June 4, 2015

Funny & Non-Boring Product Review (I SWEAR!): Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster




Disclaimer:  As a member of the Bzzagent community, I received items from Paula's Choice in exchange for my honest opinion and review.  I was not compensated in any other form or manner; i.e. no one paid me to tell you how great this junk is because that would be gross and lame of me, and I am neither gross or lame.

Awhile back, I was selected to participate in a campaign to review Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum #PaulasChoice #GotitFree #GotACoupon (#obligatoryhashtags #thecompanymademedothis #sorryitisannoying #Ifeelyouonthisone #okIwillstopnow).  I am fairly certain I will never be asked to review a product again after this post, but you know me being ME, I just simply could not write another boring snoozefest review of a product. 

Because does anyone REALLY want to read that sort of review?


My career in sponsored posts will be a short one, my friends.  Short as in nonexistent.

Here is a picture from the company that I am required to put in the post.


And here is a picture of what the product looked liked when it came in the mail:


I know, I know....


Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum is not only a really, really, REALLY long product name, but the latest in anti-aging products from a company called Paula's Choice. The hyaluronic acid is supposed to bind with your skin to hold in moisture and plump up your wrinkles while hydrating and reinforcing your skin's barrier function.  I have no idea what hyaluronic acid is, but when I read that I would be putting it on my face, all I could think of was I hoped I did not end up looking like this:


That is cute, but I am thinking my regular wrinkles would garner a little less attention.

Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster Serum (thank goodness I do not make commercials for this company; imagine having to say that mouthful 200x to get the cut right for the director) supposedly boosts the anti-aging benefits of any moisturizer.  You can either apply it directly to your skin or mix 2-3 drops with any moisturizer or eye cream.  If you use the product during the day, you should make sure you use a sunscreen of SPF 25 or higher. I have no idea why, but I assume since it is anti-aging and so miraculous at making you look younger, you are going to have some of this action going on:


Which probably means you need to avoid any and all direct daylight lest be turned to dust.

Even with all the random weird reaction possibilities, I decided to give this product a whirl by testing it with my regular daily moisturizer for about two weeks prior to writing this review.  I am a little, shall we say, older, and I do have a *few* wrinkles and I definitely would like to prevent more in the future.  You know, try to avoid at all costs ending up looking like Thanos.

Is it just me, or does Thanos always look like he is about to drop a deuce?


He feels better now.

Without further blah, blah, here are my impressions of the product while testing:

My Skin Background: Normal, clear skin; my skin is not oily and definitely NOT dry.  I have nice skin, or at least, I did (more to follow).

Initial Impression:  Skeptical.  I mean they are giving this to me for free, so I am going to be honest here, skepticism abounds.  Plus, I have never heard of this company.  And they are handing it out in bunches (they sent me five vials of this junk) like pop rocks to bloggers.  Raising my eyebrows is the understatement of the year.

Smell: The product boasts to be 100% fragrance free.  Sorry my friends, but this stuff smells like ACID.  Now granted, I do have Spidey-senses, but still, I definitely could smell the ACID part of the hyaluronic ACID.  And that is scary, or just down right frightening, see goo-blob guy picture above.

Consistency: It is goop.  I mean, I could be nice and say it has a "gel like" consistency, but nah, gonna go with goop on this one.  Goopy ACID.

Packaging:  WORST FREAKING PACKAGING ON EARTH.  It is in one of those little eye dropper contraptions and the goop would barely come out of the bottle.  When it finally did, it was just a blob of goop or you had to take the little eye dropper and just rub it off in a gloppy-goo smear on your face.  Whoever was the genius behind the packaging at Paula's Choice needs to be fired immediately.  

Price: 0.12 oz is $9.00/0.67 oz is $38.25. Considering this is the price of name brand cosmetic companies skincare, I would say this is expensive for what you are buying.  Goo is goo, people.

Final Results:  After using this product for two weeks, I can honestly say my once normal skin is now very much like his:


Dry as a desert turd.

I have been pouring on the coconut oil to repair it ever since.  The "acid" apparently fried my once normal skin to a scaly, dry mess which could only lead to more wrinkles.  And I do not have that many wrinkles because a) I believe in Botox (do not judge; vanity is my favorite sin) and b):


Resting bitch face is the key to youthful beauty.

Overall Rating Of This Product: 1/10 *I am trying to be nice; zero seems a little harsh in this oh so PC world we live in, am I right?

If for some reason you are interested in this product, you can purchase it here: Paula's Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster.  I have a coupon code for 20% off any order of any of the products on the website (not just the ACID Booster), which also includes free shipping.
Use code: PRBZZ20 at checkout (expires July 31, 2015)

I have to tell you that, so play along.

