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.
- 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.
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 : http://www.paulaschoice.com.sg/Products-%281%29/Resist/RESIST-Intensive-Wrinkle-Repair-Retinol-Serum-All-.aspx