The purpose of adding a serum into your skincare regimen is to add a high concentration of active ingredients to your skin. Basically, a serum is made up of smaller molecules compared to moisturizers which means, it penetrates the skin deeper than a moisturizer. Serums are therefore usually used for targeting specific concerns. The thing to remember when buying a serum is that you need to first figure out what ingredients your skin needs or is lacking.
A while ago I received a sample of Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. I will not review the long-term effects of it since I have only used it twice, morning and night. So, for now, I will only tell you my first impressions of it.
Application and result
The serum itself is thick, gelatine like and reminds of silicon. It takes about five minutes for it to get absorbed in but despite this, it leaves your skin with a silky finish – very similar to the one you get from the BareMinerals Prime Time Primer. It does not irritate my skin in any way. It is a bit too thick for my taste and I’ve also never liked the primer effect. However, if you want something that smoothens your skin then this might be a good option for you.
In combination with other products
Once it dries it’s easy to apply a moisturizer on top (in my case I used the thick Clarins Gentle Day Cream). It also works perfectly with the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – a salicylic acid exfoliant. I apply the exfoliant before I apply the serum. To my surprise, it does not feel like I have used three products.
- A thick gelatine like serum with a silicon feel
- Takes approximately 5 min to sink in
- Works well with the above mentioned exfoliant and moisturizer
- Leaves a silky finish
- Does not irritate skin
The serum is too thick for my taste. I also want my serums to be absorbed in less than a minute. Therefore, I won’t be purchasing the Paula’s Choice Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.