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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 30ml

4.8 of 70 reviews

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Perfect for problematic and photo-damaged skin, Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol, the highest concentration currently available
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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SUPERIOR - 97% recommend

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Age:

  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention
  • Deep Lines

Skin Concern:

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

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Reviews

4.8 of 70 reviews

97% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

AFTER CONVERTING FROM 0.5 I’M HOOKED! Amazing results after first use!

BL

I’ve used this 1.0 formula last night for the first time. I used the recommended amount of product (not pea size) tingling only lasted a few seconds - didn’t apply around, eyes as instructed and I’ve woken up with smooth skin texture! A little bit of redness which my copper peptides will calm. My pores are smaller! So happy. AMAZING.

NOTE: I have been using retinol products for more than twelve months and just converted to skinceuticals from cosmedix 0.5 retinol (serum 16). So glad I made the jump to this brand

Most Helpful Criticism

Too intense for me

Lara

I tried this the other day and it was a bit too harsh for my sensitive skin. I am sure it would be great for those who are less sensitive though, but is a risk for the price!
  1. AFTER CONVERTING FROM 0.5 I’M HOOKED! Amazing results after first use!

    BL

    I’ve used this 1.0 formula last night for the first time. I used the recommended amount of product (not pea size) tingling only lasted a few seconds - didn’t apply around, eyes as instructed and I’ve woken up with smooth skin texture! A little bit of redness which my copper peptides will calm. My pores are smaller! So happy. AMAZING.

    NOTE: I have been using retinol products for more t...
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  2. excellent product

    kittykatkel

    I really like this retinol. I've used about 4-5 different brands over the years, and this is my favourite. My skin is not sensitive to retinols so this does not tingle, but it may if you have sensitive skin. In this case, you may need to build up to this strength. I like the creamy, but not overly rich, consistency of his cream. It does lighten pigmentation, but I've yet to find a miracle worker r...
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  3. Star

    Liv

    I get what I expected,my skin is more shine,less lines...it is strong so..for 2 weeks , put moisturiser before ;)
  4. Love it!

    Annag

    I have sensitive skin and was hesitate to try retinol product at high concentration knowing it could irritate my skin more. I have been using this product for a over month now and it worked on my skin perfectly! I apply this product on top of the 242 cream 3 times a week, initially it caused a little bit of dryness, but it settles down very quickly. I can see the fine lines on my forehead is reduc...
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  5. Strong but effective

    Liberty

    I prepared my skin for this product by working up the ordinary retinol range, but still found this too strong for immediate everyday use. I’m currently using it every second night and trying to work up to every night. I had some minor peeling but no painful irritation, but have found it fine for every second night. It’s pleasant to put on, has no odor, and I’ve barely made a dent in the tube afte...
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  6. Packs a punch

    Tahnia

    verified purchaser
    Agree with other users this stuff is strong! Even for a seasoned vitamin A user. So I had to take a step back and use only once a week. I either mix with a moisturiser or layer on top and a barrier cream after.
    Redness is minimal but the skin sloughing and heat sensitivity is quite significant. It’s a very good product but I personally prefer the medik8 crystal 10
  7. I've tried other retinols - this is the best.

    Anne

    verified purchaser
    Easily the best retinol I have used. Go easy when first using using to ensure you don't get an adverse reaction. But it has really helped with dulling out acne marks..
  8. Best over the counter retinol

    Jessica

    verified purchaser
    This is so highly recommended by skincare experts.
    I had already used lower strength retinols so I thought my skin was ready for this.
    Boy was I wrong. This is strong!
    I only use a tiny drop, all over the perimeter of my face, never in the centre of my face, except a tiny bit on my nose.
    Always four days later my skin peels, pretty noteiceably.
    It doesn't make my skin...
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  9. Good stuff!

    Janine

    This retinol is the best so far I have used. I have tried many big brands and cheaper ones and this one works. I have tough skin and i have had to use 60% acid peels to get my skin to react, but this retinol seems to actually penetrate in to my skin and I actually peel!!! Yes its pricey but I use it on the areas I need mostly done for pigmentation, so it last for ages. Far from a waste of money li...
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  10. Amazing product

    Alyaa

    I’ve used oral retinoids 10 years ago and it worked wonders. However i started having adult, cystic acne about a year ago and i’ve tried many types of skincare products with little success (diligently, in a 7-10 step skincare!). I wanted a good retinoid and decided to try SkinCeuticals. I am very impressed with the product. I saw significant improvement after ONE application. Reduced acne, improve...
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  11. Great at smoothing my skin

    Jean

    I am turning into my 30s this year. Retinol A is my anti aging secret.

