7 OTC Retinol Products That Deserve a Spot in Your Anti-Aging RoutineOctober 27, 2021
Retinol is a powerful anti-aging ingredient that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and can be found in both prescription and over-the-counter formulas. Consult with your dermatologist to see what’s right for you. If the latter category is the winner, keep reading. Ahead, we rounded up seven of our favorite OTC retinol products that don’t compromise efficacy for accessibility.
While retinol does wonders when it comes to smoothing out uneven skin texture, it’s also known to be a bit drying on the skin. This is where this pressed night moisturizer from L’Oréal Paris comes in. It contains niacinamide and a soothing complex and will leave your skin silky and supple.
This three-in-one serum cream formula acts as a retinol serum, a night cream and an eye cream. It also contains a super berry-blend and is designed to help address under-eye dark circles, fine lines and crow's feet.
Ceramides and peptides and retinol, oh my! This super potent formula is designed to keep wrinkles at bay (even deep ones) and helps revive elasticity in the skin. It also helps minimize the appearance of large pores.
For a cult-favorite retinol skincare pick, try this option with 0.5% pure retinol to help diminish wrinkles, lines and discoloration. The formula also works to refine the appearance of large pores and minimize blemishes for problematic skin types.
This serum contains gradual release retinol that helps enhance efficacy and tolerability. With thermal spring water and niacinamide, the formula also helps soothe and hydrate skin.
Infused with retinol and hyaluronic acid, this formula is suitable for all skin types. It helps restore the skin overnight and also contains coQ10 for increased firmness and buoyancy.
Even out your skin tone and texture with this retinol formula from Fig.1. It’s made for beginner retinol users and has a creamy, lightweight texture. Use this at night and your skin will feel like velvet by morning.
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