Paula's Choice - Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer

Paula's Choice Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer

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Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
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Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • canola oil
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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What does the product description say?
"Every natural ingredient gives skin exactly what it needs to feel healthy and radiant, to minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to even out skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains aspartic acid, serine, threonine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

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"Every natural ingredient gives skin exactly what it needs to feel healthy and radiant, to minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to even out skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: alanine, arginine.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, butyrospermum parkii butter.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (malpighia punicifolia fruit extract, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
Plain old water
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect

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