    I use Vitamin C in the morning and Retinol A at night. Good results so far. If you have a sensitive skin, better start using Retinol A with a low concentration
  12. Strong!!

    Maggie

    Oooft, this stuff is very strong! I've used other brands' "1% retinol" and had no more skin peeling at all despite frequent use. I therefore decided to upgrade to this product and after ONE use, I had skin peeling (no irritation, just superficial exfoliation). So start slow with this even if you've used other retinols. Excited to see the long-term effects. I'm very impressed with Skinceuticals.
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  13. Definitely have noticed a difference

    Lauren

    I have been using retinol for years and have tried many different products. I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and I have definitely noticed a difference, my skin feels brighter and fresher in the mornings after using this product. It hasn’t caused any dryness and peeling for me as other people have noted but I have been using retinol for a while and have oily skin. Would definitely ...
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  14. Immediate difference

    Milly

    I’ve been using this product for a couple of weeks and noticed an immediate difference. It’s the first time I have used retinol so I can’t compare this to other retinol products. But I’ve been impressed. Skin feels softer and it has not been too irritating for my sensitive skin. Looking forward to seeing the long term results.
  15. Retinol

    Madeleine

    Nicely boxed creamy feeling quite strong start slowly for your skin to accept this can create stinging but nmy skin will benefit in the long run
  16. The real deal

    Alex

    I’m seeing great results with this. I purchased this a few months ago and have been very slowly incorporating it. I’m 26 years old and seeing early smile lines and dropping but this is softening them and tightening my skin well, especially labial folds. I use a very small amount about twice a week, and mix with a HA serum in my hand before pressing it into the skin. I haven’t had any issues incorp...
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  17. Best retinoid ever!

    Scott1987

    Another fantastic product from the SkinCeuticals brand. As a man in his early thirties, age prevention has become a big focus for me in my skincare. Used in the evening, this high strength vitamin A cream helps to increase cell turnover and combat the physical signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. After a year or so of nightly use, my skin looks and feels amazing. It al...
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  18. Super strong

    Katie

    I thought I had built up my tolerance to retinol as I used The Ordinary .5% and then up to the 1% with no issues. This is obviously a stronger formula as I have found that I have had slight skin peeling around my mouth and nose. I was using it every three days but have dropped to maybe every 5 days as I build up a tolerance to this stronger strength. Even with the peeling though, I do feel like...
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  19. Best Retinol on the Market

    Jaimz

    For first time retinol users make sure you start with a lower dose! Once you are able to use the 1% retinol - your skin will work wonders! I find this retinol to be hands down the best as it’s pure and not filled with any silicone fillers. Has been my go to for over 5 years now!
  20. Best Retinol on the Market

    Jaimz

    For first time retinol users make sure you start with a lower dose! Once you are able to use the 1% retinol - your skin will work wonders! I find this retinol to be hands down the best as it’s pure and not filled with any silicone fillers. Has been my go to for over 5 years now!
  21. The bee’s knees of retinol’s

    NatashaGorg

    When buying a retinol, you can’t overlook this product. It is strong(potency) for people new to retinol’s and it can peel your face off if you use too much. Definitely recommend easing in to this potency, mixing with a moisturiser or oil every 3rd night. Works brilliantly on those new fine lines, and the deeper fine lines improve to softer lines. Me likely!
  22. Amazing!

    Diego

    I was extremely surprised at how well my face responded! In 2 short weeks of using my new product, I've noticed some fine lines that were on my upper lip now very faint ...so excited! I have been very diligent about getting microderm facials once every month for the past 3 years but only see minor differences that last between 3-5 days but with this Retinol product so far I can already see that i...
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  23. Highly recommend

    Cher

    Effortlessly goes on, slight tingling but after a couple of days great results. Great introduction to retinol therapy. Well invested
  24. Highly recommend

    Cher

    Effortlessly goes on, slight tingling but after a couple of days great results. Great introduction to retinol therapy. Well invested
  25. Worth every penny!

