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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

  • 4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 1,005 Reviews 1,005 Reviews Write a Review
  • $40.00
  • 1 oz   
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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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great stuff
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I received this as one of my BB samples a while back and recently decided to try it out. I have dark, ugly, brown blotches on my face that I have been so self-conscious of for a very long time. Paula's Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum has been such a great product for me! The little lines I had on my face were filled in and those dreaded spots are fading to the point where now I can cover them with makeup (no concealer necessary). The texture of my skin is so much better as well. I will be purchasing the full size product very soon, as I am so happy with the sample. Thanks Birchbox and Paula's!

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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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The Best thing I have ever ordered
Purchased

Since I got my birchbox, I have taken to investigating all sorts of products and reading reviews, which I find so helpful. I was looking for a night time product. One that would make my skin soft, help with wrinkles and lighten the spots on my face. It's like a miracle. I have always had the worst skin. Now I get compliments all of the time. And when I wake up, my face feels so incredibly good. I cannot say too many good things about it.

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Birchbox sells Paula's Choice?!?

I am so excited to see Paula's Choice products on Birchbox. I am a researcher when it comes to beauty products; I like to know the details and whether or not a product can live up to its claims. I have depending on Paula's Choice to provide that research for me for years and I love PC products. This retinol serum (along with PC's 2% BHA liquid exfoliant) are 2 products I will never be without. I live in Arizona where sun damage is a major concern. This serum really does provide what my skin needs to repair itself (I use it at night after the exfoliant). I have never had a bad reaction to it. My dermatologist tried to sell me a nearly identical product for over $100. This is a bargain.

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Great product
Purchased

I like this product. I must say its in my top 5. When I first used it I thought it would make my pores clogged and leave my skin greasy. I was wrong !!! It absorbs in my skin and not greasy at all. Nothing worse than trying something that doesn't do what it says. I give it 5 stars and very satisfied with it.

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This is AMAZING
Sampled

This made my skin so soft and I could tell a difference in the texture of my skin after just one use. It is smooth and smells nice. I would absolutely recommend this to everyone!

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Retinol Serum
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I have very oily skin and don't typically use serums because they leave me feeling greasy, but I gave this one a try after getting it in my BB. It was a little thick for my preferences, but the fact that it was an overnight product rather than daytime made it tolerable. The results were great! I have some stubborn lines on my forehead that were visibly reduced and the texture of my skin was noticeably more even.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE
SampledPurchased

This was one of my first purchases from the Paula's Choice skincare line and I have to say - I HAVE A BABY FACE AGAIN! yippie :)

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Paula's Choice Serum
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This product went on very smooth and has a fresh smell to it. Will definitely order again and can't wait for the long term benefits!

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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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