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Prep pores for this serum by scrubbing down with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant.

Paula's Choice

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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, 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.

How to Use

Before bed, gently smooth a few drops into clean, dry skin. Safe for the eye area, too.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/suspending agents), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (skin-conditioning agent), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Squalane (emollient), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient/antioxidant), Tocotrienols (vitamin E-based antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract (anti-irritant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (anti-irritant), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (skin-repairing ingredient), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Hexylene Glycol (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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purchasing for the third time...that good.

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!

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Love this stuff!
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My skin looks so smooth in the mornings after using this. My acne/ acne scars look so much better too!

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As always Paula's Choice is fantastic
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High quality ingredients that actually yield results! I love this serum

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Great
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Really liked this product. A little is all you need. Absorbs quickly and completely

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wonderful product, like silk
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I received this as a sample in my birch box and was excited to try it. it goes on like silk! i was afraid it would make my skin look oily, but it didn't. in fact, i've worn it alone and combined with moisturizer and it was great either way. I haven't had it long enough to see results with skin damage and wrinkles, but it is great so far!

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Luxurious feel
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Luxurious feel feels great on the skin smells great you can tell this is a high-quality product I love it and I only have used it a few times and I can already see a difference.

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Great Retinol
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This retinol is comparable to a much more expensive one that I have been using. I actually like this one a little better. I will probably purchase when my sample runs out.

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Love
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I love everything about this. The packaging is great, it goes on a little oily but then my skin is so soft after a few minutes. After 2 weeks of use my skin looks more even and brighter. I definitely will be buying this!

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Love this Serum
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Use this serum at night and it makes my skin feel so nice. Great product!

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Lux texture
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I have no idea how effective this product is, but I will say that the texture is luxuriously smooth, making application a delight. The scent is vaguely chemical but not negatively so, and if applied directly after exfoliation there is a slight sting.

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