SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
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SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
A skin-renewing antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that helps develop a balanced-looking complexion while helping defend against environmental stressors.

SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

Based on 326 reviews

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A skin-renewing antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that helps develop a balanced-looking complexion while helping defend against environmental stressors.
  • Replenishes and improves skin’s appearance
  • Antioxidants soothe and recondition skin
  • Weightless gel formula
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Aging

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    1 oz
    $34.00
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    $7.00
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    $1.25

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Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum has a unique texture with a soft, light feel that supplies skin with an exciting mix of antioxidants and retinol to help soothe skin, unclog congested pores and visibly improve the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. This revitalizing serum amplifies your skin’s hydration and fends off environmental assault for a refreshed, more even-looking complexion.
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What does it do?
Delivers an invisible layer of retinol and age-fighting antioxidants to ease the appearance of first signs of aging. It also hydrates and helps defend skin against environmental assault. This cutting-edge formula helps to balance and revitalize skin, leading to a healthier, more normal-looking appearance.
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How to use
Smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area before moisturizing (or use alone). For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
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Research

Cosmetics, 2015, issue 3, pages 259-276

Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 2014, issue 2, pages 173-81

Archives of Dermatology, August 2000, issue 8, pages 989-94

Molecular Medicine Reports, November 2010, issue 6, pages 895–901

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, September 2014, issue 9, pages 1092-7

Acta Biochimica Polonica, 2012, issue 1, pages 43-7

Pharmacology and Physiology, March-April 2005, issue 2, pages 81-7

Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, issue 4, pages 327–348

Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, issue 2, pages 143-146

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Isododecane (texture-enhancing), Cyclohexasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (texture-enhancing), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Retinol (antioxidant/skin-restoring), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis Astaxanthin Extract (antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Salix Alba Leaf Extract (willow extract/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract (heather extract/antioxidant), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract (cranberry extract/antioxidant), Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract (raspberry extract/antioxidant), Betula Alba Bark Extract (white birch extract/antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Silica (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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3.9

(based on 327 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (169)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (30)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (32)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Soothes skin (17)
  • Works effectively (14)
  • Mattifies/controls oil (11)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (5)
  • Ineffective (5)
  • Irritates skin (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Uneven skin tone (12)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (10)
  • Breakouts (6)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Brightening (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (31), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Beauty expert (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (38), Oily (9)

Reviewed by 327 customers

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3.0

Great product, bad packaging!

By Northstar

from Pittsburgh

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    This is a wonderful antioxidant, but I have stopped buying it because I can't stand the cap! Paula, the small cap makes this thing unstable if you try to stand it up, which many of us do. It is constantly tipping over, causing minor chaos on my toiletries shelf. If these serums have to be in tubes, could you please give them large caps so they can stand up properly? Better yet, could they all come in a pump container, like the Calm serum? That would also help with dispensing the right amount. This antioxidant is so thin that I often got too much out of the tube.

    Other than that, this is a wonderful, lightweight serum that leaves skin silky soft.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Always excellent.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    5.0

    Excellent eye primer. Must have item.

    By Lisa

    from Keller,TX

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • I use every day before under eye concealers
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin
    • This product fills in tiny crows feet perfectly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      I have used this product for 3 years daily around my eyes. The silicone base conceals and softens wrinkles around the eyes unlike any product I've ever used. I apply before my concealer. I'm 56 and I do have crows feet. My 30 year old daughter is jealous that I don't have wrinkles around my eyes.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 45-59
       
      5.0

      I love this product!

      By Cami

      from Montreal

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        I love this product I am using it every night before going to bed and I find it amazing! My skin looks relaxed and fresh in the morning.
        In love with PC products!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 30-44
         
        4.0

        My skin loves this!

        By Sonia

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I can only use it at night though. It takes a very long time to fully soak into my skin, which makes it almost impossible to use under makeup without pilling. It could be just that I have oily skin. I put on a light layer before going to bed and let it work its magic overnight. In the morning my skin feels nice and dewy and the redness around my nose and chin has calmed. It does have a noticeable scent to it, so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to smells. I find it pleasant though and it doesn't last very long.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            2.0

            You have to shake it, people!

