Paula's Choice • RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||84%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love this serum, which I received as a free 3-week sample. I am currently using the Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer with retinol, which I also like. I am not sure which I will re-buy once I finish the Barrier Repair Moisturizer as they both seem like they smooth my skin without irritating it. My skin looks clear and pretty. Thumbs up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've only tried this product in sample size, but I love the feeling. My skin feels smooth and plump. I love it, and will def. buy the full size. I'll update when I've used the full size for a while.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This product reminds me a lot of Dr. Denese's Hydroshield Serum. Unfortunately, the price tag on Dr. D's serum was just too much for me. I am glad I stumbled upon Paula's serum. It's a silicone-based serum that glides over the skin, moisturizes and is fortified with retinol. I've received a lot of compliments on my skin lately, and I definitely think this product is one of the reasons why. Highly recommend if you are looking for a moisturizing, retinol product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I have already repurchased this product twice and always have a spare on hand! This is a very fluid retinol serum that really packs a punch without any irritation. After about four weeks, I noticed a huge difference in the texture and firmness of my skin. I use two pumps (I'm greedy, you don't actually need that much) after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, and before moisturizing. Everything just looks more "plumped" up. Lately, I have been alternating it with Differin Gel for even more anti-aging/acne benefits. I did notice a slight purge when I started to use it, because it is retinol and it will do that sometimes. The acne quickly cleared, I was left with really beautiful skin. If you are sensitive to retinol, start slow, and alternate application nights, working your way up to every night. After about a month, you should see a difference!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I rated this dirt cheap because if Estee Lauder or Lancome sold this, it would probably sell for $100 to $120. This is part of my daily night routine and I believe, responsible for keeping me young looking and wrinkle free (along with my Paula's Choice sunscreen). This doesn't smell or burn and sinks into my skin in under a minute. I especially love how all of her products are cruelty free and environmentally friendly, however, the best part of her company is her customer service team. I've never seen anything like them before.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I love this serum. I actually don't use it on my face, although I have with no problems, but I use Differen so I don't need it. What I do use it for is my neck/chest and the back of my hands. It doesn't irritate and keeps them nice and moisturized, and smooth. It's much cheaper than many high-end retinol creams, and more effective than the Neutrogena retinol cream I used to use. I use it only at night.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Replaced my drugstore retinol product with this, and will never go back! Good concentration of retinol, sinks in easily, package is about as light & air proof as packaging can get. Loving the RESIST line.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I'm really enjoying the results from this stuff. But not being able to tell how much product is left is very frustrating. And, the bottle seems very large relative to the content. This also makes it tough for traveling. Bottom line: Product is great, but wouldn't it be possible to sell it in a travel size?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favorite products. This is my first purchase and I know I will definitely have a long term relationship with this one.
I am only using this at nights.
I mix one pump of this and a small squirt of Skin Balancing Antioxidant Concentrate.
I do not care about the shiny finish because I am only using this strictly at nights.
My nightly routine: i) Earth Sourced Cleanser, ii) Skin Balancing Toner, iii) BHA 2% Liquid, iv) RESIST Skin Brightening Treatment v) RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum mixed with Skin Balancing Antioxidant Concentrate.
Result: healthier and younger skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Apply this super rich serum and within minutes you can see your skin appear smoother, more supple, and less wrinkled. I am on my second bottle and plan to never be without it. Truly, the first night I applied it I could see a dramatic difference in the texture of my skin upon awakening. While just wearing skin care products from my Paula's Choice line, I was browsing the cosmetic counters at a local department store and the sales associate stopped my to tell my how beautiful my skin looked. Now people, I have redness in some areas and old acne scars. But this serum immediately improved those flaws. The sales associate didn't even try to push her line of skincare on me, she just told me to keep using whatever I was using because it was making my 49 year old skin look so good!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If I could only keep one beauty product in my arsenal (and it is truly an arsenal), it would be this product.
I have dealt with rosacea for years and have done much to get it under control. The problem with rosacea is trying to find a product to limit wrinkling without exacerbating the redness. But this works!
I have used this serum for the past 9 months, every night after cleansing, toning and using a 1% BHA product. This product not only helps deter wrinkles, but makes my skin smooth, even-toned, blackhead and blemish free, too. It is fragrance free.
Start out slow with the product. Maybe use every other night for the first couple of weeks, then increase to every night. Don't use too much. A dime size is enough for your whole face and neck.
You might experience a little breaking out initially and I did too, but it is very temporary. Stick with it and it will clear up. Might be a good idea to start it during a good time in your "cycle" as many of us tend to blame products where it may just be our hormones.
The packaging is genius. No waste. Dispenses exactly the right amount and keeps the retinol stable. If you are looking at other retinol products, be sure their packaging is such that it keeps the retinol stable or you will be throwing out your money.
