67%
would repurchase
4.2/5
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ingredients

Water, Dimethicone (silicone slip agent), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/penetration enhancer), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Castor Isostearate Succinate (skin-conditioning agent), Glyceryl Stearate (emulsifier), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (thickener), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (silicone thickener/texture enhancer), PEG-33 (binding agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Behenyl Alcohol (fatty alcohol thickener), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Ceramide 2 (skin-repairing ingredient), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (cell-communicating ingredients), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-repairing ingredient), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (antioxidant plant extracts/anti-irritants), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/skin-conditioning agent), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (antioxidant), Sorbitan Laurate (emulsifier), Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester (anti-irritant), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Hydroxyethylcellulose (thickener), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tribehenin (emollient), Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioning agents),Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-100 Stearate (thickener), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer (film-forming agent), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based thickener), PEG-8 Dimethicone (silicone-based skin-conditioning agent), PEG-14 (thickener), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (binding agent), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (silicone-based opacifying agent), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (slip agent), Arachidyl Glucoside (emulsifier), Sclerotium Gum (thickener) Arachidyl Alcohol (thickener), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Carbomer (gel-based thickener), Phenoxyethanol (preservative)

Reviews

Reviews


3.0
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3 months ago

Paula's Begoun is a lady who knows her ingredients, and doesn't rely on telling tall stories about magnetic soundwaves that can make a moisturizer more potent, or flowers that hold 'miraculous'...

About reviewer (795 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown



4.0
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2 years ago

I received a travel sized sample of this product. I used two pumps every night and it last a month. I applied it to my face, neck and chest. It is a gentle retinol in a cream base that spreads...

About reviewer (419 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Dark, Neutral

HairBrown, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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3 years ago

This 1% retinol is one of the gentler retinol options in the land of 1% retinol products. There can be variations in strength, depending on the formulas, and the so-called delivery systems. Even if...

About reviewer (456 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesBlue


2.0
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3 years ago

I love PC products but this is the one I didn’t like. It is expensive, and looking at where PC is heading with their pricing is alarming. I read raving reviews about it, decided to give it a...

About reviewer (24 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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4 years ago

I suffered acne most of my younger years and have tried most forms of retinoids, prescription-grade and over-the-counter ones. I have to say I am so impressed by how this product worked with my...

About reviewer (142 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Medium, Not Sure

HairBrown, Curly, Medium

EyesGreen


3.0
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4 years ago

I purchased this product because I heard so many great things about it. I usually use insta natural retinol serum, I decided to switch to this. I haven’t noticed any change in my skin it’s sits...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOily, Olive

HairBrown

EyesHazel


4.0
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4 years ago

I've never used a retinol product before. This is my first. I started with a small dosage and increased the amount. I did my studying and I knew it was going to make my skin red and sensitive a...

About reviewer (22 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Olive

HairBrown

EyesHazel


4.0
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4 years ago

I have been waiting a while to write this review. I have worked my way up to daily use now and Im finding that it quickly heals my post acne scars. It doesn’t break me out and it feels hydrating. I...

About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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5 years ago

As usual Paula's Choice continues to beautifully formulate product after product par excellence! This is a terrific retinol product and my main retinol product that I use consistently each night or...

About reviewer (108 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesGreen


1.0
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5 years ago

I bought the travel size first, used it and loved it so I bought the full size Well the formula must be different because it burned the crap out of my face. Also caused a breakout and I rarely...

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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5 years ago

Here's why this retinol stands out: -It's strong, at 1%. If your wrinkles can still be combated, this will do the trick. -Its sealed very securely -You can totally control how much comes out via...

About reviewer (52 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


3.0
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6 years ago

I feel that within the last couple years she has changed the formulation. It used to dry out my skin a bit at first, with slight irritation, but then my skin would get used to it and look great....

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairRed

EyesGreen


3.0
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6 years ago

I dont get any dryness or redness or peeling as retinol side effect used to. I use it everynight, daily. I previously use obagi retinol 1.0 and its an amazing product and has mild irritation. PC...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


4.0
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6 years ago

Great but expensive.

About reviewer (250 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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6 years ago

You get this from The Ordinary at a fraction of the price!

About reviewer (95 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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6 years ago

This product does everything it says, and I haven't had a problem with skin irritation or flaking in spite of using it every night. I deducted one lippie for my one gripe - the fragrance bothers me...

About reviewer (474 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinAcne-prone, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


2.0
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6 years ago

Very overpriced and did nothing for my complexion. I got the travel size, to try it out for a few weeks. It did not sting, it smelled strange, and made my face very sticky. I saw no results other...

About reviewer (25 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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6 years ago

this product is the bomb! it did help with open pores ,fine lines and gave my skin an overall luminous finish and healthy glow dont over use it or it will cause irritation ( i use it three times...

About reviewer (10 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

I've been using this since it came out, and it's NOT a miracle. But it really does do more for your skin than any other over the counter cream, lotion, or potion that I've ever tried, I have...

About reviewer (124 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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7 years ago

Great stuff! You can really feel this working. I’ve been using it for about three months and I’m up to using it on alternate nights. The bottle wasn’t even empty yet and I already bought a new one!

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown