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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Saved my eye area!
from Southern California
About Me Beauty Conscious
Comments about Power Couple: RESIST Oil Booster + CLINICAL 1% Retinol Treatment - Complete Duo:
This power couple has managed to do what no other product has done before- drastically improve the lines under my eyes. I have combination skin. The majority of my face is oily (cheeks, forehead, nose), but my eye area is dry. In the last couple of years, I noticed that my eye area was looking really dry, and the lines were quite pronounced. I tried quite a few eye creams with retinol, but every time my eye area would just get red, irritated, and the lines would be more pronounced. Having the retinol with the oil was the perfect solution. I use just the retinol on my t-zone, but under my eyes I use the retinol and the oil. One month later, my under eye lines are reduced. They are not gone completely, but they are much less visible. Thank you for such an amazing product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Did not work at all.
About Me Minimalist
I am 60 and have mouth and chin wrinkles. I read the reviews for the clinical 1 percent retinol and was really excited to try it. I read the usage directions and followed them. I have been using it for just over a month and Nothing. It hasn't helped at all. I will finish the rest of the bottle, but I will not be buying it again. Maybe it just wasn't for me.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Customer Service Response: Hello, and thank you for sharing your experience with us - we're sorry to hear this didn't work as expected for you! Please contact a member of our Customer Care team, who can help you with a possible exchange or refund.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
1% Retinol - PC's best product; oil booster unnecessary
By A. Pfau
from Southeast Texas
I have a long history of acne. About a 2 years ago I was put on Spironolactone which has been a miracle drug for me. Cleared me to small occasional breakouts that go away quickly so long as I continue to use a bit of benzoyl peroxide from a PC online competitor. I've used a large variety of PC products and BHA just doesn't do much for me especially in the way of pore shrinkage and breakouts. However, I've only used one bottle of this retinol and my skin glows like never before and way less harsh that any prescription retinol I've tried. I will never have invisible pores but this has done way more than I expected. My skin is smoother and any residual purple acne scars are gone. If you only ever buy one PC product, this should be it. I have an age spot that I am hoping will fade a bit but haven't noticed any huge changes after 3 months of use. Start slow, maybe 3x/week and build up to nightly or it will cause some flakiness and oily skin and irritation. After my skin adjusted those are no longer issues. You don't need the oil booster to go with it; just pick up some Jojoba oil instead if you want an inexpensive boost. The booster is mostly Jojoba oil anyway. You MUST use this product with daily sunscreen! This product heals damaged skin by faster exfoliation which also means you will burn faster and worse potentially cause worse damage to your skin.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
No peeling or burning!
We all know the benefits of retinol, but the Rx formula from my dermatologist made me peel like a banana...it wasn't pretty. Then I tried the PC 1% Retinol treatment and mixed it with a few drops of the Moisture Renewal Oil, and added some moisturizer too. It works great when I use it every other night, and I haven't had any peeling or burning. My mature but good skin looks clear and bright, and I'm very pleased!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Can now tolerate the 1% retinol-Yeah!
By DIANA C.
My skin is very sensitive to retinol/retin A products. Every time I used the 1% formula on my neck, I broke out in a terrible rash. Now with the use of the booster oil, I'm good to go! I can finally get all the benefits of retinol without the irritation. Bravo Paula! Excellent product!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The only way my skin can tolerate retinol
By Erin R.
I got this duo as a sample with my last skincare order, and I'm a believer. Though I haven't seen much difference (I'm only 26 and a religious sunscreener, so there's only so much younger I can honestly look), this dual treatment is the only time my skin has EVER tolerated a retinol product. I've been using this ~3 times a week with not a hint of redness or flaking. Guess I've got to buy the full size set!
(8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
By Anne H
I've been at that stage of disbelief for a while - where did I go and who is this saggy face in the mirror (I'm ONLY 40). It happened so fast - I had three kids and boom, my face was unrecognizable to me. I've been using this combo for 2 nights. This morning when I looked in the mirror, I saw a younger me ... one I haven't seen in 5 years. Welcome back girl - I missed you.and ... Thank you Paula's Choice - for a wonderful and very effective product.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Finally, I can use the 1% retinol treatment
Even with 1 use per week of 1% Retinol, I got a red sunburn type reaction that caused my skin to be irritated and itchy for several days following. I had never had reactive skin to retinol so went back to using the other PC retinol products and just stopped using the 1%. I saw Brian do a video about mixing 2 drops of moisture renewal oil into it to neutralize it which stopped a similar reaction he had. I tried it and it worked! I can now use it every night with no adverse reaction!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
By Carrie M.
After only using these products together 3 times (not even 3 consecutive nights) I've noticed dramatic results! My skin is so soft and no with irritation (I have experienced problems with other retinol products in the past). The deeper wrinkles in my forehead have noticeably diminished. I thought it might just be me, but even a friend noticed. Have never experienced these results before with any other product I have tried. So happy with this combination!!
An impressive pairing.
By DUSTIN R.
I have been using PC's 1% retinol since it was released, but our relationship has been turbulent to say the least. Then I saw a video produced by Paula's Choice, claiming this combo would eliminate the tension between us. Lo and behold, it did. Completely. Now I can use retinol every day, as long as I mix in 2 drops of the oil. I don't understand why such a small addition has such an impressive impact, but it does.