Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment


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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.

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.

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

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

Key Ingredients

Retinol: Retinol is a form of vitamin A that helps to stimulate cell production, boost collagen production, and promote skin renewal. It is a powerful ingredient for addressing signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid or derivatives): Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to reduce the appearance of brown spots, inflammation, and irritation. It also helps to brighten the skin and improve overall skin tone.

Licorice Extract: Licorice extract has soothing properties that help to calm and reduce inflammation in the skin. It can help to alleviate redness and irritation.

Peptides: Peptides are amino acids that help to support collagen production and improve the overall texture and firmness of the skin. They can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Glycerin: Glycerin is a humectant that helps to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It helps to attract and retain moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.


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).


Q: What are the benefits of retinol?
A: Retinol helps promote collagen production, speed up cell turnover, unclog pores, and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.

Q: Can I combine it with other active ingredients?
A: While it can be used alongside other products, be cautious when layering with other potent actives (like vitamin C or AHAs) to reduce the potential for irritation.

Q: How often should I use it?
A: Initially, start with 2-3 times per week to allow your skin to adapt. Based on tolerance, you can gradually increase usage.

Q: Why might I experience redness or peeling?
A: Retinol can cause an initial "purge" or adjustment phase, during which you might notice redness, peeling, or increased sensitivity. This typically subsides as your skin gets accustomed to the treatment.

Q: How long does a bottle typically last with regular use?
A: With regular use, a standard-sized bottle (typically around 30 ml) should last approximately 2-3 months, depending on the amount used.

Q: What makes this retinol treatment "clinical"?
A: The "clinical" label indicates a higher concentration of active ingredients, targeting advanced skincare concerns more aggressively than regular treatments.

Q: Can I use it if I have rosacea or eczema?
A: Due to its potency, it's advised to be cautious if you have sensitive skin conditions like rosacea or eczema. Consultation with a dermatologist is recommended.

About the Brand

Paula's Choice skincare products grew out of Paula Begoun's struggle to find effective products that cared for her reactive skin. As a result, Paula's Choice products boast the most carefully chosen ingredients and will make a real difference to your skin, whatever your concern. With Hall of Fame products such as the Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid and the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, the best skin of your life starts now! 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.


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