Product Reviews by retinoladdiction

Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30

3.0
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4 months ago

This is PC's newest, mineral based SPF moisturizer.
The application is moderately moisturizing (not dry or overly thick) and leaves a slight white cast that goes away pretty quickly.
It does leave a shine (more so than a "glow). If you're uncomfortable with a shiny face, it isn't for you.
Personally, I prefer the Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF moisturizer …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Resist vitamin c spot treatment 25% vitamin c

4.0
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5 months ago

If you're looking for an all around Vitamin C serum that creates a glow, this is NOT the product.
However, it is a very effective spot treatment especially for recent post acne marks. This is the type of product to have on hand when you need it, not for all the time use. It can tingle and hurt a little when you put it on too.

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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer

5.0
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5 months ago

I get combo/oily skin during the day but it sure gets dry at night. PC 4 Men, which is the same as this product, has been my go to for a while now. 0.1% retinol cream with nice antiaging ingredients. Moisturizes my fairly (but not super) dry night skin but not greasy.
However, i'd rather get this product because of the packaging. PC 4 Men is in an ugly plastic tube which spouts out way …
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Treatments (Face) - Paula's Choice - Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

5.0
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5 months 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 the pump (unlike PTR's amazing product, which is in an annoying dropper where you waste)
-It's thick, so it spreads properly and lightly. Not overly watery or …

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Lip Treatments - Paula's Choice - Lip & Body Treatment Balm

3.0
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5 months ago

Was not really impressed w/this product.
Yes, it does what it says it will. It's been saving my lips at night thru this dry winter. But... so does Aquaphor at much less price. Aquaphor also feels better.
The jar packaging I'm not a fan of, I had to keep sticking my dirty fingers in the jar and now the product is getting clumpy and weird.

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Cleansers - Paula's Choice - Gentle Cleansing Cloths

1.0
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5 months ago

Worst PC product I've tried so far. Ineffective, weak cleansing clothes that are severely overpriced. They leave oil and residue on the face. They're expensive, and if you rip the package they dry out quickly.
Good thing I got them for free.
However, they are okay to clean up food and gunk on your counters.

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Sunscreen - Paula's Choice - RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Normal/Oily/Combination Skin

5.0
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5 months ago

This is absolutely the best PC SPF moisturizer for oily and combo skin. Maybe normal to dry skin too if you are using moisturizing serums or boosters under it.
Due to my laziness, I thought PC's only mineral SPF sunscreens were the Calm Redness Relief ones. The truth is PC has 4 mineral sunscreens: This Resist Super light wrinkled defense, Calm Redness normal to oily, Calm redness …
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Lip Treatments - Alba Botanica - Very Emollient Sunblock Lip Care SPF 25

2.0
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6 months ago

On paper great because it's cheap and provides sufficient protection. It also doesn't leave a white cast like the Alba moisturizing lip balm with SPF. However, the problem with this one is how flaky it leaves my lips. It looks like there's a ton of dry skin after using it. So, I'd rather pay much more for a lip balm that actually stays on and feels/looks normal.

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Skincare - Body - Paula's Choice - Clear Acne body spray

4.0
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6 months ago

This is just standard 2% BHA, but in a spray bottle. It's not really cheaper than the facial BHA exfoliants that PC has either.
But hey, 2% BHA is going to work for acne if you're patient. I've struggled with bad bacne, sometimes some intense painful bumps. By applying this on my back twice a day, my bacne has greatly diminished. I sometimes get a little bit stil l but …
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