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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

Description

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The Best Product with Retinol

Perfect for problematic and photo-damaged skin, Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol, the highest concentration currently available, and should be used for advanced treatment of pre-conditioned skin. Designed for maximum efficacy and stability, SkinCeuticals Retinol is formulated with highest concentrations of pure retinol available and enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies. Our retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic- aging. Additionally, they help minimize the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin.

Benefits:

  • Helps reduce appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, ages spots, blemishes, and blotchiness
  • Preserves optimal retinol stability and minimizes erythema commonly associated with the use of retinol
  • Ensures maximum amount of retinol reaches the target siteWill not clog pores and eliminates the need of additional moisturizer

Product Details

Brand:
  • SkinCeuticals
Ingredients:
  • water, cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone, dimethiconol, laureth-4, laureth-23, hydrogenated lecithin, butyorspermum parkii (shea butter), caprylic/capric triglyceride, ceramide 2, ceramide 3, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, hypericum perforatum extract, propylene glycol, allyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polysorbate 20, retinol, BHT, sodium polyacrylate, dimethicone PEG-7 isostearate, glycerin, polyacrylamide, C13-14 isoparaffin, leureth-7, bisabolol. rosa canina leaf extract, silybum marianum fruit extract, passiflora incarnata flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matreicaria) leaf extract, citric acid, methylsothiazolinone, tetrasodium EDTA.

Customer Reviews

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Summary

4.11

4.111

(45 Reviews)

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Best Retinol I've Ever Used

5

I stopped using this product for a few years and BOY did I notice a difference in my skin. I suffered from more breakouts (despite skin on the dryer side) and my skin lacked the glow that it used to have. And now that it doesn't come in that annoying pump that pumped out tiny amounts and didn't work half the time...it's perfect! I LOVE the new packaging even though I probably use more than I need to since it's so easy to dispense. The only con for this product is that it works best if you let it sink in for 30 minutes before applying moisturizer. I tend to wash my face rightbefore bed, so that's kind of annoying. If you've never used retinol before, start with the .5 forumula and work up to the 1.0. Trust me!

22 May 2014 by

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The Best

5

I've tried many retinol products, and this is the only one that works for me. I have extremely oily acne prone skin, but had almost immediate results with this product. Don't forget to use a good sunscreen during the day. This product is will worth the price.

1 February 2014 by

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I fail at Retin A's

4

I tried using this 2x a week and had such peeling and redness that I cut it back to one time a week on Saturday nights. By Tuesdays I have peeling and redness. The good news to take away is that this is a "real" retin A as this is the same reaction I had to prescription meds. I am hoping to build up tolerance eventually. But for those who can tolerate the cream, it is a good value and legitimate. Just make sure to wait 20 minutes after application before you use a moisturizer.

18 August 2013 by

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A Skincare must have

5

This product is amazing. I use it every night before bed and it has has helped to minimize my pores and soften fine lines. I use to have a deep furrow line between my brows and now it has disappeared. A little goes a long way so it is cost effective as well.

20 May 2013 by

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Not so much, literally

1

I really love this product line. But user be ware if you have sensitive skin test it first for several uses in a very small area. I used as directed and looked like I had a peel for days.

3 March 2013 by

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My favorite product!

5

I have been using SkinCeuticals Retinol for years and I really believe in this product. It makes my skin smooth and glowing. I use it nightly, let it soak in for half an hour and then apply moisturizer. You will wake up to beautiful, glowing skin in the morning! I swear it helps keep the wrinkles away! New bottle design is the best!

8 December 2012 by

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Not as strong as I would like

3

I bought this instead of my usual Green Cream for an over the counter retinol choice thinking this would provide the same results, but this is not near as powerful as Green Cream, I think it's a bit stronger then Roc Retinol but that isn't saying much.

15 August 2012 by

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All-star

5

This is the retinol product I come back to time and time again. It doesn't make my skin too oily like many other retinols do, and while it is strong, it doesn't irritate my skin or dry it out. And the new packaging makes it seem like you are getting twice as much product for the same price. Love, love, love.

