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Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

SKU: 8010

Target Skin Type: All Skin Type
Country of Origin: USA
Size: 30ml
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A potent and uniquely formulated retinol solution that hydrates and delivers remarkable anti-aging benefits with a controlled-release delivery system to allow for even, consistent absorption.

• Anti-Aging, Wrinkles

• For All Skin Types

• Advanced hydrating complex absorbs quickly & goes to work immediately

• Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines

• Light lotion texture delivers powerful results

• Use after cleansing, toning & exfoliating skin


Water (Aqua), Dimethicone (skin-softening), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydrating), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Castor Isostearate Succinate (skin-softening ), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer), PEG-33 (stabilizer), Polysorbate 20 (texture enhancer), Behenyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (stabilizer), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (texture enhancer), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing) , Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing ), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (antioxidant plant extracts/skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (burdock extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Salix Alba Bark Extract (willow bark extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Glycine Soja Sterols (antioxidant/skin-softening ), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (antioxidant/skin-softening), Sorbitan Laurate (texture enhancer), Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester (skin-soothing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture enhancer), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tribehenin (emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-softening), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-softening), Pentylene Glycol (hydrating), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer (stabilizer), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based emollient), PEG-8 Dimethicone (skin-softening), PEG-14 (texture enhancer), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Glucoside (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Sclerotium Gum (texture enhancer), Carbomer (gel-based texture enhancer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative).

How To Use

Limit initial use to three times per week; gradually increase frequency to every other night, then finally each evening as tolerated. Apply a pea-sized amount after cleansing and/or toning. Carefully avoid the lips, eyes and corners of the eyes. Can be used on the perimeter of the orbital bone if desired. Do not apply to eyelids. To minimize irritation, try combining with 2-3 drops of Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster. May be applied at the same time as your AHA or BHA exfoliant, but pay attention to how your skin responds. If you notice signs of sensitivity, apply your AHA or BHA exfoliant in the morning and this treatment at night or reduce frequency of application of Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. Note: Some people may experience a delayed sensitized reaction to 1% retinol. Do not assume that if no reaction is seen after a few applications that you can apply this product more frequently. Pay close attention to how your skin responds and adjust usage accordingly. If sensitization occurs (redness, flaking, tenderness, or drying of skin), reduce frequency of use or mix one pump of the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment with your favorite Paula’s Choice serum or PM moisturizer. If sensitization persists, discontinue use. Protect skin daily with sunscreen rated SPF 25 or greater, or layer sunscreens (moisturizer, foundation with sunscreen, and pressed powder with sunscreen) if they are all rated SPF 15 or greater (and greater is better). Do not apply this product on the same day as facial waxing or sugaring. Doing so may increase the risk of an irritant response.


