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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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Nice
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This goes on kind of oily but then does dry up nicely. I havent noticed a difference yet though. Not sure how long I need to use beofre Im supposed to notice a difference.

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A very nice product.
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I purchased this product after trying the sample. I like it very much and will purchase it again. It absorbers nicely and leaves my skin soft.

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i noticed a difference almost immediately!
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I have been searching for a serum that i can actually notice a difference with. i have been using this and i will never stop. i put it on every single night. it goes on thick and appears greasy but over night it absorbs into my skin and wake up with my skin feeling softer and looking healthier. i am about to buy my second bottle since i am finished with my first and i do not think i will ever stop. LOVE THIS!

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totally notice a difference
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You can totally notice a difference with in DAYS of using this product! it makes your face feel so much more hydrated- but also really evens out the skin tones and makes your fine lines seem even finer :)

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Great Value
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Works great with a great price! I really like the texture and it is not too greasy. I like the ingredients used as well.

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Nice Retinol Product
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I've been using other retinol products for about 5 months now. This one is the only one that has not burned or irritated my skin. It glides on like a face primer, making my skin very silky. I can't even tell it's on. Hoping the retinol results get even better.

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Feels amazing.
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I've only used this product for a week, so I can't say how well it reduces wrinkles or brown spots (hence only 4 stars). But, I would give it 5 stars for the way it makes my skin feel. Soooo silky smooth and divine. Love it.

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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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