Here is my review of the antioxidant Paula’s Choice Power Berry Serum! Introducing a cosmetic like this one in your skincare routines may be the key to protect your skin from premature aging! Today I’ll tell you how to use it, if you need it and where to buy it!
Hello! Here you have a new review of a Paula’s Choice product. You know that some of my favorite cosmetics are from this brand (like, for example, their 10% Niacinamide Booster or the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment). Today’s product is an antioxidant serum, do you want to know what it can do for your skin and if it is for you? Let’s see it!
BRAND: PAULA’S CHOICE
PRODUCT: EARTH SOURCED POWER BERRY SERUM
SKIN TYPE: TODOS
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
It’s been a while since I did any review of Paula’s Choice, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been using their products. In fact, soon you will see more articles in which I talk about the brand. Today, specifically, I want to tell you about my experience using this Power Berry Serum, which promises to provide a full dose of antioxidants to our skin.
First of all, you may wonder if you really need to use antioxidants, perhaps you have heard of them but you are not sure what they can really contribute to your skin. Within this broad set of actives we can find some of the most popular ingredients in cosmetics, such as vitamin C or niacinamide. Their main function is to protect our skin by neutralizing free radicals, a series of molecules that proliferate due to exposure to ultraviolet radiation and pollution (among other causes) and promote premature aging of the skin, dehydration it and the damage of collagen and elastin fibers (responsible for keeping our skin smooth and firm). By introducing antioxidants into our skincare routine, we help prevent the damage caused by these free radicals and make it easier for our skin to stay healthy. If you are interested in the subject and want to learn more, I recommend you take a look at my guide on antioxidants, in which I talk about them in greater detail.
And now that you know a little more about the function of antioxidants and the way they maintain our skin’s balance, let’s take a closer look at this serum, which promises to be loaded with them. Within its composition we can see a wide variety of berry extracts (which end up naming the product), such as raspberry, blueberry or currant. As is often the case with antioxidants, combining them promotes synergy, enhancing each other and providing a more effective result than by using them alone. In addition to this, in the formula we also find some peptides, which can help prevent premature skin aging. This serum does not include perfumes or essential oils among its ingredients.
This product is sold in a green plastic tube with a precision applicator that helps to get the right amount of product. Personally, I use about 5 drops of it, but once you start using it you can see if you need more or less.
When removing the product from the packaging there are two things that draw attention to it. First of all, it has a very characteristic pink color, clearly differentiating and that is not due to the addition of dyes but to the combination of berry extracts that I mentioned before. On the other hand, this combination also gives the product its scent, which is sweet and very particular, so much so that at first I thought it had to be due to the presence of perfumes. The texture of the serum is light and watery, it spreads very easily and leaves a pleasant sensation on the skin, it is not sticky or heavy, which makes using it daily comfortable.
As is often the case with antioxidants, assessing its effectiveness and observing concrete results is not easy, since their activity often goes unnoticed even after months of using the product. This is because most antioxidants do not provide visible results, but rather have a preventive function that, as I indicate in my guide on antioxidants, complements the action of sunscreen (which they can never replace).
I think if I had to pick a single antioxidant serum I wouldn’t choose this one, but I’d go for a vitamin C serum, a niacinamide one like this or a formula with superoxide dismutase. It’s true that the texture of this serum is nice and it’s a comfortable product to apply, but since it’s difficult to see visible results with antioxidants, I prefer using other actives with more scientific evidence behind them.
HOW TO USE:
You can use this serum in your morning and night routines, according to your preferences, although I find it more useful in the morning routine, since the antioxidants are an excellent complement to sunscreen. To use this serum you must apply it after washing your face, before moisturizing and applying sunscreen, as you can see in the image below.
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
Do you use antioxidants often? What is your favorite antioxidant serum? Have you tried this one before? Let’s chat in the comments section!
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