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Retinol is a form of Vitamin A and an anti-aging champion with a reputation for effectiveness that has been well earned. It is an antioxidant that is readily absorbed when applied to the skin, but it is also so much more.

The benefits of Vitamin A/retinol for skin

Retinol’s anti-aging abilities stem from its ability to stimulate collagen production. The production of collagen is essential for combatting the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

As we age, cell turnover slows. Vitamin A causes the skin to increase the rate at which new skin cells are made so that old, dull skin is replaced at a quicker rate.

Cosmeceutical grade retinol/vitamin A can help:

  • exfoliate the dull skin
  • Smooth wrinkles and slows aging
  • fight acne
  • fade acne scar and even skin for a radiant glow

Vitamin A is added to many cosmetic products, including moisturisers, sunscreens, vitamin-infused oils, and anti-aging creams. It can also be found as a serum and as an oil, which gives you multiple options for achieving a glowing complexion free of skin concerns like acne and large pores.


Please note: for those who are creating their own professional grade skincare routine at home, it is best to avoid layering multiple forms of retinols. This is because while your skin may be able to handle a strong retinol/Vitamin A serum, if you're also using an AHA or retinol moisturiser you may run the risk of sensitising your skin.


Always pair retinol products with a highly effective sunscreen.

Shop the selection of Adore Beauty’s cosmeceutical retinol products now.

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Recent reviews on Vitamin A/Retinol products

Medik8 Retinol Eye TR Advanced Eye Vitamin A Serum 7ml
Medik8 Retinol Eye TR Advanced Eye Vitamin A Serum 7ml

Fine lines are softened!

This is my first Medik8 product, and it's a beauty! I'm late 30s with normal to dry skin, and looking to minimise existing fine lines, and prevent future ones. I've always used a cream-based eye cream, never a serum. This is really gorgeous - it is light, but very hydrating. I was worried it might dry my eyes like some others have said, but I introduced it slowly as you should with retinol product...
Skinstitut Retinol
Skinstitut Retinol

A decent introductory retinol

This was the first retinol I ever used - I didn't notice huge improvements in my skin, but it was a good introduction to retinol for me.
Cosmedix Define Age-Defying Treatment
Cosmedix Define Age-Defying Treatment

Cannot go without this product - highly recommended!

I have been using the Cosmedix Define for almost three weeks now and have noticed changes in my skin. My skins texture has become a lot smoother, old scars have begun fading away and my complexion has become a whole lot brighter. I use this product every second night and this product has now become a staple in my skincare routine.