Paula's Choice • Super Antioxidant Concentrate • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||62%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
At first, like others, I found this product felt gresy, but it dries and feels smooth. However, I only use it on my dry areas and under eyes. Also, I don't use it much, except under eyes, during the summer. I don't like PC's mattifying antioxidant because it goes on greasy, yet dried me out. I prefer Bare Escentuals Skin Rever-Uper on my oily areas.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Works wonderfully on me. It does feel greasy at first, but after I smooth it onto my face and let it dry, it feels super silky. I use it under The Skin Balancing Moisture Gel and sunscreen. I have seen improvement in my skin after using it for a few months. Will continue to use and definitely buy again. A bit expensive though. BY THE WAY: remember to use sunscreen over this if you use it AM! Anti-oxidants sure don't last under sunlight.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I like this product. I have been looking for a non-greasyb antioxidant for a while and this one fits the bill. Does not leave my face feeling and looking like an oil spill. Is also moisturizing enough for my dry eye areas. I smooth it on with my fingertips over my eyelinds and under, and it does not irritate. I will keep using this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This was described as a product that would provide antioxidants to the skin, but it is very emoliant and felt like a primer, so I used it as a primer and wasn't impressed. My skin looked and felt more oily with this product on and I didn't notice any beneficial effects from using this product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I broke out. Badly. I had pretty good skin before I started using this, I don't know why I messed with a good thing. After about a week of use my cheeks and forehead are totally broken out. My skin hasn't been this bad since I was a teenager!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I've tried both this original and the new skin recovery version. I don't know exactly what this product is supposed to do but I use it at a primer before applying my makeup. I've never used an actual primer product before but I figure since they are mostly silicones like this product they probably do the same thing. This makes my skin silky smooth so my makeup goes on evenly (either liquid or MMU). I squeeze a drop or two onto my fingers then lightly dab it on my forehead and both cheeks and chin then blend it all around. It absorbs quickly and doesn't leave me feeling greasy. I think I'll try the skin balancing version next because it has mattifying properties that probably make it better under makeup. Overall I'm not sure it's a necessary product in anyones skin care routine but for me it's fun and it feels good and apparently has lots of 'good for my skin' stuff in it so I'll continue to use it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
It sounded like a great idea, and I love Paula's products in general, but this made my face break out big time!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I've been using this for a month. I like that I am adding antioxidants to my oily skin. I use this in the morning under my sun screen. My skin seems to be clearer but I think it's a combination of the new products I am using, and not this alone. I recommend this. I use the Skin Balancing Antioxidant Concentrate at night, since it contains retinol.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I received only a sample of this (thankfully) and after two days of using it, I developed deep acne on my cheeks (a place where I NEVER usually get acne). Ugh. Serums are not for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
It's a good thing I got a sample and didn't buy the full size. This is the worst product I've ever used on my face! This formula feels way to heavy (almost sticky too) and didn't improve my skin at all. It broke me out terribly!! It was definately this product because I hadn't changed anything else in my routine and that time of the month won't happen for another 2 weeks. My face has never had this many breakouts at once and looks just awful. I will never use this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this in hopes to diminish the dark circles under my eyes and I think it definitely helped. After using it for a month, I feel that my dark circles have faded a little. I'm not sure how well this performs on the rest of my face, as I don't like to put too many silicone products all over my face, but it does feel silky and sinks into my eye area very quickly. I think I'll purchase the Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant next time, as I need more moisture around the eye area.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
i've been using this stuff for a few yrs now and its one of my staples. in fact, its one of the few products i use (my skin care regimen is simple). It doesnt do anything amazing for me, but thats coz i dont have any major skin problems. no breakouts or oily or dry skin. its a very silky serum which feels oily on application but absorbs and sinks in. i also find that when my skin is irritated, applying this calms my skin down. i use this as one take vitamins - to supplement my skincare products. so i can use a very basic moistruiser, add this stuff, and know that i've added antioxidants to my basic Olay sunscreen/moistriser
the small bottle lasts a long time!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I liked the feel of this serum and it felt good on my face. Unfortunately, it made me break out terribly. So did Olay's Renergist Daily Regenerating Serum. Guess I'm not cut out for serums, but this seems to work well for others. I'll end up giving it away to someone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product did absoulutely nothing for me. I followed the directions given on how to apply it and I used up the whole bottle and saw no difference in my skin. Waste of money for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I use it around my eyes and put it directly on little fine lines around my mouth because I have overall oily skin. This stuff seems to smooth my lines and even brightened the undereye area! Love this stuff. Love the convinient packaging, the huge amount of good-for-your-skin antioxidants, the fact that it doesn't have fragrance. Update: can't use it on my face, too many silicons, breaks me out
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am very disappointed. I wanted to love this and the first couple times I used it, it was great (or so I thought). Then after night 4, my skin started itching. When I looked in the mirror the next morning, I was breaking out.
