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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
On my 3rd bottle
About Me Skin Care Professional
Comments about RESIST 1% Retinol Booster - 0.5 oz:
I am currently on my 3rd bottle and am planning to buy more. It has definitely helped with reducing acne, although my acne was't horrible to begin with. However, the occasional breakouts I do have don't last as long and are less angry. I've also noticed less frequency of breakouts I get since using this product. There was an adjustment period initially where I had maybe 20% more breakouts but eventually got better over the past 10 months. I've also noticed my skin appears smoother and pores about 10% smaller. I highly recommend anyone to try this product if they haven't already. It may surprise you.The only issue is the design of the pump. Fully depressing the pump dispenses and significant amount of product - I would say almost 5 "drops" or more. Considering the purpose of this product is to use varying doses of drops, it would make more sense to make it deliver a standardized amount with each pump. As it currently stands, I mostly have to eyeball how much to use, which isn't ideal. Since I am reviewing the formulation, I haven't deducted any points from the rating as the pump is still functional and bonus for being airtight. However, I think PC should definitely get a better pump for both this and the BHA 9 where you're only supposed to be using a little bit each time.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Not for my skin
About Me Beauty Conscious
I recently wrote a review after I had used the booster for about 3 days...since then I found this product to be very irritating, red blotches, flakiness and red puffy spots on my eyelids. I should have known not to use this product on my eyelids as I used Retin-A for a number of years and knew not to apply it around the eyes. Anyway, I think there should be more instructions as how to use this product as in the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment I recently ordered which warns of irritation and if that occurs then how to use it, etc. With the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment I plan to start out very slowly maybe only once a week in the beginning. I got a refund on the Resist Booster which was good.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
dispenser not suitable
I have not used the product long enough to see results, one thing I find is the "squirt" type dispenser either squirts too little or too much. This product is pricy and I don't want to waste it. An old fashioned eye dropper would be best.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Good product, cheap packaging
from San Francisco
Great product but the squirt top pooped off the first time I took the cap off and never fit right again. Because of the broken top the bottle dispenses product unevenly, sometimes getting too much which is a waste. It did take the red out of my stretch marks noticeably after one use so I'm very pleased with that. Just fix your packaging, this product is way too expensive to waste.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
A Miracle in a Bottle
from New Jersey
I have been using this for three months. I started slowly so as to mimimize irritation but I saw results within the first few weeks. My skin tone has improved and my fine lines and wrinkles are less visible. I went to see my dermatologist and she agreed that my skin looks much better. The pump is difficult to use, but everything else about this product is fantastic.
I can use retinol again
from Albany, CA
About Me Beauty Expert
I used prescription Retin-A for 15+ years and then my skin became sensitized to everything. I had to stop all Retinol products and my skin suffered. Now I can add this to a moisturizer I do not react to (sorry not PC) with no problem and my skin is looking good again.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Sure it smells funny, but the results are amazing!
This booster is such a diamond - easy to use, mixes right into my moisturizer, and potency/need can be adjusted as needed. I have had absolutely no sensitivity to this product and my results have left my skin in the best condition ever. I also use the 25% vitamin C spot treatment for dark spots after I let this soak in - and the results have been so dramatic it would be cruel of me not to share how amazing these two product work together! So nice to have shoot, bright skin :)
(6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
EXCELLENT EXCEPT SMELLS LIKE MUSTARD
from Cape Cod, MA
About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Hip Older Lady
I have been using this retinol product for awhile. I mix it with my serum and apply. Although this is my third bottle, I only recently noticed that it has an unpleasant, mustardy smell to it. Unfortunately, once you notice a smell like that, it becomes very difficult to continue using it and I have not wanted to reach for it for awhile. PC makes other very good retinol products without a noticeable smell, and I will try switching to one of the others. Generally speaking, I love the PC line and use a great many of her products and have since the line's inception.
(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)
Wish it was in a better dispense
I love PC's retinol products and had used the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment for a long time. I love that with this product I can put retinol into any of my PC products. I would have given this 5 stars but the problem I have is that it's very hard to control the amount of drops I use with the dispenser. The suggestion is 1, 2 or 3 drops. It is very hard to get a drop with this pump dispenser. Please put in a dropper bottle so we know when a drop is a drop.
(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
A Daily Must
from Barrie, Ontario, Canada
About Me Beauty Conscious, Beauty Expert, Skin Care Professional
I use this product with my store bought moisturizer every night. Within 2 months, and it was a canadian winter, my skin was moist, fine and deep wrinkles have literally all but gone. I use it all over my face, eyelids too. The skin around my eyes tightened, no more loose crepey droopy area around my eyes. My nose and chin saw deep wrinkles minimized. I now look 15 years younger to some and a definite 10 years to all. Most of all my skin has lost that large pore look and has become a fine youthful tone and appearance. The only draw back is mixing it with my moisturizer, but it is well worth doing so.