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Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol

As morning routine minimalists, we'’re always on the lookout for products that do double duty. Enter this antiaging serum from Paula'’s Choice: It not only acts as a mattifying primer for oil-prone skin, but also shrinks the look of pores, evens texture, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines with a blend of retinol, antioxidants, and vitamins. Now that'’s a primer that packs some (wrinkle-fighting) punch.

Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol
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I was looking for something to help with the little lines around my eyes as well as something to help with my breakouts. I'm in my 30's now and having both issues, just isn't fair. This product has helped significantly with my monthly pimples on my chin and clearing up my pore on my forehead. The lines around my eyes are not noticable anymore either. I only use this at night, but it would work very nice as a primer as well. It makes my skin very soft and makeup would go over very nicely. I love all of Paula's products and this one is also great.

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Didn't Seem to Do Much
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I had a hard time using and understanding this product. It slid off my hand several times when I squeezed the tube - sort of an oily texture. I felt like I had to use a large amount to cover my face and I didn't see any of the anti-wrinkle/anti-oil qualities it was supposed to provide. In addition, I still felt like my face needed extra moisturizer when I stopped using this a week later.

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good enough
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I like this product well enough. Noticed I was starting to get lines from squinting so much so I started applying this and noticed a slight difference.

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Loved it!
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My skin felt so good after my first use, and my husband noticed a difference to my skin as well. Will be buying full size! Love, love, love!!

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Antioxidant Serum
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I have combination skin so I was excited about a balancing serum. However, it did not meet my expectations. The serum dried out my skin and caused it to peel on my forehead. I would not use this product again.

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ok product
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Ok product, not crazy about it. I did not like the consistency of this product. I would not recommend buying this product.

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Paula's Choice Fan
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Tried this serum and was not expecting much but loved it. Nice texture and keeps my skin balanced.

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Good stuff
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The first time I wore this, all I used was this and a BB cream and I got compliments on how great my makeup looked that day. I was sold after that! It helps minimize the larger pores around my nose and the fine lines under my eyes. I also use it in my t-zone to help keep those areas matte all day.

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So silky!
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I am not one to buy lots of serums or retinol/aging products, but I absolutely loved the way this felt on my skin! It is silky and smooth, not heavy or oily at all. I have noticed a difference after a few weeks of using the full-size product; my skin is more even and stays clearer. Great product!

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Feels great on your face
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I was afraid that this would be sticky or make my face appear shiny.. I was pleasantly surprised for the complete opposite with this product. My skin felt fresh and looked fantastic, plus this is super lightweight.

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