Aging skin loses collagen, skin cell turnover slows down and the sebaceous glands produce less sebum causing skin to become drier. As a result, pores can easily become congested with dirt, debris and dead skin cells, or produce excess oil to overcompensate for excessive dryness, leading to breakouts.
Our fast-absorbing formula balances skin by controlling excess oil while gently exfoliating dead skin cells and supporting cell regeneration for clearer, smoother-looking skin. Powered by the brand's proprietary Pause Complex, it also helps firm, lift, brighten, and even-out skin tone, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Women’s Health Beauty Awards: Best serum for combination skin 2021
Twisting the cap to open the serum automatically fills the dropper with just the right amount (the button on top will pop up). Press the button to dispense serum into palm and pat across entire face or just on breakout-prone areas. Follow with moisturizer. Use daily or as needed. May increase sun sensitivity; use of a sunscreen is recommended. Caution: Avoid contact with eyes. For external use only.
Proprietary blend sparks the body’s collagen production.
Helps alleviate skin congestion and reduce breakouts.
Helps moisturize, reduce redness and protect skin.
Gently exfoliates, reduces irritation and improves skin texture.
Aqua/Water/Eau, S. Nigra Bark Extract, Propanediol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Bioflavonoids, Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Papain, Bromelain, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phospholipids, Ribose, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Citrus Junos Peel Oil, Poria Cocos
Polysaccharide, Dimethylaminoethanol Tartrate, Sphingolipids, Glycogen, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Calcium Gluconate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
*Ingredient list may vary. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.
The Detox Serum may be used twice daily, and for best results, should be used continuously as skipping a day of use could allow breakouts to reoccur. The Detox Serum may also be used as a spot treatment.
The dropper is designed to automatically draw up the right amount of product for a full-face application. We recommend dispensing the product into the palm of your hand, patting your hands together and patting the product all over your face and neck or with special attention to active breakout areas versus releasing the contents of the dropper directly onto the face.
Yes, we recommend following the Detox Serum application with a moisturizer like our Collagen Boosting Moisturizer, since they were developed to work synergistically with one another to deliver optimal results.
Yes, because breakouts often go hand-in-hand with skin irritation or inflammation, following the Detox Serum application with a soothing, calming moisturizer like our Moisture-Lock Ultra Hydrator is ideal, since they were developed to work synergistically with one another to deliver optimal results.
Our Pause products were specifically designed to work across most skin types, skin tones and ethnicities.
Because of the importance of collagen for skin elasticity, tone and texture as we age, all Pause products contain our proprietary Pause Complex, designed to help spark the body’s production of collagen and improve skin density and hydration. The Detox Serum’s lightweight formula also includes Willow Bark, Aloe and Broccoli Extract as well as Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes to help soothe and calm skin, fight free radicals and inflammation and gently slough the surface of the skin to dissolve and remove dead skin cells, thereby helping your complexion stay clear.
Midlife breakouts require a slightly different approach than the breakouts you had in your teens since skin tends to get thinner and drier as you age. That’s why we developed a formula that helps protect against drying while treating and preventing breakouts.
Yes! All Pause products are vegan, Non-GMO, gluten-free, hormone-free, cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certified and made in the USA with Well-Aging® ingredients sourced from around the globe.
The Detox Serum may increase sun sensitivity; the use of sunscreen is recommended.
As a first time user, I had to figure out the correct amount to use when using the nozzle. I am not sure if I need to give it some more time to see a difference. So far,it hasn't made me break out or anything like that. I will continue to use.
So with my peri menopausal skin also came asking work hormonal acne! Not cool dealing with acne at 50!!! Needless to say this serum has really helped a lot. I will continue to use in my morning routine!
I've been using this as part of a regimen to help reduce my perimenopausal breakouts. I think it's helping! 4 stars b/c I can't truly be sure it's not something else. I love the twist top instant fill to the dropper.
I can't live without this product. It's like I'm a teen again, but this keeps me from breaking out. I use it morn and night - the best!
its like water and works brilliantly