Feared by some but sworn upon by many, retinol is the vitamin A derivative that turns back the clock on ageing. And, with a growing presence and broadening options, there are more ways to experiment with this skin care super than ever. Whether you want to deep treat while you sleep or ease in with a retinol-rich cream, take this as your formal introduction, and be rewarded with smoother, more radiant, youthful skin.
1 / The Moisturiser
REN Bio-Retinoid Anti-Ageing CreamWorried about skin irritation? This retinol-enriched moisturiser delivers all its benefits in a comforting cream base. Massage into face and neck, morning and night, for nourished, even-toned skin with wrinkles visibly reduced.
2 / The Night Oil
Pestle and Mortar Superstar Retinoid Night OilThis overnight concentrate uses a base of cold-pressed organic oils to prevent skin dryness that can accompany retinol use. Easily absorbed, it refines the skin’s surface and boosts collagen production from within to radically regenerate skin while you sleep.
3 / The Booster
Skin Regimen Retinol BoosterEffectively renew temperamental skin with this gentle but intensive booster. By pairing retinol with natural retinoic acid alternative, sylibin, you get double the action without complicating your daily regime – or disrupting skin.
4 / The Eye Treatment
Omorovicza Gold Eye LiftThe eye area is far from immune to ageing, yet most retinols are too potent for the delicate skin around it. With anti-inflammatory gold, Omorovicza’s lifting cream actively targets this area to firm, brighten and reduce dark circles, and reverse sun-induced ageing.
5 / The Alternative
Herbivore Bakuchiol Smoothing SerumSome skin is just too sensitive for true retinol. Enter plant-based bakuchiol, the Ayurvedic stand-in with no nasty side effects. This gentle jelly-like serum smooths fine lines and bolsters collagen and elastin levels for lasting hydration and visible lift.