    Diego

    This is strong but if used as directed you will have amazing results. I love it, it makes my skin smoother and my old acne scars are less visible. This will change your skin forever!!!
  26. Fave retinol

    Brooke

    i have been using retinols for a few years now as i have congested skin and want to prevent ageing! i was using the ASAP A+ serum for about 3 months and decided to switch to this one - and it is a far superior product! even after a single use my congestion was clearer and my complexion was more even and smooth!
    it is on the more expensive side when it comes to retinols on the market but it i...
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  27. Strong but effective

    Niki

    I was using the 0.5 retinol but was not seeing any real results so decided to try this and I'm glad I did. The result after 2 weeks is smooth skin and pores are less noticeable. I did find my skin flaking after a few days and slightly red around the eye area. Will keep using to see further results.
  28. Start low

    Jen

    Start low and build your tolerance up as this is strong but very effective
  29. It reduces my mum's wrinkle

    Gigi

    After had a good result with Skinceuticals retinol 0.5%, I bought 1.0% one for my mum. She's gotten into the purge period too but eventually her skin adapted and start showing the good effect after a month. She loves it and told me to repurchase it! Oh ow...
  30. Highly recommend

    Robyn

    Prior to using this product I used the 0.5 retinol to prime my skin for the 1.0. In the first week or two, my skin peeled a little bit and was slightly red after applying it. But after a few weeks my skin felt so smooth and soft. I've never used a product that has left my skin so soft and clear. I would definitely recommend using the 0.5 product first, as the 1.0 version is much stronger.
  31. It works and a little goes a long way!

    Jessica

    I have had this for months and it is still maybe half way through. But even with using such small amounts, I still notice quite an improvement in texture and brightness of my skin. I do use a number of other skincare actives but I know it is the retinol as I haven't seen any similar changes like it with other products.

    I used to use another retinol but stopped for a while before this ...
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  32. Strong stuff

    Ramona

    Despite preparing my skin for the strength of this retinol (e.g. using lower strength for a while beforehand), I still found this too full on for my skin. I have to use moisturiser after application otherwise it stings my skin and leaves it red for the following few days. I haven't noticed any difference to my skin but that's because I cannot tolerate any prolonged use.
  33. Hello Youth!

    JAIrish

    From reading a few of the reviews I was hesitant to try this product as I’ve only used retinol once before and not for an extended period due to the fact that I realised I would be spending a lot of time in the sun on a holiday and would risk sun damage. I expected peeling, dryness and redness, all of which would clear, but, I kept putting off using it as I didn’t want these reactions before signi...
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  34. Best retinol!

    Retinol Dreams

    Always count on this bad boy to even my skin tone out & prevent my ageing. Will use forever. In love! For sensitive skin I recommend using once every 2-3 days as it is super strong (which means it’s got the good stuff!)
  35. Nope nope nope

    Sueky

    I really wanted to love this retinol but no matter what way I used it it burned the hell out of my skin. I ended up with a burned looking red face.
    I tried using it only twice a week and over moisturizer and still killed my skin.

    Not for the faint hearted
  36. Amazing!! But Not for the newbies

    C

    This is an amazing and effective retinol that has really helped make my skin amazing. It is quite strong so you really need to ease your way into this one.. love it
  37. Great retinol

    Julie

    I really enjoyed this retinol. It was very effective but not as harsh as others I’ve used in the past
  38. Great results but strong

    Emma

    This gives great results but it is very strong. You will need to start gradually. Peeling will also most likely occurs.
  39. It works but you need to go gradually

    Van

    I used The Ordinary first but didn't see any difference and decided to give this a try. My skin peeled lot (burned a bit as well) after the first couple of times but gets better gradually.

    Make sure you hydrate after use as well as it can dry out the skin.
  40. Obsessed

    Stephanie

    The stronger the better I say! This is amazing but be careful... depending on your skin don’t use this too often as you skin can flake! I love this and it makes my skin look so radiant and smooth!
  41. Best Retinol Ever!!!