5 July 2012 by

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Effective but gentle

5

I have sensitive skin, but need a good anti-ager and have tried lots of retinol products. Most are either effective but irritating or gentle but not effective. This product is first rate. I highly recommend it as part of a skin treatment program to fight the signs of aging.

13 June 2012 by

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Product great, packaging terrible!

1

I ordered a total of 4 bottles of this product and none of the pumps work. So unfortuate because the product is wonderful. Very disappointed and frustrating.

27 January 2012 by

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

5

When I first started using Skinceuticals retinol 1.0 my skin got real red and peeled. It peeled for days. I almost gave up. I stuck in there and now I get so so many complements! It has done wonders for my skin! The only bad thing is that the bottle is a poor design. The last bottle I received I had to send back because the product would not even come out. I would say about 75% of the time the product comes out when I first order it. I will say I will continue to use this cream! If it doesn't come out I will send it back and get a new one. I am a 35 year old woman that freckles easily and worshiped the sun and since I have been using it I get carded all the time when I order a drink at the restaurant. I feel awesome!

13 January 2012 by

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SkinCeuticals

5

Very effective product .

4 January 2012 by

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great stuff

5

I have used this product for years. It really helps with wrinkles and making my pores look smaller. I will continue using this until they stop making it, which hopefully they won't!!!!!!!

23 August 2011 by

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won't come out

3

How does one begin to review a product that won't come out of the bottle? I have always been very pleased with all of my skinceuticals purchases--but this one ....It wasn't possible for me to return because I live in Europe and have products sent to my mother and pick them up when I visit--I tried for 3 days and it never came out--I turned it upside down and pumped and pumped--and beat it--finally it came out--but not reliably--now I am a cosmetic bottle mechanic--it works--I like the product so far--but wait until they package it in a new bottle before buying!

17 August 2011 by

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Love that retinol!

5

I've tried a few high-level retinol creams, and I'm a huge fan of this one. It's hard to beat this price when other 1% retinol creams tend to be at least $75. This little guy has worked wonders in terms of brightening, smoothing, and evening skin tone. The pump is a little weird; all four bottles I've gone through have had this issue, allowing for just a tiny amount per pump. But hey, it comes out, and I suppose that's all that matters. I use a pea-sized amount every evening (sunlight renders retinol inactive) just before bed, and voila, a fresh face ensues. This has a lovely texture as well and smoothes easily over my skin. My skin is pretty hearty, but if yours is more sensitive, starting with a lower-level retinol product would be probably be a good idea. This does what it says it will do--not overnight, but with continued use, the results are obvious and worth the wait!

29 July 2011 by

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Hope the company fixes the pump

1

I bought this product two days ago. The pump on the first bottle did not work, so I exchanged it for another...and that one didn't work either!!! I've got bad luck!! However, looking at the reviews here, it looks like this is a common packaging problem for this product. I hope they fix it soon, but for now I'll have to find a different retinol. :(

12 April 2011 by

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Worthwhile with a Bit of Caution

5

You will see results, but just be careful in the beginning; let your skin get used to it.

10 March 2011 by

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By far the best I've tried

5

Over the last few years I've been using numerous retinoids, including Philosophy, Skinmedica and Revision, but until I started using this stuff, I didn't realise how ineffective they were.I've been using this for a couple of months now and my skin has never looked better. I use it every second night as it is quite strong. I had a bit of flaking for the first 6 weeks or so - I never got the flakies with other retinoids - but it's been worth it, as my skin is glowing and people are commenting on how young my skin is looking.If your skin is sensitive, this will probably be too strong for you.

21 October 2010 by

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Awful Pump!

3

The cream itself feels wonderful on my skin, but the pump works poorly from when I first got it. It's going to be impossible to use up all of this product in such a container. I'm happy with the product itself, but there are many other good retinol products out there that are packaged better - avoid this one, for sure!

3 October 2010 by

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Great product, Poor pump

4

I loved this product and what it did for my skin, but soon the pump stopped working. I contacted the company, but they said they didn't know of a problem with it. They should look at the reviews on this site! I will not use the product again because it is a waste of money when the pump stops working. Mine quit working when it was only half empty.

