Paula's Choice CLINICAL 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment
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Paula's Choice Skincare

CLINICAL 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 52.00
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Paula’s Choice puts a new twist on bakuchiol-infused skin care with CLINICAL 0.3 Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment. While bakuchiol is normally positioned as an alternative to retinol, this formula combines the two—plus peptides—for enhanced results.

One of the first things you’ll notice about this lotion-cream is its yellow hue, which stems from its namesake ingredients. The fragrance-free formula absorbs quickly without a heavy greasy feel, making it suitable for a wide range skin types.

The synergy between bakuchiol and retinol in an interesting one. Bakuchiol influences many of the same functions in skin that retinol does, and the areas it influences can improve signs of aging. The two ingredients work in different ways to produce similar results, with bakuchiol delivering some of its own benefits. This multifaceted approached delivers a stronger ability to fight off wrinkles and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin, while improving tone.

Bakuchiol also helps stabilize retinol, keeping it effective longer and has been found to have soothing properties to minimize issues related to skin reactivity. The combination may enhance skin’s ability to tolerate retinol.

You’ll also find peptides, vitamin C, and sodium hyaluronate (a hyaluronic acid derivative) to round out the formula’s benefits, arming skin with several ways to achieve a healthier appearance. The formula is protected from air/light degradation thank to its opaque, airless pump bottle packaging.

If you’re wanting to try a powerhouse anti-aging product combined with bakuchiol’s soothing power, CLINICAL 0.3 Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment is absolutely worth considering.

Pros:
  • Bakuchiol soothes inflammation, enhances skin tone, and stimulates collagen.
  • Retinol improves skin’s texture and fights multiple signs of aging, including wrinkles.
  • Peptides, vitamin C, and sodium hyaluronate round out the formula’s benefits.
  • Blend works like a high strength retinol while being gentler on skin.
  • Fragrance free and stably packaged to protect the formula.
Cons:
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

Moderate-strength retinol and a 2% strength of plant-derived bakuchiol work with firming peptides to deliver multi-level repair and rejuvenation. It quickly targets fine lines, deep wrinkles, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and rough texture for youthful-looking skin.

Water (Aqua), Dimethicone (hydration/skin-softening), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Bakuchiol (skin-restoring/antioxidant), Arachidyl Alcohol (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (film-forming agent), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer), Behenyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hyaluronate (skin-replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (skin-replenishing), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (skin-softening), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tribehenin (emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-softening), Dipeptide-2 (skin-restoring), Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract (antioxidant), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based emollient), PEG-8 (texture enhancer), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Glucoside (texture enhancer), Chrysin (skin-softening), Pentylene Glycol (slip agent), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Steareth-20 (emulsifier), Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancer), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Coco-Glucoside (surfactant), Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone (antioxidant), N-Hydroxysuccinimide (skin-softening), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance

 

Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

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