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For skin emergencies, add this all-purpose spot corrector to your arsenal: Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections.

Paula's Choice

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We’re all about slowing down the signs of aging, but we’re not going to stop living in the process. This serum goes on easily and absorbs quickly, so you don’t have to miss a beat. The state-of-the-art formula addresses multiple issues that cause skin to look older (redness, wrinkles, age spots) while it reduces inflammation and visible effects of sun damage—and it does so without retinol, which can upset sensitive skin.

How it Works

Vitamin C works in tandem with other powerful antioxidants in a silk base to protect, hydrate, repair, and fight unwelcome lines and wrinkles. It’s 100 percent fragrance- and colarant-free, and contains anti-irritants to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. Works on all skin types, but is ideal for normal to dry or combination skin.

How to Use

Morning and night, smooth a few drops onto clean, dry skin (and don’t forget the eye area). Works great under makeup too.

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Polysilicone-11, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide, Quercetin, Adenosine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Phospholipids, Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan, Phytic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

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Great serum, really works
Purchased

I use this after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, but before putting on moisturizer. It has done wonders as part of my beauty routine. Wrinkles and sun spots are starting to fade gradually. I am so glad I found Paula's choice and that Birchbox carries it! After this tube of product I might switch to one with retinol though.

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Try it!

I was nervous to try this since it looked so thick for my oily skin, but I've used it the past 3 nights and I already notice a difference! I haven't tried it during the day, but in the morning my face looks smoother and feels great!

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Smooths skin
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I love how quickly this absorbs. I have oily/combination skin, and I've used this without a moisturizer. The formula makes my skin smooth, and I feel that it hydrates enough that I don't have to use anything else.

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Really loving this as a moisturizer !
Sampled

This seems to baby my skin while improving texture without causing break-outs - it's a wonderful primer for make-up application, too! May be psychosomatic, but I feel my skin looks younger when I use this.

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LOVE this Product
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What more can I say? I got a sample in my box, and as soon as I started using it, my friends were asking if I was doing anything new because my skin looked so good. Using this product was the only change, so I continued using it and ended up purchasing it. I have noticed an obvious difference in my skin's softness and oil balance.

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Serum seems to do the trick
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I have been using another of the Paula's Choice products in addition to this one and so far I am impressed. The serum seems to be really greasy when it comes out of the tube but when you put it on your face it seems to soak in pretty quickly and doesn't leave an oily residue. Considering purchasing this one and the other product as well.

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Feels great on your skin
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Not a crazy fan of the smell, but I think the product works really well. As someone with sensitive skin I felt no irritation and was not bothered by the product at all- it was very gentle while still being effective.

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Great Serum
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I might replace my HG serum with this! So nice, especially under my night cream. If I give it a few minutes to soak in, it sits beautifully under my BB. Some sun spots are clearing up, and a small forehead line is MUCH smaller.

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Wonderful

I received a sample of this with a full sized purchase that I made a week or so ago. When I first saw it, I wasn't sure it was a product I would ever use, but decided to give it a try anyway. So glad I did! This product is amazing. It left my skin feeling soft, but not greasy and is the perfect base for your daily makeup routine.

My daily routine is simple: CC cream with SPF and attention to eyes, then away I go. However, I've started including this every day and notice a definite difference in my skin. Some of the signs of sun exposure have started to become less noticeable. This stuff is definitely a must for any girl that likes to spend time outside.

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Nothing special and sticking with my products that I use. Did not like this had no retinol. Will not be purchasing this product.

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