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Review by Em
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I really like this product and I noticed results very soon, not so much in terms of wrinkles because I don't really have a problem with that. I am using this as a prevention rather than a cure. It takes getting used to but worth the patience, my skin began to 'purge' after a few uses which appently is good and shows it is working and once that period was over my skin looks really healthy and I actually do not have the usual desire I have to hide my skin under makeup . I was using this with the Paula's choice resurfacing treatment which I stopped because I found both to harsh even when I would alternate products. It's expensive but it just seems to be never ending product so you are also getting more value than you may think initially! (Posted on 7/11/2017)

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Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment



Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is a powerful anti-ageing treatment. It smoothes and resurfaces the complexion, lessening the appearance of lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and enlarged pores for younger-looking skin.

Why you need it:
Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment tackles a wide range of skin concerns with a potent concentration of 1% Retinol, one of the ultimate anti-ageing ingredients. Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, is proven to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and visible pores over time. It also helps with brown spots, acne breakouts, and any redness from previous breakouts. Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment offers one of the highest concentrations of Retinol available without prescription.

The formula also contains Peptides, another essential anti-ageing ingredient. Peptides promote skin's production of collagen, helping to keep skin firmer and younger-looking. Other star ingredients include Sodium Hyaluronate, a form of Hyaluronic Acid which keeps skin hydrated, and Vitamin E, which heals and moisturises. To help minimise irritation, Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment also includes soothing botanical extracts such as Oat Kernel and Licorice Root extract. The creamy lotion texture means it's especially suited to normal and dry skin.

Products containing Retinol are not recommended for use during pregnancy or when breast-feeding.

Skin type:
All skin types, but especially normal to dry skin. 

Free from:
Fragrance-free, Colourant-free, Cruelty-free.

How to use:
Apply a pea-sized amount to face and neck after cleansing and toning, then follow with your favourite serum and/or night-time moisturiser. Avoid the lips and direct contact with the eyes or corners of the eyes.

When you first start using Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, start by using it no more than 3 evenings a week to give skin time to build tolerance. Gradually increase your usage to every other evening, then finally every night. If you experience dryness, flaking or redness, reduce frequency of use or mix one pump of Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment with your serum or moisturiser. Discontinue use if symptoms persist.




Aqua, 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), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), PEG-100 Stearate (thickener), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (binding agent), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (silicone-based opacyfying agent), Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient), Ceramide NS (skin-repairing ingredient), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (cell-communicating ingredient), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (cell-communicating ingredient), (skin-repairing ingredient), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (antioxidant plant extract/anti-irritant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract/anti-irritant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (antioxidant plant extract/anti-irritant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract/anti-irritant), Salix Alba (Willow) Root Extract (antioxidant plant extract/anti-irritant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidants/skin-conditioning agent), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Allantoin (anti-irritant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolized 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 (skin-conditioning agent), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioning agent), Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer (film-forming agent), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based thickener), PEG-8 Dimethicone (silicon-based skin-conditioning agent), PEG-14 (thickener), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (slip agent), Arachidyl Glycoside (emulsifier), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Arachidyl Alcohol (thickener), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Carbomer (gel based thickener), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
Paula's Choice skin care products perform beautifully and keep their promises. They're formulated with proven ingredients backed with scientific research and deliver genuine results. All Paula's Choice skincare has been developed to be non-irritating, with no added fragrance, colourants or ingredients potentially harmful to skin. Paula's Choice products are cruelty free and Leaping Bunny certified. The best skin of your life starts now!