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(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Finally! A retinoid for my reactive skin!
from Toronto, Canada
About Me Skincare Junkie
Comments about RESIST Retinol Serum - 1 oz:
After using several other PC products, I opted for two sample pouches of this product to see whether my skin could handle it. The sample sizes have enough product for 2-3 applications but since the air can get at it, the retinoid destabilizes and is not as effective. I used each pouch for one application - first a patch test and the second one as a regular, full-face application the following week.My skin was able to handle both the patch test and the full-face application with no reactions aside from some minor peeling (expected). I couldn't believe it! Finally, a retinoid for my reactive skin.Since my sample packages were successful, I ordered the full-size bottle. I really appreciate the air-tight packaging and the twist-and-lock lid.I began my retinoid application as follows:Week 1-3: once a weekWeek 4-5: twice a weekWeek 6-8+: three time a week (every other night)My skin glows a healthy, lit from within glow. I have noticed some of the very fine lines around my eyes beginning to plump out/fill in, my pore size has continued to decrease around my nose and upper cheeks (I have also seen a major improvement since using PC 2% BHA toner 3x a week in conjunction with this retinoid). I regularly receive compliments and am asked what products I use. Maybe once a month I will get a hormonally-related acne spot on my chin which I spot treat with BHA9 and it is gone within 24h.I no longer need foundation or tinted moisturizer - I solely use an SPF along with my eye makeup. *I finally* have the skin I've always wanted thanks to my PC products. I can't sing enough praises to about them! My biggest tip would be to try sample sizes, read reviews, watch YouTube reviews and educate yourself about your skin type - patch test, patch test, patch test!'Perfect' skin is achievable!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
No visible results
from New York, NY
About Me Beauty Expert
Love PC and I have tried just about everything from the PC line and was most excited about the retinols but found very little change in terms of results after using up the entire bottle. I'm not a heavy retinol user (only on my 2nd year of using retinals at all) but I've had good results with another retinol product and was hoping for the same here. The silicone based serum feels nice going on the skin (although I could do without the cyclopentasiloxane base) but I didn't see the kind of line-reducing results I had with my previous (not PC) product. I am now going to try the 1% clinical and see if that works any better before giving up on PC treatments.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Able to use on sensitive skin
from San Francisco, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious, Budget Conscious
This was my first purchase (with the 2% BHA) from PC, and my first try with a retinol product. I have sensitive, fair skin, but also a very oily t-zone and lots of blockheads. I really didn't believe I could use a retinol, but figured I could return if I needed to.The texture is thick, and easy to manipulate over skin. The bottle is great -air tight, and one full pump covers my face and neck. I first tried it once a week, and after no break outs, or reaction, am now using three times a week at night. I've had no burning sensation, but feel a little bit of heat in my most sensitive areas (cheeks and chin). I have not yet tried it after the BHA, but I alternate the two products.It wont give you fast results, but if you have sensitive skin, I recommend trying this. I didn't plan to use it during the day, and the texture would be too oily for my t-zone. Overall, I can't believe I'm even able to use a retinol, and am so grateful for PC!
My skin never looked better
By Gigi 331
About Me Beauty Conscious
How I use it: I use it at night after BHA lotion. I let my face dry after the lotion. About 5 mins. Then use Retinol Serum.Loves: I love the way it evened out my skin tone. Redhead red! Fine lines and wrinkles appear better. Skin lost it 'crepe'y appearance. Love the bottle! Reassured it is fresh and not contaminated by fingers. Also makes sure I use the right amount. Dislikes: doesn't seem to absorb into. Skin. Kind of sits on top. I wind up removing it when I sleep! :( Bottle doesn't hold much for the price.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful! Buying my 2nd bottle.
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
This retinol serum is perfect for my skin. I use it at night after the resist cleanser and toner. It works wonders on my fine lines and makes my skin soft and smooth. I can defiantly see and feel a difference (not so good) in the morning if I skip using it before bed. I love the results so much that I thought I'd try the clinical retinol. I'm very happy that I only purchased the trial size bottle because that didn't work out so well for me, it irritated my skin making it tight, sore, red and made my skin peel. Maybe I used too much at once or something? So for now I'm sticking with this awesome product and I'm purchasing my 2nd bottle of resist retinol serum and when that's gone I'll buy another. Oh, and I can't forget the bonus...Paula's products are not tested on animals (as I'm sure you already know) Thank you Paula.
(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful - effective
from Sarasota, FL
About Me Minimalist
I have sensitive, oily skin that's prone to breakouts, so finding effective products that control the oil but that don't burn or make me break out can be a challenge. This serum is wonderful - does not burn, increase oiliness or make me break out. I've noticed my fine lines decreasing, pores shrinking and skin tone evening out, which is amazing. When my skin is in it's normal (oily) state I use the Resist Ultra Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum plus the 1% Retinol Clinical Treatment. But if my skin is irritated or dehydrated I substitute this Resist Retinol Serum instead because it's nonirritating, soothing and still effective.If you have oily skin and avoid thick, greasy products, you might first think this will cause you a problem. It's not greasy at all but it is a very thick gel that when you first apply it, sits on top of the skin. The first time I used it I hated it... for the first 5 minutes. Then I realized it had completely sunk in leaving no residue and my skin feeling wonderful. So be patient.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Wonderful for prevention
By Katelyn K
from Milwaukee, WI
This serum is powerful and wonderful. The silky texture was very suprising. I am very happy I made this purchase.
(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Great "anytime" retinol serum
By Michael S.
from Boston, MA
About Me Skin Care Professional
I've been using this brand's 1% Clinical Retinol Treatment since November and am still completely happy with its performance, but I wanted to try working in an alternative retinol treatment for AM use and for my eye area. The 1% is amazing, but even at my tolerance level I wasn't keen to start using it in the AM or near my eyes daily.Turns out that this product, too, is a keeper. Within two days of using it around my eyes, one of my coworkers commented on how bright and smooth that skin looked. This serum helps maintain that "just applied my 1% retinol" glow :)Overall...+ Great moderate-strength retinol for daily use+ Slippery texture makes for easy application, yet absorbs in no time+ Delivers retinol benefits to more sensitive areas with lower probability of unwanted side effects+ Blends nicely with booster products such as C15 and the Hyaluronic Acid Booster- As with other retinol products, take care to monitor skin's reaction if first-time user- Initial texture may be off-putting to combination or oily skin, but give it a chance- AM retinol use can dramatically increase photosensitivity (speaking from personal experience, here! Turned pink from an hour walk with a generous coating of SPF 30). Consider using a higher SPF product or reapplying if exposed to the sun for any length of time
(12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
I can see results
from glenwood springs, co
I use this product daily & a CE Feurilic acid daily. I have tried over 20 new products in the last 2 years and now I get so many compliments on my skin. At my age ( 68), of course it doesn't get rid of wrinkles, but it does make them less visible and my skin looks smooth and it glows. I am very happy that I can stop searching for a product that I feel really makes a difference on my skin. Everyone's skin responds differently to products but with my skin, I do add a moisturizer also in dry areas.
It works!! But...
By Kat the Gym Rat
from Temecula, CA
I initially only got a sample of this product and LOVED the results after one use, so I bought the full size bottle. I still love the results, I apply it at night and literally overnight my fine lines disappear some of my acne rolling scars plump up, its amazing! However, it breaks me out and I don't think it's necessarily this product in specific. It's all products including retinol. I believe my family just has a bad reaction to it. Major bummer, but for those who know they can work with retinol I highly recommend this!