Customer Reviews

Great product if started just when you begin to have wrinkle Review by Missixty5
I use this product now 3-4 nights a week on my combination skin. I feel the tingling after applying my serum with pc oil booster, then I rotate between the Resist moisturizer and Clinique's moisture mask for nights I need extra moisture. I used to peel on the orbs of my cheekbones but now I just have tight wrinkle decreased radiant skin! I'm so excited to see results after a month of use. I hope it keeps working. I do also use the PC BHA foam once weekly and BHA gel on the nights I want to go easier but I believe because of all 3 products I'm seeing results I can't leave without!
As good as prescription from dermatologist Review by Chris
I have oily skin prone to cystic acne - I am perimenopausal. My skin can be somewhat sensitive in that I breakout to certain ingredients. I have tried prescription retin A and my skin just gets flaky and irritated. When I first used this, I had the same reaction. But then I combined with the oil booster as has been suggested, and it is perfect! I use this two times a week and I would say fine lines are definitely diminished and acne is controlled. I use a dropper of the oil booster and three pumps of this and put on my face as well as neck and backs of hands. I use the 10% AHA on the nights after this. I have been told my skin looks very nice for someone close to 50. I have been using PC for almost 15 years and this is a great addition to the line.
One Year Review! Review by Chrissy
I have now used this amazing product for a full year now and wanted to weigh in on the results. I'm beyond thrilled. I use it every other night and have the best skin I have EVER had in my entire life! Between this and the BHA liquid, my skin appears very even-toned, smooth and my fine lines have been all but demolished. My skin glows, and I regularly get mistaken for someone in their early 30s. I trust Paula implicitly for my skin needs and I know I'm getting the best when I purchase from her. Recently I purchased the 1 percent booster and will add a drop to this retinol to maybe kick things up a notch. It's fun to see how good I can get my skin to look! Thank you for everything you do's made a huge difference in my life!
One Year Review! Review by Chrissy
I have now used this amazing product for a full year now and wanted to weigh in on the results. I'm beyond thrilled. I use it every other night and have the best skin I have EVER had in my entire life! Between this and the BHA liquid, my skin appears very even-toned, smooth and my fine lines have been all but demolished. My skin glows, and I regularly get mistaken for someone in their early 30s. I trust Paula implicitly for my skin needs and I know I'm getting the best when I purchase from her. Recently I purchased the 1 percent booster and will add a drop to this retinol to maybe kick things up a notch. It's fun to see how good I can get my skin to look! Thank you for everything you do's made a huge difference in my life!
Have noticed a huge difference Review by Katelyn
I have been using this retinol treatment in conjunction with the Moisture Renewal Oil Booster and have noticed such a huge difference in my skin and it has only been a week or two. Normally the retinol treatment would be causing some dryness, but the oil booster seems to be preventing that so I'm waking up with smooth, glowing skin that isn't dry or flaky. I am also noticing that a couple of pigmented spots are fading really quickly.
This is the best product on the market for your face ! Review by Bobbi
You can see it work the first time you use it. I can't say enough about this product. I first bought it from a major shopping network. When I ran out I tried to get it again but they were out and could not say when they would get it back. So I started searching on line. I went to the company and have stayed with them. It is not just for wrinkles. If you have any skin problem this will help it. I used to see people on TV and wondered how they got such healthy beautiful skin. President Obama for instance has that skin. Will if you want skin like his then start using Paula's Choice. If you use it as directed you will see wonderful results. I have wasted so much money on other face creams. Men use it too. You all will love it ! !
I have been using PC for 6 years now. I can in all honesty say I not only LOVE ALL, and I mean ALL products for normal to dry, lipstick (bring it back!), foundation, fake bake tanners, the Retinol is always as advertised unlike ROC and others, always .4% or RETINYL VS. RETINOL - READ THE INGREDIENTS CAREFULLY when trying to pay 25-50% "savings" only to get BAD ALCOHOLS in them, no actual retINOL AKA VITAMIN A. This, and the serum are Amazing! Use the exfolients, toners so your skin absorbs this well. Be careful on/around your eyes initially; it is strong, so mix with a PC moisturizer/serum until you can tolerate it. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PAULA, DEB, ETC. I cannot use another product and have converted everyone I know, including reps at Sephora, Clarins, customers looking at pharmacy/retailers to order in the spot with their phones!!
My forehead lines are gone! Review by Eira
I used this last night and my skin looks AMAZING today! Honestly my skin has never looked this good. It's brighter, smooth, more plump and the tiny line I had in my forehead is no longer there! I love using this product as I believe it will do great things for my skin, especially in the long run in preventing wrinkles. I have dry combination skin and I suspect I have rosacea, this product has actually helped the tone of my skin though it is making me a little flaky. I must say, I feel very thankful I found Paula's Choice as it has made a tremendous change in my skin. Thank you
