Editor's TipEditor's Tip

For skin emergencies, add this all-purpose spot corrector to your arsenal: Paula’s Choice RESIST BHA 9 for Stubborn Imperfections.

Paula's Choice

Birchbox Breakdown

We’re all about slowing down the signs of aging, but we’re not going to stop living in the process. This serum goes on easily and absorbs quickly, so you don’t have to miss a beat. The state-of-the-art formula addresses multiple issues that cause skin to look older (redness, wrinkles, age spots) while it reduces inflammation and visible effects of sun damage—and it does so without retinol, which can upset sensitive skin.

How it Works

Vitamin C works in tandem with other powerful antioxidants in a silk base to protect, hydrate, repair, and fight unwelcome lines and wrinkles. It’s 100 percent fragrance- and colarant-free, and contains anti-irritants to soothe skin and reduce inflammation. Works on all skin types, but is ideal for normal to dry or combination skin.

How to Use

Morning and night, smooth a few drops onto clean, dry skin (and don’t forget the eye area). Works great under makeup too.

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Polysilicone-11, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide, Quercetin, Adenosine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Phospholipids, Ubiquinone, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Beta Glucan, Phytic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

961 Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 Star
268
4 Star
333
3 Star
246
2 Star
57
1 Star
57
my profile
people who
purchased
sampled
Skin type
Dry
Combination
Normal
Oily
Skin tone
Fair
Light
Light-Medium
Medium
Medium-Dark
Dark
Age
17 & under
18-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55 & over
Apply

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Felt nice
Sampled

Felt nice on, not irritating, not sure if would work better long-term since such a small sample, likes the natural ingredients

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love
Sampled

I keep this by my bathroom sink and use it after I take my make up off at night. I really like the texture and feel on my face.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Fantastically moisturizing
Sampled

I was really amazed at how moisturizing this serum is. And that it doubles as offer other effects like reducing inflammation and darks spots is great. Also, all Paula's Choice products tend to have very skin friendly ingredients.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love this stuff!

I have used this for several months, and I love it! It have a great texture, and my skin feels very soft after using it! Over time I have also seen an improvement in my complexion.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great Serum!
Sampled

I really, really like this serum! I had not used a serum previous to sampling this in my Birchbox and I'm glad I did. The formula of this is super light and sinks into my skin right away. I feel like it improved the overall look and feel of my skin. It made it much softer and a little brighter. During the summer, I can get away with using this as my only facial moisturizer. In the winter, I put it on underneath my moisturizer.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Love it!
SampledPurchased

The serum feels wonderful on your skin and little wrinkles and lines are reduced. I use it in the morning before I put my make up on. Wonderful!

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Great Serum
Sampled

This is a perfect product for preventative maintenance on

aging skin. I highly recommend this product especially, in

the winter months in the Midwest. It hydrates the

dehydration of the skin during the cold season.

5
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Surprisingly Light and Multipurpose

I'll be honest, I got this in my Birchbox and it sat for a while. Then I ran out of moisturizer, and being desperate and dry I gave it a try. I think of "serums" as being for special circumstances but this was really good for an all-over once-a-day moisturizer. I was sad when it ran out! I have sensitive skin, so something with rentinol being this mild was a real surprise. I really do recommend this product.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
Safe to use while pregnant
Purchased

I began using this while pregnant because I discovered that my usual cleansers and face serums weren't safe to use while pregnant due to (some of) their ingredients. This product absorbed quickly and didn't make oily skin feel greasy. Also, a little goes a long way.

4
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
A Fine Anti-Aging Serum
Sampled

I liked this serum enough to use the whole sample. Honestly, I am not suffering from a lot of wrinkles or the effects of aging on my skin (lucky me!) but it seems to have made my skin clearer and retain some elasticity.

3
Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No   Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No