I've been using this product for at least 2 years now, and it's by far my favorite skin care product ever. I'm turning 50 in a few years and my skin looks better overall than it ever did in the past. I love the silky texture and how it soaks right in and leaves my skin soft and smooth without being greasy. My skin is sensitive and this serum causes no issues for me. My skin is clear, smooth and bright with very few lines for my age, and I find that I no longer need to wear any foundation or concealer.
Bottom line - if I accidently run out of this product I panic.
I had been using the ultra light version of this in the summer so thought the regular version would be ok in the winter. I find it to be so thick and was leaving my face feel heavy. I've played around with it a bit and if I put a few drops on my fingers and fub them together, then pat it on my face it is lighter. I am ordering a few samples of other serums and would not repurchase.
The ingredients in this are amazing. It does however make me break out. I even tried using it at an eye serum only to break out around the eye area as well. If you are not prone to break outs do your skin a favour and please give this one a try!
Great ingredients but for me a horrid texture. Way too heavy on the silicone for me. There is no way I could have worn this serum during the day. Even when I wore it at night with only a few drops mixed with a moisturiser my skin was hideously greasy in the morning. I much prefer the ultra light version.
This is one of the two products of PC that don't dry me out. Well actually this one does dry me out too but since I mix it with Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense, it helps me not to have to throw this tube away. I have to admit that apart from drying me out, another thing I hate about this product is its consistency. It is so thick and when I apply it on my face it just sits there. Not sure if it is intentional or not but I am not convinced that it really penetrates into my skin.
Having negatively said hat, I found it is quite good squeezing a few small drops into my night Tim moisturizer. I do that a few times a week with the belief that the a-class antioxidants in the serum would do me good. So far, I think it is hard to tell if it is because of the serum or my skincare regimen that helps my healthy skin. So, I would rather maintain my skincare routine and this serum has already been one of it. So, I guess I will buy another tube if this one ran out.
One of the best mix of anti aging agents in one product! The trick is to wet your face and hands (the hanes are even more important) and then apply the product. This way, the silicon feeling is not present on your face at all and the product disappears within seconds. If I don't wet my hands before applying, it indeed sits annoyingly on the skin for a while.
The same apply to the retinol serum for dry skin - the red packaging.
I'm really surprised at how many people found this serum too thick. I began using this concurrently with .025% tretinoin. Unfortunately, even though I reduced the tretinoin to 3 times per week and buffered it with a thick moisturizer, my skin was still uncomfortably dry and irritated. This serum always managed to calm the redness and irritation while smoothing out my peely texture. I stopped the tretinoin about a month ago, and my skin has reverted to its natural oil slick state. I was really worried that this was going to be too much for my oily skin, but it's still working beautifully for me. I like to pat this serum into my skin, rather than rubbing it and expecting it to sink in on its own. This technique works for so many skin products. I don't know why, but gently pressing a product into my skin will get even the most greasy and seemingly occlusive substances to absorb evenly. Not that this serum is greasy or occlusive, because it absolutely isn't. It's a lot like honey, but not sticky at all. Because I'm really oily, this leaves me moisturized enough that I don't need any additional moisturizing products. I did, however, when I used tretinoin. Although it isn't fragranced, I absolutely adore the serum's natural smell, which is sort of a light, pleasant, green scent. It makes a beautiful base for foundation, immediately reducing the appearance of pores. My skin tone and texture seem to be much improved, and blemishes seem to heal faster, but I really can't say if it's due to this serum or my brief flirtation with tretinoin. Either way, I really like the feel of this on my skin. I'm on my second tube of this, and I imagine I'll keep purchasing it again and again.
I don't know that I can see any change, but I like the feel. Many don't like silicones, but I do. My skin is dry and this is good as a light moisturizer. It's nice to know the anti-oxidants are there. I wear it under BB creams or even under spf moisturizer, for the extra moisture. I sometimes use it as a light moisturizing layer at night alone. I have tried the lightversion, which has a lighter texture and niacinimide, which can redden. I use this to heal cuts, on chapped lips, even mix some into my body lotion. Makes a good eye cream. Doesn't break me out by itself, but in tandem with heavier products, it can tip the balance. It does go on a bit shiny, but rubs in. Works as a primer too, but doesn't give the smoothness that primers give. Does add dewiness and BBs glide nice after use it. I have used it for a year, no radical change except I heal fast. Good to use with cheaper products that don't have a lot of aos in them.
When I got pregnant, I was at a loss on what to use on my face. To be on the safe side, I skipped on anything with retinol, niacinamide or even salicylic acid. I was left with mediocre products with more marketing fluff than substance. Then I learned about this Paula's Choice product that has none of the ingredients above. I use this with the Resist toner and together, they have given me marvelous results.
The product itself is has a typical silicone base but it isn't tacky or heavy. Rather, it feels silky on the skin. It tends to leave a shine though so I only use this at night. I skipped the moisturizer on this one because I felt the serum was enough. The texture is good but what's really worth raving about is what's inside. It is chockfull of anti-aging ingredients and antioxidants backed by decent research to keep my skin healthy and radiant. My friends and family kept raving about my skin. I did not experience acne, redness or any skin sensitivity. Just soft, smooth and glowing skin.
To those who feel this product is too sticky and heavy, I suggest you use less. Just put a teeny tiny drop on your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck and massage it well. With the amount you actually need, I swear this product will last you forever.
I love this stuff. It seems like it would be oily and heavy, but it soaks right into my skin and makes it super soft. I have an oilier nose and chin so I use it primarily around my eyes and on my cheeks. I'm able to use it day and night with no issues. I wish it came it a big tub so I could slather it all over my body. :-)