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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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Perfect for the winter to help that super dry skin feel soft and supple again! I don't know about the wrinkle effect since I haven't used it long enough/don't have much in the wrinkle dept but I love it to help with my other daily moisturizer.

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All in one
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Love the packaging and the way my skin feels. A little goes a long way. This is a wonderful product! I will definitely purchase this item.

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Soft Skin
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I do like this product. My skin looked great after using. I will keep using this lotion.

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Fantastic!!! Great for glowing skin!
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This month's skin care is on point! I was looking for something to help smooth out my skin and defeat the winter dull. This is a fantastic product. Goes on easy, absorbs easily and does a great job!

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I liked the idea of this product, but am still getting used to the thick-goopy texture.

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I liked this product. The consistency was great. Very silky smooth, easy to spread, and you only need a little bit. I used it for a month, especially around my line on the fine lines. Do notice a difference, but not huge. Will keep trying to see if it does more. Love this line, they always give a nice size sample you can try for more then a couple of times.

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Feels nice on skin
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I have very dry skin and this serum feels silky and helps hydrate my skin. I own other products from this brand and think they are great quality. The size of this sample is great...you can get several uses from it.

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very effecftive
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a little goes a long way. the size received is definitely enough to see if it is a product that can work for you. so far I see a difference. I may decide to purchase this.

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Has promise
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I've only been using a sample of this product, but the texture & feel of the product is great & my skin feels hydrated & comforted when using it. I hope to continue using it.

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