I am not a fan of the packaging, and that is the worst thing I have to say about this product. It is difficult to dispense and there's always a risk I'll knock the bottle over while I'm using the bottle. Having said that, I can't conceive of a better container. I've gotten into a very nice routine of spending some extra time with my Clarisonic Mia 2 nights a week and then applying this just before bed. The extra cleansing seems to help the product absorb better. On the other nights, I clean my face with Tend Skin (yes, I know it's meant for after shaving and waxing, but it's cheap). Mornings, I clean with the Mia again and apply PTR with a 15 SPF. On days after the Retinol application, my skin is a bit extra oily.
The bottle has lasted me over six months of this routine. My skin is noticeably brighter and there is a very minor improvement in the appearance of scars. I have more blackheads, but this may be due to not washing my bandanna every time I skate in it.
Be careful to avoid getting this product on your lips. The first few times I applied it, I massaged it into the outer edges of my lips and regretted it for a week.
I have never had results that I could actually see within a week. I preach this product to anyone who wants results that smooth your skin, repair post acne scarring from picking, wrinkles and fine lines. I also get compliments daily about my skin. I took before and after photos that I should contact the company about because this product kept me from expensive laser treatments plus all the failed microdermabrasion treatments. I use his eye gel, lip line treatment, despot and the hydro volume serum too. This line really works my confidence is way higher just from having great skin I never had before!
This product works, it helps smooth out my acne scarring and it helps with the fine lines I have on my forehead from repeated facial expressions. I really dislike the packaging. I wish that the serum was a bit thicker as this has the consistency of water. I also wish it came in a pump. I will repurchase until I find something better in it's price range.
I have I feeling *this* is the product I have to thank for all the compliments I get on my "beautiful, glowy" skin (modesty aside). Let me gloat for just a bit: every time I go get my hair done, my stylist asks "WHAT I use on my skin because it's perfect". Same when I'm getting a manicure, going to see my doctor, and several other places. I don't see my skin as perfect and what others see as glowy I often see as oily, but it's too many ppl commenting to not be true. *End of gloating*
The product is runny, as others have mentioned, and I never thought it'd do anything. However, PTR products have always been kind to me & have never caused problems, so I was unafraid to be use it. I do like the dropper bc you get more product than with a pump. I usually do like 5 drops on the back of my hand, and dip-pat w/my fingers on my face a bit at a time. then I do a light rub-in and I'm done. The product sinks in beautifully, and believe me if it didn't, I would tell you right here bc I hate anything even slightly sticky.
It's fairly $$ but since this is what works for my weird still-oily even @ fortysome skin happy, then so be it. I'll be poor but glowy ;)
I've been using this for almost 5 months. I don't have any visible fine lines but it really brightens my skin. Worked well within the first 2 months. By the 3rd month, I couldn't see any difference and started using a non retinol serum and switched back to this by the next 3 weeks. It worked well as before. Good product but it depends on how your skin reacts
One of the highest percentages of retinol on the market available without prescription.
Watery but soaks in very well. Packaging needs to improve. A pump would do.
A couple issues:
I wish it had a pump
Also its very very runny you have to apply it very fast.
Other than that its a great product. It's one of the highest percent of retinols on the market, with pretty great ingredient,s and is not overloaded with ingredients. When I wake up my skin looks bright, fresh and new.
I really like this product I think it definately helps with the look of my wrinkles, A little goes a long way so the bottle should last awhile to help justify the expense. I would definatley repurchase.
I didn't notice any difference in my skin while using this product, but DID see that it has had more fine lines and the texture is rougher in the four months since my bottle finished (it was the only product in my regular PTR routine that I stopped using). I recently purchased another bottle (it's so $$$, but worth it) and hope it will improve the texture of my skin again.
Although quite expensive, this product does deliver. I had been having breakouts and uneven skin texture, and this worked in conjunction with AHA and BHA to help renew my cells and give a fresh start. Now my face is smoother and healthier looking. I like the darkened bottle because it helps to prevent the product from losing effectiveness, but I will still keep it in a dark, cool place. I also love the delivery system (dropper) and how easily it blends into my face and disappears.