Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

We’'ve been searching for a way to help us cover up our skin sins of the past. (Beet-red sunburns, we’re 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.

Paula’s Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
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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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Not for me
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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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Doesn't deliver on its promise
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I bought this serum because it seemed to be a dream come true: incredible ingredients (retinol, for anti-aging, reducing age spots, acne scars, redness, etc.), clinically tested, well-regarded brand, and, the BEST factor of all: you can use it on your eye area! It's non-irritating! It says so in the description and on the bottle! I don't have sensitive skin, have never had an issue with any product, and know/practice gentle eye-area dabbing. This is the first time in over 30 years that I have had a consistent reaction to a product. Not only is it irritating to the eye area, but that causes tears, which force me to gently tap a tissue on/around my eyes so often that I end up with dry eyes and tissue "dust"/particles on my lashes and eye area. That's the exact opposite of what using the product should do. It may be a home run for your face, a total grand slam in satisfying and delivering results on every other promise it makes, but if you want a product that you can use on your face, neck AND eye area, and it is a total fail for your eye area, then frankly, it's a total fail. You purchased it because it promised all three, and it doesn't deliver on that promise for all three.

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Not good
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This product made my eyes well shots. I don't know what's in it apparently there are some herbs or other Nashly found ingredients that produce allergens. That should be disclosed

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Greasy
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This product made my face feel very oily. It took forever for it to absorb. After 2 uses I developed a very bad cystic acne breakout on my jaw, which I haven't had happen in over a year so I have to imagine that it was caused by slathering oil all over my face right before bed. I probably should have taken a look at the ingredients before using.

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