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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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I think it was working
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I started noticing a little improvement in my texture, but sample was too small to tell. Not sure if I want to invest at this point.

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typical of other products of this kind, nothing amazing to separate it from the rest. Would stick to something a little cheaper.

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I will finish it and move on to something else
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Want to smell like meat when you put your serum on? This is the product for you! My husband says "Is that the bacon stuff you're putting on?"

I have to mix this with a pump of my Jurlique serum, because adding something, probably anything with the PC serum will kill its natural smell which is horrid the second it touches my skin. I was hoping to love this, but between the smell and the fact I truly see no results after two months, I will try something else. Vitamin C is one of the best things you can do for your skin, and I expected the best from this brand -- I'm not sure it lives up to Paula's reputation.

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Loved it
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Once I started using the sample I noticed within a few days my face was brighter and more even toned. I tend to have oily skin and it hasn't clogged my pores or caused ad y breakouts.

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Conflicted about this product

If you're looking for a vitamin C serum, get this one. The formula and packaging rival the best on the market, and it's the most affordable of them. However, it hasn't done anything for me. I'm 32 with good skin, and i use a Retinoid cream, alternate between Paula's Choice (PC) AHA and BHA serums, and apply a drugstore moisturizer with SPF during the day and a PC one with antioxidants at night. I added this PC product to my skincare regime to see what it would do, and after three months, I don't see a difference.

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Will be a regular in my beauty routine
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Will never be without this product. Have noticed a huge difference in my pores, which have always been a problem for me. Also is fading dark spots from too many years worshipping the Florida sun.

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I am still not sure if using this product when I remember will even make a difference to brighten my skin. With that said, when I remember to use it I like how light it feels and how a little bit of product goes a long way.

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great!

This product has done wonders for my PIC and even/brightening my skin tone in general. It smells a little like hotdogs, but has a nice liquid texture and comes with a really convenient dropper applicator for adding to serums or mousturizers.

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A Little sticky
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I don't know that there was enough of this product in the small provided to be able to use it long enough to see any kind of results. I do know that it left my face feeling somewhat sticky which I was not a fan of.

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LOVED IT
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Great Product and the sample lasted a very very long time. I was amazed at the results, My skin felt great and it worked better than most other products

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