Why You Need Retinol

When the word retinol is dropped with reference to skincare products, I pretty much turn into that emoji with hearts for eyes. I’ve raved about it for a few years now and with good reason.


Retinol is one of the proven ingredients that dermatologists agree fights aging. Not only that, but it combats breakouts and prevents future ones by keeping pores clear and helps to even surface tone and discoloration. What can’t retinol do?! Well it can’t cook me dinner but I’ll live.

Essentially a form of vitamin A, retinol has been around for decades. When I think back to when my skin was most clear, I remember a time period from high school. Lo and behold, it was when I was using a prescription product called Differin Gel which just happens to be in the retinoid family. Wa-lah!

In addition to a being a retinol fangirl, I’m also a verified retinol creep, meaning that I can totally tell when someone is using it and I ask them to confirm. When using a retinol product, skin has a certain tightness and glow to it. But if you don’t like that sort of thing, by all means, move on 😉

So I know you want on the R-train now and if you’ve not traveled it before, it’s definitely something you want to gradually introduce to your routine. I have the perfect, gentle retinol serum for you. Remember my Paula’s Choice skincare review? It’s from that. The oil/gel texture is unlike anything I’ve ever felt, you can use it day or night and it’s supercharged with antioxidants too. You’re probably going to get carded so just be prepared.

Because I love you,  I’m giving you with 20% off Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. Use perk code at checkout, k? I’m not the only one feeling Paula because here’s my fellow Power Primper, Perilously Pale’s recommendation.

Thanks to Paula’s Choice and Pretty in My Pocket (PRIMP!) for making this post possible!


  1. Ann-Charlotte

    03/17/2015 at 2:07 PM

    Confession: you convinced me! I just bought this. I can’t wait to see the results 🙂

  2. Paula's Choice Skincare Empties -

    07/30/2015 at 3:31 PM

    […] Skin Recovery Moisturizer This night time moisturizer got me through the winter for sure. It’s mega hydrating and soothing. Now that it’s summer and my skin isn’t as dry, and the tube is nearly gone, I just like to apply it to my neck, an area that is often neglected! I really like that this is a night cream that isn’t packaged in a jar. The tube packaging is much more sanitary as you aren’t dipping potentially dirty fingers into it and introducing so much air to it every time you apply. Clinical 1% Retinol This retinol treatment has replaced all others for me. I tried going back to this one, but quickly realized that Paula’s Choice is still my fave. I love the consistency, sanitary airless pump and of course the results. I love that retinol not only addresses wrinkles but also my dark spots, pore size and breakouts. If you aren’t using a retinol and are concerned with any of those, put this in your cart right now. You won’t find a better 1% retinol treatment for $55. Read more on why I love myself some retinol here. […]

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