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!