12 August 2010 by

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Love the product - Hate the container

4

I use several Skinceutical products and love the retinol as well but the pump stopped working after about 10 days. I was told to tap the capped bottle upside down about 15 times on a table top to remove trapped air bubbles. Didn't work and ended up sending the bottle back.The product itself is great. Very effective yet gentle enough for my rosacea prone skin.

1 June 2010 by

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Okay but problems with pump

4

It worked on my face. I have oily acne prone face.I had problems with the pump. so I didnt get to use it beyond the 2nd to 3rd week.

13 May 2010 by

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Works great as an occasional treatment.

5

I think Retinol is is one of the few products on the market that actually works. It is quite harsh and I would recommend use only as a spot treatment on dark areas like sun spots, acne spots, hormonal blotches etc. unless you've got some seriously tough skin. It basically peels the top layer of skin off of the area treated and you will get some dry skin & flaking where you use it. You only need a tiny drop, it dispenses a very small amount with a pump, and the bottle lasts a very long time. This is not a permanent treatment of course since sun spots go deep into the skin layers, but it does a better job than microdermabrasion & is less painful. I use this along with the Intense Line Defense & follow up with the Epidermal Repair which is awesome for treated skin. Skinceuticals makes very good products and the prices are not quite as ridiculous as some other brands.

26 March 2010 by

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Good Cream, Bad Pump

4

I've tried many different brands of retinol treatments over many years, and, for me, some are amazing, some are average, some are poor. Skinceuticals 1.0 is "average" for me, because it does all the things it's supposed to do, but it took longer to get less improvement than I see with others. The thing I noticed the most was that Skinceuticals didn't give me the "glow" I get from other retinols. It definitely kept my skin smooth, healthy, plumped, and clear, but it seemed more like maintenance than improvement. I've had 2 bottles where the pump simply quit working after two weeks of use. It's hard to get cream out even when the pump does work, so this is probably the worst packaging I've ever seen for a product that creates high expectations.

25 March 2010 by

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How to fix pump!

4

I love this product...however, the pump stopped working on my 2nd week! TIP: Pull the top white part off and run it under hot water then pump the stick part that is left for a bit. You will feel when it is working. Dry the top part off and put it back on the pump and it should work. Good Luck!

16 February 2010 by

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Does Not Work =(

1

Sorry...I expected a lot from this product. However, I am disappointed. After a month of usage, I have not seen any improvement on my dark pigmented scars...They're still there!!

6 January 2010 by

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"Retinol Delighted You Found Your Way Back To Me!"

5

This is a class "A" product for those who may use Retinol without it being harsh to their skin.I just started using it in the evenings prior to bedtime before my night moisturiser.(You must wait 30 minutes prior to applying your next creme afterwards.)I was totally surprised with the fragrance and lightness of the creme along with the ease for handling a retinol product.I am originally from Jamaica, West Indies, where we may get Retinol very easily from a physician. so I am rather familiar with the substance itself. (Stateside most insurance companies will not pay for pure Retinol if you over eighteen, unless it is precertified by your company with a physician's request.) Even then, many insurers will not pay for it as they know women use it for a beauty treatment which may be quite costly out of pocket.I have used topical cremes and gels in the past, some very well known brands. However, they did not smell all that good and were a bit sticky even though they worked well.With SkinCeuticals, it is amazing how they get the creme to have the consistency and strength combined in an easy pump bottle with the texture and fragrance so pleasant.The trick with retinol is to acclimate your skin to it. I suggest using it as the Brand suggests start off slowly, then increase your applications per week. Since I have used Retinol previously I know what my skin may tolerate. I have had not one day of redness, nor burning sensation and after a week I notice a difference with my wrinkles.The trick is to apply the contents very lightly dab it in gently and give it some time to penetrate the sodimeters of the skin. In my experience, I have had friends who applied it to heavily thinking it would work faster, I feel it is just the opposite. The less you apply until your skin adjusts, the less reddening, peeling and harshness your face will have to experience.I have never had those reactions with Retinol as I use it in small amounts and apply common sense along with the treatment.I beleive this a great product as I said for those who may have the ability to bear the ingredients.I go to a renowned Dermatologist in NYC and his Office only sells high end products. SkinCeuticals is among them and more costly than SkinStore.I went to my physician for medical reasons, not beauty treatments so I never thought to purchase the Retinol there. Now, since I have been in NYC with all the pollution, smokers and dust about I am starting to get a bit of wrinkles I did not have before. So I thought it best to try the Retinol once again Stateside. I am thrilled with the effects so far and highly recommend this item for anyone who wants to renew their skin, NEVERTHELESS, please make sure to follow all the companies advice and you will not regret the purchase.This is another product at SkinStore I found to be priced reasonably, albeit, it is a small bottle, hence, one needs to use a tiny drop each time.

