Affordable Retinol Products Exist! Here Are 7 We Love

August 21, 2020
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
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.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives Night Serum With 0.3% Pure Retinol

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?

CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol Serum

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.

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Cicacream Face Moisturizer Pro Retinol & Centella Asiatica

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.

La Roche-Posay Redermic R Retinol Cream

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.

Vichy LiftActiv Retinol Treatment

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.

Pixi Beauty Retinol Jasmine Cleanser

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.

The Inkey List Retinol Serum

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.

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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