2% Retinol but doesn't make you peel...
Posted 7/25/2016 by Marianne
Prior to trying this, I'd been using the 1% retinol cream by SkinCeuticals. I'd use it approximately 3 or 4 times a month and every time my skin would peel slightly for a day or two. Which is uncomfortable of course, but that lets me feel like "it's working" and "I'm getting my money's worth." But I'm not getting the same experience with GLOW; I've been using it for about 2 to 3 months now and I'm applying it as often as 3 times per WEEK--and I don't peel. Given that my skin tends to be sensitive and that this is supposed to contain more retinol than the SkinCeuticals version, it's odd that I'm not peeling at all. HOWEVER, I am noticing smoother and brighter skin so I am giving this product a 4-star rating even though I'm a little skeptical whether it actually contains 2% active retinol as the label indicates. Maybe it has to do with the "time-release" formula?
Love this stuff
Posted 7/29/2014 by Np
I had been been using prescription Retin A for about a year but my sensitive skin never acclimated to where I wasn't peeling or felt my face was on fire . I feel GLOW is as close as I will get without a prescription. I use it nightly and apply a moisturizer over it . I have a little flaking now & then especially if I forget moisturizer but nothing compared to Retin A . My skin looks clear and smooth .My pores stay small & the overall texture is smooth . The only downside is it has a weird smell. I would like to see better packaging because you cannot tell how much is left in the container. I just reordered a bottle and will continue to use it because of the nice results.