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Paula's Choice One % retinol

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Seaoftroubles Sun 25-Oct-20 09:06:14

Has anyone used Paul's choice 1% retinol? (purple container.) l've bought the travel one just to see if l could tolerate it and no adverse reaction so far. Just wondering if anyone has had good results. I'm an oldie so don't expect miracles but live in hope!

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Elllllle Sun 25-Oct-20 11:55:15

I found it quite good (but have upgraded to tretinoin since, and this is far superior)

BatshitCrazyWoman Sun 25-Oct-20 11:57:36

I've been using it since April, alongside the AHA stuff and Peptide Booster. My skin (which is pretty good - I don't smoke, drink or sunbathe) looks good, fresher. I'm 56.

Seaoftroubles Sun 25-Oct-20 12:24:32

Thank you both. BatshitCrazyWoman, l'm in my 60's so a late starter to Retinol but any improvement would be nice. My skin's not too bad for my age, l don't smoke or drink either and always wear factor 50 but have lots of laughter lines so was hoping to see a difference there. What AHA and peptide booster do you use by the way?

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BatshitCrazyWoman Sun 25-Oct-20 12:44:26

The Peptide Booster is from Paula's Choice, as is the Daily Smoothing 5% AHA stuff.

Seaoftroubles Sun 25-Oct-20 14:32:27

Thank you, will give that a try as well.

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Mrstwiddle Sun 25-Oct-20 15:31:37

It’s good, but when I last used it, found it to have quite a short shelf life. You’d definitely be better off (skin wise and financially) with a low level of tretinoin.

Seaoftroubles Sun 25-Oct-20 16:50:53

Thanks Mrstwiddle, that's worth knowing. Re Tretinoin, l was thinking of working up to it but thought l would try the non prescription retinol first to make sure l didn't react badly. I've seen Dermatica recommended on here for obtaining Tret so will investigate that.

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BatshitCrazyWoman Tue 27-Oct-20 06:12:09

Mrstwiddle

It’s good, but when I last used it, found it to have quite a short shelf life. You’d definitely be better off (skin wise and financially) with a low level of tretinoin.

That's interesting - I've had mine since April, it has the '12 months' label on it (meaning it lasts 12 months after opening) and it's in a pump bottle that doesn't let air in. It's still fine.

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