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SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 30mL 30 ml

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SkinCeuticals Pure Retinol 0.5 contains .5% pure retinol and is enhanced with the latest stabilisation and delivery technologies to provide maximum efficacy.
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Cosmeceuticals

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  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 30mL Reviews

4.7 of 49 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Great next step up!


Great to try if you've finished with a basic introductory retinol product and want to move up to something a bit stronger

Most Helpful Criticism

So far so good


I started using this after I saw a few signs of ageing around my eyes and laugh lines, and so far after a few weeks the lines are definitely much less pronounced and my skin overall looks clearer and has a glow! I like the applicator of this, good for controlling the amount of product and it suited my sensitive skin
  1. Great next step up!


    Great to try if you've finished with a basic introductory retinol product and want to move up to something a bit stronger
  2. Love it

    Nina Sladojevic

    I love this retinol, it is on the pricier side but it works for me so I would recommend it
  3. Perfect lotion-feeling cream


    This product is made in a way that makes you forget the power of Retinol and apply a lot on the first day, and then your skin gets irritated. Therefore, remember to test on small areas first!!! super important
  4. Amazing retinol

    The best

    This absorbed into my skin really quickly and leaves it soft and smooth. Great product
  5. Its Potent!

    Laura K

    I have been using this three days straight to deal with my current breakouts and I have not been disappointed. On my fourth day all my existing zits settled down & though they weren't huge but little tiny bumps were creating texture on my skin and makeup wouldn't sit nicely.
    I noticed slight peeling but I could definitely see that my skin was much clearer and my zits were mostly flattened. ...
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  6. obsessed with this product


    I love this product you do need to give it a few months to show improvements but its been so amazing. I have noticed my skin feeling and looking more youthful.
  7. So far so good


    I started using this after I saw a few signs of ageing around my eyes and laugh lines, and so far after a few weeks the lines are definitely much less pronounced and my skin overall looks clearer and has a glow! I like the applicator of this, good for controlling the amount of product and it suited my sensitive skin
  8. Love


    This was my first time using a retinol product and i'm really liking the results I'm seeing so far! I read the instructions and was hesitant at first so used it mixed with the emollience moisturiser. I then gradually added it into my nighttime routine, 3 or so times a week. No irritation or retinol burn at all. This is a lifesaver i love this retinol! Will definitely go the 1% once i finish this t...
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  9. it works and it shows


    I stayed more than a year with the Skinceuticals retinol 0.3. It’s a strong and effective product.
    When it was necessary to go to the next level, I decided to apply a transition product that seemed less aggressive to me with Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6. Then I continued the Retinol with a sample of Skin’s 0.5 keeping the same rhythm that is to say every other evening. Everything is going well...
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  10. Takes time to adjust to your skin


    The first week I used this product only twice, applied before bed. The 2nd time after I washed my face in the morning, my cheek bones under my eyes stung, throughout the day they began to hurt more. That evening when I washed my face I had visible burn marks an inch under my eye and at crown feet. My skin started to peel and it was sore for a week. I didn’t apply the retinol cream again for a week...
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  11. Will never be without


    This together with the Serum 10 AOX are my favourite skinceuticals products. I will be replacing them with the stronger formula in each when I’ve used them up. I have noticed the biggest change in my skin from any products ever used in only a matter of weeks.
    I started off using once a week, then twice and now use every other day. Will never be without.
  12. Does the job but causes peeling


    To start with, I have dry and a bit sensitive skin. It’s my first time using the Retin A product. The first time I used it, I only applied a small portion and can see a good difference on my lip lines! But the second time I applied more, my skin peeled pretty bad for 3days. I have to stop and let my skin recover. This retinal is powerful, so please do read the instructions carefully and avoid your...
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  13. Hands down best retinol available


    I purchased this thanks to the American dermatologists on TikTok haha.
    Prescription retinol is not a common practice in Australia. This product is a must have for anyone over 30. I have received so many compliments and I've only just started using it. I have sensitive and fair skin, I recommend 0.3 first, 2-3 times a week and work up from there as your skin gets used to it.
  14. Absolutely love!


    Absolutely love this product!!! Use it in the evenings and in the morning my skin feels bright and clear!! Definitely ease it into your routine gently (I initially felt some on-going stingy when using too frequently). Will be purchasing this again!
  15. The best retinol ever!


    I didn’t get the retinol hype until I tried this. It has cleared my skin up so well and I feel like it looks like I’ve had Botox in my forehead since using this. Keen to try the 1.0 next.
  16. GORGEOUS retinol


    This is a beautiful retinol cream, it feels so lovely on the skin. I'm a seasoned retinol/vitamin A user but I slowly introduced this into my routine over the past month, and now I use every second night, alternating with a AHA/BHA serum and honestly my skin is looking so clear and smooth! I had no reaction at all, introducing it slowly is the key and I always follow up with a super hydrating HA s...
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  17. AMAZING! It actually works!


