I am quite lenient when it comes to skincare products. As long as they do what they promised, I will gladly say it as it is. However, loving a product, for me, is a tall order. I don’t throw the L word lightly. So, believe me when I say this. I love these new spf products from Paula’s Choice. It’s love at first application.
With a really lightweight texture that goes so well with my oily skin, RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50 ($33) just blew me out the water. It smells like sunscreen but feels runnier than the other SPF products I’ve tried. The first application is an instant like but I wasn’t prepared to love this. It applies like a dream – thinly and without any oily or creamy feeling. It also quickly sinks into the skin, like a milky essence. What I really love about this is, because of antioxidants that are inside this, it feels really hydrating on the skin even if it dries matte.
Using the RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30 ($24) was honestly a journey. It feels and looks like a gel in my hand, which is very unusual for a product with SPF, at least compared to all the products I’ve tried. My literal thought was, “We are going to have so much fun.” I put out about four dots on my face and really went in. That’s when I felt the oiliness then I was like, “Oh f—— no. I have an event today. I can’t.” I mean, it felt really oily that I imagined my foundation sliding off even before lunchtime. Then out of nowhere, it dried matte. There’s no residue on my face whatsoever and that made me smile again. So, yes, the rollercoaster this priming serum gave me for two minutes is the most drama I can take that week. After that, everything’s normal but it made my day because the matte finish worked so well for my skin. It didn’t disrupt makeup application and didn’t aggravate the oiliness.
Something I always forget is having SPF protection on my lips so the Lipscreen SPF 50 ($10) is a new part of my routine. It applies thinly and evenly on the lips, not at all greasy and heavy. It has a certain grip to it, which I also like, because it helps grip my lip color. It leaves my lips smooth, soft, and protected so I really couldn’t ask for anything more. Also, it weirdly evens the tone of my lips, making it look healthier and like it has more color.
These products have been part of my morning routine ever since I got them and I would gladly repurchase them once they’re empty. The hydrating fluid and the priming serum are honestly the best SPF products for oily skin. They are exactly what I was looking for – lightweight, dries matte, and full of antioxidants.
The Paula’s Choice RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50, Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30, and Lipscreen SPF 50 were provided by @paulaschoice. Available at paulaschoice.com.