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I tried Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant Serum and ...

I think I love it even more than the regular version. I do have combination skin ( slightly oily t zone and the rest very dry), but I'm loving this version of the serum better. I seems to even the skin tone better. I think I might try the Barrier repair moisturizer next. Almost all of my skin care is Paula's Choice now. I love this brand.

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Re: I tried Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant Serum and ...

Thanks for the review! THis is one of the only ones I haven't tried because I have dry skin and this says for oily so I thought perhaps it wouldn't be enough for my dry skin. I may give it a try- I need one without retinol since I already have the Skin recovery one with retinol and I don't always want to use retinol.

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Hi HappyDaze, I love this serum. I just apply my moisture boost cream from Paula's Choice on the dry areas and I'm good to go. I didn't think It would work for my dry skin either, but I'm glad I tried it.

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thanks Cissy, next time I place an order I will give it a try!

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Re: I tried Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant Serum and ...

Cissy, I've been using this light version from the beginning because I liked its texture better. I'll often use it as a sort of primer before applying makeup because usually I have already applied some facial oils earlier.


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On 5/24/2014 suzyQ3 said:

Cissy, I've been using this light version from the beginning because I liked its texture better. I'll often use it as a sort of primer before applying makeup because usually I have already applied some facial oils earlier.

Hi suzy, I wish I had tried it sooner. I like the texture better than the original too. I don't know which anti-irritant it is in the ultra light version that is different from the original, but it sure calms the skin better. I'm glad I tried it. It's a keeper for me.

Have you tried the Barrier Repair Moisturizer? That's next to try on my list. All of my skin care is going to be Paula's Choice now. I wish had known about her line a long time ago. It's the best of the best in my opinion.

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On 5/24/2014 CissyT said:
On 5/24/2014 suzyQ3 said:

Cissy, I've been using this light version from the beginning because I liked its texture better. I'll often use it as a sort of primer before applying makeup because usually I have already applied some facial oils earlier.

Hi suzy, I wish I had tried it sooner. I like the texture better than the original too. I don't know which anti-irritant it is in the ultra light version that is different from the original, but it sure calms the skin better. I'm glad I tried it. It's a keeper for me.

Have you tried the Barrier Repair Moisturizer? That's next to try on my list. All of my skin care is going to be Paula's Choice now. I wish had known about her line a long time ago. It's the best of the best in my opinion.

I might have tried a sample when I first started with PC. I don't recall. But it has retinol in it. I use the Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair retinol serum, so I don't want any more retinol.


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I have used this serum in the past and felt like I had noticeable results with no breakouts; her other "tube" serums have all broken me out {I think the "tube" serums are the only things from her line that have broken me out}. However, I didn't reorder because it leaves a yellow stained look on some of the areas where I've applied it and obviously didn't soak/rub in. I'm a nut and found I did this far too often and left the house {#emotions_dlg.scared} So, I just stuck with her Resist Wrinkle Repair w/retinol serum - with no breakouts - and I use it at night. Instead I went on to NCN Vit C for my AM routine and I don't get the yellow stained thing going.

I have used a lot of different PC products over the years with great results and hopefully future benefits. I have incorporated with my BE skincare, CeraVe, and NCN all at different times with no problems whatsoever. The only thing I wish she would reformulate is the Skin Balancing Moisture Gel - I'm just concerned about a couple of the ingredients. And maybe my concern is not founded - you folks could let me know. These are the ingredients that concern me: Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben . Otherwise, the formula is one of my very favorites.

I am in my mid 40's, combo oily, acne-prone. Sorry for the novel {#emotions_dlg.blushing}

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On 5/24/2014 gotpaw said:

I have used this serum in the past and felt like I had noticeable results with no breakouts; her other "tube" serums have all broken me out {I think the "tube" serums are the only things from her line that have broken me out}. However, I didn't reorder because it leaves a yellow stained look on some of the areas where I've applied it and obviously didn't soak/rub in. I'm a nut and found I did this far too often and left the house {#emotions_dlg.scared} So, I just stuck with her Resist Wrinkle Repair w/retinol serum - with no breakouts - and I use it at night. Instead I went on to NCN Vit C for my AM routine and I don't get the yellow stained thing going.

I have used a lot of different PC products over the years with great results and hopefully future benefits. I have incorporated with my BE skincare, CeraVe, and NCN all at different times with no problems whatsoever. The only thing I wish she would reformulate is the Skin Balancing Moisture Gel - I'm just concerned about a couple of the ingredients. And maybe my concern is not founded - you folks could let me know. These are the ingredients that concern me: Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben . Otherwise, the formula is one of my very favorites.

I am in my mid 40's, combo oily, acne-prone. Sorry for the novel {#emotions_dlg.blushing}

You can find each of those ingredients explained in the Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary on her site. I know that she has also written a more detailed article on parabens as well that you find on her site or google for it.

I have zero concerns about parabens myself.

I've never seen any yellow staining from the light serum on my face or clothing or anything. Strange, huh?


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Re: I tried Paula's Choice Ultra Light Antioxidant Serum and ...

Hi, I'm glad I found this forum. I am trying to find the best item to put on a new surgical scar on my neck to help it fade and decrease and smooth out..I checked PC but had not used her products so wasn't sure about it..Can anyone here suggest a product for this scar and my neck..Also any suggestion about tinted moisturizer, etc for daily use.

Thanks