SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
Based on 259 reviews


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 259 reviews


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

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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.
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.
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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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

Yay retinol!


This serum was my first foray into the world of retinol. Initially nervous about how retinol would affect sensitive skin, I was pleased to find that this product made my skin healthier-looking, hydrated and more radiant.


Richmond VA

I had a reaction...


I've been using Paula products since August of 2017, and I've told countless people how much I love the products. I decided to try this retinol serum, and unfortunately it caused my skin to break out into tiny red bumps, and it almost felt like sunburn. I've used retinol before and tolerated it, so it may have been another ingredient that caused my sensitive skin to flare up.


Washington, DC

Love this serum


After trying an expensive beauty regimen, think of what all your neighbors are selling, it left my already dry skin in desperate need of moisture and was looking super dried out an aged. Within a couple of days of using this my skin started to look more moisturized and that crinkly skin started to smooth out. This stuff is so reasonable priced that I will make sure I don't go without. I mix it with the Vitamin C drops, after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, and right before my moisturizer. My skin looks amazing. A huge turnaround from what it had looked like using the expensive stuff.




I buy this product again and again.


I love this product. I use it daily, usually before going to bed together with a vitamin C 15 booster. It absorbs almost instantly. My skin looks and feels younger. These two products are my essentials.


Canada, ON


I'm officially obsessed!!


My main skin concern is dryness because I have hypothyroidism but I'm also in my mid 30s so I'm getting fine lines especially between my eyes from squinting. First, this has made my skin so soft and smooth that I can't stop touching my face! It has also decreased the appearance of the lines between my eyes. I use it with the PC Skin Recovery Hydrating Treatment mask (which I use as an every day moisturizer because my skin is so dry). The mask has been a staple for me for a couple of years but now I won't ever be without this serum! (Extra note: my skin can at times be sensitive, especially during the winter, and this has not caused me any sensitivity problems or breakouts)




a must have


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.!


Brandon, SD


I like it


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.




Love the results


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!


Calexico CA




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.

Summer stein

Denver, co


My Favorite Paula Product


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


New Mexico



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