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My review of the Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer. I’ll tell you all about my experience with this natural moisturizer!
Today I’m introducing you to a hidden gem from Paula’s Choice, the Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer (that’s a mouthful!). It definitely deserves proper praise, and that’s exactly what I plan to do right now!
I’ve talked about the importance of anti-oxidants in my skincare routine before, especially when I reviewed the Paula’s Choice Power Berry Serum, which is part of the same products range as the Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer.
I love this pink serum so much that I have repurchased it several times, and it also made me want to try the rest of the line, which includes an essence and a moisturizer.
I’m not necessarily sensitive to the “natural” argument of this range, but I must admit that the formulas are exquisite and make me envious!
I was a little hesitant a few years ago when I discovered the range because the cream seemed a little “rich” if I just looked at the list of ingredients.
But, as we know, in a product, the ingredient list is not everything, the formula is queen, and I decided to give it a try… I’m so glad I did!
So here is my review of Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer!
Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer, product presentation:
Paula’s Choice’s Earth Sourced range is their more “natural” product line, but as I mentioned above, that’s not really why I was interested in the products.
The Earth Sourced line includes 4 products. A cleansing gel, an essence, a serum that I already reviewed (Power Berry Serum, here) and today’s review: the Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer.
I haven’t (yet?) tested the first two products, but the serum is one of my favorites in the brand. What I find interesting about this line of Earth Sourced products is the focus on antioxidant ingredients! They all contain a fair amount of them, especially the serum and the moisturizer.
The antioxidants ingredients, reminder:
Antioxidants are very effective anti-aging ingredients for the protection and prevention of skin aging.
In short, they are molecules capable of preventing the skin oxidation (yes, like with metal and rust, the skin can also oxidize!). This oxidation (also known as oxidative stress) is responsible for the production of free radicals, and these unstable molecules cause chain reactions in the body and therefore a lot of damage to the skin. Free radicals are one of the main reasons for increased skin aging.
Several factors of free radicals are stress, lack of sleep, pollution, tobacco, skin infections and inflammations, exposure to sun/UV rays…
As their name suggests, anti-oxidant ingredients are therefore inhibitors of oxidation and help protect the skin by eliminating excess free radicals in the cells.
Anti-oxidant ingredients help prevent aging by protecting the skin.
They are therefore useful as a protective shield against pollution, but also against the infamous blue light that you hear a lot about these days!
In addition, antioxidants boost the effectiveness of the sunscreen you’re using during the day, which is definitely appreciated!
It also considered they have soothing, anti-inflammatory effects for some of them, and the most effective are great in bringing a lot of radiance to the skin!
With Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer, the brand used mostly berries and red fruits in the formula. Scientific studies have recently shown that in addition to their antioxidant properties, these are also anti-inflammatory and help to strengthen the skin barrier.
There really are only advantages to use them in your skincare routine, no more excuses 😉
The rest of the formula comprises hydrating ingredients like Aloe Vera, glycerin, and even Sodium PCA.
But also a whole bunch of nourishing goodies such as many amino acids, plant oils (olive oil, rose hip oil, rapeseed oil, borage oil, flax seed oil, sunflower oil), and finally natural butters (Shea butter, cocoa butter).
The brand mentions you can use this moisturizer in the morning or in the evening.
Personally, I prefer to use it in the morning because I find the antioxidants particularly interesting to use early in the day, and I also find that its texture is just great for the day! It’s super fresh and melting, perfect for a daily use.
But it still leaves the skin feeling comfortable. I think it’s suitable for all skin types, but if your skin is very oily and shiny, it might be a bit too rich for daytime. You’ll probably enjoy it more as a night cream 🙂
Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer, my experience:
I started the Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer almost three months ago now (I’m almost at the end of the tube).
I also grabbed a tube of Power Berry Serum to use with it and I love pairing these two in the morning!
For the anti-ageing effect of the antioxidants, since it’s mostly prevention, it’s hard to speak about the results, which will be visible in the very long term 😉
However, I do appreciate the moisturizing, comforting and soothing effect of this moisturizer every time I use it!
I also really like its fresh and melting texture and its naturally gourmet scent! It’s definitely a pleasure to use.
In short, Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer is a great product to use, which leaves the skin fresh, hydrated and comfortable all day long.
And you also get this preventive anti-ageing and antioxidant shield effect on top, what’s not to love, really? 😉
I will definitely repurchase this one!
Product Review in detail
Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer
"This innovative formula is an enriched, surprisingly light lotion that hydrates your skin while treating it to a potent anti-aging combination of antioxidants and skin-replenishing ingredients."
A great moisturizer!
- the formula is amazing: it contains only good ingredients for the skin!
- I find it great during the day. It moisturizes well without being heavy at all,
- the melting texture that is absorbed quickly, with no greasy effect,
- the natural scent is delicious and fruity,
- it's a sensorial product that I definitely enjoy using,
- the long-lasting comfort, the skin remains supple and well hydrated for several hours,
- the packaging in a squeezy tube is very practical.
- I don't find the packaging that pretty, but it's really just to nitpick,
- you can only find this product on the brand's website.
Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer
A squeezy bright green plastic tube.
Fragrance-free but it still has a natural yummy fruity fragrance.
A melting cream gel texture.
For all skin types (except maybe the very oily skin), all ages.
– lack of comfort, skin tightness,
– lack of radiance,
– if you want to prevent the first signs of ageing.
I use the Paula’s Choice Earth Sourced Antioxidant Enriched Natural Moisturizer in the morning because it contains a lot of anti-oxidant ingredients, but you can use it in the morning and/or evening.
I take the equivalent of a small amount of cream and apply it to my face and neck at the end of my routine, after my serums.
I wait a few minutes and then apply my sunscreen.
This moisturizer is packed with good skincare ingredients! Including:
– lots of anti-oxidant ingredients like raspberry, acerola, blueberry, cranberry, goji berry extracts, and vitamin E,
– moisturizing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, glycerin, and Sodium PCA,
– but also nourishing ingredients such as many amino acids, plant oils (olive oil, rose hip oil, rapeseed oil, borage oil, linseed oil, sunflower oil), and finally natural butters (shea butter, cocoa butter).
Aqua, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Canola Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Propanediol, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Leaf Extract, Malpighia Punicifolia (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goij) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Hydration/Skin-Soothing), Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cera (Wax), Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Carrageenan, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium PCA, Glyceryl Stearate, Pca, Silica, Xanthan Gum, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.
Ingredients not included
– mineral oil,