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SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 improves your skin's texture with an ultra-gentle yet effective form of stabilized retinol, which increases cell turnover to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. This formula features three forms of vitamin A, in a microparticle delivery system, to enhance skin texture through exfoliation and skin regeneration.
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Retinol Complex 0.5 appropriate for all skin types pre-conditioned by using Retinol Complex .25 or another retinoid product.
Retinol Complex 0.5 is designed to fill the gap between Tri-Retinol and Tri-Retinol ES.
Please Note: Formulated with Squalane that is plant derived.
Apply a single pump to face in the evening. If you have never used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Mild redness, peeling and irritation is expected when using this product. Use daily sun protection with SPF 20 or higher during use of this product. Avoid getting in eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.
CAUTION: Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.
Retinol (vitamin A) is vital for the formation of healthy skin. This also helps smooth dry, thick, and rough skin.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
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Not a fan of this product but I don't think it's the product. My skin is very sensitive and this product tore my skin up. It was red and itchy and hurting all at the same time! It actually made me look older until my skin returned to normal. I realize skin must adjust to this product so I will try it again soon.
Thu Apr 13 13:31:33 BST 2017 by
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Easy to apply, spreads great.
Thu Oct 27 17:36:22 BST 2016 by
No skin irritation. The consultant helped me pick the correct level to use and gave thorough instructions on use!
Thu Aug 11 02:33:48 BST 2016 by
I have only been using a week so I am not sure of the long term benefits yet but it is a very potent retinol and at the same time it does not seem to leave my skin as red and dry as other retinols I have tried in the past .
Tue Jul 19 10:20:35 BST 2016 by
I use this product every night after my serum. I can see my dark spots have been faded. My skin is not irritated. I think I might have to go up to 1.0 to see more improvement.
Fri Jun 10 18:00:16 BST 2016 by
I have been using this product for just under 3 months. I worked up to every night. Skin is looking good.
Wed Mar 09 03:23:50 GMT 2016 by
I like the .5 so much I ordered again before I needed it. I was told the shelf life is 2 years. I Couldn't pass up the sale price.
Thu Feb 04 02:39:23 GMT 2016 by
I'm back to using the .5 I will use every other night. My deep lines have really improved and my age spot on my cheek has really faded. I am using a program of Skinmedica and Skinceuticals. So far so good. It has only been 5 weeks and I am very pleased.
Tue Feb 02 19:45:24 GMT 2016 by
I started with the .5 and had very few problems. Just a bit of dryness that went away after a few days. Went to the 1. Made the mistake of 2 nights in a row. I look like I have a bad sunburn. 3 days later my face was swollen even my eyes. Just like if you got a bad burn from the sun. Did not use it on my lids only the lower orbit bones. Will send back the 1 for the .5. Saw a nice change in my skin until the more powerful stuff burned me.
Sun Jan 17 04:36:59 GMT 2016 by
My skin looks great! People have told me my skin looks great! Will try higher strength.
Sat Jan 16 05:16:09 GMT 2016 by
I've been using the .25 SkinMedica Retinol for almost a year, every other night. Once I ran out I decided to go up to the .50. I have had some very slight peeling (not very obvious) around my cheekbones and bridge of my nose, but it takes almost 2 days for that to appear at all.
The product goes on very smoothly and absorbs very quickly, even on my combination/oily skin. I'm going to try to get back to using this every other night but may have to apply moisturizer over the top to get to that point.
Thu Jan 14 20:02:06 GMT 2016 by
When I first used this item, my skin did peel slightly. Now I am using it every other night, no more peeling and my skin seems to be a little more firm. Yay!
Sat Jan 02 23:23:59 GMT 2016 by
Product must be working. People comment that I look younger than 66 years old! May try the 1.0 next.
Wed Dec 16 00:00:05 GMT 2015 by
Only Retinol I've been able to use. Great results no redness or burning itch
Thu Oct 29 13:29:37 GMT 2015 by
I have Rx Retin A but I much prefer this product. Results with no peeling! I later purchased the 1.0 formula and I now alternate it with the .5. Highly recommend!
Mon Sep 21 23:53:06 BST 2015 by
Loving the.5 retinol is a perfect strength for cell turnover without looking like you have a sunburn.
Mon Aug 10 05:59:09 BST 2015 by
I have been using this product for over a year now. My skin is quite sensitive however the .25 is fine and I'm seeing great results without the peeling and redness that other retinols have given me. I just repurchased two more bottles as I plan on using this indefinitely.
Tue Aug 04 02:42:56 BST 2015 by
Love this product. It does not dry out my skin as other retinol products have in the past. Highly recommend!
Sat Aug 01 07:36:53 BST 2015 by
East Coast gal
After a few days of adjusting, my nightly routine would not be 100% without this great product, Love it
Wed Jul 08 01:54:11 BST 2015 by
Love this product. I see the benefits without having the peeling that the 1.0 retinol caused.
Thu Jul 02 05:42:14 BST 2015 by
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