1% Retinol Booster
Concentrated 1% retinol effectively improves the appearance of wrinkles and skin tone.
- Skin Type: All Skin Types
- Concern: Breakouts , Anti-Aging , Brown spots , Enlarged pores
- Ingredients: Retinol (Vitamin A) , Licorice root extract , Oat Extract View all
- Routine: Treatment
VariationsFull size 15 ml
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What does it do?
A booster to up the anti against ageing.
This concentrated 1% Retinol Booster works to effectively improve the appearance of wrinkles, reduce pore size and improve skin tone. The light-weight, fluid booster combines retinol with antioxidants and peptides for a clearer, more radiant and younger-looking complexion.
Repairs sun damage
Helps skin act younger
Leaves skin softer and smoother
How to use
How to use
Apply once or twice daily after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Dispense 2–3 drops and add to your favourite moisturiser or serum. May also be used alone. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. May be applied around the under-eye area.
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Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.Great product, I see such a huge improvement on my combination acne-redness prone skin after only 1 week of usage. Not a single breakout since I started to use it, I am pleasantly shocked! At first I wanted to buy a retinol cream in local pharmacy (I live in France and pharmacies here are the best place where to shop for skincare), but 3 different pharmacies refused me to it to me argumenting I am too young for it (I am 27) and that retinol creams are targeted only for mature women with deep wrinkles! Eventually I am glad I chose Paula's Choice, because the product is really great. I already ordered another cream from resist serie and cannot wait to start using it! Thank you so much Paula!This is the first retinol product I have used in my life and so far so good. I was a little bit reluctant regarding the effect that it might have on my skin but it work really well. No dryness. I have followed the instructions and I only use it three times a week as I don't have the need to use it more often. My skin is looking really good since I have started using it.
It is not cheap but I understand the price. Quality has its price. However, what I don't agree with is with the very high shipping rates (€15???). I understand that we may have to pay shipping, but that much! Especially if order €100 worth of products! I don't get it, especially at a time when most brands are offering free shipping.
What are the key ingredients?
Powerhouse ingredient that can improve a variety of skin concerns, most related to visible signs of ageing: It’s skin-restoring, wrinkle-smoothing, an antioxidant and improves sun damage.
Licorice root extract
Plant extract that has potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Can be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone.
Contains antioxidant and skin-soothing properties.
Aqua, Glycereth-7 Triacetate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes (emollient/skin-soothing), Isopentyldiol (hydration), Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Retinol (skin-restoring), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (texture-enhancing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin-soothing), Ceramide NP (hydration/skin replenishing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium (Willow Herb) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (skin-soothing), xilaS Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate (antioxidant), Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).
Frequently asked questions
Can I use 1% Retinol Booster when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Due to the higher amount of retinol being closer to the strength of prescription retinoids (which are contraindicated for use while pregnant or breastfeeding), we advise against such use unless OK’ed by your doctor. If your physician does not provide a clear answer, it’s generally best to be cautious and refrain from use until you are no longer pregnant or breast feeding.
What is the difference between the 1% Retinol Booster and the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment?
To start, there are similarities between the 1% Retinol Booster and Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment. Both contain a high-level of 1% retinol, and each is formulated with peptides and a significant amount of antioxidants and anti-irritants. Where they really differ is in terms of texture, usage, and which skin types they are ideal for (although both products are suitable for all skin types). The 1% Retinol Booster has a fluid texture that allows it to be mixed in with your favourite serum or moisturiser. Its formula is thinner, lighter, and especially well-suited for normal to oily or breakout prone-skin. It’s also a phenomenal option for ANYONE who wants to boost their current skincare routine with a higher strength of retinol. Adding 1% Retinol Booster to your serum or moisturiser allows it to work more gently on your skin, so you can use it more frequently – even as a daily part of our routine. The Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment has a creamy lotion texture that is most ideal for normal to dry skin. It’s an intensive high-percentage retinol treatment that a consistent retinol user looking for powerful results will love. It’s best to slowly add this to your routine – no more than a pea-sized amount up to 3 times per week to start – and adjust based on your individual experience.
Can I use 1% Retinol Booster if I am using other Paula’s Choice products that contain retinol?
Yes, though you may wish to alternate them—this will depend on how your skin responds. You can also apply your usual retinol product (serum or moisturiser) all over your face and neck, then apply 1% Retinol Booster to areas showing more advanced signs of ageing: Crow’s feet around the eyes, laugh lines, expression lines, and dark spots.
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