16 July 2009 by

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Pump is defective!

1

I got this today and was excited to try it during my evening beauty routine. To my disappointment, the pump dispenser didn't work. For an expensive and high end product, the simple expectation of a working pump is not too much to ask. It HAS to go back!

26 February 2009 by

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Great product

5

I'm giving a guys point of view and think this is great on wrinkles and crows feet, yes guys get them too. I started using every night even though it suggested to only start with two nights until you got used to it. I didn't have any negative effects like dry skin or peeling. I noticed a difference in my appearance right away. I also have oily skin and this product didn't make me break out or feel greesy on my face.

31 January 2009 by

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Great product, horrible container!

1

I wrote a glowing review of the product. After 6 weeks I am disgusted. The pump bottle does not work anymore. I still use the product every other day so there is plenty left. Last night the bottle gave me one small sqirt and then nothing. Tonight a smaller sqirt and then nothing! I can not get anything more out of the bottle. Yes, I will open the top and get more lotion out. But. I paid $52.00 I expect better. Now I will not buy this again. Philosophy and Affirm have retinol products with better containers!!

5 January 2009 by

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It does work!!!

5

I am a skin care junkie. I must admit i use a product until it is gone and skip to the next one. I know i need to give them more time but I can't help it. I read the reviews about this and knew I needed to use very little. I use it every other night. On the other night I use Roc deep wrinkle Yes, this does make your skin peel. I use spf 30 during the day and my skindoes feel more sensitve after using this. after 2 weeks of using I looked in the mirror today andmy skin looks better!! The 1 oz. bottle looks smaller than others of the same size, but you use so little every couple of days it should last a long time. I will probably reordr this.

22 November 2008 by

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Great Product, BUT!!!

4

The pump bottle is horrible. You have to pum a million times to get a tiny bit of cream out, and when you get down near the end, you have to pry the top off and use a Cotton swab to ge the rest. I love the Tube Afirm uses, and I can use it to the last drop.

7 September 2008 by

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Miracle!

5

I used this for the first time ever 5 days ago. I didn't notice much except that my skin was way more sensitive in the sunlight - so I took precautions. I put it on for the 2nd time in a week last night after some mild peeling after day 4. As soon as it sunk in, I saw a noticeable difference. I'm not kidding, I looked 10 years younger! I called my husband in and he said "not that you needed it, but it looks like you had a mini face lift". I have been glancing at myself in the mirror all day. I can't wait to show my girlfriend who is addicted to botox. I am extremely happy with this product and the super fast shipping + extra samples I received. I look forward to many more purchases at skinstore.com!

28 August 2008 by

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LOVE THIS STUFF

5

This has totally transformed my skin. I have used so many other pricey products and this is the ONE. IT took my skin 6 weeks to adjust and you will peel and get red. Take is slow and use additional calming cream. I could tell a difference in 1 week and now after 3 months my skin is perfect and all my acne is controlled and my skin is sooo smoothe and firm. I still have dryness and just really mouisturize overnight.

23 April 2008 by

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This is good stuff, but take it slow!