    Eleni

    This is the only retinol I’ve used that has made a big difference to my skin. Did make my skin peel initially. I would recommend starting off with 0.5 if you haven’t used retinol before as this one is stroooong!! Worth the price!
  42. AAAAAMAZEEEEE

    Angela

    My skin is so soft and smooth!
    All the crud in my skin has come to the surface and super easy to remove with safe extraction.
    First time I also peeled like other users, but I did use a lot of it without other skin products. Haven't peeled since.
    Results were the best I've experienced over any other retanoid/retanol product, including prescription types!
  43. Goodie

    Pauline

    I was using the ordinary retinoids and didn’t notice anything so I jumped to this. I peeled ever so slightly after the first use but nothing since. I use twice a week after using the aspect fruit enzyme mask and have a nice glow and reduced lines after 2 months of use. Make sure to hydrate +++ after use
  44. Best retinol product on the market

    Samantha

    This is by far the most effective retinol product you can buy over the market. I’ve done a lot of research to find the strongest store bought retinol and this is the one. I’ve recommended it to many friends and they can’t get over how strong it is. Definitely worth the $$
  45. Really works!

    Michelle

    I have been using this product for a year now and I have to say it really does what it says. My acne scarring has softened and pigmentation also faded. It also tightened skin and I have also noticed skin texture a lot smoother. Highly recommended!
  46. Too intense for me

    Lara

    I tried this the other day and it was a bit too harsh for my sensitive skin. I am sure it would be great for those who are less sensitive though, but is a risk for the price!
  47. Hardcore but effective

    Hannah_N

    Don't use this if you've never used retinol before, as it is rather strong. But if your skin is used to it, this has got to be the best retinol out there. Leaves skin so polished and youthful. I couldn't live without it!
  48. It works!

    JAnine

    My skin is resistant to treatments and this makes me peel!!! I have used many brands and I always come back to this one! If anyone knows anything stronger, let me know. But then again this product has not failed me when I want results. If you can put up with the peeling and just try to lightly exfoliate the dead skin in the morning and a good moisturiser and foundation, you should be able to cover...
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  49. Best Retinol on the market

    Roro

    I have dry/combo skin and I have pigmentation from roasting in the sun as a teenager. And some wrinkles that I really wish were not there! I brought this product on the suggestion of a friend. I have tried a few retinol products by other brands in the past and had some very unpleasant side effects that really turned me off retinol. My friend suggested this product as she said it was worth the c...
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  50. Great skincare

    Sarah

    This product helps keep my fine lines at bay and my face is not breaking out as much anymore. It has also helped reduce my cystic acne which I am very happy about. If you are looking for a fantastic retinol or anti ageing product, definitely include this in your skincare and you'll reap the benefits
  51. The best retinol to date

    Sam

    Hey guys, this little tube is so worth it. I saw a couple of reviews online and was debating whether or not it would be worth it for the cost and I’m so glad I bit the bullet.

    I have very oily skin, lots of acne scaring and some fine lines beginning to form. I’ve used five or six different retinol formulations (between 1%-5%) and this has outshon them all. The results weren’t instant ...
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  52. Quality not quantity

    Peppy

    After using this retinol for 2 weeks with the B12 I can say that this is the best retinol cream I have used. Skinceuticals is an expensive brand but if it gives me results then I am a happy customer. My skin is definitely better off so much brighter and pigmentation is almost faded. I definitely recommend trying of course with the 0.5 for first time users.
  53. Vitamin A+

    Forever Young

    As a dermal therapist I am all about results and Skinceuticals is a brand I trust. Retinol is scientifically proven to rejuvenate this skin. It promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production. It's the no.1 product I recommend to my clients with concerns about skin texture. A++
  54. Favourite Retinol Product

    Beth

    I have tried and tested numerous retinol creams, and this is by far my favourite! It has been combating the scarring left from my normal and cystic acne, without any pain at all! I was spending all my money on "peels" and later treatments, and to be honest I have found this to be just as effective. I use a dermal roller (skin needling) prior to applying my retinol 1.0, and I found it has made it e...
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  55. Liquid gold!

    Ellie

    This is my favourite Retinol product!

    My skin (sensitive) feels amazing every single time I use it, feeling smooth, firmer, and with a noticeable reduction of fine lines (especially on the forehead).

