Posted 3/29/2016 by Crystal
I came onto this site looking for SkinCeutical's Retinol but after reading the reviews, Replenix seems to be better for sensitive skin so I ordered this instead. This is my first time using retinol as I read that it supports cell regeneration and fights fine wrinkles, which I'm beginning to develop. The product glides on super smooth! It barely has a scent. Immediately after applying, you get a nice warming feeling. So far no flaking or irritation! There might be a smaller dose of retinol in this product that's why you get no flaking side effect but I'm not sure. It doesn't say how much retinol is in here versus the other brands. I think my skin is looking smoother, though! I like that the product is airtight.
Posted 3/23/2016 by Denver Chic
I have been using this product for years, and it works great! I used to live in TN and the 5x worked great, but now I'm in CO where it's really dry so the 3x is perfect. Non-irritating and does a great job toning the skin and keeping my face firm with a glow!
Doesn't irritate my skin
Posted 3/1/2016 by Anna
Great retinol that doesn't irritate my skin. Plus it contains green tea and caffeine.
Few weeks of use
Posted 10/29/2015 by Sara
After a few weeks I will be ordering again, upping the retinal to 5%. Love the gritty texture.
Gentle but effective
Posted 10/27/2015 by Ginger
Non-irritating, light exfoliation. Matte finish blends well with moisturizer.
Few weeks of use
Posted 10/27/2015 by Sara
Coarse texture, I like the exfoliating part. My cheeks are more even toned, next buy may go to the 5% retinal.
Posted 7/23/2015 by Steph
I bought this thinking it was the same one that I had gotten a sample of. This one was a bit too strong for me. I have very dry sensitive skin, it made me more dry. The sample I had was 2x. I love the way it makes my skin feel.
Posted 7/16/2015 by Rae
I use the Replenix Retinol 3x serum on my neck and under my eyes. I use the 5x for my face, but had a reaction to it under my eyes and on my neck. My dermatologist suggested I try the 3x. It is working well. I love Replenix products, and find them very effective. I have very sensitive skin and rosacea.
Posted 6/6/2015 by sheila
I didn't find this retinol to be strong enough to see results but may be good for sensitive skin.
So far so good!
Posted 4/18/2015 by thefitchick
Good = hope I don't jinx it by writing this good review. I like this better than the SkinMedica product I was using prior or instead of. I break out if you look at me funny or a change in the wind direction. This? Did NOT break me out at all. Nice finish to it. Good value.
Great for under eyes
Posted 3/20/2015 by Lexi
I don't use this all over my face since silicones break me out, but silicones are great at disguising fine lines and this serum does an excellent job of that. Used as an under-eye cream, this works as a primer, helping concealer smooth on like a dream while making the skin look flawless. Considering eye creams usually come in a tiny size but at the price (or higher!) of a full-sized face cream, this is a great value for me!
Posted 2/24/2015 by Flakey
My dermatologist recommended this as part of a 2 step to improve redness and flakiness on my face. The first few days I broke out, small pimples. I was so disappointed. By the end of the week though, no more breakouts. And no more dry skin flakes! definitely a bit of peeling here and there, but it is an ra product so speeding up cell turnover is what it is supposed to do. I've used retin a in the past and the side effects were always worse than the benefits. Not with this product! They truly have figured out how to temper the harshness. I love it. I ordered more. Please remember to use sunscreen.
No rosecea flare!
Posted 11/24/2014 by jsg
Am currently using one or two times per week. No rosacea flare!
Tried sample and really like it
Posted 9/18/2013 by Elizabeth C.
I was given a sample which I finally got around to trying on tonight. The texture is thick -- thicker than your average serum or moisturizer. The moment you smear it onto your face, the smoothing effects are instantly felt. Normally I would apply moisturizer or lotion after putting on a serum but tonight I think my face can pass with just this serum on. It has a very strong, fresh green tea scent so there's no doubt green tea is one of the ingredients. It's a bit expensive though so I wonder about the quality to value of it, or if there's no cheaper alternative.
Do not misinterpret the 'expiration date'
Posted 11/25/2012 by Conscientious Cosmetics Consumer
I am a recent user of the Replenix retinol eye cream that is in this line. I like it a lot, so I started looking into their other products, which brought me to this product. When I read the reviews, I was concerned by someone's belief that the letters 'rev' followed by what looks like a month/year is actually an expiration date. If that is the case, then my eye cream is old, but I wanted to find out for sure, so I called the company that makes this product. It pays to go to the right source. What appears to people to be an expiration date is not. They do not put expiration dates on their products. I was told that 'rev' and the numbers reference has to do with the packaging label updates, not the product itself. The woman I spoke to said that the code on the bottom of my bottle could tell her when my product was made. Turns out, I have a fresh batch product. Just wanted to share with all of you what I was told from a representative of the company that makes these products so as not to deter you from purchasing anything in this line. My five star review is not of the product itself, as I've not yet used it, but for the reassurance that the product I received from SkinCareRx is a quality product.
I love this!
Posted 9/8/2012 by Jess
This is the best, gentlest, most effective serum I've ever used. After I finish this bottle, I may try moving up to the 5X serum, and then maybe even the 10X; but I have very sensitive, VERY acne-prone and scarred skin, and I was afraid to try too much retinol at first. I've never been able to use retinol in any other product -- now I know that this was probably because of other serums' irritating additives. This one is so gentle. It has helped my acne and scarring so much. My skin looks good for the first time in... I don't remember how long. I'm almost 29 and have had terrible skin since my teen years. But it is clearing up so well, and quickly. I use this serum at night, and the regular Replenix green tea serum in the daytime. I am so glad I found this brand -- it has saved my skin.
Posted 7/21/2011 by Selenium
This product is a gift for oily, sensitive, adult break-out skin. I have tried products which contain benzoyl peroxide to treat adult acne, although it did what it claimed, it always caused dryness, redness and peeling to my sensitive skin. Replenish 3X has a natural coffee and green tea sense. It is effective and gentle enough to put on sensitive, oily skin without causing any side effect. After consistently applied replenish 3X for 3 months, alternatively with M2 Skin refinish 12% at night. I saw significant improvement on my skin. It is now clearer, smoother and totally under control.
Posted 3/10/2009 by Sonjia
This product is absolutely the best thing that ever happened to me! I have acne and scarring (and I'm 32, sad, I know..) and was turned on to this by my dermatologist. I cannot go a single night without it! I had Fraxel laser treatments but still have a tendancy for breakouts, but ever since I was put on this product my skin looks better than ever. You will NOT be dissapointed, my skin is comparible to the worst of the worst, and if could work for me then enough said!
Posted 1/23/2008 by Melanie
After 3 weeks of use I've noticed a significant change in my skin. It's smoother and brighter. It's helped minimize my blemishes and has reduced the appearance of my acne scars as well. It also has not been irritating to my skin. No redness or peeling. I may try the 5X next.