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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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Not for me

I have only been using this product a few nights now but i'm not seeing any effect from it and don't like the stickiness it seems to leave on my skin after application.

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So far, so good

I can't speak to the long term impact of this as I'm still pretty young with no wrinkles to speak of, not to mention I only sampled it, but my skin does feel soft and smooth after I put it on. The smell is a bit strong, but dissipates quickly - and the liquid sinks in instantly. I break out pretty easily and this hasn't caused me any trouble at all. I might buy this when my sample runs out.

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Like it

I just started to use this product & so far I like it! It goes on nice & smoothley

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goes on sticky but I think it's working?

At first the sample seems tiny, but seems to last forever. I've been using it twice daily and I think it's making skin brighter -- but it still definitely needs to be used WITH a moisturizer as it doesn't moisturize very well. It's kind of sticky and plasticine feeling.

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Serum

I love trying new serums and this one is a nice liquid one the only thing I didn't like was how it felt on my face. It wasn't silky but more not he lines of sticky. So it just isn't working. I have used all of it and I[m ok with it but I don't think I will be purchasing another one of this.

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Don't know if it works

There's not quite enough product in the sample to determine if it works. It does go on smoothly and absorb into the skin completely and blends easily with any moisturizer that you're using.

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love it

i love the packaging and brand. it works almost instantly. with in three days my face was so smooth and i got so many compliments

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Is this effective?

Yet another face product promising great results. Nothing stands out to me about this product, so I'll stick to my coconut oil regimen.

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Definitely gives a lift

This product smells great and goes on smoothly, and my skin definitely has a lift after massaging it in; however, what I would be most interested in is whether or not it really fades dark spots and/or wrinkles, and the sample is not going to last a few weeks to find out.

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Not for me

This seems like a nice product, just not something I can see myself incorporating into my beauty routine. It did go in smoothly and seemed to tighten the skin it was applied to.

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