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Prep pores for this serum by scrubbing down with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

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We’ve been searching for a way to help us cover up our skin sins of the past. (Beet-red sunburns, we’re looking at you.) Consider our search over: This retinol-enhanced antiaging serum is backed by solid science. Not only do the clinically tested ingredients zap wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars, but they also fade redness for silky, zenned-out skin.

How it Works

This fragrance-free serum starts working immediately to clear up and smooth out skin. It releases a patented blend of retinol (stabilized for high performance), wrinkle-resisting antioxidants, and proven skin-soothers to help erase the effects of sun damage, poor lifestyle choices (ahem—tanning beds), and of course, Father Time.

How to Use

Before bed, gently smooth a few drops into clean, dry skin. Safe for the eye area, too.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/suspending agents), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (skin-conditioning agent), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Squalane (emollient), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient/antioxidant), Tocotrienols (vitamin E-based antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract (anti-irritant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (anti-irritant), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (skin-repairing ingredient), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Hexylene Glycol (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

It's definitely worth the cost
Purchased

When I first received this product, I used it nightly in conjunction with the Resist Vitamin C serum particularly on my forehead due to recently acquired wrinkles. I noticed my skin began to break out, so I switched to using it only 3-4 nights per week and have noticed a positive change! My fine lines have diminished and the serum leaves my skin very soft. It seems strange to apply oil to the skin but the serum dries quickly. I recommend it! Check out the whole line.

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So Far So Good
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I haven't been using this for long, but I have noticed that my skin looks brighter, nicer. Time will tell.

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Great moisturizer and smoother of fine lines
Purchased

A little bit of this product goes along way. I apply it around my eye area and on my forehead at night and it seems to smooth out some fine lines and truly moisturizers. It does not have the smell to it which is fine. My skin seems more hydrated and vibrant. I would recommend applying this product at night because it can sit become a little bit greasy.

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Love
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I love this product-have it in full size and use it at night! I really like that it is in a serum form. Highly recommend!

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Retinol that I can stick to
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Had a lot of difficulty finding a retinol product that I like. So often it dries out, reddens or irritates my skin and I have to discontinue. This one is good, although I still need to use it only every other day, and I still need to wait at least 20 minutes after cleansing my face to apply it, and I only use it at night. But if I follow those guidelines, I do ACTUALLY wake up with younger looking skin. Woot!

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Great Retinol Serum
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I purchased this after hearing rave reviews from magazines. I usually only use this serum in my nighttime routine as wearing it in the sun tends to break Retinol down. within the past month, my skin is noticeably brighter and clearer. I would recommend :)

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great for the price
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I have been using this for a few weeks now. Though my problem spots haven't gone away, my skin as a whole looks brighter.

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Easy and effective
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I am religious about my night skin care program but this goes on so easy, feels so good it makes my night routine a pleasure. It seems to be doing great things for my skin, I also use retin a but only every other day, substituting this in between. My aesthetician can't tell!

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Paula's Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
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I love how soft it made my skin feel after smoothing it on. It was light and super soft. This is my first time using this product but I can tell it will be a staple from now on!!!

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Love!
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Amazing product! Love the texture, not oily once absorbed and I see the difference in my acne scars! Will purchase again and again!

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