    I was dubious about ANTI-AGEING skin care products but this has been the best product I've ever used. My skin is amazing! It reduced my pores, brightened my skin and reduced my fine lines. I started off using it every second night but now use it nightly. It's hard core but it works! I've now got all my girlfriends onto it.
  18. Love it


    I have tried numerous retinols and this takes the cake. Have spending thousands on retinols that did nothing I am seeing results in only a few days after trying this product. It is a must have and I will definitely buy again
  19. High quality retinol


    Love SkinCeuticals brand. Wouldn't use any other. Highly recommend this and starting VERY slowly - even once or twice a weeks (tops) if you're new
  20. Does what it says!


    I have normal-dry skin and bought this for its anti-aging properties. I would recommend to others as I've noticed redness disappear in my skin, more even skin tone, elasticity and a few fine lines vanished! Can't wait to try the stronger version.
  21. Love it


    Perfect for my sensitive skin. Can already see a difference. Highly recommend!
  22. Strong so start gradually and gently


    I’m a relative newbie to retinol, decided to give this 0.5% concentration a try after reading great reviews. This is a fantastic product, my only caution is that for retinol newbies like me- introduce it into your routine gradually and gently. I didn’t, and suffered the consequences... I didn’t stop using my chemical exfoliators & Clarisonic, didn’t moisturise sufficiently, didn’t start this retin...
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  23. High quality and worth it


    I’ve tried a few retinol serums in the past. I have oily skin and adult acne. This retinol is one of my absolute favourites, it doesn’t breakout my skin (where others would give me more pimples) it’s strong but not too harsh and after 1 week using this product only twice a week, my skin is bright, clear and smoother. Really recommend.
  24. Pretty Good


    Feels very good on, smooths out my face and didn't hurt too much. have been applying it gradually.
    Will check results in a month. I have noticed no new breakouts
  25. Amazing!


    Amazing product! This has totally transformed my skin. I just started to incorporate retinol in my skincare and I’m so glad that I did. At first, my skin was dry and a little flaky at first, but as my skin has gotten more accustomed to the ingredients, it has subsided. Nothing that a great moisturizer can’t fix anyway. I suffer from hormonal acne and hyperpigmentation and let me tell you no other ...
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  26. Follow the instructions if you are new to retinol use


    Confession time- I did not follow the instructions.
    I have never used retinol and am in my late 30s, so decided to jump on the badwagon to combat fine lines and generally improve my skin. Obviously wanting immediate results I applied this on 4 consecutive nights. After each application my skin felt smooth and plump which was nice, so I continued to use it. Unfortunately by the evening of day...
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  27. Great for breakouts


    I used this on a breakout under my jaw and found it was minimised the next day. It didn't irritate my skin despite being strong. Highly recommend
  28. Best entry level retinoid!


    I am a big advocate for vitamin A and have left a glowing review of SkinCeutical's 1.0 option. As this is a lower strength formulation, I find this less irritating and perfect for those who are new to retinol. Although my evening go-to is the stronger option, I like to have this on hand should my skin want a small break from high strength products. A small pea-size amount is all you need to cover ...
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  29. Holy Grail material!


    I’ve been using this for more than 3 years and I have acne prone skin. This helped with restoring my skin! It helped with the acne scarring, the white head has been reduced, my skin is smoother and softer, my skin tone is more even, and overall appearance is a lot better. This is something I will continue using due to my skin type. It helps with reducing the inevitable effects of my skin type whic...
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  30. Anti aging


    Best to start with this one before the higher strength to avoid sensitivity
  31. Do use it with caution


    This was my first retinol and I loved it, when I first using it, it didn't give me the bad effect, you know, the ugly period of retinol that everybody's talking about, though I used it once a week then leveled up to twice then eventually after a month I used it everyday, that's when the effect hits me.
    My skin peeled, irritated and red, so I stopped using it and splash Phyto corrective ever...
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  32. Love this retinol


    I’ve started using retinol earlier this year. Now it’s become my favourite anti-aging ingredient. I’ve tried few brands of retinol serum. This one is the best so far. Visible improvements of my skin texture and condition. Love it!
  33. retinol is the recommended ingredent for antiaging


    The retinol is the most effective ingredent that has been proved effective in antiaging. But a few people can adapt to ratinol.
  34. Recommend this one over the 1% one and other brands as well for daily use.


    Recommend this one over the 1% one and other brands as well for daily use. My facial lady told me this today, although you might think you are used to higher concentration, it is still safer to dail it back down to 0.5% for at-home daily use.
  35. Happy with this product


    So far so good! I have a normal skin type and am 50 years old. I purchased the Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 because of it's excellent reputation, has won awards in it's category and the list of ingredients it contains. At this stage, I am applying it every second night just to make sure I don't have an adverse reaction. I am happy with my purchase.
  36. Amazing!!!


