Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

Think of this serum as your skincare regimen's ideal middleman: This treat of a product not only sinks into skin after cleansing to make your complexion extra soft, but it’s also a perfect primer for the layers that follow it, like moisturizer and foundation.

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
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great OTC retinol product for starters
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I'm a huge fan of serums and decided I wanted a nice retinol one that was gentle but nourishing. My face has always reacted well to them and they make a difference in my overall complexion.

The instructions say this would make a great makeup primer and it definitely has that silicone-y consistency that leave a smooth finish, personally it's not my favorite finish as it always feels powdery to me but I can see it. I know retinols don't do well with sun exposure though and although the product says its fine as long as you're good with sunscreen, I'd rather not bother with the possibility.

I use it at night 3x a week, opposite of my exfoliating days. I tone, add a drop of this and finish off with my moisturizing oil afterwards. That silicone-y feel makes it glide all over really easily so it's not hard to apply. I wake up glowing lol.

It's definitely on the weaker end of OTC versions % wise but a nice try, I think I'll branch out and try others due to the price. I say it's a good intro product and complements my skin routine well.

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I have used different serums on my skin and have seen an unbelievable difference in my skin. I was anxious to try this, I like it but it didn't go very far for me to know if it made a difference.

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I really liked this serum. It seemed to absorb quickly and made my ultra dry skin feel plumped and hydrated.

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This is amazing

I adore this serum-it is one of my must-haves in my routine! Everyone needs this product.

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looking younger than ever thanks to this product
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I have tried several anti-age serums and none of them come close to this product. I barely need to use more than a pea-sized amount and rub a little under and around my eyes and near my mouth where I have some smile lines and I have seen a dramatic reduction in the size of my wrinkles. I was nervous about using an oil, worried that it might cause me to break out, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that I have had no breakouts in the few months that I've been using it.

I highly recommend this product!

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Awesome!!
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I love this stuff!! I am sad, my current bottle is almost out, but I will soon be ordering another! I I use it every morning and my skin tone and overall appearance has improved since starting using this product daily. Wonderful product that gives visibly great results!

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No noticeable difference
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I have never used a product like this before so I didn't know what to expect. Now that I have used it several times I still don't know what results I have had. I haven't noticed a difference from using this product. I used it at night after I washed my face and like I said, I could not tell if there was a difference in my complexion or not.

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Holy grail
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This has completely changed my skin! It has seriously never looked this good. Please restock it! I'd rather not order elsewhere.

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love!
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I use this under my eyes. love that it's not greasy and that it doesn't have a scent. great product, I feel like I'm doing my face a favor by putting it on :)

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Like butta
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I've never really shopped around for serums before, so I was excited to receive this one as a sample! It glided on my face and left it lightly dewy, supple, smooth, and soft, so much so that you might not even need lotion after-- but even then, I was able to apply my usual facial lotion and my makeup still went on perfectly. I think the retinol may have been a bit drying for daily use, but I have very, very dry and sensitive skin, and would still recommend it to anyone.

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