Reach For Retinol To Get Ridiculously Great Skin

Reach For Retinol To Get Ridiculously Great Skin

Retinol is widely-regarded as one of the most effective anti-ageing skin care ‘must-haves’. It is right up there with hyaluronic acid.

It is an ingredient commonly found in face creams and, increasingly, serums. 

Otherwise known as Vitamin A, retinol speeds up the renewal of skin cells. In turn, this helps the body increase production of collagen. Although found naturally in some foods, such as meat and fish, topical application on the face and neck is popular because of its concentrated effect.

What Can You Expect Retinol To Target?

Vitamin A is proven to:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines
  • Treat sun damage
  • Diminish dark spots and even the skin tone
  • Prevent and reduce wrinkles

Retinol is considered effective in quite small quantities – as little at 0.1 per cent in some products. However, it is now possible to buy treatments with much higher concentrations for even more dramatic results. 

Quickly absorbed, it works by morphing into the compound retinoic acid. When this process occurs, it kick-starts the cell renewal process. You can expect changes to start occurring after just a few days. So regular use is highly recommended, particularly with lower concentrates.

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Brands To Try

Here are some recommendations, based on user reviews…

*Prices correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change. 

Mother Nature Cosmetics High Strength Retinol Serum. This product contains 2.5% retinol, along with hyaluronic acid and witch hazel. It rejuvenates skin overnight, reversing and preventing premature skin ageing, while targeting age spots and blemishes. It also deeply hydrates the skin. 

This product, manufactured in Germany, retails at £18.95. Click an image above or below for further information.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift, 2% retinol – £8.95.

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift

Eclat Natural Skin Care, 2.5% retinol – £6.98.

Advanced retinol anti ageing cream

22 Responses

  1. Pam Champion
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    I’ve started using a retinol serum with vitamin C and my skin feels.the healthiest it has ever felt. I’ve never had the courage to go.out bare faced, but at 41 years old, I now feel more confident than ever with my bare face. I’d highly recommend a retinol serum as part of your daily facial care xx

  2. TANIA STANNARD
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    I was lucky enough to try a sample of retinol and I have to say I was rather impressed. Obviously its not an instant miraculous ‘cure’ but in the few days I used it I did notice a difference

  3. Rebecca taylor
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    This looks lovely ! It’s so important even though we are not outside in the cold as much as we normally are but we still need to take care of out skin . This is bang on trend at moment too !!

  4. Lorna Perry
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    I’ve been using Retinol for a while now so it was interesting reading your blog post about it it has definitely improved my skin I think it’s a wonderful product others should try

  5. Bernice Lever
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    Interested in trying Retinol but have always been a bit wary, as my skin can be slightly sensitive. What amount of Retinol would be suitable for someone who has never used a product containing Retinol?

    • Belinda Bennett
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      I would go for something below 1% to be on the safe side.

    • Nageena Ahmed
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      This is a very interesting and thought provoking article. I would love to include retinol in my skin care routine it would be great for my skin and make it look healthy and more youthful.

  6. Patricia Josephine Porter
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    Yes I do think that looking after your skin is so vitally important the older women get. I would love to try these products and would love, even 5 more ways to keep wrinkles at bay!

  7. Tracey Aird
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    I find serums are the best it absorbs into your skin fast. Retinol is amazing

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  8. Andrea Ward
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    I am yet to try retinol but it sounds like it would really benefit my 40 year old skin!

    • Debbie McCausland
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      Me too🙂I’m currently using a skincare routine with loads of collagen but I’ve read so many great things about retinol I MUST try it out!!

  9. Kaylee
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    My mum uses this and the difference its makes is amazing, I haven’t tried it yet but I heard so many good things about it that I’ll have to give it go

  10. Ren Peh
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    I use retinol serum and can see a massive difference only after a few weeks – this is by far my favourite product.

  11. Debbie Bird
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    I have heard fantastic things about Retinol and I am going to try the Mother Nature Cosmetics High Strength Retinol Serum

  12. Siobhan
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    L’Oreal Paris Revitalift, 2% retinol – £8.95.

    I have tried many retinol products but first off i wouldn’t say this is for a first timer as it may be too strong, I’m interested in trying it and for that price where can you go wrong, I will update again once I’ve been using it for awhile.

  13. Amber Baxter
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    I currently use retinol serum and night cream and the results are really noticeable and I haven’t had any issues but remember to allways use an
    high spf in the day x

  14. Sue Peck
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    I have never tried this product before but I have read some great comments and will certainly be trying this very soon.

  15. Debby Yorke
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    The anti wrinkle sounds great I am in need of this

  16. Catherine MCTAGGART
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    The facial serum is just the best .

  17. Marcela
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    My mum has tried this and is amazing 😊

  18. charmaine spillane
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    vitamin c serum sounds fab and I will be investing in this

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