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Great Product, Terrible Packaging
from Vashon Island, WA
About Me Minimalist
Comments about RESIST Retinol Serum - 1 oz:
I've never reviewed a product before but I think people should know this! The only reason I'm giving this a 3 instead of a 5 is because of the packaging. The product is lovely and feels great on my skin.It comes in a pre-measured pump dispenser, so you cannot control the amount of product you use. For me, one pump was too much. There is precious little product in there in the first place for $42, so it was gone in about 20 pumps. But the worst part is, you cannot unscrew it to get out the remaining product. I had to take a hammer to it with several hard blows in order to get to the week's worth of remaining product. Very poorly designed. Until this is changed I cannot recommend this product and will not be buying it again.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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By Running from wrinkles
from Home of the Oregon Ducks
I love this serum. I stopped using it after I bought Paula's retinol treatment but I missed it too much and now use both. This serum makes my skin look amazing! I feel soothed, pampered and protected after using it. I mix it with the recovery serum, the retinol treatment and the 25% vitamin C spot treatment. I mix it all together and slather it on. I find that a serum with the treatments is soothing and helps my dry sensitive skin not get irritated by the treatments and exfoliants.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Great starter for retinol use
from New York
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I received a trial size sample of this back in December & started using it religiously at night as directed, along with the other products for PM and AM use. It's been very gentle on my skin and I could tell even after about 2 weeks of use that there were improvements to my skin texture & fine lines. A little goes a long way and this serum spreads smoothly & easily and leaves no greasy film, it sinks right in. I've most likely built a tolerance now and will be increasing to the 1% Clinical Retinol soon.
(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
HATE the new packaging of a great product
By Suz deMello
from Sacramento CA
I'd rate this product 5 stars (or more if I could) except that this company has changed the packaging to the detriment of customers. Instead of the flexible plastic tube it used to come in, it's now in a hard plastic dispenser, which makes it impossible to get all the (very expensive) serum out of the container. BOO!!!! HISS!!!!
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for contacting us! These are actually two different products. The product shown in the picture that you sent is our RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum (which is still available in the same packaging), while the product that you received is our RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Serum With Retinol. If you would like to exchange this product, just contact our Client Services team!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Favorite product ever!
from Mountain View, CA
I am 55, post-menopausal, with very dry skin now. It took me about a month to notice the difference this and the exfoliant were having together. Deep lines where my chins start were noticeably diminished. Another month and they had almost disappeared. I use the Resist line because it feels so good and works so well for me with the Intensive Repair Cream. People I work with are always surprised when they find out how old I am, usually guessing 10-15 years younger. I'm totally comfortable with my age, but delighted my skin doesn't show it ; )
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A must have!
from Charlottesville, VA
I have just ordered my 4th bottle of this serum. Some people have complained about it being "oily." Hey! I know what oily skin feels and looks like; I have had oily skin all my life up until a year or so ago. This serum is a very, very light "oil" that my skin absorbs within a few minutes. After using this, my skin feels nourished and smooth. Although I am 60, I have very few fine lines and I can tell this is improving my skin. Love this stuff!
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By wine gal
from sonoma california
I have been using Paula's Choice products for two years now. This resist retinol serum is part of my morning and night routine. It is fantastic. It has significantly reduced my pores - and I have had large pore issues since I was a teenager. It does go on with a rather thickish shine but that goes away in minutes or when you put the sunscreen on over it. It does not make my face shine and I have a tendency towards oily skin. I have never had a problem with the pump. In fact it twists closed and I have taken it on many airplane trips without any leakage. This is by far my favorite Paula's choice product for retinol reducing pores and wrinkles and making my skin soft.
not sure about effectiveness
from Dallas, TX
About Me Beauty Expert
I used it for quite awhile, but didn't like the texture much plus haven't noticed much difference, so won't buy again
More adult acne with use.
from Fairfax, VA
About Me Beauty Conscious
I bought this sometime ago and began using it. At first when I had some acne appear, I didn't think it was from the use of this but when I stopped using it the acne disappeared. Very disappointing. I should have returned since it is so pricey.ca
(36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)
from Allentown, PA
I've been using PC products since I turned 50, 12 years ago. I credit her products with keeping my skin looking smooth and relatively unlined in spite of my years.
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