SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
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SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
A rich, concentrated antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that restores moisture while defending against environmental stressors and signs of aging.

SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

Based on 258 reviews

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A rich, concentrated antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that restores moisture while defending against environmental stressors and signs of aging.
  • Relieves dryness with superior hydration
  • Antioxidant complex brightens and refines skin
  • Silky-smooth serum texture
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating
Skin Types:
Dry/Very Dry Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Aging

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Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is what your skin needs to be hydrated, softer and younger-looking. This high-performance, silky-smooth serum contains an ideal assortment of beneficial ingredients for dry skin to reestablish a dewy, hydrated glow and improve the appearance of wrinkles. It has a luxuriously rich texture and absorbs easily into skin.
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What does it do?
Bathes dry, parched skin in wrinkle-smoothing retinol and hydrating, antioxidant-enriched plant oils. Smooths, softens, and fights the appearance of visible signs of environmental damage and aging as it helps strengthen skin so it’s better able to resist environmental attack and future signs of aging. Formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin, including for skin prone to eczema.
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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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Ingredients
Product Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil/antioxidant/emollient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Retinol (skin-restoring), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (antioxidant), Tocotrienols (antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (grape oil/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (bearberry extract/antioxidant), Stearyl Dimethicone (emollient), Glycine Soja (soybean oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/ antioxidant), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil (cranberry seed oil/antioxidant), Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil (raspberry oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil (bilberry oil/antioxidant), Elaeis Guineenis Oil (palm oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), SD Alcohol 40 (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

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4.3

(based on 258 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (178)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Soothes skin (25)
  • Works effectively (20)
  • Lightweight (15)
  • Evens skin tone (12)

Cons

  • Ineffective (6)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (23)
  • Uneven skin tone (14)
  • Brightening (9)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (26), Survivalist / minimalist (11), Beauty expert (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Dry (28), Combination (18)

Reviewed by 258 customers

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5.0

Very Good

By TMM

from Pennsylvania

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Moisturizes
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin

    I like the skin recovery serum. I use it in the am and pm around my eyes and on my chin and jaw line where I tend to have dry skin. I then apply 3 pumps of the resist barrier repair lotion with a drop of HA all over my face, lips, neck, and backs of hands am and pm it works well for me.

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    2.0

    Disappointing

    By Cat

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Drying
    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

      I was so excited to try this because the reviews for it were great, and my husband loves PC products. However, I was really disappointed to find that it does nothing at all - bad or good. I've been using it for a few weeks now, increasing from every few nights, to nightly, to twice a day, and I don't see or feel any change in my skin. After I first put it on, my skin feels tight and I need to put additional moisturizer on top (my skin tends towards dry anyways). I don't have any bad effects (peeling or flaking or sensitivity) but I also don't see any positive changes either. I'm so disappointed as I had really hoped for more, given the pile of positive reviews for this product and PC in general.

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      Love love his product

      By Britt

      from Halifax Nova Scotia

      About Me Skin Care Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Moisturizes
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

        I've tried three of the serums and this one is by far my favorite! Love the ingredients and the way it makes my skin look and feel!

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

        a must have

        By Therese

        from Brandon, SD

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          I wish I would have tried this years ago. Have been with Paula's Choice since late 90's. Potent retinol but still able to use every day, unlike the the clinical strength. Which I couldn't use every day. It has all my favorite antioxidant. You would think that with all the oils in it it would be greasy. When first applied it seems greasy, but it settles into a nice soft glow. Thank you Paula's Choice! Please do change the formula or the tube.!

          Service and delivery comments:

          super fast

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 45-59
           
          4.0

          I like it

          By CM

          from Ph

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Evens Skin Tone
          • Lightweight
          • Soothes Skin
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Brightening
            • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            I do not use this product every day as my sensitive skin cannot tolerate Retinol that frequently. A few times per week is good for me. I apply at night, feels nice going on, absorbs quickly. There is no scent and it does not irritate my skin. I have dry skin and this hydrates well. I like how my skin looks in the morning after it has soaked in overnight. I do not have a lot of wrinkles (yet) so I'm hoping this helps to keep them at bay. Does not cause breakouts. Price point is ok, try to snag it when they are having a sale. The tube has leaked on me when I put it down on its side, so now I just store upright and make sure cap is secure. I use the entire Skin Recovery line and 2% BHA.

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the results

            By ladysupermarket

            from Calexico CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Evens Skin Tone
            • Fine lines/Wrinkles
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Brightening
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

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

              I have been using this for 1 month and it has made such a difference in my skin, Im crossing my fingers for Paula´s Choice not to mess this formula up like they have been doing this past months- Please dont touch this formula!

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing!!

              By Summer stein

              from Denver, co

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Evens Skin Tone
              • Lightweight
              • Mattifies/Controls Oil
              • Soothes Skin
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Brightening
                • Uneven Skin Tone

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

                I forgot how much I loved this product! It goes on silky and makes my skin feel so soft! I can't use this and the skin recovery moisturizer on its own but I still recommend it to everyone.

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Favorite Paula Product

                By Victoria

                from New Mexico

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fine lines/Wrinkles
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Brightening
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

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

                  It glides on and lasts. Gives such a beautiful skin tone to the face, and brightens.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best for me

                  By Dani

                  from Northridge, CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Brightening
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Evens Skin Tone
                  • Fine lines/Wrinkles
                  • Lightweight
                  • Makes skin feel rested and rejuvenated
                  • Soothes Skin
                  • Works Effectively

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Brightening
                    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles

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

                    I've been using this serum for almost a year, and I noticed a really clear improvement of the overall condition of my skin. At the beginning, I didn't really used it overnight, but now I do so, and the more I use it, the more I think I can' t live without it, lol! Makes my skin (which is normal with a little bit of oily t zone) feel so nice, supple, hydrated and rested. I'll keep using it over and over, I hope they never change the formula. Ladies, just be very careful to remember to use a sunscreen while using this; the retinol on it can leave dark spots over time if you don't protect your skin against the sun after using it.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    The delivery is always fast and P C always send those really nice pamphlets, which makes it easier to find out what else one could add to their skin care routine.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Effective but not for acne-prone skin

                    By Bella

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Causes breakouts

                    Best Uses

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

                      All PC products are of great quality and have wonderful ingredients, this included. However, I am unable to use this serum on my face because it sometimes breaks me out. I have dry skin that is mildly acne-prone. If I use products that are overly moisturizing or heavy (like the Resist Barrier Repair Cream) I often end up with a large, painful cystic pimple or two. As a result, I now use this serum and the Resist cream on my neck and chest. My neck and chest need moisture like my face, but are not at risk of breaking out. I think after this serum and the Resist cream run out, I will try the Resist Barrier Repair lotion, which is lighter but still has retinol.

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