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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1% Retinol Booster
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.
Is this suitable for my skin?
What is your skin type?
What skin concern would you like to address?(Please select one option).
Repairs sun damage
Helps skin act younger
Leaves skin softer and smoother
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.
Thank you for submitting your review! It will be reviewed by our staff before it is posted.Instructions say " Carefully press the pump at the top of the container to dispense 2-3 drops for the face." Yeah, I'm at a total loss. How on earth am I supposed to know how much that is? Is one pump too much? And if so, how much too much? When I press the pumpo all I get is a streak on my finger, that I then smooth over my face. I have no idea if I'm using too much or too little. If it's a pump bottle, why is it not " use one pump or two"? Previous retinols' I've used have been with an applicator (as your Niacinamide Booster) and a lot easier to get the drops. The product itself is fine, but I can't stand that I have no idea if I'm using the right amount or not.
Hi Heidi - I am sorry for the confusion in regards to how much retinol to use. Since this product has a fluid texture, it makes it perfect to mix with your favorite serum or moisturiser. If you will mix it, please dispense 2-3 pea-sized drops (2-3 pumps into your serum or moisturiser) If used alone, dispense 1-2 drops on your hands and that shall suffice. Please know that you know your skin more than we do, if you feel your skin needs more, please do so. I hope this helps. Should you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help! Warm regards, Alexandra - Paula's Choice Customer Care TeamThis retinol can be used alone or mixed with a moisturiser or serum. It has an almost water-like consistency, much lighter than the 1% Clinical Retinol Treatment. My only negative is that I find it very expensive for only 15mls of product. Otherwise, I like this Booster.
Customer Care: Hi GLcork, I'm so happy you enjoy our super-light 1% Retinol Booster! This is our lightest high-strength retinol product and is a great option for those with more oily skin. A lot goes into the pricing of our products, but we are always looking to improve - thanks for your feedback! Kind regards, Marissa - Paula's Choice Customer Care
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).
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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