RESIST 1% Retinol Booster
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RESIST 1% Retinol Booster
This lightweight, concentrated booster with 1% retinol helps to even skin tone, renew radiance, brighten skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles and create a smooth complexion.

RESIST 1% Retinol Booster

Based on 71 reviews

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This lightweight, concentrated booster with 1% retinol helps to even skin tone, renew radiance, brighten skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles and create a smooth complexion.
  • Pure form of retinol in a slow-release delivery system
  • Peptides restore skin’s youthful appearance
  • Fluid lotion texture visibly improves loss of firmness
  • Use alone or add to your moisturizer or serum
Skin Types:
All Skin Types
Concerns:
Wrinkles, Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
RESIST 1% Retinol Booster is a concentrated, pure form of retinol in a slow-release delivery system with a light fluid lotion texture. It also includes a superior assortment of potent antioxidants to help produce the most beautiful appearance for your skin imaginable.
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What does it do?
Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, bumps, pore size, and other visible signs of aging. RESIST 1% Retinol Booster can help to quickly bring about a more clarified, vibrant, younger-looking appearance, complete with visible refinement of the look of pores, uneven skin tone, and deep wrinkles.
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How to use

Carefully press the pump at the top of the container to dispense 2-3 drops for the face. During the day, finish with a moisturizer with SPF 30 or greater. Can be applied under the eye area, avoiding the eye itself.

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Research

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2016, issue 1, pages 49-57 

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, September 2015, volume 150, pages 74-82

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, March 2015, issue 3, pages 271-280

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, volume 29, issue 8, pages 1117-22

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, issue 4, pages 281-9

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-5

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-2

Pharmacology and Physiology, March-April 2005, issue 2, pages 81-7

Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Glycereth-7 Triacetate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes (emollient/skin-soothing), Isopentyldiol (hydration), Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract (apple extract/antioxidant), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Retinol (skin-restoring), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Ceramide 3 (hydration/skin replenishing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (fireweed extract/skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (burdock root extract/skin-soothing), Salix Alba Bark Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (texture-enhancing), Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene (texture-enhancing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate (antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sorbic Acid (preservative), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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RESIST 1% Retinol Booster
 
4.2

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (55)
  • Easy to use (31)
  • Works effectively (30)
  • Evens skin tone (20)
  • Reduces fine lines/wrinkles (20)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (7)
  • Ineffective (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (40)
  • Uneven skin tone (28)
  • Breakouts (15)
  • Daily use (14)
  • Enlarged pores (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (39), Survivalist / minimalist (15), Beauty expert (12), Skin care professional (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (44), Oily (15), Dry (10), Normal (10)

Reviewed by 71 customers

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5.0

Just wonderful.

By Mrs. W.

from New York, NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

    I use this about 3 times per week on average and just love the results. Refined pores, reduced redness, reduced blemishes, and more even skin tone. I use it on its own or added to other serums or moisturizer. Necessary staple that has saved my skin!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    Love, love, love!

    By Zata

    from Tacoma, WA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Redness/ Blotchiness

      Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

      I am so excited to see the fast results from Paula's Choice! I have oily skin with stubborn hormonal acne that I have been struggling with for five years now - so one can imagine that i have tried everything and more to combat my skin issues. I use this product along with Paula's 'Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum" after using the BHA 2% exfoliant. Literally over night I have seen a great improvement in my skin. My acne has decreased significantly in size and pores looks smaller. My skin has not gotten too oily throughout the day, and my skin itself looks more radiant. This product is very light weight and doesn't have too much of a smell. I only use one pump on my face, one on my neck and it spreads very easily. I definitely recommend this to anyone who struggles with acne, acne scarring, and a dull complexion. I am only on day three, but this has worked very well for me already and I am excited to see what my skin will look like in a month!

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Very effective and versatile product!

      By E Jones

      from Indiana

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

        Paula's retinol booster is a fantastic additional way to use retinol. It is great that you can use it by itself or add it to any other moisturizer for an extra anti- aging boost. I have been using this for several months and have had no irritation in spite of my sensitive skin. My skin is used to retinol and so first time users might need to start slowly.
        I love the convenience for travel and being able to add a tiny bit or a larger amount. It is not sticky at all when used alone and blends perfectly with other products.

