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By A . H
Comments about CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment - 1 oz:
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.
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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!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
As good as prescription from dermatologist
from Lexington, KY
About Me Beauty Conscious
I have oily skin prone to cystic acne - I am perimenopausal. My skin can be somewhat sensitive in that I breakout to certain ingredients. I have tried prescription retin A and my skin just gets flaky and irritated. When I first used this, I had the same reaction. But then I combined with the oil booster as has been suggested, and it is perfect! I use this two times a week and I would say fine lines are definitely diminished and acne is controlled. I use a dropper of the oil booster and three pumps of this and put on my face as well as neck and backs of hands. I use the 10% AHA on the nights after this. I have been told my skin looks very nice for someone close to 50. I have been using PC for almost 15 years and this is a great addition to the line.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Superior Retinol Product
About Me Beauty Expert
I've been using this for about a year. I previously used the retinol serum and have used prescription retinoids in the past. This is my favorite retinol product on the market. It is very effective. I cannot use more than twice a week or I will begin to peel. In combination with my other skincare products, this does a great job of minimizing the effects of past sun damage and hormonal brown spots. I use this under a moisturizer and have never had a problem with it. Not super crazy about the packaging, as I know I can't use every last bit of the product, but that's not a deal-breaker.
Works for dry, sensitive skin
By No Nickname #2
from Southwest Virginia
About Me Minimalist
It's the only Retinol 1% I've ever been able to use.
By Veronica D
from Barrie, ON
This really is phenomenal. I was having great results with other PC products, particularly the BHA products, but I still had some really stubborn enlarged pores, clogged pores, and redness. The retinol has really helped to tackle them, though! I use this every other night (alternating with 2% BHA) and I mix a pump in with a drop or two of the PC oil booster. I can honestly see a difference the morning after I use this, more so than any other product. Pores are reduced, redness/keratosis pilaris along jaw diminished, acne is controlled, and my whole face is SO bright and soft. I can confidently go out without makeup now, something I never could have imagined doing before. Also, I have never had any bad reactions from this product (except when I tried it on my neck and it got irritated - my neck is much more sensitive for some reason...). No dryness, redness, etc on my face. Didn't even really have to work up to every other night usage (but others may need to so don't jump in too fast). Thank you, Paula!!! Never stop making this!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not Sold on This One
from Toronto, Ontario
I ordered this to help with some fine lines I've begun noticing on my forehead. I have been using for about a month and I do not see the slightest difference. I have strong skin and can use every night...and still nothing. I also don't like the way it feels on my skin. It's just not for me. I think I will return to try my luck with some different Paula's Choice products as I have tried some samples that seem very promising.
Great product if started just when you begin to have wrinkle
from Phoenix, AZ
I use this product now 3-4 nights a week on my combination skin. I feel the tingling after applying my serum with pc oil booster, then I rotate between the Resist moisturizer and Clinique's moisture mask for nights I need extra moisture. I used to peel on the orbs of my cheekbones but now I just have tight wrinkle decreased radiant skin! I'm so excited to see results after a month of use. I hope it keeps working. I do also use the PC BHA foam once weekly and BHA gel on the nights I want to go easier but I believe because of all 3 products I'm seeing results I can't leave without!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from Cullowhee NC
About Me Beauty Conscious, Minimalist
Thought I could improve on the GREAT results I'd gotten from Paula's Resist Intensive Retinol Serum: my skin was at its lifetime best. Though I used this product as directed when beginning and mixed with moisturizer from the start, did not use AHA/BHA on the same day and heavily moisturized alternately, my skin was looking and feeling increasingly dry. Three weeks of use, and my face has a lightly crepey look immediately after washing. Back to my previous routine, with gratitude.
Disappointing ) :
from Northern Lower Michigan
I had high hopes for this product, however, I am very disappointed. I had been pleased with the products I had used in the past and thought I would try this retinol treatment. It has not helped one iota, it seems to make my face blotchy and my pores are now larger. Also, I have very hard, white what looks like pimples...I dont know how else to describe it and my pores seem to be filled with white stuff. I know this sounds ekky and it is. I have never ever had this problem before. This product is the only thing I have done different. I have been using this for several months now. I am going to stop using it. I really do hope my skin goes back to normal! I gave it a one because it gave me hope at the beginning....