The amount of silicone in this seems to be greater than other serums similar to this. It turned my combination skin into an oil slick by week's end.
Bottom line: I am sticking to my OLAY TOTAL EFFECTS 7 SIGNS SERUM!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
When i first got it onto my face it felt sticky and oily, but amazingly if i am hardworking to massage slowly, the entire content will be fully absorbed with no trace of oil! and it really perks up my skin the next morning!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was amoung the first PC products I tried almost a year ago. I have since then tried both the Skin Blancing and Skin Recovery form of these concentrates. Personally, I still prefer this one. The texture is light and silky and smooths on my face like a dream. It does seem to leave a slight sheen on my skin right after application but that disappears quickly as the product soaks in. It leaves my skin feeling soft and silky smooth. As someone who has normal to slightly oily skin, this concentrate is often all the moisturizer I need depending on the season/weather. The best part is the way my skin feels in the morning when I wake up. It's amazing how improved the texture of my skin is. I used to have lots of redness around my nose and on my chin. This has greatly improved since using this product. Another use I've found for it that tells me how good it is for skin is to use it after a sunburn. (I know, I know I'm not suppose to get a sunburn.) In May, I did get a pretty bad sunburn on my upper arms and the backs of my knees. After using aloe for 2 days on it, I began using this at night after my shower. It was amazing the difference it made in my injured skin. And although I did still peel, it was very mild. I'm convinced that this concentrate helped my skin heal. Do I think this is a miracle product? No. But then it doesn't claim to be. I simply think that this is a very valid and benefical component of my everyday skin care routine. Every day we hear more and more about the benefits of antioxidants for the health of skin. This product feels good and it makes my skin feel and look good as well. That's good enough for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was initially quite apprehensive about using this product because of the mixed reviews on it. My skin is relatively oily so for the first two nights I used this as a moisturizer. I was slightly dissapointed because although it didn't give me any problems, my skin did not feel as supple as it usually does with my vitamin c serum. However, I used my vit c serum on top of it the next night and WOW!! Even though I had a crappy 4 hour sleep my skin was amazing! Smooth, supple and radiant! I suppose I needed more moisture than I thought and the hydrating effects of my serum coupled with the amazing array of antioxidents in the concentrate provided maximum benefits. I don't know why so many people break out using this but so far (one week) it hasn't given me a single problem. And I continue to wake up to really radiant skin which my vit c serum alone could not provide. Love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
I was just reading all the other reviews on this product and I decided I wanted to help some earlier posters out with some info I hope will help. I have used this in the past and thought it was pretty good and was actually thinking of reordering due to all the antioxidants. I have oily skin prone to breakouts, but silicones aren't supposed to be pore clogging. Anyway, I work in a spa and we sell a really great vitamin c serum by a company called Agera. It contains 5% vitamin c in an ester form called magnesium abscorbal phosphate, which is one of the forms in paula's choice. This is a much more stable form of c than l-abscorbic acid, which is an acid and far more irritating. You don't need as much of m.a.p for it to be effective. It's also water-soluble unlike Ester-c or abscorbal palmitate, which means it won't clog your pores. Also, The c serum we have uses nanotechnology as a delivery system to get the c where it's supposed to
go. I don't know if Paula uses delivery systems to help her active's penetrate or not. Actually, I don't know if any lines use delivery systems-the sales people probably don't even know! Dr Baumann, in her book The skin Type Solution, talks about mixing the antioxident serum with a retinoid (retin-a,differin, etc) as the delivery system. I'm just not sure about the silicone base of the pc serum-if it may somehow function as a barrier to the retinoid. Anyway, Antioxidants are great for protecting cells from damage, not preventing wrinkes. You are probably not going to see dramatic results. Basically, It's just about skin health.