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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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Birchbox Breakdown

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

Feels Great!
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This is an oily serum but it soaks into the skin quickly to leave you skin feeling very smooth and silky, not oily. I've only been using it for about 3 weeks, but so far so good!

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Light and smooth
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A new user of this product but I can't definitely see an overall change in my complexion. Easy to apply, not too greasy.

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Smooth skin
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This definitely makes my skin feel smooth. I can't say I see a difference with wrinkles, age spots, or acne scars but I do think that my skin is looking a little clearer. Plus, the wrinkles and age spots don't really apply for me yet – so I'm hoping that it works more as a preventative method for me. I like it quite a bit. Glad I purchased it.

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Nice product
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very nice. smooth, not irritating to skin. would need to use it more to see more benefit. otherwise, good product

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Great product!
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This product is strong enough to make a difference, but does not dry my skin out. Great retinol product. Love Paula's choice products!

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Great product
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I had been hoping I would receive Paula's Choice products in my birthbox but since I didn't, I went ahead and bought it anyway. Great product, doesn't irritate my face like many other retinols and I feel i could see a difference in a couple weeks.

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No issues, not sure it's working
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Bought the Paula's choice and used it for three months or so. Didn't see a difference. Didn't have irritation at all. Feels like a silicone over my skin. I switched to the Stri-vectin. Happier now.

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Love it!
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I really love this product. When you first put it on it is a little greasy but it absorbs really fast into your skin making it feel really silky. Definitley recommend to anyone who tends to be on the dry to combination skin side.

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Very good
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I've been using this for about a month . I really don't know if my wrinkles look better , I think it's helped with evening out some redness . You only need one pump . It feels greasy yet sinks in your skin so nicely that your skin doesn't feel greasy after you apply .

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The Best thing I have ever ordered
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Since I got my birchbox, I have taken to investigating all sorts of products and reading reviews, which I find so helpful. I was looking for a night time product. One that would make my skin soft, help with wrinkles and lighten the spots on my face. It's like a miracle. I have always had the worst skin. Now I get compliments all of the time. And when I wake up, my face feels so incredibly good. I cannot say too many good things about it.

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