Glowing Skin Review by swanfish1981
I've used over the counter retinol products for the past 2 years & have gradually increased the % & frequency with no adverse side effects. With that said, I was ready to try something stronger & bought this. After reading reviews, I was careful to follow the PC recommendation & initially only use 2-3 nights a week. My skin has never looked better & is glowing! I love this formula & will continue using faithfully 3 nights a week until this bottle is gone. I'll definitely purchase again!
Will never go without this again. Review by Paula's Choice Fan
I used this for about two years consistently. I wasn't sure if it was working or not, so I decided to explore 'natural' skincare such as essential oils and stopped using this Resist 1% retinol for about 6 months. I thought my skin looked great until about 4-5 months of stopping it's use. My skin stated to look crepey and my neck was losing it's tone. It took me about another month where I realized the only thing that really changed is my lack of use of retinol. I came back to Paula's choice Resist 1% Retinol and although I have been using it almost every night for three weeks now, I can already see my skin returning to what it once was. I often questioned whether retinol really worked but the only way you really know is when you stop using it. I can say that for myself, it is an essential part of my skincare. It doesn't mean my skin will never age, that's impossible. But I can really see a huge difference in my skin from when I used to use it, and how my skin looked after stopping the use of retinol for 6 months. I will never go without retinol again, and this is by far my preferred retinol.
The Very Best ! Review by Junebug
For me...this is the very best retinol product I have purchased otc...I have tried many, including PTR and various other high end brands.
Almost immediately I saw that my brown spots were fading and now they are barely visible . I also noticed that my skin became clearer
and smoother. I use it in the evening and it is a light weight serum that absorbs well into my skin . Paula does not only give you retinol she also
Includes peptides and other active ingedients . With other brands you have to purchase several products to get everything she packs
into one bottle. I really appreciate this about her products , she is not stingy and all of her products are affordable in comparison to other
Companies. If you have aging skin, hyper-pigmentation and brown spots give this product a try ....
Love this! Review by Courtney
I never notice a big difference with different products - most products I use that people rave about I am indifferent about. I have TONS of Paula's Choice samples that I randomly use day by day, and they are all great, but EVERY single time I use the retinol treatment I notice a HUGE difference in my skin. Immediately. I don't know why it works so well and I don't care - I'm completely sold!!!
Lovely, lovely product Review by 3 Little Kittens
The Clinical 1% Retinol was my introduction to PC products, and I'm in love with it. My skin felt velvety after the first application, and it looks wonderful. A tiny bit goes a long way, especially when it's being layered with other products. To get the most from it, I dispense the pea-sized amount onto the back of my hand and tap my fingertip in it to apply to my face. When finished, I add a dot of hand cream or PC Triple Action Dark Spot Eraser to whatever film of the retinol product remains, then rub the backs of my hands against each other to distribute. As a result, my hands looking pretty awesome, too -- you'd never know they belong to someone who's turning 50 in a few days!
Great Product Review by lelmore907
Love this Retinol! It took a few weeks until I could use it every night but was worth the wait! It was my decision to gradually insert this product into my PM routine and due to the gradual increase my skin never had a shock reaction. I have been using this product for over a year now and the difference that a pea size amount added to my nightly routine is awesome! I highly recommend this product!
Made my skin extremely smooth. Review by Chroma
I started using Paula's Choice retinol products almost a year ago. I started off with some of the weaker retinol products, slowly got used to them, and then upgraded to the 1% clinical. At first I was using it to frequently and thought it wasn't for me (I also was using too much) so I scaled back to using it 2x a week MAX until my skin adjusted which takes a while. The key with retinol is patience. Getting used to retinol isn't necessarily a 1 month process. It took me 6 months to build up to this product. Now I use it every other night after using Paula's BHA liquid and a really gentle Simple brand cleanser. They key for me is to make sure I am super generous with the moisturizer afterwards (I layer on Drunk Elephant's LaLa Retro cream + First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair cream during the winter and it helps ease the slight burning of the retinol). I have gone from having constant cystic acne to zero acne for the first time in my life and my skin looks firmer, fine lines are disappearing, and my skin is generally insanely smooth and silky. It's a little pricey but it's completely worth it to me to no longer have to stress about my skin anymore. I will definitely keep purchasing.

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