Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum


If you’re into anti-aging skin care, then you would have came across this proven anti-aging ingredient called Retinol. Well Retinol, commonly known as non-prescription and mildest form of Vitamin A, is one of the first antioxidants used in over-the-counter wrinkle cream.

Vitamin A can help improve skin cells renewal, stimulate collagen production, improve photo-damaged skin, reduce the look of uneven skin tone, wrinkles and fine lines. Since Retinol is the mildest strength of Vitamin A, it is therefore suitable for most skin type and depending on the product formulation, it may be suitable for sensitive skin too.

A couple of months back, I was delighted to receive a compliment Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum from Paula’s Choice Singapore. I was extremely excited about this new Retinol serum and I couldn’t wait to try it out upon receiving it.


Product Profile

  • Supercharged blend of retinol and potent antioxidants help skin of any age look and act younger
  • Repairs wrinkles and sun damage
  • Builds skin-firming collagen
  • Reduces dark spots
  • Anti-irritants reduce redness and soothe sensitive skin
  • Helps fade red marks from past breakouts.
  • Fragrance-free and contains no dyes or coloring agents



In addition to the key ingredient Retinol (cell-communicating ingredient/antioxidant), Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum also contains a couple of potent antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It also contains a handful of anti-irritant and emollient ingredients that are extremely beneficial for sensitive skin like mine.

This product is 100% fragrance- and colorant-free.



The effectiveness of a Vitamin A product actually varies, very much depending on the strength and form, prescription or non prescription. I have actually tested a prescription form of Vitamin A, Tretinoin, in strength 0.025% before and my sensitive skin actually hates it. I have encountered skin irritation and dryness from it.

So when I was presented with this Retinol serum (a non-prescription and mildest form of Vitamin A), I was a little skeptical if it will cause irritation to my sensitive skin as before. But fortunately, it doesn’t even after faithfully using it every night for the past few months.

The colorless silky gel-like texture actually glides on my skin very smoothly and easily. It usually takes a minute or so before it is fully absorbed into the skin.

After using Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum for a few months (couldn’t recall when I actually started using it), I’m delighted to notice a significant improvement on my skin. The first thing I’ve noticed is the fine lines on my forehead. The lines on my forehead have significantly reduced even after using it for only less than a month. The lines and wrinkles on my nasolabial folds also appear less visible. Sorry I’m not able to show you before and after pictures cos I didn’t manage to snap a photo of myself before using the product. big grin

The pigmentation and stubborn dark spots seem lighter too. All-in-all, my skin is more even-toned and smoother. I’m super pleased with the result! Strangely, I seem to get a better result whenever I use this Paula’s Choice Retinol Serum with Sisley Phyto-Blanc Clearing Essence With Vitamin C. It looks like Vitamin A compliments very well with Vitamin C. In fact, I can use this product around my eye areas too! It is suitable for all skin types including people with sensitive skin or rosacea like me.

I have just finished the last drop of the product, so will I buy it again? Yes definitely! :-)





You can now purchase the Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum at only S$52.00 in 30ml at Paula’s Choice Singapore website at :


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7 Comments on "Review – Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum"

  1. Yan says:

    Hi Shirleen
    So the vitamin c essence is apply before the retinol serum?


  2. Shirleen says:

    Hi Yan,

    Yes I will use vitamin c essence before retinol serum.

  3. Myo says:

    .. Hi Shirleen
    Ur review on paula’s choice retinol serum is tempting to use :) )
    My skin is so sensitive and easily get acnes .. Now I have post acnes scars .
    Now I use SkinCeuticals vitamin C (not every day ) whenever I think I need to boost my skin .. What I want to know is whether I can apply that retinol serum after vitamin C ?
    Plus I use estee lauder’s advanced night repair serum so … Do u think I need that serum or not .
    Sometimes, I feel guilty on spending too much money on skin care ..

  4. Shirleen says:

    Hi Myo,

    You are not spending too much if you are using the right products. What you are using now are good products, SkinCeuticals vitamin C and ANR. It is great to incorporate this Paula’s Choice Retinol Serum into your day regimen since you already have 2 serums for your night regimen.

  5. Myo says:

    Hi Shirleen

    Thank a lot for ur prompt reply <3
    As u said, I m spending on right things cos my skin improve a lot ..
    I m using vitamin C for day time ( but, still confused whether I skip toner when I use Vitamin C) and ANR for night ..
    Now u suggest me to use that Retinol serum in day time my day regimen should be cleanse-tone-serum-moisturize .. is it correct ?
    Or is it ok to use vitamin C pluse vitamin A together for night ??
    Thz slot

  6. Shirleen says:

    Hi Myo,

    For me, toner acts as the 2nd step in the cleansing process. It is not meant to help close my pores but rather it removes the dirt that the cleanser missed. Hence I only use toner at night and I will skip in the morning. Unless your toner has a hydrating benefits then you may use it in the day too.

    Yes the day regimen is correct, I’ve added the sunscreen in it : cleanse > tone > serum > moisturize > sun protection

    Since you have 3 serums (ANR, vitamin C & retinol), you can choose either one to be used in the day. Yes, you can use vitamin C & A together at night.

  7. Myo says:

    Thanks so much sis ;) )

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