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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 RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

$40.00
1 oz

Availability: In stock

$40.00

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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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Smooth silky and works great
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I loved this serum. It goes on smooth and silky and makes your skin glow. It did seem to diminish pores after several weeks use. I would recommend this. I have sensitive skin and experienced no redness or excoriation.




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the first retinol product that's worked on me
Purchased

I have used this product every other night for about a month now and am starting to see the results. Although it feels very silky going on, be prepared for your skin to dry out completely and get a little flaky after prolonged use. I rarely use a moisturizer, but I do now every day! In general I can tell my skin cell turnover is high. Just last week my face broke out- well that only lasted a day because the retinol renews the skin cells very fast and my blemishes went away like the speed of lightning. I feel like I don't even need much makeup anymore aside from sunscreen and moisturizer after using this product regularly. My skin tone is looking very even.

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This stuff is amazing!
Sampled

This is all I put on my face at night after cleansing and toning. Within only a few days, I started looking younger (fewer fine lines and smoother skin). At this rate, I'll start getting carded in a few months! But for now, I'm basking in the compliments. Thanks for introducing me to Paula.

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Smooth and comfortable
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I loved how smooth and silky the application was, much more comfortable on my face vs. typical eye creams or coconut oil. The sample didn't last long enough to see a true difference but it was good enough to buy the full size for a real trial!

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