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SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Refining Night Cream smooths and clears away your skin issues, while still being gentle and non-irritating on your skin. It uses a stabilized formula and advanced delivery system for optimal results. Ideal for those with aging, hyperpigmented or acne-prone skin.
Who is this for?
Ideal for those with aging, hyperpigmented or acne-prone skin.
Smooth a small amount onto the skin at night after cleansing.
Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Alcohol Denat., Pentylene Glycol, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Peg-7 Isostearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Retinol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Bisabolol, BHT, Laureth-7, Trisodium Edta, Propylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis Leaf / Sage Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Matricaria Flower Extract, Propyl Gallate.
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I've been using Retin-A for a decade- sensitive skin with Melasma, 50yo; but when I moved to a higher altitude a few years ago my cheeks became more sensitive, dry and red. I was using 1% strength and, after changing my regimen with new products I saw no results, the dryness came back every so often. My esthetician suggested the Retin-A cream wasn't good quality- I was using my dermatologist's brand!- and I changed to Skinceuticals, lowered the strength and boy what a difference! This product is amazing- glides easily, has a pleasant smell, absorbs quickly and does not irritate my skin or make it more sensitive. Same great results, no added sensitivity, irritation or redness. Will stick with this forever!
Wed Jun 21 17:50:41 BST 2017 by
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This 0.5 retinol is potent, start using as directed and not too frequently to start.
Sat Nov 05 06:19:33 GMT 2016 by
Great product but I prefer the 1% version. It just is more effective for my skin. If your skin is too sensitive for it, though, this is also an effective version.
Sat Mar 05 01:24:50 GMT 2016 by
I am just beginning to use this product. Go slow! I am using just once a week because it is so powerful. The first use made me peel some. Definitely, use as directed, just the pea size amount! I had a few pimples on my chin area after the first use too. The second use was fine, no acne. My skin does look radiant. Use the sunscreen too!
Thu Jan 28 07:06:07 GMT 2016 by
This is an excellent product for anyone wishing to add a Retinol product to their skincare routine!
Tue Dec 15 06:39:58 GMT 2015 by
Awesome product! Love love this! Works so well to remove dark spots and smooth skin!
Tue Oct 20 07:28:37 BST 2015 by
I try other OTC retinol products, some that are even more expensive than this one, and I always return to Skinceuticals. This is an excellent retinol that does not irritate my skin and gives results. It helps with my hormonal acne and does help with minimizing fine lines.
Fri Sep 25 23:09:46 BST 2015 by
I like this retinol, but having used retinol products before I am looking forward to upgrading to the 1% when I'm finished. I think for the price you get a lot of product! I will continue to purchase.
Mon Sep 21 04:39:29 BST 2015 by
This product is suitable for all skin type. Recommend to use it at nighttime.
Wed Aug 12 09:52:58 BST 2015 by
I have used a prescription product for years for my retinol night cream. I read about this product - & because of my trust in Skinceuticals - I placed an order for this. I so love this cream. I prefer it to my prescription cream!
Wed Jun 24 02:48:44 BST 2015 by
When I first started using this product, it caused some dryness and peeling. After a few weeks, my skin got used to it and now I won't live without this. I use it once or twice a week at bedtime. My skin looks fabulous the next day: smaller pores and fresher, younger looking skin.
Sat Jun 20 10:20:21 BST 2015 by
- skin has a bit reacted negatively to usage 3-5 times per week
- no visible improvement to skin texture (pores on nose) and pigmentation (cheeks)
- slight itchiness on select part of face with extremely mild peeling
Wed Jun 03 13:06:23 BST 2015 by
I use this a few times a week and on nights before important events. My skin definitely looks younger and fresh the mornings after I use it. I have never experienced any dryness or irritation.
Fri Apr 24 01:49:49 BST 2015 by
I have been using the Skinceuticals Retinol .5 for about 5 months. When I first started using it, it made my skin red and irritated, but I was using it every night which is a no-no. You have to start out slowly with this product. I've since discovered that my tolerance level is 3 times a week. I am seeing amazing results with my skin and will continue to use this product. Everyone needs a retinol and this is an excellent product, one of the best and strongest on the market.
Tue Feb 17 15:45:06 GMT 2015 by
So far so good. Retinol seems to be the one staple in my assortment of products that I continue to use and reorder. It seems to really help with the texture of my skin. I do get better results when I use the .5 every day rather than when I tried using 1.0 strength and would get super dry and have to use it every 2 or 3 days. A little goes a long way. I also make sure I use a good moisturizer and SPF because my face will definitely get more red if I'm outside and have been using the retinol.
Tue Feb 10 07:59:35 GMT 2015 by
I think you have to start out slowly--maybe only using this 2xs a week otherwise , your skin becomes red and Very DRY. I haven't gone beyond that stage so, I don't know what to expect. I'm hoping only good things for my skin.
Tue Feb 03 17:27:02 GMT 2015 by
I have sensitive skin and, therefore, only use this product every other night. Initially, I did experience some dryness and a little redness, but now my skin has adjusted to the product. My skin texture has improved and it has helped with the appearance of a few wrinkles. I know there are no magic, fix it all products! Overall, I like this retinol and will continue to use it. I apply Skinceuticals Overnight cream over the product for super hydration.
Sat Sep 13 05:03:14 BST 2014 by
Used first every 72 hours because I have sensitive skin and must admit second time I used really had large red areas on my face because I used too much. A pinkie finger nail amount is enough for entire face. That being said, I finally got to daily applications without reactions and am now have purchased the 1% as my original tube of .5% has gone after months of application. My skin is amazing. Wrinkles and pours shrinking. Love this product
Sun Sep 07 00:40:45 BST 2014 by
I have only been using this cream for a couple of weeks, so it's early to talk about results. First off, do not be afraid of older reviews that states the packaging (pump) is awful. It's been changed and the cream now comes in a small aluminum tube. Application is very easy, the cream glides on the skin, thanks to extensive use of silicons in the formula. I have normal skin, neither dry nor oily, and sometimes haven't used any moisturizer with it, without problems. I usually do, however, because it wouldn't be enough in the long term. My current PM regimen is - when coming home, remove makeup and clean - apply SC retinol 0.5 - then before going to bed, B5 serum and SC overnight cream AGE eye repair. In the AM : clean (using a gentler cleanser), apply CE Ferulic, wait a few minutes then SC daily moisturizer and AGE eye repair, then sunscreen. My skin is loving it (except the AGE eye repair cream). I used the retinol cream every other night for the first week, but I didn't have any reaction to it at all, so I'm now using it every night. Still not reaction, and no dryness. I will probably upgrade to a mild retin-a cream soon, if my derm accepts to prescribe it, otherwise the 1% retinol when this tube runs off. One start down because there is quite a lot of silicons in it - which is bad for the environement, and can be pore-clogging for some people.
Thu May 22 07:00:00 BST 2014 by
I called in before purchasing this product to see if I could use this on alternate nights from my M2 Skin Refinish, the advice that was given that I could go ahead with that. When I asked about the packging and issues with the pump and that I had gone onto the SC official website to see that the packaging had been changed and improved to a proper tube (like tazorac retinol would come if you got a script from your doctor)...the picture has not been updated here and I thought twice about getting the product..I recieved it yesterday in the 'tube'..will review results in 2 weeks time :)
Mon Aug 13 07:00:00 BST 2012 by
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SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 30ml