SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol
Based on 456 reviews
A rich, concentrated antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that restores moisture while defending against environmental stressors and signs of ageing.

SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol

Based on 456 reviews
A rich, concentrated antioxidant serum with an effective but gentle amount of retinol that restores moisture while defending against environmental stressors and signs of ageing.
  • Relieves dryness with superior hydration
  • Antioxidant complex brightens and refines skin
  • Silky-smooth serum texture
  • Use twice daily after cleansing, toning & exfoliating
Skin Types:
Dry Skin
    30 ml
    Travel Size...
Why is it different?
SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum is what your skin needs to be hydrated, softer and younger-looking. This high-performance, silky-smooth serum contains an ideal assortment of beneficial ingredients for dry skin to reestablish a dewy, hydrated glow and improve the appearance of wrinkles. It has a luxuriously rich texture and absorbs easily into skin.
What does it do?
Bathes dry, parched skin in wrinkle-smoothing retinol and hydrating, antioxidant-enriched plant oils. Smooths, softens, and fights the appearance of visible signs of environmental damage and ageing as it helps strengthen skin so it’s better able to resist environmental attack and future signs of ageing. Formulated to be gentle enough for sensitive skin, including for skin prone to eczema.
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), Dimethicone (hydration), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (olive oil/antioxidant/emollient), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Retinol (skin-restoring), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (antioxidant), Tocotrienols (antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrodemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Tetrahydrobisdemethoxydiferuloylmethane (antioxidant), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (green tea extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (grape oil/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf Extract (bearberry extract/antioxidant), Stearyl Dimethicone (emollient), Glycine Soja (soybean oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (grape extract/antioxidant/skin-soothing), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/ antioxidant), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Seed Oil (cranberry seed oil/antioxidant), Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil (raspberry oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil (bilberry oil/antioxidant), Elaeis Guineenis Oil (palm oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), SD Alcohol 40 (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Love it!


I was concerned because of my sensitive skin but I absolutely love this product! My face feels so soft and smooth!


Overland Park, KS


Yay retinol!


This serum was my first foray into the world of retinol. Initially nervous about how retinol would affect sensitive skin, I was pleased to find that this product made my skin healthier-looking, hydrated and more radiant.


Richmond VA


Holy Grail


One of the first products I tried from Paula's Choice 4-5 years ago and I'm still amazed by it like the first time I tried it. The thick oil-like texture absorbs quickly but is still gives such a boost of moisture to my dry skin. It has amazing spreadability and never pills, I only need a tiny bit to cover my whole face. This is one of the very few products that never disturbs my eczema even on bad days, yet it has retinol and whole lot of anti-ageing ingredients. Occasionally I'll try new serums but then come back to this one and wonder why I ever tried something else. This one ticks all the boxes from texture to results. Never ever discontinue this serum!




a must have


I wish I would have tried this years ago. Have been with Paula's Choice since late 90's. Potent retinol but still able to use every day, unlike the the clinical strength. Which I couldn't use every day. It has all my favorite antioxidant. You would think that with all the oils in it it would be greasy. When first applied it seems greasy, but it settles into a nice soft glow. Thank you Paula's Choice! Please do change the formula or the tube.!


Brandon, SD




I LOVE this product. It goes on like silk. looks oily, but goes into the skin beautifully. It is so soothing to apply, and chock full of goodness for the skin. I use this at night only, under my night time moisturiser. I won't change from this serum.


Waikato,New Zealand


Love the results


I have been using this for 1 month and it has made such a difference in my skin, Im crossing my fingers for Paula´s Choice not to mess this formula up like they have been doing this past months- Please dont touch this formula!


Calexico CA




I forgot how much I loved this product! It goes on silky and makes my skin feel so soft! I can't use this and the skin recovery moisturizer on its own but I still recommend it to everyone.

Summer stein

Denver, co


My Favorite Paula Product


It glides on and lasts. Gives such a beautiful skin tone to the face, and brightens.


New Mexico


The best for me


I've been using this serum for almost a year, and I noticed a really clear improvement of the overall condition of my skin. At the beginning, I didn't really used it overnight, but now I do so, and the more I use it, the more I think I can' t live without it, lol! Makes my skin (which is normal with a little bit of oily t zone) feel so nice, supple, hydrated and rested. I'll keep using it over and over, I hope they never change the formula. Ladies, just be very careful to remember to use a sunscreen while using this; the retinol on it can leave dark spots over time if you don't protect your skin against the sun after using it.


Northridge, CA




I've tried many,many serums in the past but nothing compares to this -ive now repurchased this product 3 times. Has a lovely silky texture , great for dry , dehydrated skin . I don't think I could ever live without this product





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