Review: Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster

Unlock firmer-looking skin with eight powerful peptides that make skin more resilient and reduce the appearance of lines.

Paula’s Choice

Looking forward to boosting my moisture intake, I tried out Paula’s choice peptide booster, curious to see what kind of impact it would have on my skin. Looking through its peptide-heavy ingredient list, I was impressed by the complexity (and less so by the price, which matches the dearth of ingredients. Not a cheap buy, friends). The product itself is quite small, easily used up in a month, and absorbs into the skin like a light gel, offering a cooling effect once spread. Unfortunately for me, I saw no change in my skin.

no pic today, I forgot to take one before I threw it out 😦

Significant Ingredients

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PEG-8 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin restoring), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin restoring), Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 (skin-restoring), Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 (skin-restoring), Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate (skin-restoring), Azelaoyl Bis-Dipeptide-10 (skin-restoring), Glycoproteins (hydration), Phospholipids (skin-replenishing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Arginine, Valine, Glycine, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Serine, Threonine (amino acids/hydration), Yeast (Faex) Extract (skin-soothing/hydration), Isoleucine, Proline, Histidine, Phenylalanine (amino acids/hydration), PCA (skin-replenishing), Phytic Acid (antioxidant), Panax Ginseng Root Extract (plant extract/antioxidant), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract (guava fruit/antioxidant), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract (acai/antioxidant), Ahnfeltiopsis Concinna Extract (algae/hydration/texture enhancer), Dextran (natural sugar/hydration), Hydrolyzed Silk (texture enhancer), Lecithin (skin-restoring fatty acid), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (film-forming agent), C12-16 Pareth-9, Trideceth-12 (emulsifiers), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Carbomer (texture enhancer), Aspartic Acid (amino acid/hydration), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-8 (texture enhancers), C11-15 Pareth-7 (emulsifier), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (texture enhancer), Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Ectoin (hydration), Citrate Buffer (pH adjuster), Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone (texture enhancer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Ethylhexylglycerin (hydration)

Significant Pros

  • Glycerin (moisturizing)
  • Peptides (moisturizing)
  • Phospholipids (assists hydrating ingredients)
  • Adenosine (anti-wrinkle, soothing)
  • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (calming, soothing)
  • Arginine (anti-wrinkle)

Significant Cons

  • Possibly irritating for those with silicone and fungal acne sensitivities

The Takeaway

There’s a lot to like in this booster, however, for me, it’s a dud. I wouldn’t dismiss its positive reviews, as the ingredients are undeniably impressive, just keep in mind that not everything’s going to be a personal winner. If you’re willing to splurge a bit, then go ahead and give this a try. As for me, while I had no negative effects from this product, I won’t be repurchasing.

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