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Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

If you've been looking to diguise your skin sins of the past, this retinol-enhanced anti-aging serum backed by science will end your search. Not only do its clinically tested ingredients zap wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars, but they also fade redness for silky, zenned-out skin.The fragrance-free formula starts working immediately to reverse the effects of sun damage and Father Time by releasing a patented blend of retinol (stabilized for high performance), wrinkle-resisting antioxidants, and proven skin-soothers. You're left with a clear, smooth complexion.

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
4.3 out of 5 stars, based on 2,335 Reviews 2,335 Reviews
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Didn't do much and actually I think it irritated my skin
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I read the great reviews and tried this, but was displeased. It didn't do much and I actually find it irritating - however I do have sensitive skin so it could just have been my skin's reaction to the product. I think my prescription strength retin-a is better though and will stick with that.

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Horrible
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Absolutely awful, broke my skin out, more pimples than I ever had as a teenager. Horrible oily texture, so disappointed that I just threw the bottle away.

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No results
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I bought this based on the reviews and after using I call BS. Did not notice any results after using 3 months.

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Allergic Reaction

Reading through the reviews, it seems like this worked well for other people. However, after a day or two of using the product I had red, itchy, puffiness all over my face. I had to throw my sample away.

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Dried Me Out....
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This made my skin dry, itchy and flakey. Especially around my nose. It was almost painful. Would not use this again.

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Irritates
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I'm 57 and have brown spots on my face I would like to diminish. I tried this product for a couple days but found it irritated to my eyes. I only applied it to my cheeks and not underneath the eyes.

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Not for me
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I have tried Paula's Choice products before and they are not good for my skin for what ever reason I have acne prone, very oily combo skin. This product did not absorb and it felt oily. I use a different Retanol serum at night that is much lighter and absorbs fast.

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Crisco?
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Extremely thick and oily, more than the other Paula's product that was also too oily that I bought this to replace!

This may be effective due to the retinol, but I could not find out because only a short period of use caused my skin to break out from pores clogged by the heavy oil. I have never seen any brand of "serum" this thick and greasy.

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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.

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Greasy
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I'm in my late 20s, and so I haven't given wrinkles much thought, nor have really altered my skincare routine much. Maybe that makes me unfit to write a review, but I'm going to anyway. I didn't care for the greasiness of this product. You could not wear this at daytime at all, and need to apply it well before bed to give it a chance to soak into your skin.

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