Retinol might sound scary, but adding a retinol cream or serum to your skincare routine has been proven to not only reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also to help prevent them forming. As well as their wrinkle-busting promises, retinol can help with uneven skin tone, texture and pore size. We have picked out our 3 favourite retinol formulas that your skin will most definitely thank you for.
– A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Newbies beware: This is not one to excessively slather on. A pro-strength formula powered by 5% retinoid, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol, and 0.5% blue-green algae – in other words, this sh*t is strong. We’d advise incorporating it into your routine after you’ve stayed faithful to a lower percentage for at least a few weeks. However, you can expect incredible results in a very short space of time, so it’s 1000% worth the wait.
– Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Skin Resurface Cream
If you’re buying your first retinol cream this is a great place to start. It contains Retinol RA (rapid action), which means it converts to retinolic acid faster. This will give quicker results and is also less likely to cause irritation on the skin.
– No B.S. Retinol Night Cream
No B.S. is an indie brand that has just launched on Feel Unique in the UK. Their Retinol Night Cream contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to help keep skin hydrated, while doing the work on your fine lines.