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Meet the skincare ingredient that needs no introduction…

For all the sleeping beauties out there – Have you ever fantasized of a day when you wake up with a gorgeous skin just with the help of long beauty sleep? Guess that’s no longer a fantasy! Yep. Here’s introducing you to a magical skin ingredient with infinite benefits, that will not only rejuvenate your skin but also tackle any signs of anti-ageing. So, if you are in your mid or late 20’s scroll ahead to know how to choose and use retinol the right way!

How do I choose a retinol?

There are variations of retinol and also different strengths. If you’re just starting out, you should be using a low percentage. A mere 0.3%, is a perfect starting point for beginner and is also a good option for people with sensitive skin. 

If you’re a seasoned retinol user, Medik8 Crystal Retinal 3 is a great option (and one we personally swear by). One of the strongest formulas out there Sunday Riley’s A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum is an incredibly potent, supercharged serum that will get you results fast.

How do you use retinol?

Apply it at night and avoid mixing it with other active skincare ingredients. It can be layered with hyaluronic acid, but try to minimise mixing it with lots of products.

Are there any side effects?

Unfortunately, retinol does come with some side effects, though these can be reduced by choosing the right formula for your skin type and applying it properly. You should always introduce retinol tentatively into your skincare routine at first, then build it up slowly as your skin becomes more tolerant. Initially, begin using it a couple of times a week in smaller doses. As you start to see results and less irritation, you can steadily increase the percentage – but this has to be done over time. Overuse of retinol can cause redness, sensitivity and peeling. Keep in mind that whilst using any product containing retinol you’ll need to apply daily sunscreen.

These are 6 of our favourite retinol formulas that we actually use…

Dr. Sheths Rosehip & retinoid power Emulsion

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Can Retinoids irritate the skin? Yes, But they don’t have to!⠀This Rosehip and Retinoid Power Emulsion with Granactive retinoid is a next-generation anti-ageing and anti-acne product, which delivers the performance of retinol with significantly lower irritation and gets you clear, bouncy skin with none of the fuss!⠀

Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Anti-Wrinkle 0.3% Retinol Lightweight Facial Oil

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Looking to dramatically reduce the appearance of stubborn fine lines and even deep wrinkles? Get better skin in a week with this formula.

Tatat Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil With Vitamin A

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A natural, retinol-powered face oil that minimizes the look of wrinkles, dark circles, pigmentation and targets all signs of ageing with vitamin A from rosehip.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Cicacream 

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This Cicacream strengthens the skin barrier, like a cocoon to shield the skin from internal and external aggressors

Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Serum Triple Correction Eye Serum

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A clinical formula that helps to reduce visible signs of aging around the delicate eye area as well as crepiness on the eyelids.


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If you’re looking for a brightening and anti-aging eye cream you can use morning or night, this one might just be your new go-to


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If you have sensitive or dry skin but want to start using a retinol cream, then this formula may be a match made in heaven for you. Not only does it address wrinkles, dullness, and dark spots, but it also serves as a skin-soothing moisturizer thanks to the addition of lactic acid, an exfoliant and humectant. 

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