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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

great deal
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Concentrated retinol like this serum needs a thick moisterizer over for nighttime but I notice no irritation and increase in softness. I do not have wrinkles yet but needed a preventative retinol so I am happy.

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Very effective
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I've always has a really red nose from sun damage and nothing has ever helped like this product. It's made a huge difference in my skin tone!

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Miracle worker
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This works wonders! I had acne scars and discoloration all around my chin and maybe three weeks..a month(?) went by and they almost completely faded. there's maybe one or two stubborn dark spots that just wont go away, but they aren't as nearly dark as they once were. This also faded a few minor scars in the area. I'm fairly young so I can't really speak about the anti wrinkle part - except a couple of really fine lines around my eyes have smoothed out. A little also goes a long way and it also absorbs fairly quickly, giving me super soft skin.

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Amazing
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This stuff is amazing. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I bought this product only a few weeks ago and already my crow's feet have nearly disappeared, and some ridiculous smile lines have been fading nicely. I'll be buying this product for years, I can tell already.

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It's definitely worth the cost
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When I first received this product, I used it nightly in conjunction with the Resist Vitamin C serum particularly on my forehead due to recently acquired wrinkles. I noticed my skin began to break out, so I switched to using it only 3-4 nights per week and have noticed a positive change! My fine lines have diminished and the serum leaves my skin very soft. It seems strange to apply oil to the skin but the serum dries quickly. I recommend it! Check out the whole line.

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So Far So Good
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I haven't been using this for long, but I have noticed that my skin looks brighter, nicer. Time will tell.

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Great moisturizer and smoother of fine lines
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A little bit of this product goes along way. I apply it around my eye area and on my forehead at night and it seems to smooth out some fine lines and truly moisturizers. It does not have the smell to it which is fine. My skin seems more hydrated and vibrant. I would recommend applying this product at night because it can sit become a little bit greasy.

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Love
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I love this product-have it in full size and use it at night! I really like that it is in a serum form. Highly recommend!

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Retinol that I can stick to
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Had a lot of difficulty finding a retinol product that I like. So often it dries out, reddens or irritates my skin and I have to discontinue. This one is good, although I still need to use it only every other day, and I still need to wait at least 20 minutes after cleansing my face to apply it, and I only use it at night. But if I follow those guidelines, I do ACTUALLY wake up with younger looking skin. Woot!

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Great Retinol Serum
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I purchased this after hearing rave reviews from magazines. I usually only use this serum in my nighttime routine as wearing it in the sun tends to break Retinol down. within the past month, my skin is noticeably brighter and clearer. I would recommend :)

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