Why is Retinol important?

If you are looking for that one product to really improve the quality of your skin, to help reduce fine lines and smooth the skin, Retinol is the one for you. It is on the top of dermatologist’s ‘anti-ageing’ list.

Retinol improves cell turnover and stimulates collagen and elastin production. It can increase the appearance of firmness by plumping fine lines and wrinkles. It can improve uneven skin tone, treat pigmentation and smooth the surface of skin. It can also really help with acne and blemishes too.

At what age should you start using Retinol?

While there is no set age to start using Retinol, most dermatologists advise introducing the product as early as your mid-twenties especially if you suffer with dark spots and acne.

How and when should you use Retinol?

It is recommended to use Retinol for 3 months, then take a 3 month break. Research has shown turnover is no longer increased after 3 months of using Retinol. It is best to introduce Retinol serums slowly. So start with once or twice a week, apply a pea-sized amount, to clean and dry skin. Use at night-time and avoiding the eye area. Also remember to wear an SPF if you are using a Retinol to protect from sun damage.

Is it ok for everyone to use?

It is recommended that people with rosacea, eczema or psoriasis should avoid using Retinol as it can be too strong.

Our top three Retinol products

1. The Organic Pharmacy, Retinol Night Serum £30 

2. Goldfaden, Wake-Up Call Overnight Treatment £75 

3. Evolve Beauty, Miracle Facial Oil £30