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Paula's Choice

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We love ourselves a vigorous antiaging cream, but here’s the rub: They tend to be a tad on the greasy side and rarely take oily skin into consideration. Not so with this ultralightweight serum from Paula’s Choice. The water-based formula is designed especially for oily, enlarged pores and is also suitable for use around the eyes. Not only does it come loaded with clinically proven antioxidants for a smooth, matte look that minimizes the appearance of pores, but it targets wrinkles without retinol, which can upset oily skin.

How it Works

Powerful antioxidants, such as Vitamin C, work in tandem with hyaluronic acid and other skin-repairing ingredients to protect, hydrate, and fight unwelcome lines and wrinkles. It’s 100 percent fragrance- and colarant-free, and contains anti-irritants to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. This water-based formula is for any skin type, including those with oily or combination skin.

How to Use

Morning and night, smooth a few drops onto clean, dry skin (and don’t forget the eye area). Works great under makeup too.

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane (silicone slip agent), Butylene Glycol (slip/water-binding agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Polysilicone-11 (film-forming agent), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone (silicone polymer), Hyaluronic Acid (skin-repairing ingredient), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide (cell-communicating ingredient), Quercetin (antioxidant), Adenosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-repairing ingredient), Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan (anti-irritants), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent).

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Pore-refining anti-aging serum
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I love how this serum isn't oily. I have combination skin, and I can use this without worrying about excess oil. It definitely refines pores, and it actually makes my eyes look less tired.

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not much bang
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I started using this on my forehead for the last couple months to combat some wrinkles I noticed. I put it on before my moisturizer in the morning and before my retinol at night. I have noticed an improvement in my forehead wrinkles though I'm not sure its due to the serum which is supposed to help smooth lines. If I put it all over my face it seems to make me a break out in small pimples so I have to stick to the dry areas. I'm not sure its a necessary step for me though it may be beneficial for some skin types. Won't be buying again.

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Will not be purchasing this product, want a product that contains retinol, that's when I see difference is with products with that key ingredients.

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Huge fan of PC
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Paula's Choice is pretty much the only skin care brand I use on my face. This serum is an essential part of my nightly routine. It is incredibly light and doesn't take long to absorb into my skin. My skin tone has evened out, areas that were red and blotchy no longer exist. Also, my pores do not look as pronounced as they once did. I love that I can use this around my eye area without irritation.

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good for hangovers
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I used this when I was hungover and headed to work. It worked great around the eyes to avoid the tired and not feeling so hot look and feels light and tingly.

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Great Product!

I loved this product! It was very light-weight and I hardly noticed it was there unlike other serums however I don't think it is worth the price!

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LOVE!
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I absolutely love PC products. My skin usually breaks out when I try a new product, but I have never had any bad reactions to PC products.
This serum is nice and light. I mix my vitamin C in with it for an extra boost.

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love this!
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I received the sample and immediately fell in love with the silky without being greasy feeling it left on my face that I placed an order for the full size tube.

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Pretty darn great.

I love this product!

It feels...well, the only word I can use is velvety, going on my skin. I can use it underneath my eye cream with no irritation at all. A little goes a long way. It's just great!

I sincerely hope it actually does what it says it does, because for me it's perfect.

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Nice

Super light, fast absorbing. The sample was small so I didn't notice any reduction in my pore size, but would be willing to try longer term to see if it did.

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