SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
Based on 612 reviews
A skin-renewing antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that helps develop a balanced-looking complexion while helping defend against environmental stressors.

SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

Based on 612 reviews
A skin-renewing antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that helps develop a balanced-looking complexion while helping defend against environmental stressors.
  • Replenishes and improves skin’s appearance
  • Antioxidants soothe and recondition skin
  • Weightless gel formula
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating
Skin Types:
Combination Skin, Oily Skin


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    30 ml
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum has a unique texture with a soft, light feel that supplies skin with an exciting mix of antioxidants and retinol to help soothe skin, unclog congested pores and visibly improve the appearance of wrinkles and uneven skin tone. This revitalising serum amplifies your skin’s hydration and fends off environmental assault for a refreshed, more even-looking complexion.
What does it do?
Delivers an invisible layer of retinol and age-fighting antioxidants to ease the appearance of first signs of ageing. It also hydrates and helps defend skin against environmental assault. This cutting-edge formula helps to balance and revitalise skin, leading to a healthier, more normal-looking appearance.
How to use
Smooth a few drops onto face, neck and eye area before moisturising (or use alone). For optimal results, use AM and PM. For daytime, follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 15 or greater.
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Product Ingredients Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Isododecane (texture-enhancing), Cyclohexasiloxane (hydration), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (texture-enhancing), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A/antioxidant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient/texture-enhancing), Retinol (antioxidant/skin-restoring), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis Astaxanthin Extract (antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant), Salix Alba Leaf Extract (willow extract/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract (heather extract/antioxidant), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract (cranberry extract/antioxidant), Rubus Idaeus Fruit Extract (raspberry extract/antioxidant), Betula Alba Bark Extract (white birch extract/antioxidant), Glycine Soja Oil (soybean oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Silica (texture-enhancing), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

This product works!


I have been using this for two weeks now. It has helped clear my congested skin. My skin a lot clearer. I like that this product has some natural ingredients and it is not all chemicals. I am so glad for Paula's Choice products. I look forward to trying more.


Birmingham, AL


This works!


I put this on before bedtime and I wake up with smoother skin!


Birmingham, AL


Happy to have found this product!


I am super satisfied with this serum, I loved the RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum in the winter, but it is too greasy for me once the heat of summer arrives. This product is perfect as my pores are finally getting unclogged with the retinol, yet it is gentle enough to not cause any problems. It applies really well - a tiny amount goes a long way, so this tube will last me the whole season. Very happy to be able to continue to use Retinol as the 1% Clinical version is too strong for me.


Toronto, Canada


Excellent eye primer. Must have item.


I have used this product for 3 years daily around my eyes. The silicone base conceals and softens wrinkles around the eyes unlike any product I've ever used. I apply before my concealer. I'm 56 and I do have crows feet. My 30 year old daughter is jealous that I don't have wrinkles around my eyes.




I love this product!


I love this product I am using it every night before going to bed and I find it amazing! My skin looks relaxed and fresh in the morning. In love with PC products!



Use this daily; I love it!


I first tried Paula's antioxidant serum back when there was just one that came in a white tube. It was too oily for me, and made me break out (I had oily skin). Because of that experience, I was hesitant to try the newer ones. But I'm so glad that one year ago, I ordered this Skin Balancing version. I've had no bad reactions to the small dose of retinol, and best of all, it doesn't cause me to break out. Some people don't seem to like the texture, but I leaves a silky feel that dries completely matt (more matt than the Resist Weightless version), but it allows other products to effortlessly slide on top, whether it's sunscreen, makeup, or whatever. One tube was too dry and rubbery, but they replaced it without a hitch. Sometimes the product "separates"; shaking may be required. I've never noticed any kind of odor. I prefer to use the Resist Weightless version around my eyes for the extra moisture. I use this on the rest of my face day and night, unless I'm using the Wrinkle Repair Retinol in the evening. I love this product, and don't want to be without it. My only complaint is that the price seems to go up every time I buy it. Getting really expensive for this retired senior because it doesn't lasts long. Still love this, and will use it as long as I can afford it.


San Jose, CA


Skin balancing serum


have oily acne prone skin. Got this with the advanced skin balancing line. I love this serum. I only use this in the am as I use a different serum at night. I agree with other posters that this feels similar to a dry oil. It feels weird at first on ur fingers but feels nice on my face. Vey light and absorbs fast into skin. Leaves your skin looking smooth. It works well under my makeup (powder foundation). Started out using this a few times a week (to make sure I wasn't sensitive to retinol) and now I use it every day. I have been using this for about 3 months now and my skin feels and looks so much smoother. Will repurchase!






I tried the sample of this and it felt so amazing on my skin! After it dried my skin felt even more amazing. So soft! I can't wait to purchase this and use it more often!


Sydney, AU




I use this nightly and mix it in with my moisturiser from the Earth range. the effects are instant and my skin looks brighter after using it. I am really so happy with my skin at the moment with the combination of the Earth range and this antioxidant serum.


Perth, AU




I'm a 23 year old with sensitive combination skin, acne and a little sun damage from years of sports. Since it is never too early to begin an anti aging routine, I was looking for a serum with a gentle amount of retinol and this fit the bill perfectly!! I started using it at night and within a week it made a noticeable difference on my skin. My skin is SO smooth, glowing, even toned and I noticed it even helped reduce my acne a little! I travel a lot for work and cannot always bring my entire PC skincare with me but this is the one product I always bring. The texture might be a little unusual for some people but, like previous comments have said, you should give it a little shake before you apply! This has become my holy grail PC product and will always reorder.


Baton Rouge



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