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Did nothing- wouldn't purchase again
from Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment - 1 oz:
I was looking forward to using this retinol product after reading great reviews, but I was really disappointed. This made no difference in my skin and after trying it, I can't return it so I'm out $$. There are less expensive retinol products out there!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from Toronto, ON
This got rid of a lot of my redness. Warning: I was not able to use it every night, initially. I had to build up. 2x/week, then 2x/week. Now, I use it nightly. I am also able to use it along with my 2% BHA liquid. Together, these two products are miraculous. My acne has mostly cleared up as has most of my redness. My skin is very smooth. I am 43 with very few lines around my eyes, and this stuff is keeping lines at bay. If anything, I look younger than 1-2 years ago. Under PROS: It is not easy to use at first. You have to gradually build up, but once you do, it is easy to build up. My skin was red and peeling, so I had to start at 3x/week, as I mentioned above. This also brightens my skin. Just make sure you use a good nighttime moisturizer afterward. Under CONS: It irritates skin...AT FIRST. It is difficult to use....AT FIRST. However, when your skin gets used to it, these effects will subside. Just take it easy on the number of days per week you use it.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Have noticed a huge difference
from Charlotte, NC
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
I have been using this retinol treatment in conjunction with the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster and have noticed such a huge difference in my skin and it has only been a week or two. Normally the retinol treatment would be causing some dryness, but the oil booster seems to be preventing that so I'm waking up with smooth, glowing skin that isn't dry or flaky. I am also noticing that a couple of pigmented spots are fading really quickly.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great for Acne Sufferers
This helps massively with acne, blackheads, and other textural issues. It picks up where my BHA leaves off, and goes above and beyond. Now my acne isn't just "under control," it's completely gone, and the hyper pigmentation and scars it left behind are going too. This product is excellent.
Amazing for my reactive skin!
from Orange, Ca
I was very hesitant to try this as I am very sensitive to retinol, I have reactive acne prone, sensitive skin and it hasn't bothered my skin at all, which is a miracle for me because everything bothers my skin. I have found so far that it has brightened and even out my skin tone, I wear it with the resist moisturizer for dry skin only at night and I avoid my eyes and my mouth. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see that this retinal works so well for me without irritating my skin . I now have my 13-year-old who has acne prone skin also use it at night, along with the resist moisturizer and she is also seeing fantastic results with her acne. Her redness and pimples have gone down by a lot this is truly a well formulated product . Thank you Paula for making this wonderful product !:)
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Thank you Paula!
I've been using the Resist Intensive Wrinkle Repair serum for years now and got this as a small sample a couple of months ago. I was reluctant to try it as I have mild-moderate rosacea and was worried it would irritate my skin. I use it 2-3 times a week and mix it with the Skin Recovery moisturizer. Wow! I have been very pleased with the results and have had no irritation whatsoever. I will definitely be ordering this instead after I use up my Resist serum.
Delivery was quick as usual.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
This product has become my HG. I received the travel size in one of the promotional deals on the site. I use it once a day, twice a week; once on Monday and again on Thursday. I use it the morning after cleansing my face. I don't use any exfoliants when I apply this. I started out mixing it with a drop of the moisture boost but now I just use it on its own, followed by a sunscreen. It has changed the texture and appearance of my skin. Im shocked at how fast my hyperpigmentation is fading. My acne is almost completely gone. I believe this and the CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment have changed my skin.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
BETTER THAT MY PRESCRIPTION RETINOL!!!!
from PETALUMA, CA
I USE THIS RETINOL EVERY NIGHT, FOLLOWED BY PAULA'S RESIST MOISTURIZER FOR DRY TO VERY DRY SKIN, EXCELLENT!!!
I PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT ON QVC W/ THE RESIST MOISTURIZER FOR VERY DRY SKIN, LOVE IT! I USE MY RETINOL NIGHTLY RIGHT AFTER I CLEANSE & EXFOLIATE, AFTER I APPLY THE RETINOL I PUT ON MY SERUMS & MY FANTASTIC RESIST MOISTURIZER, WONDERFUL PRODUCTS FROM PAULA & HER FAB TEAM! PAULA'S TEAM IS GREAT, I NEVER HESITATE TO ASK THEM ANY QUESTION I MAY NEED TO KNOW, THEY WILL ALWAYS GET BACK TO ME!!! LOVE THE PRODUCTS, THE PRICES ARE GREAT & SO IS PAULA'S TEAM!!!! : )
(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
I was hoping this would be my unicorn but each time I used it, my eye lids were red and peeling ( I did not use it around my eyes) and my face would get dry and peel. Even using once a week. I do not react to the Paula 1% retinol booster so I believe there is something else in the formulation that is irritating. I wish I had not spent my money on this. Going in the trash can.
(14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Experts' Opinions on How to Apply
By Canuck, eh?
I just bought this a week or more ago and have been applying it every night after cleansing. I haven't felt any adverse stinging or seen any redness, just nice moisture and firming and it's not overpoweringly greasy for my mid-fifties combination skin. However, in doing more research into Retinol and how to apply, skin specialist doctors and spas are saying for optimal efficacy, to only use it at night because it's photo sensitive (might be alright during the day with a sunscreen on top though?). Also: cleanse, then wait 20 minutes until your skin is completely dry, as it's not as effective on wet or moist skin. So I tried this last night and DEFINITELY felt some stinging, whereas I had not before. As I've only used it for a week, I've not seen much results but I'm hopeful. I'm wondering though why it's labeled "1%" when the highest concentration prescribed is 0.1%?
Delivery to Canada was prompt and came within a week or more.
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