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Welcome beautiful people! I am Laura, a beauty lover and chocolate addict. I love to share my thoughts on the best (and of course the worst) of all things beauty related.

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Why Your Skincare Routine Needs a Boost!

Have you found that your skincare routine has been lacking something? Maybe it's not giving you quite the results your after. You want to add something in, but don't want to change up your routine? I may have the solution for you.

35 years ago, Paula Begoun shook up the beauty world with real talk about real facts. Motivated by her early skin struggles, she put her career on the line, and her reputation, when she began her lifelong crusade to help others, no matter the cost. Founded in truth, Paula's Choice Skincare is designed to help women see real results.

One of the ranges of Paula's Choice Skincare is the boosters range. Every great skincare routine should include cleanser, toner, leave-on AHA or BHA exfoliant, daytime moisturiser with sunscreen, and nighttime moisturiser. Beyond those basics for all skin types, additional products should address your  specific skin concerns—and that’s where boosters come in. The boosters range is a targeted skincare product that focuses on the unique capabilities of a particular ingredient that's used at a higher concentration. Boosters target specific skin concerns like enlarged pores, dehydration, dullness, loss of firmness, and so on. They work with your other skincare products, allowing you to customise your routine so you can quickly achieve the exact results you want.

Essentially, these products are designed to be used within you usual skincare routine, without changing your routine.

There are eight boosters in total, each using a high concentration of a superstar ingredient. I have been using two of the boosters for the last two months that I wanted to share about. I also have a couple of others that I will mention in the post, but I haven't tested those out yet (if you're interested I might do a review later).

The two that I currently have in my collection and haven't tested, mostly because I think they will be better suited to my skin in the cooler months.

Hyaluronic Acid Booster*

This concentrated hyaluronic acid booster replenishes moisture content in skin for a plump, supple and noticeably smoother appearance.
  • Revives dehydrated, dull skin
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Fluid gel texture visibly plumps skin
  • Use alone or add to your moisturiser or serum

Moisture Renewal Oil*

This concentrated, antioxidant-enriched booster relieves dry skin with a blend of pure, nourishing plant oils and skin-renewing ceramides.
  • Revitalises a dull, flaky complexion
  • Blend of nine essential, non-fragrant plant oils
  • Light, skin-enriching oil formula
  • Use alone or add to your moisturiser or serum 

The two serums I have been using are the following. I will explain when and how I have been using both boosters for you below.

10% Azelaic Acid Booster*

This unique formula uses potent azelaic acid, plus other powerhouse ingredients to clarify uneven tone, target stubborn spots and soothe irritation resulting in smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.

  • Azelaic acid’s effectiveness is backed by over 20 years of research
  • Lightweight, oil-free cream-gel texture
  • Use alone or add to your moisturiser or serum
I was really excited to see how this would go on my skin because it also contains Salcylic Acid, making it great for acne. I have been using this booster almost daily for the last two months. I started by introducing it slowly into my routine - alternate nights, building up to twice a day. My skincare routine has been fairly simple since including the boosters because I wanted to see the true effect the boosters could have on their own. It is a thick, almost moisturiser like serum which I have been using by itself as an extra step. Once I have cleansed and toned, I apply this to the skin before following with moisturiser. The first week or so of using this I mixed it in with my moisturiser to dilate it slightly while my skin was getting use to it. However, I haven't had any problems with irritation or sensitivity whatsoever.

The results have been fantastic though. After a solid month and a half of using the products, come January, my skin was the clearest it's been since October. All of my Christmas binge eating breakouts were cleared up and following on from this I have only had a couple of spots, none super angry and all clearing up within a couple of days. I would even go as far to say this is a game changer for those who suffer from acne and don't want to have a huge array of harsh products in their routine. I have been really impressed with how my skin is currently looking while using this. I will definitely be repurchasing once I have run out, even if it's just to use when my skin is particularly bad.

C15 Super Booster*

This concentrated booster with 15% pure vitamin C dramatically brightens uneven skin while improving the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Reveals a more radiant complexion
  • Vitamin C visibly brightens skin
  • Feather-light, liquid formula absorbs quickly
  • Use alone or add to your moisturiser or serum  
I have been using this booster alongside the Azelaic Acid Booster. I have been mostly using this in the morning alongside the Azelaic Acid. It is quite a runny consistency, much like an oil (without the oil finish). Rather than using this by itself as a separate step, I add a couple of drops to a moisturiser or to my essence, depending what I am using in my routine.

If you're looking for something that will help to brighten your skin, I would definitely recommend it. I have noticed that while the Azelaic Acid is helping to even out my complexion, the Vitamin C booster has been doing wonders for brightening the skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion.

I have been absolutely loving these boosters and have found they work extremely well. I love that I don't have to change my routine to add them in, I just slot them in for what ever concern I have.I will definitely be trying out the Hyaluronic and Moisture Renewal Oil over the cooler months when my skin gets particularly dry.

If your skincare is lacking acids or you are just finding you are not getting the results that you are looking for, then I would highly recommend adding these to your routine. You don't have to change your routine at all to include these, which is something I love. The cost of the boosters range from $50 to $72, which is in the pricier end of the scale, however because they are targeted at different concerns, you know that they will work well.

The range also includes Peptide, Niacinamide, Retinol and a 25% Vitamin C.

Have you tried any of the boosters before? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below xx

*DISCLAIMER – Products with * have been sent for trial/review purposes. Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.
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