

  9. vivian

    this serum better than the b5 gel serums.? would the ceramides help hydrate more and keep the humectants trapped?

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