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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, were 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.This fragrance-free serum starts working immediately to clear up and smooth out your complexion. 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.
If you don't know about Paula's Choice, you are missing out. Her story began when she took it upon herself to analyze and "grade" as many professional skin products as she possibly could and publish a book "Don't Go the the Cosmetics Counter Without Me!" I got it from my sister for a holiday gift. Paula was strict-she outlawed anything that came in a "jar", told you when a product was poorly packaged (like if it allowed sunlight to get through and destroy ingredients) and gave only those products that were both incredibly effective and accurately priced (not overpriced) her high ratings. I went through my products and threw half of them away. At some point, Paula threw up her hands and developed her own line, Paula's Choice. There are some incredible, affordable, amazing products in this line. The acne kit resurfaced my skin to the point that I get compliments and asked "what do you use" every week of my life. This particular product is one of the TOP of all tops. It had a packaging issue that has now been resolved. I love the way it feels on my face, and I feel a true, remarkable difference using it. I put it on my arm where I had scarring and it helped that too! I also love her BHA 2% gel. Like a salicylic toner that you don't swipe on, you glide on and it stays there, to kill any impending pimples. So many amazing products, this one being a personal favorite, you'll find yourself trying more than one, and it won't break the bank! Thanks Paula!5
Since I got my birchbox, I have taken to investigating all sorts of products and reading reviews, which I find so helpful. I was looking for a night time product. One that would make my skin soft, help with wrinkles and lighten the spots on my face. It's like a miracle. I have always had the worst skin. Now I get compliments all of the time. And when I wake up, my face feels so incredibly good. I cannot say too many good things about it.5
I am so excited to see Paula's Choice products on Birchbox. I am a researcher when it comes to beauty products; I like to know the details and whether or not a product can live up to its claims. I have depending on Paula's Choice to provide that research for me for years and I love PC products. This retinol serum (along with PC's 2% BHA liquid exfoliant) are 2 products I will never be without. I live in Arizona where sun damage is a major concern. This serum really does provide what my skin needs to repair itself (I use it at night after the exfoliant). I have never had a bad reaction to it. My dermatologist tried to sell me a nearly identical product for over $100. This is a bargain.5
Sometimes you read all the claims and you know you are going to be disappointed in a product but not this one.
I use this nightly on my middle aged skin and it does what it says it will do.
It is not goopy or greasy. I like the texture and my skin wakes up with a good start to the day.
I use this with a Hyaluronic acid serum and this combination kicks wrinkle-resisting butt.
I LOVE this product. It definitely helps to keep skin moisturized and helps to firm it up a bit. I like to put it on before bed.5
I've started seeing tiny little smile lines and crows feet, and this helped smooth out those little lines. It makes my skin feel really soft and look nice.5
This product does not irritate my skin or anything, but I also have not seen any dramatic results like other people are raving about.3
So far I love it!! Great texture - goes on nicely. I have very sensitive skin and it didn't bother me at all. I just started using it but so far so good. I like the packaging and the pump. Stills feels great!5
A GREAT serum for bedtime...goes on smooth and absorbs quickly....retinol is a big plus!! I use this every night and have for the past year....I am very happy with the results!5
I purchased Product as part of the resist anti aging line. I won't be purchasing again. This line is not good for combination skin. It left my very normal skin greasy and caused breakouts. I haven't had a single pimple in over 5 years until using this line. I saw no improvement in my fine lines or wrinkles.1