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on 2/23/2008 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by SavvyChic
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This product left a light shine to my face and it made me break out (I haven't changed any other products I was using or add anything else new) so this isn't a repurchase. I saw on Paula's website that this product can do double duty as a hair serum. I've been using it as that and rubbing into my hands when I'm done. For the hair, it helps fly aways and helps it look healthier, but that's about it. Too expensive to buy for a hair product, but I'll use it up in my hair until it's gone.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 2/14/2008 1:23:00 PM
More reviews by GreenEyes85
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Definitely a no-no for oily skin. I will be trying the Mattifying Antioxidant Concentrate with SPF 15 next (it's actually being shipped to me right now, so I'll review it when I get a chance to use it for a week or two.) Left my skin shinier than if I had just used my Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15. This is also too expensive for the amount you get. Even your hands are greasy after applying, so I would only recommend this for someone with super dry skin. Other than that, it did not make me break-out, surprisingly. Packaging is terrible, I would prefer the other dispensers she uses on other lotions.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/2/2008 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by Hawko
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
This ingredients are housed in a silicone base, very slippery. I definitely HATE silicone in skin care, it gives a false sense of smoothness. For such a critic like Paula, she did not offer the option of a watery/gel serum.... can't wash away fast enough, its going back.
on 1/20/2008 2:08:00 PM
More reviews by mightymittens
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I got this a little while back and I find waiting a bit is the best way to review a product to see how you really like it. This stuff is a clear, slippery serum that you smooth onto your skin. I find it absorbs pretty well (it's winter here) and leaves a slight sheen on my skin. I smooth it on after I use some Cetaphil on my face, that way the application is more even. I don't use this stuff as regularly as I should (always forgetting to) but I really like to use it after I use BHA and BP. I don't think it breaks me out since I really treat my acne aggressively but I could see how it might be a little too slick for some people's skin. Next time I might just buy a moisturizer with antioxidants in it so I could skip this step altogether but I like that I can use such a basic moisturizer with it. It's not the type of product you see results with so much but I like it.
on 12/30/2007 2:31:00 AM
More reviews by LowSelfEsteem
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I use this product sporadically. As per some of the previous reviews, the product is very "oily" in its consistency when first applied. TBH the first time I did so, I thought "what the?" and took it all off! It was weeks before I tried again but that second time I let it absorb. It does so fairly quickly. I only apply this at night because I find it too shiny for daytime use. I do think it gives the skin around the eyes a boost and plumps the area a little and perhaps with daily use I might find it to be a great product. Just not sure about the stickyness and shine...
on 12/22/2007 1:15:00 PM
More reviews by wurm
I've held off reviewing this product until I had actually used it for several months. I was not expecting dramatic results to my 45 year-old-face such as the total "undoing" of all sun damage or wrinkles. However, I am pleased with results and I do believe it aids skin's own recovery resources. My skin looks smoother and more uniform in color. The price is unbeatable. I'll continue using the Super Antioxidant Concentrate as an investment in my skin's future.
on 12/15/2007 9:11:00 AM
More reviews by luxed2
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
This feels oily/siliconey when first applied, but sinks in fast to a semi-matte finish. I thought for sure it would clog my pores because most PC products do (all the cones). To my surprise, not only is this non pore-clogging, but it actually keeps my skin clear and smooth. I do notice immediate cosmetic effects from this (been using the latest version for about 2 weeks). It reduces redness (I have mild rosacea), tightens my pores and gives my skin a smooth glow. Also evens my skin tone a bit (contains bearberry & licorice which are supposed to be skin lightening). Check PC site for most current ingredients. Some think she has replaced with cheaper antioxidants, and the vitamin C is at the bottom of the list now whereas it used to be at the top. I never tried the previous version so I can't compare, but this is working pretty well for me.
on 12/8/2007 8:32:00 AM
More reviews by persiangirl85
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Okay, I purchased a sample of this because I am naturally weary of skin products in general. My skin is naturally oily, but since moving to a city where I walk everywhere in declining temperatures mixed with excessive wind.. it is dehydrated/parched to say the least and my skin needs some lovin'. This was a great product to get rid of the flakies and dry spots. It smells good (IMO), kind of like olive oil though, so not everyone is going to be crazy about it. I can see how someone will ance prone skin or oily skin may have problems with it, so I highly suggest sampling before buying. I intend to purchase the product when my sample runs out.
on 11/17/2007 3:20:00 AM
More reviews by sisax
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This product has improved in the last few years though it still feels a bit oily at times and it might clog my pores.I keep using it though because it's full of antioxidants and in the winter it soaks right in.
on 10/17/2007 4:32:00 PM
More reviews by flyyy372
this contains a lot of beneficial ingredients for your skin, so thererfore it provides good antioxidant protection. it's also from a trusted source, Paula's choice. i bought it for those reasons. it feels soft and glides on almost. your skin doesn't feel excessively oily after putting this on. it has a good mix of antioxidants. it doesn't break me out all the time, although it does periodically. my complaint is that although it may provide good antioxidant protection over the long term, it doesn't provide any cosmetic benefits that i'm aware of. i use cellex-c or skinceuticals and when i put those on i can tell a small, tiny difference in my skin. it looks a little tighter and over time i've noticed that it's lightened my skin, evened out skin tone, and made it a little tighter. some of those effects are due to the vit c alone, and others are due to the low pH (acidic) of the solution that the vit c is in. w/paula's antioxidant serum you get the protection but it's not acidic enough to provide the collagen production that's needed over time to give your skin a small tightened effect. so to conclude, this is good for protection under your sunscreen but if you're looking more for antiaging benefits i think you'd be better off trying skinceuticals, cellex-c, &/or a retinoid product and using those as your main antiaging regimen and paula's serum as an addition to them.
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