Affordable Retinol Products Exist! Here Are 7 We Love
Retinol is a powerful anti-ager that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. But sometimes it can seem like you can only find potent retinol products behind department store beauty counters and skin-care websites, which can take a toll on your wallet. In order to let your bank account breathe a little, we rounded up seven affordable retinol product options to get your or wrinkle-preventative routine started sans the costly investments.
For a potent overnight retinol serum, look no further than the Derm Intensives Serum With 0.3% Pure Retinol by L’Oréal Paris. It contains a high concentration of stabilized retinol, plus glycerin and hyaluronic acid to ensure that the skin is left feeling balanced and comfortable. To begin incorporating this into your routine, start using it two nights a week in week one, and gradually increase the frequency to nightly use by week three if you don’t notice any irritation. Oh, and did we mention it’s less than $40?
The Skin Renewing Retinol Serum works to protect the skin barrier with an encapsulated form of retinol that you can apply daily. It’s fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.
This anti-wrinkle and skin barrier repair cream works to resist signs of aging, firm the skin and hydrate. It’s free of fragrance and parabens and has an extremely lightweight, grease-free finish that leaves skin feeling plumped, moisturized and taught.
The Redermic R Retinol Cream by La Roche-Posay contains a combination of pure retinol, lipo-hydroxy acid the renowned La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water in one affordable anti-aging cocktail.
The Liftactiv Retinol Concentrate by Vichy contains a combination of hyaluronic acid and the brand’s highest retinol concentration for a treatment that is designed for normal to combination skin types.
If you want to skip the step of serum all together but still reap the benefits of retinol, try the Pixi Retinol Jasmine Cleanser. In addition to retinol, this soothing cream cleanser is infused with ceramides to lock in moisture and help prevent the dryness that retinol can sometimes cause.
A very small amount of this serum goes a long way. It contains a slow-release formula of 1% stable retinol and 0.5% granactive retinol. The best part? It’s only $10.
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