Anyhoo, I have tried many, many products and none I have purchased have produced a fountain of youth. The best I have ever used, and closest to being a miracle product, is coconut oil which you can buy in your grocery store (make sure to buy the unrefined, organic, virgin coconut oil). It is truly amazing and has a wealth of uses; I have sworn by that stuff for years now!

Have you tried any products by Paula's Choice? What is your favorite skincare line? Let me know in the comments below!

Recovering from the acidy goop face, I am,

29 comments:

  1. I burst out laughing reading this at work. I got a weird look from my boss. Right, well, don't think I'll be buying this product!! The packaging looks very clinical. I would like it to be more fun. HA

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    1. Yes this products packaging is begging for fun. Like a trippy psychedelic print on the box. For the acid you're dropping.
      See. What. I. DId. There.

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  2. Its really refreshing to read a review that is so honest, pawfect!!!
    The packaging looks pretty though!
    Loves an dlicky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Thank you! Junk is junk! Why lie about it? Hahahaha

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  3. Now we LOVE reading reviews about GOOD stuffs.... like Foodables and Snacks and Toys and such.... butt THIS is one that we don't think seems RIGHT... Where's the TASTE and Where's the FUN???

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    1. Exactly!! My pet reviews are always good because it's food and helllllo food is yummy! Goo isn't yummy!

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  4. LOL! I was sitting here reading this and before I even got to your results I realized I forgot my eye cream today. I have been making eye cream with coconut oil and lavender oil and using it for the last 2 weeks and let me just say this, I will never buy another $100 eye cream again. I was actually going to blog about this soon but I figured I would give it a month before i went all holistic on folks.
    That said, I love that you didn't rave about the stuff because they gave it to you for free! :)

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    1. Coconut oil is amazing! When I use it, my skin looks so good. I have some Tarte under eye brightening cream that is ok, it helps more when I put it on before makeup. But nothing beats coconut oil!

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  5. Haha, this cracked me up. Goop. Okay. And the product name is a mouth full. Sheesh.

    I've been using Boots No 7 for my skin and it seems to be working out.

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  6. Acid on my face? #PASS.

    Thanks for the heads up! I am also a big fan of coconut oil :)

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    1. Lol oh come on; everyone loves a good acid wash! Hey I'm watching May! That movie is crazy lol!!

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    2. I hope you like it! Definitely c-r-a-z-y!!!!

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    3. My husband hated it! I thought it was artsy and a bit sad. It was definitely a "International Film Festival" kind of piece. Anna Faris made me giggle in every scene she was in....hahahaha.she's just a funny person it is hard not to laugh at her.

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  7. Use code: Ruinyourskin

    You crack me up!

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  8. LOL I love this review! I received this too from bzzagent and have been using it with my laneige serum and I don't understand what it is supposed to be doing. I don't see any difference. Not that it was supposed to make me miraculously 17 again but I thought I would see something by now ;)

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    1. Just crap! All it did was cause me to have flakey dry patches and the under eye are is the worse. So annoying!! Totally threw it all away. And that booklet they sent us was crap.

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    2. I have combo skin so I have not had the dry patches issue or not yet anyway but this definitely won't be making holy grail status in my collection.

      I have tried Paula Choices BHA liquid and I really like it but it might be drying to normal/dry skin :/

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  9. That was a fun read. Hyaluronic Acid basically peels off the top layer of skin, revealing the next fresh layer underneath, which is a layer closer to fresh soft baby skin. That is probably why it dried you out. Beware though, yhou are now part of the club that can not go out in the sun w/o sunscreen. Once you take off that top layer, you are very susceptible to sun damage -- meaning horrible brown spots. So be careful! Your blog is really fun!!!!

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    1. Oh gosh well that makes sense! No wonder my skin was peeling!!

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  10. I love the gifs added!
    http://www.dianavilic.com/

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  11. "Dry as a desert turd!" OMG I love you!! :D

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    1. Lmao. Seriously. My skin is still pretty dry. That shit was awful.

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  12. This is the funniest product review I have ever read on a blog. OMG the acid one! I'm steering clear of the goop!

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    1. Lol I'm glad you liked it!! I tried to make it interesting. You know how mundane these reviews can get!

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  13. I just tried their 5-step anti-aging plus breakouts regimen and my skin is now FUBAR. Instead of dry as a desert turd, I'm super oily. And the bad news: I paid over $100 for their 5 steps to shitty skin. I have so many pimples now. Seriously, I'm a 42 year old woman with an acne breakout. Is this how it makes your skin younger looking? By making you look like a hormonal teenager????

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    1. Omg really? I've seen so many youtubers saying this shit is gold. Ugh. Must be sponsored!
      That stuff I used was garbage! So sorry about your breakout girl. Try Murad products. They sell them at Ulta. I think they really help with acne!! Also boscia black mask is amazing. Murad for acne though! It's awesome!!

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