Packs a Punch!
Posted 11/16/2014 by Michelle
I have used Retin A on and off through the years, but it can be too strong. The over the counter products with retinal aren't strong enough. I got a little peeling, which you really need to see any benefits. Overall, my skin looks much better. Just a warning that it can make your skin a little sensitive, and you can't necessarily use it every night.
Posted 9/14/2014 by Diane
Been using for about a year....works wonders on my face.
Flakes sometimes after I get up before washing but it
does wonderful "things" to my face. Love it....a senior!!!!!
I started with the .5 and have just moved up to this strength
Posted 9/6/2014 by Laura
I have sensitive skin so used the .5 strength once every 72 hours until worked up to daily. When that tube finished have now started using this strength every other day and will get to daily. I can say the difference in my skin is amazing. Decreased pore size and sun spot damage from living in the tropics VASTLY improved. Have started using on my neck and upper chest as well. Very happy
So Far So Good!
Posted 2/6/2014 by Lizzie
I've only been using this product for a week and so far it's working wonders on my skin. My pores appear smaller and the texture has improved. It is strong, and makes my skin feel dry, of course being indoors with a heater running isn't helping. Using a good moisturizer is defiantly necessary.
Posted 2/4/2013 by Brenda
I love the product! After doing much research I've learned that a daily regimen should include: Glycolic acid, an antioxident (L-ascorbic acid), and sunblock in daytime. At night a retinoid. I have heard that there should be visible changes within 12 weeks. We'll see about that. But back to this product, it is doing its job--sloughing the skin off as it should. The glycolic acid removes the flakes.
VERY STRONG - but amazingly effective
Posted 5/24/2012 by Beth
I had to comment on this product as I don't write many reviews. I'm a long-time user of prescription Retin-A Micro .04%. I've used this for many years about 3-4 nights a week. I did not feel as though it was helping my skin very much the past year or two and also wanted to get off of the prescription because I have a feeling, in the near future, I will simply NOT get lucky enough to get this covered by my prescription plan. My derm has to write a letter of medical necessity (cystic acne) for me each year to be considered for coverage. I was granted coverage but with healthcare costs getting tighter and tighter, I think those days are numbered. So I tried SkinMedica's TriRetinol. Eh. just so so. It was their .05%. So......I moved on to this. Well, let me tell you, this product is the REAL DEAL! Silly me, thinking I'm a long term prescription retinoid user - I didn't need to 'adjust' to this, right? WRONG!. I used this 4 nights in a row and by the fourth night my skin was RED and on fire! For 3 days I looked windburned and my skin felt very tight. Then the intense flaking began. I looked like I had a skin disorder! Or like I was snake shedding its skin! The peeling continued for about 3-4 days. After I had shed a goodly layer of skin, my skin looked VERY good. Much better than it has in a LONG time. Thank you Skinceuticals! Pehaps it would have been better had I started with their 0.5% but figured I would do okay with this one. :-( From now on I'm only using it twice a week and will slowly build up to what my skin can tolerate without the intense redness and flaking,etc. I am amazed how potent this is! It took me back to my early 20's (I'm 45 now) to the reaction my skin had when I very first started using prescription Retin-A. You will not be sorry you bought this (don't be afraid) but abide by the instructions and don't ignore them like I did. Gradually work up to regular use.
New packaging, great product
Posted 5/7/2012 by Alysse
I've been using this product for almost 2 years now, and was ECSTATIC to see they finally changed the packaging. My most recent purchase (end of April 2012) came in a tube rather than the bottle pump combo. This retinol has been instrumental in resurrecting my skin from severe acne, helping to end my chronic break outs and remove scarring and hyper-pigmentation. I've consistently used it almost every night, in conjunction with the Epionce skin care line, and now people say my skin is one of my best features.
I got the pump to work!
Posted 9/29/2011 by Susan Shalla
I too have been so frustrated at trying to get the pump to work. I pushed pins in the holes to see if that would do it, but to no avail. Finally, I turned the bottle upside down and pumped, and viola......out came the cream, the pump now works. Give it a try. As for the cream.....excellent product.
Love it!! Love it!
Posted 9/25/2011 by carol
I've been using the Skinceuticals 1% retinol for about a year now. Prior to the Skinceuticals, I was using the Green Cream Level 9. I am very pleased with the look and feel of my skin. I'm definitely hooked on the Skinceuticals and will continue to use it. I've been fortunate to not have much problem with the dispensing. The product typically lasts me 4-5 months and after it will no longer dispense, I cut open the bottle. It has about another 3-4 weeks worth of lotion left in the bottle. I do keep it in a ziploc bag and get as much of the air out as I can. Love the product and recommend it, completely!!
Works great, but the container :^(
Posted 9/8/2010 by 2Blessed 2B Stressed
This is certainly not a product for sensitive skin, but the results are pretty good. I could tell a real difference in my skin in terms of tone, texture and smoothness in about 10 days. BUT I had problems with the container! I bought this product 4 times and struggled mightily with the 3rd container and this 4th container is going back because I can barely get any of the product out and I just opened it. There are a lot of complaints about the container on other sites. I won't be buying this product again which is too bad because it is one of the few products that contains 1.0% Retinol. I tried the 1.0% Green Creme, but it does not work nearly as well.
Works just as it should...
Posted 12/3/2009 by lovemybulldog
I am 36 and have been living with fine lines/uneven and dull skin. I've used a few high-level retinol products after building up (Green Cream Level 9, DERMADoctor Poetry in Lotion 1.0, etc.). This one is the best bargain as far as my very resilient, thick skin is concerned. Over time (about a month), I saw exactly the results I wanted: smoother skin tone/texture, smaller pore appearance, acne scar reduction, red blotchiness gone, livelier complexion. Given more time, I have no doubt this product will be the catalyst for more improvement. I use this retinol nightly and vitamin C/glycolic products during the day with an SPF 30 over the top. I will be ordering more of this. I have not noticed any offensive odor whatsoever (scent was a concern for a couple of previous reviewers), and I'm generally sensitive to smells.
Follow the directions!
Posted 9/29/2009 by Anonymous
Follow the directions and it works great. Do not exceed or try to speed up the process...It peeled my entire face off in one week. I give it a five because it does what it says when used as directed.
Posted 8/2/2009 by Carmen
I have been using for 15 days now and I can see it already working, my pores look smaller, my skin look brighter renewed. Also it had helped me with my acne scars overnight!! I will continue using it 4forever,!
Definately sold on the product.
Posted 1/25/2008 by Happy
So far I love the retinol a (1.0). I used the 0.5 for about 4 months everynight before moving on to the 1.0. I have been using the 1.0 since the 7th of January, but now all of a sudden my face feels burnt, red and has tiny bumps. Will this exfolliate and flake away as it should? I am going to back off and use it only every other day or every two days. I was wondering if anyone could answer my question. p.s. I was also wondering where others are able to buy this over the counter? Mine was not available over the counter, I had to purchase it from my doctor. Thanks
No email confirmation
Posted 1/9/2008 by J. Williams
When I ordered the product, it stated I would receive an email confirmation. I have not. This leads me to believe you are not as good as you say you are.