The cost is $30 for 1 oz. but it will last 4 months or more which is pretty cost effective compared to other retinol products. I am actually thinking about giving it as Christmas gifts to all the women I love this year because I think it is just that extraordinary!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is excellent stuff. I've just finished my first bottle and will repurchase. My skin tone seems improved and fine lines less obvious.At my age no skin serum or cream is going to turn back the clock, but I feel well formulated products like this give your skin a fighting chance for the future. I only use this at night as retinol and sunlight don't mix. During the day I use the reist serum which is retinol free.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this serum at night for 6 weeks or so. I find a pump or two is enough to cover my whole face. Not entirely certain if it is making a huge difference in my skin - but I'm not breaking out and in the morning it just "feels better". I can tell the difference when I don't use it for a couple of days. The packaging is attractive and pumps out the right amount of product - I just wish I could tell how much was left.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I LOVED this serum for about 6 weeks and then I started noticing that my skin was changing in a bad way. I started noticing a crease forming on my upper cheek area as well as a general flattening of my cheeks. I get regular Sculptra treatments to increase the volume in my aging cheeks (42 yrs. old) and just had one 6 months ago. They usually last me about 18 months to 2 years. But after using this serum, my cheeks flattened out as if I had zero Sculptra in them, as if the serum broke it apart or something. It was very very strange. So I returned it and also made an appointment for more Sculptra. It has been about another 6 weeks since I stopped using the serum, but my skin still has not returned to its former state....I still have the crease in my cheek and my skin texture looks uneven overall. So disappointed. I would not have minded no results, but to have negative results is so disheartening, especially since it seems like it is permanent. I will never go near another Retinol product ever again. I have used Paula's products for years with great results, but this one was horrible for me. I just wanted to let everyone know in case anyone else has a similar reaction.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very gentle formula. I have sensitivity issues and this product did not bother me. However, it is too week to cause any major skin improvement. I much prefer Vitamin C Serums that give me immediately bright complexion.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am very impressed with the results I am seeing from RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum. Apparently retinol is not a first-line treatment for rosacea, but after seeing minimal results from virtually every dermatological treatment I thought to give this one a try... well, after four weeks of nightly application (I use retinol-free Paula's Choice RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum in the morning) my redness looks calmer and my skin's natural defenses seem strengthened! During the first week of treatment I noticed a very slight itching sensation and a few breakouts, but my skin must have been adjusting to the retinol because by week two those side effects subsided and by week three I really started to notice an overall improved skin tone and clarity; in fact, this serum eliminated some stubborn blemishes on my forehead that I had been battling for the longest time. At first my application of the serum was overzealous (naturally, I wanted to saturate my skin with all those good ingredients!) but trial and error have revealed that two pumps worth of this serum is more than enough to cover my entire face (including the eye area) and throat. I spread the serum evenly between my fingertips and gently pat it onto my skin starting with the eye area and drier spots, then finishing with the t-zone. I much prefer the airtight pump packaging of this serum to the squeeze tubes used to house Paula's other serums as the airless pump lends to more controlled application (i.e. less waste) and superior preservation of the high-quality ingredients it contains. Many thanks to the team at Paula's Choice for unleashing yet another skincare powerhouse... perhaps their best one yet!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I typically react poorly to retinol products but decided to try PC's version b/c the reviews said it didn't bother some people who also had sensitivity to retinol. Unfortunately, this formulation also caused me to break out and my skin to look worse. If you are sensitive to retinol, this product won't change that.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is a quality retinol product with all the bells and whistles, but without the $100 price tag. Paula will not divulge the percentage of retinol it contains, but does say RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum contains an amount of retinol that's greater than our other serums with retinol. All Paula's Choice serums with retinol are formulated with stabilized retinol within the range of what research has shown to be effective for reducing wrinkles, improving skin tone, and building collagen.
The range she is talking about is 0.1–1%, so I guess it's somewhere between there. Whatever the percentage is - it is one of the few retinol products I can use consistantly without any irritation. I use it every night with a moisturizer over it.
Will definitely repurchase.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
BEST RETINOL SERUM EVER!!!! This is the new retinol serum from PC. I've been using it for about 2 months. I was looking for the perfect retinol product—RoC Multi-Correxion is great but smells awful, and DermaDoctor Poetry in Lotion is high potency but too irritating (and 2x the $$ of this PC serum.) I was able to use this every night with absolutely no irritation, redness or flaking, no breakouts or any other unwanted effects. It just gave me really soft, glowy, clear skin and within two weeks even began fading fine lines and some old acne scars. Amazing! My skin is a little on the sensitive side, combination with occasional breakouts, and this was just the right formula for me.
Here's the info from PC website:
Paula's Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum is an exclusive formula that utilizes a proprietary blend of highly stabilized retinol, potent antioxidants, and skin-repairing ingredients. Its soothing, silky texture goes to work immediately to help skin of any age look and act younger. With ongoing use, you will see fewer wrinkles, smoother skin, and improved skin tone. This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.
INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol (silicone slip agents/suspending agents), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (skin-conditioning agent), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-repairing ingredient), Phenyl Trimethicone (silicone slip agent), Squalane (emollient), Bisabolol (anti-irritant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (stabilized vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient/antioxidant), Tocotrienols (vitamin E-based antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Laminaria Ochroleuca (Kelp) Extract (anti-irritant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil (anti-irritant), Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (skin-repairing ingredient), Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate (licorice-derived anti-irritant), Hexylene Glycol (slip agent), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).