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Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster
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- Vitamin B3 helps reduce the look of pores
- Antioxidants promote visibly even skin tone and texture
- Light-as-water formula ideal for mixing into any serum or moisturiser
- 100% fragrance- and colourant-free
This concentrated 10% niacinamide (B3) booster visibly minimizes pore size, reduces skin discolourations after breakouts and helps to improve multiple signs of ageing.
Read how niacinamide helps skin.
Review by Laura
I get on really well with skin care which has niancinamide listed as an ingredient. I like the Olay products which have them listed within the top few and notice a difference so I was really interested to see that PC offered it in more of a purer form.
I ordered two sachets. The consistency is that of water. A clear colourless and odour free liquid. I applied it directly to my face. It didn't feel of anything given it's consistency - so I added my usual moisturisers. The thing with these - is - you don't get enough in a sachet to be able to comment really - you'd need to order about ten. It would be better if it was offered in a smaller version of the large.
I wouldn't purchase this for £38 without a decent trial size and there aren't enough reviews listed with people's thoughts. I've given it three stars as I'm neutral. (Posted on 12/09/2016)
Review by Toni
I have been using this booster for a week now and it has done miracles to my skin!
Skin texture and tone are improved so much in such short time.
It has lightened very stubborn brown spots also.
And yes, my pores really are smaller.
I mix it with skin balancing toner and spread it all over with my hands.
Thank you PC for making skin care that really changes our skins. (Posted on 01/09/2016)
The first widely available 10% niacinamide treatment, Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster is formulated specifically to address enlarged pores as well as other signs of ageing. Niacinamide is a form of B3 and research has proven it can dramatically reduce the appearance of visibly enlarged pores and visibly reduce wrinkles. The light-as-water, fluid formula is designed to supercharge your favorite serum or moisturiser while soothing agents promote visibly calm skin. Additional antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients make this product an absolute must-have treatment to incorporate into your Paula’s Choice regimen.
Who is this product for?
Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster is ideal for anyone looking to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and wrinkles. It is especially beneficial for oily/blemish prone skin.
Panthenol, Phospholipids, Acetyl Glucosamine, Licorice Root, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, , Beta-Glucan, Allantoin, Niacinamide, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Genistein, Carnosine, Ubiquinone
Aqua, Niacinamide (vitamin B3, barrier preservation/pore size reduction), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin conditioning agent), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Butylene Glycol (slip agent), Phospholipids (skin-identical ingredient), (skin-identical ingredient), Allantoin (soothing agent), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (soothing agent), Glycerin (skin-identical ingredient), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (soothing agent/melanin inhibitor), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing agent/melanin inhibitor), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Beta-Glucan (soothing agent/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Carnosine (antioxidant), Genistein (antioxidant), Citric Acid (stabilizer), Sodium Citrate (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Sources to support the claims made for Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster:
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2014, pages 324-328; December 2007, pages 243-249; and April 2004, pages 88-93; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2014, pages 311-315; Dermatology Research and Practice, July 2011, ePublication; American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, pages 87-99; Journal of Dermatological Science, August 2009, pages 106-112; Skin Research and Technology, May 2006, pages 105-113; and International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2004,231–238.
The Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster contains the highest amount of niacinamide compared to any of our other niacinamide-containing products. Although niacinamide has multiple benefits for skin, the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster was specifically formulated to address the concern of large pores as well as multiple signs of ageing like an uneven skin tone and dull complexion. The higher amount of niacinamide will have a more pronounced effect on visibly improving pore size and function, and this booster can be used with any of our other products that also contain niacinamide.
At what point in my skincare routine would I use Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster?
Apply Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster after cleansing, toning and exfoliating with an AHA or BHA exfoliant. Dispense 2-3 drops and add to your favorite moisturiser or serum, or use alone. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater. May be applied around the under-eye area as well as on the neck and chest.
How does Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster work to reduce enlarged pores?
Niacinamide has research showing it can improve skin’s elasticity as well as have a positive influence on normal pore functioning. With age and accumulated sun damage, the follicle (pore) wall becomes damaged, and often stretches as skin’s supportive elements (collagen and elastin) are depleted. The result is enlarged pores that may or may not become clogged. Topical application of niacinamide can help to restore some amount of normal pore functioning, as its firming and smoothing effect can visibly improve pore size and uneven skin texture.
