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Retinol 0.5 contains .5% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy. Recommended for more sensitive skin or to help condition skin not acclimated to retinoids as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0. 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.
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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
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I love this and will keep using it!
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I have sensitive skin, but wanted the benefits of Retinol. This 0.5 is the right amount for me without irritation. I also only use it every other night.
Tue Sep 15 11:00:21 BST 2015 by
I have used the RX Ziana (.25 %) for years. Wanted to try to bump up the Retinol to see if that would improve the texture of my aging skin but did not want peeling or redness. I tried this product for the first time, using it every other day with Ziana still using on the off day and it is working great. Could immediately tell a difference in the texture and softness of my face. Love it and will continue to use it. No peeling, no fragrance in the formula. Tube is kinda small though and hard to figure out how it is supposed to open.,
Fri May 02 08:14:52 BST 2014 by
I used this product for 2 months hoping that my skin would adjust. After getting fed up with my constant burning red lizard skin I gave up. It's not for everyone!
Wed Oct 02 05:53:54 BST 2013 by
I had been using the Skinceuticals 1.0 retinol but found my skin was too sensitive. I 'backed' it down a notch and tried the .5 and so far I haven't experienced any redness or irritation.
Sun Feb 26 07:09:38 GMT 2012 by
I've been using SkinCeuticals Retinol for years and I truly believes it works. Retinol has made my wrinkles lighter and my skin is smoother. Also, I believe the dark spots on my face have been minimized. I always get compliments on how young I look "for my age". I'm concerned about the pump not dispensing all of the product like the other reviewer mentioned - that's the only downside.
Wed Nov 09 12:53:09 GMT 2011 by
I sent this review to SkinCeuticals, and see on here the same complaints I have that are OVER A YEAR OLD! Why haven't they addressed this? Pump stops working when product is only 1/2 gone. My bottle stopped dispensing product but still felt heavy, and it took a pair of pliers and muscle to finally get the top off. There sat a good 1/2-bottle's worth of product, now exposed to oxygen. At this price, this is unacceptable, and since it's been over 30 days, I'm out all that $$.
Fri Jun 03 10:08:44 BST 2011 by
perfect starter retinol, Great for me, and my mom's using it as well.
Fri Mar 04 08:44:25 GMT 2011 by
I can't be without this one - my sensitive, mixed, breakout-prone skin would not be what it is without this retinol product. It is not too harsh, yet it keeps me pimple-free - wrinkle-free and fresh looking. I use it every night for a couple of years now, and whenever I run out and stop using it for more than a couple of weeks, I can see either a pimple popping up, or how my skin starts looking very dull. I am now considering switching to the higher concentration one.
Sun Jan 09 07:17:56 GMT 2011 by
I have been using this for a month now, have seen some small changes. I recently bought the pigment regulator.The packaging is the same, (pump), u can not regulate how much comes out. There is waste. You also will lose product in the bottom of container because u cant get to it.Product in a tube would be better, u would then get it all out or at least more and regulate how much comes out at one time.
Wed Apr 28 10:26:05 BST 2010 by
I found this product to be very effective. My skin feels very smooth in the morning. I'm getting ready to start the 1.0 and I'm looking forward to even better results. The only con I have for this product is the packaging. I had to use a pair of pliers to get the top off because I knew there was more product in the container. There was, a lot. Packaging seriously needs redesigned.
Sun Feb 21 08:40:00 GMT 2010 by
I bought this a year ago and was very pleased with the results. However, I noticed that I could only use this once a week (maybe 2) and my skin was RED. It looked like I had a very bad sunburn all the time and my skin is NOT very sensitive. My skin would actually feel like it was burning if I tried using it more frequently. I switched to Skinmedica and I have been much happier, with excellent results.
Thu Mar 12 09:03:42 GMT 2009 by
I swear I've spent thousands of dollars trying to clear my hormonal acne and treat my wrinkles at the same time. I've tried retinol in the past and had a bad reaction (differin). This strength is great for us who want to ease into retinols. My skin texture, clarity and pores look so good that I am hooked. It's now my HG product to use at night. You will peel at first. If it is too irritating, buffer it with a serum or a moisturizer. I use Estee Lauder Advanced Night repair and mix a pea size amount with it. Teo times a week until you build up a tolerance. I now use it every night without a problem with peeling or redness.
Wed Dec 05 03:44:40 GMT 2007 by
Jane in VA
I seriously have tried many "high-end" products from dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the relentless effort to improve the appearance of my skin. I used this product and noticed smoother skin within a few days. It really does work and is not irritating like Retin-A. My face is clearer and brighter...I am so glad I found this product. I use the Obagi foaming cleanser first. I use Yonka dermol after this and the combo really makes a diffcerence. Thanks Skinstore!!!
Tue Oct 09 16:52:38 BST 2007 by
Made my skin nice
Wed Aug 15 12:59:33 BST 2007 by
This is an excellent product that delivers. Saw results fairly quickly and was left with glowing skin, improvement in fine lines, and faded acne marks.
Mon Jul 02 11:09:39 BST 2007 by
I have been using this for years, I use it every other night. Tried the 1.0 and it is just too strong. I hear that my skin looks great often and I think this and the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic are the keys to that!
Tue Jun 05 04:58:58 BST 2007 by
This product is quite good. I use it 1 - 2 times per week and I do see some peeling, but it's not to bad. Surprisingly the small bottle lasts a long time (maybe 6 months). I'm very fair w/blonde hair and I'm hesitant to go to the 1.0% forumula...the .5 works well for me.
Sat Jun 02 18:55:08 BST 2007 by
Rosy Glow. Very Gentle. Can't wait to finish this bottle and move up to the 1%. Improves complextion. Great pre-conditioner for retinol products.
Tue May 15 04:37:06 BST 2007 by
After using SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 three times, the container will no longer dispense the lotion. Needless to say, I am very annoyed that this $42.00 is wasted.
Sun Apr 22 15:44:11 BST 2007 by
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