The Ordinary has an extensive range of retinol products and this is the most gentle in the line.
Paula’s Choice is a budget friendly good quality skincare brand. I don’t love all of the products but I do really like this formula.
There’s lots to love about this retinol from Alpha-H. It makes the list because:
Despite a lot of flowery sales language which I don’t like, because it misleads the average consumer. I do really like this product.
From their marketing team “This anti-aging face and neck serum with pure retinol leaves skin feeling smoother, hydrated, and renewed. As a result, the look of lines, wrinkles and premature sun damage is reduced. This retinol serum combines concentrated pure retinol and vitamin B3 for optimal effectiveness while also being suitable for sensitive skin.”
It does deliver and is really nicely formulated.
The claim on this product is” Formulated with our highest concentration of pure retinol, this potent retinol cream visibly reduces wrinkles with virtually no irritation. This award-winning formula visibly diminishes premature sun damage and is gentle enough for sensitive skin”. I have used this retinol many times and it is very gentle yet potent.
Medik8 do in my opinion the best retinols on the market. I did hesitate to recommend them because Medik8 is not the easiest brand to buy in the USA.
Medik8 do a range of retinols from this one which is the most gentle right up to Retinol 10TR.
This is the one I recommend the most for new to retinol users.
As well as retinol this formula contains: