Skin Concerns

Anti-Aging

Bumpy Skin

Dull Skin

Enlarged Pores

Skin Types

Combination Skin

Dry/Very Dry Skin

Normal Skin

Oily Skin

1% Retinol Booster is a concentrated, pure form of retinol in a slow-release delivery system with a light fluid lotion texture. It also includes a superior assortment of potent antioxidants to help produce the most beautiful appearance for your skin imaginable.

All Paula’s Choice products are 100% fragrance-free, clinically proven to be non-irritating, and never tested on animals.

Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, bumps, pore size, and other visible signs of aging. 1% Retinol Booster can help to quickly bring about a more clarified, vibrant, younger-looking appearance, complete with visible refinement of the look of pores, uneven skin tone, and deep wrinkles.

Carefully press the pump at the top of the container to dispense 1-2 pumps for the face. During the day, finish with a moisturizer with SPF 30 or greater. Can be applied under the eye area, avoiding the eye itself.

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2016, issue 1, pages 49-57

Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, September 2015, volume 150, pages 74-82

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, March 2015, issue 3, pages 271-280

Phytotherapy Research, August 2015, volume 29, issue 8, pages 1117-22

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, December 2008, issue 4, pages 281-9

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, March-April 2012, issue 2, pages 142-5

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 2, pages 107-29

Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine, 2013, volume 2013, article 827248

General Physiology and Biophysics, September 2013, issue 3, pages 347-59

Plastic Surgical Nursing, April-June 2012, issue 2, pages 71-2

Pharmacology and Physiology, March-April 2005, issue 2, pages 81-7

Key Ingredients
Salix Alba Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arctium Lappa, Retinol, Glycerin, Allantoin, Avena Sativa, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Glycyrrhiza Glabra, Ceramide 3

Product Ingredients
Water (Aqua), Glycereth-7 Triacetate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes (emollient/skin-soothing), Isopentyldiol (hydration), Polyglyceryl-10 Behenate/Eicosadioate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract (apple extract/antioxidant), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Retinol (skin-restoring), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Ceramide 3 (hydration/skin replenishing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (fireweed extract/skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (burdock root extract/skin-soothing), Salix Alba Bark Extract (willow bark extract/skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate (texture-enhancing), Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene (texture-enhancing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate (antioxidant), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sorbic Acid (preservative), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

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10/22/2023
Os K.
Malaysia Malaysia

Impressive anti aging product

It doesn't cause any problem to my skin but making my skin looks youthful day after day. Will continue to use.

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05/26/2022
Yow

My first try on this was simply awesome!

I was initially skeptical about the potential to be somewhat irritating since it's a 1% concentration and I haven't used a retinol product before. But much to my surprise, I didn't get any feeling of irritation at all. It helps to refine my skin texture and reduce my acne scars & hyperpigmentation.

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12/28/2021
Sreemoyee

HG retinol

This is another HG which helps with acne, congestion and texture all the while being hydrating and gentle very very minimal irritation considering its high strength.

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03/27/2021
Sarimah

Gentle yet effective

i've been using the 1% retinol booster for about 1.5 years now and it's the only retinol i've tried that's both gentle and effective. i'm 49 yrs old w/ an oily t-zone, large pores, and rosacea prone cheeks & chin. i started out using this one night per week then gradually took a year to build up to every night. my skin looks younger, smoother, & brighter now. just out of curiosity i've tried out a few other brands to see if they worked any better, but they either caused my rosacea to flare up or were too gentle to be effective. i'm sticking w/ the paula's choice retinol booster. i recently started adding the paula's choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant two nights per week in place of the retinol to help clear my pores and have had great results w/ no adverse effects. it's helped my skin look even more clear & radiant.

MN
03/25/2021
Maisara N.

Perfect for first time 1% retinol users

I love this retinol. The consistency is perfect for oily skin. I use it on its own or with moisturizer and it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. This is the first 1% retinol I have used after using 0.5% for the past year.