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Comments about CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment - 1 oz:
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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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%?
Service and delivery comments:
Delivery to Canada was prompt and came within a week or more.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, but NOT for my sensitive skin
By Linda L
from Azusa, CA
About Me Beauty Conscious
I bought this product for myself, thinking my skin need a little retinol, early anti aging prevention type of thing. But turned out, every time I use this, I always have break outs. My skin is dry, acne prone, super sensitive. I have just recently concluded that my skin doesn't love Retinol, too bad. So I gave this to my husband, who has oily skin, large pores and uneven skin tone and non sensitive at all (I can give him anything and he'll be fine haha). His skin looks so good now, glowing and even tone. So I purchased another bottle for him so my husband can look great too.
One Year Review!
I have now used this amazing product for a full year now and wanted to weigh in on the results. I'm beyond thrilled. I use it every other night and have the best skin I have EVER had in my entire life! Between this and the BHA liquid, my skin appears very even-toned, smooth and my fine lines have been all but demolished. My skin glows, and I regularly get mistaken for someone in their early 30s. I trust Paula implicitly for my skin needs and I know I'm getting the best when I purchase from her. Recently I purchased the 1 percent booster and will add a drop to this retinol to maybe kick things up a notch. It's fun to see how good I can get my skin to look! Thank you for everything you do Paula....it's made a huge difference in my life!
best over the counter
By big ed
from san jose
nothing works better ;used it for over a year great results my skin is getting used to the cream would like to see a little stronger retinol maybe one and a quarter to the 1 fl oz
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Minimalist
I was surprised and amazed of results. From the first application I got soft and fresh skin over night. I use it every other night
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Lake Los Angeles, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
I have to admit, although I was skeptical about trying this, I am very impressed. I just ordered my second bottle of this because I have definitely seen improvement in my 48 year old skin after adding this to my skin care routine. I have been a user of prescription Retin A for 34 years minus some years for the times I was pregnant or breastfeeding. I actually started using Retin-A when I was 13-14 years old! I LOVE IT. However, adding this product in the daytime after my vitamin c and before my sunscreen (the Resist Super Light Daily Defense...my Holy Grail!!!) has definitely boosted my skin to a new level. I am very happy with this product. I started out slow since I was already a user of the Retin-A and I did not want to over tax my skin. I am now up to daily use in the AM and it works wonderfully for me! I have used other retinol products and can confidently state that this is definitely a product that is above and beyond it's competitors in quality and effectiveness! Thank you Paula Begoun for yet another Awesome product!
Love this product
from Montreal, Quebec
Helped with acne, large pores, uneven skin tones, & smoothed out my skin. I received many compliments after a few weeks of use.
By A . H
I buy the travel size to get a try before go with the big one.Take my experience in the month, did not cause me problems with my skin .. but it is heavy and oily / greasy .. I think it is suitable for dry skin more, I have a combination skin.i will not buy it again.
I used my first bottle and saw NO results. I used just as recommendations said! I was going to try and see if a second bottle would work but cautious to spend more $$ with no results. Very disappointed!