• Resist Anti-Aging Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment Full size
  • Resist Anti-Aging Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment Full size

Skin Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment

9 Reviews
  • A hydrating lotion formulated with 0.1% retinol to firm skin and even out skin tone.

  • Skin Type: All skin types
  • Concern: Anti-Ageing , Brown spots
  • Ingredients: Shea Butter , Evening primrose oil , Retinol (Vitamin A) View all


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Resist Anti-Aging Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment Full size

Skin Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment

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  • What does it do?

    Smooth and firm your skin all over.

    This advanced anti-ageing body lotion contains a specialised retinol complex to firm skin and reduce the appearance of un-even skin tone. The silky, hydrating lotion contains antioxidants and emollients for smooth and radiant skin. Ongoing use will leave skin softer, firmer and younger-looking.

  • Key Features

    Helps skin act younger

    Reduces signs of ageing

    Nourishes very dry skin

  • How to use

    Apply a thin layer all over the body as often as needed. Massage into skin using gentle circular motions. May be used over a Paula’s Choice AHA or BHA product. For daytime, protect exposed body skin by following with a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.

  • Reviews

    9 Reviews
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    MM4166 - Smells terrible, too soon to say if it is worth it.
    Bought this along with the 10% AHA and luckily I only put it on at night, as both products smell awful. Hopefully the effect is worth it!

    Customer Care: Hello. Thank you for your review! All of our products are 100% colourant and fragrance free. What you smell is the scent of one or more of the ingredients (raw materials) used for the production of the product. This smell can vary from batch to batch.
    Monica - Good but expensive
    A great product but please can we have larger and more economical sizing?
    Customer Care: Thank you for your feedback! We will forward it to Paula's team.
    Blackcornish - Not sure yet
    Just about to finish my second bottle, as others have mentioned this is expensive stuff. There have been tests that show retinol on the body can be effective, but the recommended dose is 0.03%, this product is 0.01%. Perhaps Paula could look at a higher dose of retinol in their body product? As I say, I am two bottles in and can't say I have noticed anything at all. I use 1 pump per thigh and 1 pump between my upper arms (these are my concern areas). I will keep going for another month and see if anything happens.
    Michelle - Great or body
    This lotion is great for the body, however when I put it on my face it burnt it! Had to wash it off immediately. Not sure if it's the retinol or the Shea butter, I can tolerate tho the two in small doses- would suit someone who just wants to use it as a body lotion although it won't last long unless your a size 6 and 5ft
    Justin - Good but expensive
    I really liked this - it goes on smooth, easy and very quickly without leaving any residue. My skin felt good and looked better very quickly. The downside is that it doesn't last long at all. There is no way I can cover my body with this daily and have it last longer than a week. The product is great, but the price is too high for the usage. Sure, I can make it last longer by using it on just one arm but for me that defeats the purpose.
    Jerry - PERFECT
    After applying this product my skin became smooth and hydrated overnight. My skin used to be itchy during dry winter months and now all these problems are gone. I would definitely recommend using it along with their 2% BHA Body Exfoliant!
    Firefox7275 - Irritating to sensitive eyes
    The sample of this body treatment is a generous 4.4ml, and Paula's Choice advise it can be used on the face as well as the body. Unfortunately it was a little too harsh for my eyes and facial skin (mild eczema and mild rosacea) which I suspect is down to the pH of 6, since I have subsequently used stronger retinol products without experiencing irritation. Would likely suit less sensitive skin than mine.
    C J - Love It
    I use this everyday and it has literally changed my skin overnight. My skin now has a more much improved texture and colour and feels wonderfully soft and hydrated. I have had total knee replacements to both knees, one in 2010 and the other 3 months ago, the scars left behind, to me, are pretty grim, but using this cream for only 2 weeks has made a dramatic improvement to the colour and texture of my scars, they are starting to flatten out and match in with existing skin tone. Dry rough skin is now a thing of the past. This cream is fragrance free, very easily absorbed and should be sold by the bucket load which is the only negative, the bottle should be at least 200ml, especially if you are a 'rounded' sort of lady like me who has large body areas to keep in tip top condition!!
    Charlotte - Bottle not big enough for this lovely product
    I would give this 5 stars, but the bottle is not big enough.
    Lovely product though.
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  • Ingredients

    What are the key ingredients?

    Shea Butter
    This plant lipid, extracted from the karite tree, is used as an emollient and has smoothing properties for dry skin. it’s also a rich source of antioxidants.

    Evening Primrose Oil
    Non-fragrant plant oil that can have significant skin-soothing and emollient benefits for skin.

    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.

    Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Cetyl Palmitate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient/antioxidant), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (non-fragrant oil/emollient/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (non-fragrant oil/emollient/antioxidant), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Retinol (vitamin A/skin-renewing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/skin replenishing), Panthenol (hydration), Carnosine (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Dimethiconol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Cera Alba (Beeswax, texture-enhancing), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (emollient), Decylene Glycol (hydration), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

  • FAQ

    Can I apply the Skin-Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment to my face?

    Although the formula is designed for use on the body, it is OK to apply this to your face, too. It can be the moisturiser step in your nightly skin-care routine—and it can be applied around the eyes, too.

    Can I use the Skin-Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment with one of your Super Antioxidant serums?

    This product can be applied to the face. In fact, this would be an excellent nighttime combination to use over dry, sun-damaged body skin such as the décolleté area, hands, or arms. Apply the Skin-Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment with Retinol and finish with a few drops of the antioxidant serum that is best for your skin type. We suggest our Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum for its boost of stabilized vitamin C, peptides, and anti-irritants.

  • Expert Advice


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