    I have combination skin type, when I finally get rid of acne, they leave terrible scars and some of them are dark colour (which means it's really hard to make them disappear). So I decide to use retinol, the result is really amazing, just after one use, I can see they are going to become lighter and it controls my other potential acnes at the same time.
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  37. Great retinol - no irritation


    I really enjoyed using this retinol. It keeps my skin looking clear with no congestion and I think it has helped fade some old acne scarring. I didn't get any irritation with it, but generally use it 2-3 nights a week.
  38. Love this product. Visible results


    I have been using this product for 2 months now ( tube lasts around 3 months). I have really helped tighten my pores, smooth my skin and give my skin a healthy glow. I did experience some peeling at first but that’s completely normal. Moving onto the stronger retinol next.
  39. Worth the $$$


    Love the brand, love this product. Easy to apply, doesn’t feel sticky or too heavy. Has a lovely, subtle scent and truly works wonders for my skin.
  40. LOVE IT!


    I LOVE THIS!! A little goes a long way.
    I've been using this for post acne scarring and hyperpigmentation spots, and has worked wonders!!! My scars are lighter and have evened out my overall complexion and reduced dullness, giving my skin a more vibrant glow!!
  41. Amazing product


    amazing retinol product for any starters. I have experienced better and clearer skin.
  42. Amazing retinol that does what it says!

    Kelly T

    I have been looking for a no frills, does what it says retinol for a while now, and this is it! Super gentle (I have used retinol before) so I can use it 3 times a week, and every time I use it my skin gets clearer and smoother! The inci list is really lean which indicates that it is just a great product that isn’t being something that it’s not.
  43. Holy Grail Retinol Product


    This is the first ever retinol product I've used, and its amazing!
    I have oily/combination skin, and purged a bit from using this product. However, it didn't last very long and my skin went back to it normal self after a week. My skin didn't experience any peeling because I started very slow with this product.
    The texture of my skin is so much better after using this product and my pi...
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  44. Weekly routine


    This isn’t the first retinol I’ve tried, but it’s the one I’ll stick to. I did peel like crazy for the first 10 uses but a bit of exfoliating fixed that. I no longer have any problems and I use it once or twice a week. I feel like it gives me a youthful glow.
  45. Great introductory Retinol product


    This is my first retinol product and it worked wonders on bringing my closed comedones to head, which BHA and AHA failed to do. I only used it once a week pea sized amount each time. So far I have not experienced any dryness or flakiness due to this slow introduction of retinol to my skincare regime. I have not yet seen the effect of evening out skin tone on my skin. However, my skin is definitel...
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  46. Works but use with caution


    This product definitely improved my overall complexion, however I didn’t ease my skin into it properly and ended up with very dry and red skin. It only needs to be used every 2-3 days (which makes it last ages!) and definitely needs to be paired with a good sunscreen. When it is used properly, it works wonders!
  47. Best Retinol


    I prefer the Skinceutical Retinol over other retinols because it's in cream form. This stuff is effective and potent. It took me about three months to get used to the product. For me, I prefer to mix it with my moisturiser just to minimise the sensitivity, dryness and flaking that one can get from using retinol. I'm thinking I will stick to the lower strength for a while as I am still gettting the...
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  48. Great product, cannot live without


    I started using this product about a year ago when I turned 38, it was a game changer for my skin. It has completely changed the texture of my skin for the better with the bonus of looking younger too. I have extremely dry skin and have to pull back a little on my usage in winter but other than that I have no complaints at all. I'm on my second tube and haven't bothered trying any other brands I l...
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  49. Makes my skin feel nice - still yet to see results


    I purchased this after reading about retinol and the positive affects (I am only 21 but I like to get in early with my anti aging skin care!).

    It feels great on my skin (I use it every 3rd night), and I did not experience any redness or irritation like you can with some retinols. I haven't seen any dramatic changes in my skin, although I am sure in the long run it will be worth it@
  50. Packs a punch


    This is the first retinol product that I have used consistently. It’s definitely effective - after using it for a week or so, my skin was red and peeling! I would recommend easing into this product and buffering with plenty of moisturiser. This is a great retinol product though - it’s got a light but creamy texture that layers well under moisturiser and one tube lasts for ages!
  51. Gentle on my Skin


    This product was my first venture into retinol and I really don't have any complaints. I was a little apprehensive given the stories you hear about retinol, but I eased myself into a program, eventually using every second night (alternating with liquid gold) and I didn't have any issues. I am now looking to upgrade to a stronger retinol, now that my skin has been introduced to the ingredient
  52. Fantastic product, really works and lasts a long time.


    It may be on the expensive side and come in a small package, but this product sure does pack a punch. I have been struggling with acne for years. I have tried every product out there with no success. My beauty therapist told me to try this product and I have never looked back. At times, it does make my skin a little flaky, but that is just the sign to stop using it for a few days. Since using this...
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  53. Secret weapon to lovely skin


    Within days of using this product, my complexion is looking smooth and clear. I feel so much more confident about leaving the house with just sunscreen on now, rather than concealer, powder, bronzer, etc. I feel like it makes my Botox last longer and I'm not in such a rush to get an injectibles top-up now. In that sense, SkinCeuticals Pure Retinol 0.5 really is value for money. Just make sure you ...
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