5

I have flushing rosacea, and fair, sun sensitive, sun damaged, hyper sensitive, freckled skin. I started using Retinol 0.5 once a week at night. I progressed upto every night over a period of many months and when the bottle was empty moved onto Retinol 1.0 once every 5 days. I am now upto every second night. I have now been using Retinol for about a year and am very happy with the results. My skin is clear, the texture and appearance smooth, and fine lines have been reduced. I have never peeled, but when I have tried to apply more regularly than the skin has been able to tolerate, my skin felt irritated. I use two pumps of product (about size of small pea) and mix with my evening moisturiser. This maybe a small bottle, but lasts a long time (especially since I havent been using it every night). If you havent used Retinol products before, start with Retinol 0.5.

25 March 2008 by

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Best I've Tried for Large Pores in 40's

5

I'm in my early 40's and have combination skin with an oily T-zone prone to blackheads, large pores. This product has made a measurable difference already and I've been using it for less than a month. I'm so glad I bought it and I know I'll be re-purchasing it. Tiny bottle but you don't need to slather it on- just use an amount the size of a pea. Two pumps does it for me. I don't recommend using it on any blemishes or scratches due to extreme irritation.

17 March 2008 by

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Works great - but

5

don't use alpha hydroxy products during the day. I did and got a severe chemical burn. Other than that it's a great product.

27 December 2007 by

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The most effective

5

Of all the skin-care, anti-wrinkle products I've tried, including some VERY expensive ones (e.g. LaMer), this is the one that worked best and the quickest (I noticed a difference after 3 days!). Wish I'd know about it sooner.

24 October 2007 by

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This one works!

5

After using other over the counter Retinol products, I noticed a difference immediately with this one. I do have to use it carefully, because unlike lesser products, this one really will cause some stinging or peeling at first. My 45 year old skin doesn't look 20, but it is some fabulous looking 45 year old skin!

11 December 2006 by

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Can't live without it.

5

Changes my skin's appearance immediately. Evens out complexion, reduces the size of my pores, I'm 45 and I think this has made my skin look better than when I was in my 30's. First time I feel good about my skin without make-up. I will never be without it.

7 November 2006 by

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Amazing skin

5

I am fair skinned with naturally auburn hair, and although I have used sunscreen my entire life(concentrating even more beginning in my teenage years on my face,chest and neck), I have started to notice crow's feet and a frown line in between my eyebrows. I am 39. I have tried every over the counter item for wrinkles on the market mainly because it's just fun to try new potions. This one is the real deal. I have only been using it for a week, and have noticed a significant softening of my fine lines. It has also given my skin a radiance I haven't seen in a while. I look refreshed,alert, and renewed! Retinol itself is one on the few ingredients on the market that has objective, scientific proof of its results for over the counter products. The company also tells you right on the bottle just how much retinol is in it, which most do not, many products do have enough in there to make a difference. I tried Botox for awhile, until I found out it is/was tested on animals. I decided I'd rather look old than contribute to the torture of animals. Be prepared to peel until your skin gets used to it. I have tried Retin-A in the past and I feel this to be as good if not better. It is also cheaper. The results are worth it. It is not the least expensive or the most expensive out there, but well worth the money.

21 October 2006 by

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No different with Retin-A

3

I think it is no different with retin-a. The result is the same, peel off. After peel off, dont use the creamn for a week, then you'll see the skin texture is excellence. So, I dont think I'll buy another tube as the result is the same as retin-a.

24 February 2006 by

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it works

4

I saw peeling after the first time I applied it on my face. I have been using it for 4 months now. I cannot use it more than 2 times a week because my skin gets irritated. My skin looks better, the pores are smaller. I like it.

21 December 2005 by

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highly recommend it

5

I've only used this product twice, but can see a difference already. It exfoliates while you sleep- its great. I use this about 2 to 3 times a week, and notice a difference already. It is definitely worth buying. Work great with "Intense Line Defense" the nights i don't use the retinol.

23 May 2005 by

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highly recommended

5

This product is highly effective in exfoliating skin. When a couple of days or so, your skin will begin to peel (my skin peeled better with this product than retin a). What you're left with is smoother, clearer, brighter skin which is less prone to breakouts. The only complaint is that it is you pay a lot for very little. It looks like a sample size container.

7 March 2005 by

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