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We love mixing this Super Booster with Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.

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Birchbox Breakdown

If the skincare world had a gifted program, this vitamin C face treatment from Paula’s Choice would be a shoo-in. The light-as-water formula visibly brightens skin in a matter of weeks, fading dark spots and wrinkles caused by everything from acne to sun exposure. Not only that, but it promotes plumper, younger-looking skin with a blend of smoothing antioxidants and collagen boosters. If acne is still a nuisance for you, fear not—the fast-drying liquid is ideal for all skin types and won’t clog your pores.

How it Works

A potent dose of 15% stabilized vitamin C starts working immediately to fade dark spots and leftover acne scars while also quelling redness. Antioxidant vitamin E, ferulic acid, and peptides help repair telltale signs of aging—like wrinkles and slackness—and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a smoother, tighter complexion. Bonus: The nonirritating formula is free of fragrances and dyes, and never tested on animals.

How to Use

Twice a day, dispense two to three drops into the palm of your hand and smooth over clean face. If you prefer, you can mix it into your moisturizer or serum and apply it that way. In the morning, follow this treatment with a sunscreen rated SPF 15 or higher.

Water, Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ethoxydiglycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), PPG-26 Buteth-26 (emulsifier), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (thickener), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (cell-communicating ingredient), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Panthenol (skin conditioning agent), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer/antioxidant), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Seems promising.

I've only tried the sample for a few days (night only) and my skin looks a little brighter and no ill side effects like breakouts. I don't particularly like the applicator or bottle on the sample and the smell is a bit chemical but it dissipates quickly. This might be the extra boost I need for my freckled and acne scarred/reddened skin.

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Okay.

I didn't notice to much of a difference in my skin while using this product. Kinda made my face feel sticky after putting it on my face. Not my favorite.

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Better

Product is longer lasting and feels better than the lotion I used in the past. Skin stays soft and does not dry out like it used to. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting smother skin or to the dry skin person.

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Excited about this product

I love Paula's Choice products. I love how this feels on my skin and the fact I can get a good 1-2 weeks out of this sample so I can really see how it transforms my skin.

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Great addition to Paula's Choice anti-aging routine

I love Paula's Choice and currently use four products, including the RESIST anti-aging serum. I mixed a couple drops of this vitamin C serum with the RESIST and really liked the brightening effect. This vitamin C serum is a little pricey compared to some of the other products in the Paula's Choice line, but I think it's definitely worth it.

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Not sure it's for me

You can feel the tightening when you put it on. May need to try it a few more times. Do like the dropper applicator.

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a lot for a little...

the sample is tiny but seems to last forever. it made my skin noticeably brighter but it still definitely needs to be used WITH a moisturizer as i doesn't moisturize very well...

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Great product!

Easy to apply. Very gentle to my skin. Works great on my wrinkles between my eyes. Love it.

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Non-oily

Product soaks right in and leaves skin feeling soft. Don't know how effective it is. Will have to buy full size and use for a couple of weeks to find out if it does what it claims to do. Overall, I do like the way it leaves my face.

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Great for dark spots!!!

I have pretty bad hormonal acne, which leaves me with some serious dark spots all over my chin. I've been using it only for a couple days and can see a bit of change already. So glad I got this in my birchbox!

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