            By Little Ol' Me

            from Monroe, LA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

            • Bizarre texture
            • Difficult to evenly distribute
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Not a bad product because it's made with good ingredients and doesn't tick off my finicky skin. It's just not worth repurchasing for myself. It's so, so strange. Of all the PC products I've tried, this is the most mediocre, oddly formulated thing I've tried. Imagine the original Smashbox Photo Finish primer, the really thick, clear silicone one. This feels like that, only you have to shake this very well every time you go to use it or else it squooshes out liquid. Once it's shook and you squeeze some out, it's exactly like that primer, only a goldish color, with no real scent. When you go to spread it, it dries instantly, so quickly that it's really difficult to feel if you've evenly distributed it around your face. I guess if you like that extremely matt, silicone feeling on your skin, the texture wouldn't bother you. But I like serums that feel more like liquidy gel, light ones that I can feel myself spreading and massaging across my skin. I like a moment of glowy, dewy-ness after application before it absorbs. I like being able to FEEL what I'm putting on my skin. With this serum, I feel like I'm applying nothing. I also didn't see any really outstanding results in my skin other than some pleasant softness the morning after use. There's another PC serum that does so much more for me, a real performer. But this one is, in a word, "Meh". Hate the texture, didn't get results I wanted. Not buying again. Just not for me. I highly advise getting a sample. Don't get the sample packet. You really can't properly shake those and you don't get a good idea of the product with those at all. Get the travel size tube. It's an actual plastic tube that you can really shake. It's the best way to experience the texture in all it's bizarre glory.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Use this daily; I love it!

              By Lake

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Budget conscious senior

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum with Retinol - 1 oz:

                  I first tried Paula's antioxidant serum back when there was just one that came in a white tube. It was too oily for me, and made me break out (I had oily skin). Because of that experience, I was hesitant to try the newer ones. But I'm so glad that one year ago, I ordered this Skin Balancing version. I've had no bad reactions to the small dose of retinol, and best of all, it doesn't cause me to break out. Some people don't seem to like the texture, but I do...it leaves a silky feel that dries completely matt (more matt than the Resist Weightless version), but it allows other products to effortlessly slide on top, whether it's sunscreen, makeup, or whatever. One tube was too dry and rubbery, but they replaced it without a hitch. Sometimes the product "separates"; shaking may be required. I've never noticed any kind of odor. I prefer to use the Resist Weightless version around my eyes for the extra moisture. I use this on the rest of my face day and night, unless I'm using the Wrinkle Repair Retinol in the evening. I love this product, and don't want to be without it. My only complaint is that the price seems to go up every time I buy it. Getting really expensive for this retired senior because it doesn't lasts long. Still love this, and will use it as long as I can afford it.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Great service; fast delivery.

                   
                  4.0

                  I liked my sample so I'm buying the full sized product

                  By Stephanie

                  from New York

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum with Retinol - 1 oz:

                      I used to have acneic skin from hormones until tretinoin. No breakouts from this product. I love that it's full of antioxidants. The slip factor is my favorite - no tugging or pulling my skin. All other products glide on. I have combo skin, but leaning more towards normal...and it absorbs. I did not notice any dramatic difference with my skin...but for me prevention is key and that's kind of the point with an antioxidant serum.

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Ok. Maybe try if stronger serums irritate your skin

                      By courtney

                      from KC

                      About Me Beauty Conscious

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Ineffective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum with Retinol - 1 oz:

                        About all I can say is that it's fine. It didn't really do much for me, but it might be worth trying if stronger antioxidants are too irritating for you. The texture was fine for me but it does have that slippery, silicone finish mentioned in other reviews.

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Silicone texture is not for me

                        By Marie

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Beauty Expert

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Soothes Skin

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Brightening
                          • Uneven Skin Tone

                          Comments about SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum with Retinol - 1 oz:

                          This doesn't do anything bad for my skin, but I can't stand to use a full amount of it on my face by itself because of the texture. I always mix a pea size amount with a water/hyaluronic acid based serum, which means I get less retinol each night. I'm sure the texture is fine with others, but it's just not for me.

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          I wouldn't buy this product again, but the serum is quite ok

                          By Marek

                          from Poland

                          About Me Skin Care Professional

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Evens Skin Tone
                          • Fine lines/Wrinkles
                          • Lightweight
                          • Mattifies/Controls Oil

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                          • As a primer, maybe
                          • Mattifying the skin

                          Comments about SKIN BALANCING Antioxidant Serum with Retinol - 1 oz:

                          Well I have to say, that I'm used to liquid serums that just glide well and leave a slight moisturized feel. This feels like a rubbery/silicony/mashed up jello and leaves a dry and mat finish. Well I'm not a fan of it at all... you have to shake the bottle well as is it said in the instruction but it hardly ever feels like it's mixing well, it feels like it's sticking to the tube and you have to shake *really* hard, seriously. I didn't pay for a product that much to have problems with texture like that, no not a fan. On the positive note I think someone with extremely oily skin would like this serum, if you put any moisturizer on top of it it'll be more matte no matter what. I think Resist Ultra Light serum is much much better, even for all skin types. I just don't like the formulation here.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Yes, it was ok..

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