Skin-changing ingredient Retinol has never been more popular, but where should you include it in your routine? If you’re worried about the potency of this ingredient or just don’t know where to start, we are here to share with you six retinol products for every step of your routine…
Cleansing is of course the first step in any skin care routine and the Foaming Cleanser from VERSO effortlessly lifts away impurities and debris without stripping the skin of its natural oils. It contains VERSO’s patented Retinol 8 Complex which works to brighten and smooth the complexion without irritating it. Skin is left feeling comfortable and prepped for the application of moisturisers and serums.
It’s time to tone so say hello to Instytutum’s latest innovation, the Advanced Retinol Toner. This micro-encapsulated formula ensures maximum efficiency and potency, and contains ultra-stabilised Retinol which penetrates the skin to visibly reduce the premature signs of ageing. It also effectively stimulates cell renewal and collagen production while deeply hydrating the skin and calming redness.
Serums are a great way to incorporate Retinol into your routine as they provide the highest potency of all. The Medik8 Retinol 3TR is an impressive anti-aging serum which contains specialist time-release Retinol which gradually releases into the skin to improve its tone and texture while you sleep. Its gentle formula is easily tolerated and boosts collagen production to create a smoother, more radiant complexion over time.
We love a luxurious moisturiser, especially one that contains Retinol. The Pevonia Micro-Retinol Essential Moisturiser is packed with a high-performance blend of antioxidant ingredients and Retinol which deeply penetrate the skin to effectively smooth wrinkles and uneven texture. When used daily, it promises to brighten stubborn pigmentation and firm prematurely ageing skin for a more youthful appearance.
One of the best times to apply a potent Retinol-infused product is at night, so it can get to work during your skin’s most regenerative phase. The SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 contains encapsulated pure Retinol to brighten the skin and minimise the appearance of pores, post-blemish marks and signs of ageing. It also contains Bisabolol and Boswellia Serrata Extract which calm the skin, helping to minimise inflammation and help the skin adjust cell-stimulating benefits of Retinol.
Prefer to see results fast? Then choose a mask which contains our star ingredient, like the Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask. This potent mask accelerates cell turnover while boosting collagen production to improve the skin’s firmness, all while reducing the appearance of discolouration, blemishes and fine lines. Added Shea Butter and Aloe Vera keep the skin supple and hydrated and, overall, this mask will leave your skin looking more radiant and perfected in just ten minutes.
Retinol products will work wonders for your skin but the ingredient can make it sensitive to sunlight, so always remember to use an SPF every morning to prevent sun-induced inflammation and damage. We also don’t recommend that you use a Retinol-based product in every step of your routine; these are some suggestions for products that can be added to your current routine depending on your skin’s needs.