    Also worth mentioning is the packaging - The tube is perfect as it protects the active ingredients (very little exposure) and makes it very easy to avoid wastage (you know w...
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  56. Very Highly Recommend

    Angela

    I suffered from constant breakouts in my thirties right through to my late forties and tried everything and nothing worked... until this product. My skin is now clear!! No more breakouts, my skin is smoother, the retinol has completely faded all of my red marks from previous breakouts, my complexion brighter it’s an all round skin saver. You do have to ease into it, gradually increasing the numb...
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  57. Retinol

    Anna-rita

    This is the best retinol product I have ever used, I tried the 0.5 first and now I'm using the 1.0. Fantastic product I will definitely repurchase.
  58. Fantastic

    Nicola

    This is the best retinol product I have ever used and trust me I have used so many different brands. The quality of the retinol is just another level, other brands may increase skin cell turnover and make my skin look brighter but this is the only brand which I have used where I have seen:

    1. A reduction in the fine lines on my face.
    2. Reduction in pigmentation.
    3. Smal...
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  59. Love it

    Galwaygirl

    I bought this after years literally years of humming and hawing about It. Im so sorry I didn't buy it sooner. After one use my skin was clearer. I have used it for a few months now and noticed improvement on my forhead lines, frown lines. I did buy the 1% first would recommend using the lower strenght first. I can only use it twice a week. If I purchased the lower strenght built up as recomm...
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  60. Incredible

    annabelle

    I have combination skin with acne scarring and pigmentation from sun damage. I purchased this to try and combat the scars and pigmentation, and so far it has been incredible. I have noticed a huge difference in the overall appearance and texture of my skin. This is a lot better quality than other retinols i have purchased, and you definitely get what you pay for! I cannot recommend this enough, we...
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  61. High quality

    Emilly

    This is a really high quality retinol from an amazing skincare brand,
    this has helped so many issues I had with my skin, mostly the texture and blemishes! my skin feels so plump and smooth since using this :)
  62. Best retinol

    Pollen

    I’ve used this for years now as it’s probably the most effective OTC retinol product on the market. I’ve had dramatic results in texture and overall skin tone. I’m not troubled by fine lines, but I’m convinced I’d have more if it weren’t for this. This is quite strong so I’d warn to start with small amounts every 2nd or third day, and use loads of sun protection!
  63. It does refine your skin

    Shelly

    I purchased this product without any advice from the Adore Beauty online chat room, I just did a search and read the information, then I Google searched Reviews. I was wary of purchasing the 1.0, as I typically have sensitive skin & was worried about breakouts. Using it every second day has most definitely refined my skin & I haven't had any breakouts whatsoever!

    I'm almost 47 and ...
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  64. It really turns back time!

    Claire

    I am 42 and have been investing in skin care a lot over the past year, including professional peels and found that nothing was giving me lasting results to reduce fine lines, irregular skin tone, scarring, pimples and loss of skin tone.

    I started to research and saw that Wayne Goss had returned to using Retin A. I then watched Mellissa55 on Youtube and was utterly blown away by her i...
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  65. Slightly flaky skin but works a treat!

    Laura

    Yes, this like any other retinoid does make your skin a bit flaky, however it also tightens your pores, softens your skins and refines the overall appearance of your skin. I pop it on at night after my shower, a tiny pea sized amount is all you need. In the morning I wake up to slightly shedding skin, however I give my skin a light exfoliation with some gauze soaked in warm water and then layer my...
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  66. Best skin product I've ever used

    Naomi

    I have PCOS and really struggle with oily congested skin. Make up never look nice because of the bumps and congestion on my chin and jaw line. I didn't think this product would help because I'd already had professional peels and laser. I was wrong! It worked. After a week I have a small about of peeling and my skin was a little red and itchy but 6 days on the congestions is finding it's way to the...
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  67. effective

    Sharon

    I am 52 & have used .5% retinol for a while so decided to try the 1% it is much stronger & actually burned my neck the first time I used it so beware if you haven't used it before use very sparingly & follow directions, but it is a good product. My skin is a lot smoother after only a couple of weeks use.
  68. Amazing. Takes a while and a bit of pain, but totally worth it.

    Daniela

    I'm close to 30 and wanted to start on OTC retinol as I noticed I was looking older than I really am. It's been 6 weeks since I started using this product (every three days) and it's been worth it. First 4 weeks saw lots of peeling and pimples, but it went away and I'm left with skin that not only looks younger, but doesn't require make up. Recommending to all my friends.
  69. The best over the counter skin care product for anti-aging and acne prone skin

    susie

    I am in my mid forties (eek) and have suffered from acne/pimples my whole life. I have tried every over the counter product available including pro active.

    Retin A has mad a HUGE difference to my skin. I will never be with out it! Start with 0.5 percent Retin A, then move up to 1%. My skin, glows looks healthier and im getting complements from friends. I started using once a week ...
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