Posted 8/10/2016 by Amy
No skin irritation. The consultant helped me pick the correct level to use and gave thorough instructions on use!
Great retinol product
Posted 7/18/2016 by Andrea
I have only been using a week so I am not sure of the long term benefits yet but it is a very potent retinol and at the same time it does not seem to leave my skin as red and dry as other retinols I have tried in the past .
Skin Medica Retinol Complex 0.5
Posted 6/10/2016 by jennifer
I use this product every night after my serum. I can see my dark spots have been faded. My skin is not irritated. I think I might have to go up to 1.0 to see more improvement.
Posted 3/8/2016 by susan
I have been using this product for just under 3 months. I worked up to every night. Skin is looking good.
Posted 2/3/2016 by susan
I like the .5 so much I ordered again before I needed it. I was told the shelf life is 2 years. I Couldn't pass up the sale price.
Posted 2/2/2016 by susan
I'm back to using the .5 I will use every other night. My deep lines have really improved and my age spot on my cheek has really faded. I am using a program of Skinmedica and Skinceuticals. So far so good. It has only been 5 weeks and I am very pleased.
Posted 1/16/2016 by susan
I started with the .5 and had very few problems. Just a bit of dryness that went away after a few days. Went to the 1. Made the mistake of 2 nights in a row. I look like I have a bad sunburn. 3 days later my face was swollen even my eyes. Just like if you got a bad burn from the sun. Did not use it on my lids only the lower orbit bones. Will send back the 1 for the .5. Saw a nice change in my skin until the more powerful stuff burned me.
Posted 1/15/2016 by Karen
My skin looks great! People have told me my skin looks great! Will try higher strength.
Great product, little irritation
Posted 1/14/2016 by Rachel
I've been using the .25 SkinMedica Retinol for almost a year, every other night. Once I ran out I decided to go up to the .50. I have had some very slight peeling (not very obvious) around my cheekbones and bridge of my nose, but it takes almost 2 days for that to appear at all.
The product goes on very smoothly and absorbs very quickly, even on my combination/oily skin. I'm going to try to get back to using this every other night but may have to apply moisturizer over the top to get to that point.
Posted 1/2/2016 by By
When I first used this item, my skin did peel slightly. Now I am using it every other night, no more peeling and my skin seems to be a little more firm. Yay!
This is a Reorder
Posted 12/15/2015 by by
Product must be working. People comment that I look younger than 66 years old! May try the 1.0 next.
Posted 10/29/2015 by Norm
Only Retinol I've been able to use. Great results no redness or burning itch
Posted 9/21/2015 by LoveSkinMedica!
I have Rx Retin A but I much prefer this product. Results with no peeling! I later purchased the 1.0 formula and I now alternate it with the .5. Highly recommend!
Posted 8/9/2015 by sheila
Loving the.5 retinol is a perfect strength for cell turnover without looking like you have a sunburn.
Posted 8/3/2015 by Susie-Q
I have been using this product for over a year now. My skin is quite sensitive however the .25 is fine and I'm seeing great results without the peeling and redness that other retinols have given me. I just repurchased two more bottles as I plan on using this indefinitely.
Posted 7/31/2015 by East Coast gal
Love this product. It does not dry out my skin as other retinol products have in the past. Highly recommend!
All You Need
Posted 7/7/2015 by Luckylin
After a few days of adjusting, my nightly routine would not be 100% without this great product, Love it
Results without the peeling.
Posted 7/1/2015 by Patty
Love this product. I see the benefits without having the peeling that the 1.0 retinol caused.
Posted 6/20/2015 by Chris
Love the fact that my face does not peel after wearing it everyday for a week!!
Gentle and Effective
Posted 5/9/2015 by Kaelin
I have sensitive skin so retinol products that are on the stronger side tend to make my skin peel quickly and A LOT. With this product though, I get the same great benefits - smoother skin, smaller pores, softened lines - without constantly looking like I'm recovering from a burn. It's gentle enough that I use it 1-2x/day, 7 days a week and get the great results without the unwanted excessive peeling. Great product!
As good as it gets
Posted 5/4/2015 by by
Have thin skin and was afraid to use retinol. Since turning 65, my aging skin needed something more. Started using it 2X a week and now it's 4-5X. My skin feels so smooth and soft, pores are reduced. Follow the instructions and your skin will love it.
Posted 4/12/2015 by Kimberly
This is a lovely retinol product. Makes me look all glowy. I can only use it twice a week, maybe three times because I'm new to retinol and I peel from it. It's not a harsh product. It's just that my skin is still getting used to it. This was my fourth SkinMedica product and I just added it when I started using the Lytera because I trust this line and needed to add a retinol to my regime.
Posted 3/26/2015 by Lee
This retinol cream doesn't irritate my sensitive skin like prescription products have in the past. It can be used more often than other products.
Posted 3/24/2015 by Elaine
I've used Skin Ceuticals .5 retinol before, and this formulation is much gentler at the same concentration. It's an elegant formula without many of the preservatives/bad chemicals that other brands use, so that's an added plus. This product is slightly yellow...is this normal? Can anyone confirm? thank you.
Posted 3/11/2015 by ksnowd1971
I have been using Skinmedica for years. I loved the Tri Retinol complex, but since it is no longer available, I am using the .5 and love it. It is not too harsh and my skin is still bright and clear.
Gentle and effective
Posted 3/11/2015 by Ray
This is the first retinol cream I've been able to use consistently (every other night) without significant dryness and breakouts. And I'm beginning to see a difference in my hyperpigmentation.
Posted 2/14/2015 by patty
I have used .25 which I loved the results, now moving to .50 and I have seen my face improved. I used to have very sensitive skin because of topical medications that I used to apply to face. But in using skinmedica both creams and retinols my skin has become more stronger and brighter skin. I would highly recommend this products. I also notice that I don't have to apply any more face medication. Praise the Lord for that.
Posted 2/7/2015 by Great
Posted 1/25/2015 by Emily
I liked this 0.5 for a while but have recently moved up to the 1.0 version. I like the exfoliation that I get with the 1.0 better.
Posted 1/21/2015 by FANG
General use at night, the next morning face is very clean, no oil, after a period of time spent down there to brighten the color effect, still in the adaptation phase, using just stimulate small degree of 0.5 point, and so the skin can withstand 1.0 times the concentration will continue to use it.
Posted 8/28/2014 by KR
I use both the .05 and the 1.0 Retinol versions -- interchanging them based on the degree of exfoliation desired. When seeking significant peeling, I use the 1.0 and more often, which does a perfect job. But, then revert back to the .05 and still get the amazing glow and plump to the skin and the sought after Vitamin A into my skin.. Both the .05 and the 1.0 Retinol are very creamy and velvety and feel great going on and both give a slight warming effect after a minute or two. and feels (and looks) wonderful. It's very hydrating and often times I don't even need to put on any moisturizer or any other product after the Retinol because it already gives my skin such a pinkish, youthful look, refreshed and glowing. The .05 and the 1.0 Retinol products are must haves for me!