I’m using your Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid to help reduce the look of my pores, will Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster replace this? Do they do the same thing?
The Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster does not exfoliate skin, so its function is different than any of our BHA products, including the 2% BHA Liquid. These two products work beautifully together, because the 2% BHA helps to unclog pores and pave the way for the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster to penetrate further into the pore lining, where its benefits will be most visible. Rather than replace the Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid, the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster complements and helps to enhance its benefits.
Does the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster also have anti-ageing benefits, or is it just for reducing enlarged pores?
Along with its visible effect on pore size, the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster’s formula also provides anti-ageing benefits. Niacinamide also helps to improve skin tone and reduce dark spots as well as rough skin texture and loss of firmness. But there’s more to this formula than just niacinamide: It also contains vitamin C along with skin-identical ingredients and antioxidants that work to reduce signs of environmental damage and improve skin’s barrier function.
Is it OK to apply Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster around my eyes or mix it with my eye cream?
Yes, it’s fine to apply the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster around the eyes, either on its own or mixed with your favorite eye cream. You can also add a drop or two of this booster to any of our serums or facial moisturisers that you also apply around the eyes.
Can I mix Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster with one of your other booster products?
Yes. You can mix the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster with our other boosters, whether they contain retinol, plant oils, or other ingredients. It’s a highly compatible formula that can help to further enhance the benefits of any of our other boosters!
Can I use the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster in both my morning and night routines? Will I get better results using it twice a day?
Yes, it is fine to use the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster morning and evening; however, as with any anti-ageing treatment, you’ll want to pay attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly. If you notice any signs of irritation, such as flaking, redness, or signs of sensitivity, reduce frequency of usage or examine which products you’re applying at the same time as this booster, and adjust usage accordingly. In terms of twice-daily application providing better results, the answer is not necessarily, but twice-daily application will likely produce faster results, particularly on skin tone and pore size concerns.
Can I use Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster if I am using other Paula’s Choice products that contain niacinamide?
Yes, this is fine; however, if you notice any signs of irritation or sensitivity developing from the combination, separate or reduce frequency of application and see how your skin responds.
Is Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster suitable for sensitive skin, including rosacea-prone skin?
This can depend on how your skin responds to topical niacinamide. Some people with extra-sensitive or rosacea-prone skin benefit greatly from niacinamide, some cannot tolerate higher amounts of it. Research has shown that niacinamide has a restoring effect on skin’s barrier function, which is often compromised when rosacea-prone skin is present. So, you may see a remarkable improvement, but because extra-sensitive and rosacea-prone skin can be finicky, it’s best to experiment to see how your skin responds, and discontinue use if signs of irritation develop.
Can I use Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster with other skin-lightening products, like those with vitamin C?
Yes; in fact, this combination may be just what’s needed to see a dramatic improvement in skin tone and dark spots. Many researchers believe that "combination therapy" is ideal for treating stubborn dark spots, meaning ongoing treatment with multiple ingredients research has shown can impact excess melanin (skin pigment) production. Niacinamide, and vitamin C are among the best ingredients research has shown can improve dark spots, uneven skin tone, and skin clarity.
Is it OK to use Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster with an anti-acne product that contains benzoyl peroxide?
Yes, this combination is fine; in fact, research has shown that these two ingredients work well together to visibly reduce the symptoms of breakouts as well as the discolourations breakouts can leave behind.
Are there any products I shouldn’t mix with Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster?
Other than your sunscreen product, you can mix the Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster with any other leave-on skincare product, particularly those designed to visibly reduce signs of ageing or visibly reduce large pores and/or breakouts. Regarding sunscreens, it’s important not to mix anything with such products as doing so can potentially reduce their ability to protect skin from UV light. It’s fine to apply the Niacinamide Booster first, and then follow with your sun protection product.
Is Resist Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster safe for me to use while pregnant or nursing?
Although there’s no research indicating any cause for concern in regards to topical niacinamide use during pregnancy or lactation, we always advise those concerned to consult their health care provider and follow his or her advice.