RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System Review

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You’ve probably seen the commercials for the RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System. That’s largely because RoC is a trusted skincare brand. So many have used RoC products with success.

In fact, when I told my mom that’d I’d be trying out the RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System, she was super jealous. That’s pretty much the only time she’s been visibly envious of the many products I get to try as a beauty blogger.

I had to see what all the fuss was about. Up to this point, I’d never owned a single RoC product. But does this new AM/PM, wrinkle-reducing moisturizing kit live up to the RoC reputation?

RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

The kit comes with two products, in two steps:

  • Step 1: Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC Retinol
  • Step 2: Resurfacing Serum with E-Pulse Technology

RoC suggests using this kit whenever you’d use a facial moisturizer, whether once or twice a day. For me, that’s once after showering and once before bed.

Both come in 1.0 fl. oz. tubes that should last a month, depending on how often (and how much) you use them.

The Anti-Wrinkle Treatment comes in a white cream. You smooth it over your entire face as the first step of the resurfacing system.

Be warned: this stuff stings. You’ll feel it tingling on your skin. This was especially the case when I used it right after getting out of a hot shower. FYI, this is normal. RoC even tells you about it on their website. It’s caused by the retinol in the product.

Still, if you don’t like a stinging sensation, then you may want to avoid this.

As for it’s anti-wrinkle properties, I did notice a very slight reduction in the fine lines under my eyes. It wasn’t a super drastic change, but just enough that I noticed it.

The Resurfacing Serum is supposed to “boost skin’s radiance.”

You smooth this dark gray serum on your face right after using the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment.

The Resurfacing Serum is greasy. In fact, it reminded me so much of grease on only because of the consistency, but the color as well. That dark, milky gray was a little off-putting. But, once smoothed onto my skin, I didn’t mind it so much. The color disappeared.

Keep in mind, this stuff will be way too greasy for those with oily skin. If you have oily skin, but still want to use this, leave it for nighttime use only. It’ll make your face far too slick if you use it in the morning before you start your day.

As for brightness, I noticed a change for this step of the process as well. While it didn’t necessarily even out my skin tone or reduce dark spots, it did make my face seem brighter overall.

The Final Verdict

The RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System did exactly what it promised, even though it was only on a small scale (which gives it massive points). However, this kit isn’t for everyone. It may be too abrasive for those with super-sensitive skin, and too greasy for those with oily skin.

Also, the scent was a tad much to me. It smelled a bit like soap and chemicals (just the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment, though. The Resurfacing Serum appeared fragrance-free). For all of these reasons, I give the RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System a…


You can pick this up in drug stores, on eBay and

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