Clinical 1% Retinol (Vegan)

By Paula's Choice

A potent and uniquely formulated retinol solution that hydrates and delivers remarkable anti-aging benefits with a controlled-release delivery system to allow for even, consistent absorption.

  • Advanced hydrating complex absorbs quickly
  • Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines
  • Light lotion texture delivers powerful results
  • Use after cleansing, toning & exfoliating skin
  • High-strength 1% retinol concentration

Editor’s Note

God bless the day I discovered Paula’s Choice! This has been my holy grail product since 2016. The retinol in this cream is lab-derived (not animal-derived), and it seriously delivers.

While using this product, my skin is plumper and I notice fewer fine lines. It even leaves my skin looking even better than the prescription retinoids I used in my early days of fighting acne. Formulated with a controlled-release delivery system that allows for even, consistent absorption, this potent retinol serum is surprisingly only minimally irritating at first use. It’s lightweight and absorbs quickly. The bottle lasts for several months, which helps justify the price.

—Mary, Creative Director