- May 27, 2021
- Words by Beauty Bar
It’s time we all admit it: we’re all scared of retinol. The super ingredient has gotten a bad rap because it takes a while for skin to acclimate to it, and finding the one that works for your skin can be a chore. But it’s worth the effort, we promise. Retinol helps prevent wrinkles and even smooth out existing fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help brighten dull skin, which means brighter and smoother skin for you! It regulates oily skin and minimizes breakout while helping fade dark age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation, moving you towards an even complexion. Retinol can be used as soon as you hit your 20s! Getting ahead of the aging process is always better than trying to undo what time has done.
Summer is the perfect time to test out a retinol serum because we know how sun damage can cause wrinkles and increase oil production. To get you started on your discovery of a retinol that works for you, we’ve compiled the top retinol serums we could find!
Retinol by Robanda’s Advanced Renewal Serum is a pretty good one. If you’ve ever looked into trying out a retinol before, we’re sure you’ve seen Retinol by Robanda mentioned a couple of times… and for good reason! Aside from giving you the benefits of a retinol, the Coenzyme Q10 penetrates the skin so it reduces free radical damage, boosts collagen and elastin production. It helps tone and tighten the skin while soothing, hydrating, moisturizing, and improving the skin texture. This retinol serum makes sure that it doesn’t just tick off all the standard retinol benefits, but it makes sure to hit good skincare marks, as well.
Another great option is Retinol's 6X Super Retinol Serum which helps minimize lines and deep wrinkles, firm and even skin tone, and boost radiance for more vibrant, youthful-looking skin. It has a strong concentration of Vitamin A in their Retinol skincare regimen, but you may not want to hop into an entire regimen if you’re new to the retinol game as it may be too harsh on your skin.
Skincare Cosmetics also made sure that the men are well taken care of with their Retinol Men’s Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum. It focuses on men’s skin needs and has the added benefit of soothing razor burn when you apply it after shaving. So you could have a his and hers serum and turn that into a nightly routine.
Last but not least on our list is The Inkey List Retinol Eye Cream. Specially formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving extra support to your most fragile skin. The beauty of The Inkey List is that they teach you what other creams and serums to combine with your retinol to address specific skin problems so you can easily figure out what products you’re going to need in your cart.
Always remember that retinol is meant to be used in the evening, and not in tandem with any other active skincare ingredients like AHAs and BHAs. Combining any of the retinol serums on our list with other active ingredients may cause more harm than good, and we definitely do not want that to happen. Now we’ve equipped you with knowledge and suggestions, go forth and enjoy all the benefits retinol has to offer!