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 60+
         
        5.0

        Holy Grail Retinol Product (and I've tried a lot)

        By Becca

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Beauty Expert

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Anti-aging
        • Gentle
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

          I have done a lot of research on retinol and experimented with a lot of products, and this is my go-to retinol product. I'm shocked to see reviews that comment on it being harsh, as I've never had any irritation or negative reaction to this product at all, even from the first use (which is why I love it!). I do get a bit of peeling with the PC 1% Clinical Retinol, which is why I've settled on this one. I only trust PC for my otc retinol because they take the research seriously and package it with incredible care. If you're using a retinol product that is in a clear container exposed to light, you should probably shop elsewhere. Same goes for exposure to air. I totally trust the PC packaging 100%. I know this product can be used on its own, but I love that I can add it to my other serums. Because it is a light texture, I add it with my first layer of light watery serums, before I add the second layer of thicker serums (1x/day, before bed). I mix them together in the palm of my hand and than apply to my face. Any leftover goes on my neck, decolletage, and backs of my hands. Since beginning use 6+ months ago, my skin is brighter and more even-toned. Fine lines have reduced. I'm so excited to see what else it will do in the upcoming months/years, because I plan to continue using it as long as it is available! I don't think this is available in sample size, and it can be tough to to jump on an expensive product without having an option for samples, but I'm on the website tonight purchasing my third bottle (and I'm buying two tonight) - so it it might be worth it to take the chance! Save your box and insert in case you decide to return it for your $$ back, but I guarantee you won't!!

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          5.0

          Not for every day if you have sensitive skin.

          By Caitlin

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

          Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

          I'm 28 and this is the first retinol product I've ever used on my face (not including eye creams). If you have super sensitive skin this isn't great to use every day unless you want a one way ticket to dermatitis city, but alternating this with the 10% Niacinamide has made a huge difference in my fine lines and skin texture. I only add one drop to my CosRX Snail Mucin serum at night and that seems to be plenty. Will definitely repurchase this now that I've learned how to use it appropriately!

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          1.0

          Not for sensitive skin

          By Pam

          from Wapello,IA.

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Don't use on sensitive skin

            Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster:

            I used this about a year ago and am still having complications from it. My skin was too sensitive and it created bags under my eyes that look like they are full of fluid. About once a month they get inflamed and red and sore like they are burned.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 60+

            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So thrilled with this!!!

            By Janine in Naples

            from Naples FL

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Sensitive Skin
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster - 0.5 oz:

              I'm in my early fifties and have highly sensitive combination skin. I constantly try to balance my skin issues: dryness, irritation, rosacea redness, random hormonal breakouts, and those little hard white bumps with the funky medical name. It's a perpetual see-saw. (I give my background because if you're like me, I look for reviews from someone who has similar skin.)
              I actually bought two products together: Omega+ Complex Serum and Resist 1% Retinol Booster. (I'm putting this review under both products.) After cleansing and toning, I mixed together one pump of each and put it on my face and neck. It went on my face like silk; smooth and soft with absolutely no pulling at my skin at all. And I'm happy to say that I've had no issues since I started using this about two weeks ago. No breakouts, no burning, no reactive redness! I've even had compliments on my "glowing" skin! My face is smooth and soft, and the redness is calm. I'm so excited about these two products and am tossing all the other retinols that I've tried. And on that note, all other retinols have been too harsh for my skin. Paula, I didn't know this was your gentlest retinol until I saw it in a response to a review (or video) somewhere on your site. I wish I had known earlier. I'd have gone straight to this instead of trying a few of the other ones.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Game Changer

              By MM

              from Minneapolis

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Combats Acne
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster - 0.5 oz:

                This product was an absolute game changer for me. Once I started using this, after a week I noticed a huge difference in my skin. My breakouts were healing faster and my skin tone was absolutely brighter. It's so lightweight and doesn't clog my pores. I think it is even helping my blackheads to be reduced!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 18-29

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Really works!

                By Daisytex11

                from Prescott AZ

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

                  Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster - 0.5 oz:

                  This booster does more for my skin than any retinol product I have ever tried. Best part... no peeling!

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  So disappointed!

                  By eleeny

                  from New York

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster - 0.5 oz:

                    Sooo disappointed in this highly anticipated product. I purchased this last year, and have tried to use it on multiple occasions. The first time I tried it, I ended up with a red itchy rash the next day. Waited a month until the rash resolved and my face cleared again. Then tried it once more, this time very sparingly. By the next night, again a red itchy face. Ugh! Gave it long breaks and tried it a few more times over the past year, but could never get past 1 application.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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