SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 by SkinCeuticals


Perfect for problematic and photo-damaged skin, Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol, the highest concentration currently available, and should be used for advanced treatment of pre-conditioned skin with the Skinceuticals Pure Retinol 0.5 (this is essential). Designed for maximum efficacy and stability, SkinCeuticals Retinol is formulated with highest concentrations of pure retinol available and enhanced with the latest stabilisation and delivery technologies. Our retinol products help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots from both photo- and intrinsic- aging. Additionally, they help minimise the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin.

* Helps reduce appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, ages spots, blemishes, and blotchiness 
* Preserves optimal retinol stability and minimises erythema commonly associated with the use of retinol 
* Ensures maximum amount of retinol reaches the target site 
* Will not clog pores and eliminates the need of additional moisturiser

Complimentary products: C E Ferulic, Serum 20 AOX+, C + AHA, Serum 15 AOX+, Serum 10 AOX+ , Retinol 0.5 (prior to the use of this product), Phyto +, Hydrating B5 Gel, Daily Sun Defense 20, Ultimate UV Defense 30, Physical UV Defense 30, Sport UV Defense 45


water, cyclomethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone, dimethiconol, laureth-4, laureth-23, hydrogenated lecithin, butyorspermum parkii (shea butter), caprylic/capric triglyceride, ceramide 2, ceramide 3, phytosphingosine, cholesterol, hypericum perforatum extract, propylene glycol, allyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polysorbate 20, retinol, BHT, sodium polyacrylate, dimethicone PEG-7 isostearate, glycerin, polyacrylamide, C13-14 isoparaffin, leureth-7, bisabolol. rosa canina leaf extract, silybum marianum fruit extract, passiflora incarnata flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matreicaria) leaf extract, citric acid, methylsothiazolinone, tetrasodium EDTA


High potency product. Please read information on package insert. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen when using retinol products.

It is essential to have used SkinCeuticals Pure Retinol 0.5 prior to introducing this product to your skin routine.

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It really turns back time! - 13-12-2017 by

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 incredibly youthful skin at 61 after 28 years of using Retin A and Retinol.

I decided to commit and because I have been using the Ordinary's retinoids for over 6 months started with the stronger cream Skinceuticals Pure Retinol 1.0 because this product is recommended by Melissa55.

I have been using the product daily for 3 weeks. I have had the occasional rest day when my skin was painful, and/or buffered the cream with squalane oil. I decided to use the cream as much as I could tolerate to push through the "retinol uglies". As recommended I am applying the cream around the eyes and down the throat and rubbing it vigorously into clean dry skin in the evening, especially into "problem areas", like the side of my forehead that has the most sun damage from driving.

I am posting now at 3 weeks because I have made it through the uglies (for now) and my skin is showing incredible improvement. It actually looks like it did 6 years ago. I am most amazed by the "lift" around my eyes, the reduction in my frown lines, the over all improvement in tone and texture. I look in the mirror and it really looks like "me again". I guess that is one of the big struggles with aging, is we look in the mirror and suddenly it seems to be someone else's face. The other issue I had was that I would get a pimple and because my cell reproduction had slowed down it would stay for 6 weeks and then scar and the scar take 6 months to fade.

Ok, a bit about the rough times. I found my skin became incredibly sensitive and dry and would sting if I put any creams on it that were acidic. That included some sunscreen so I have been wearing hats, sunglasses, scarves and staying out of the sun as much as possible.

My saviors has been Weleda gentle cleansing cream, fresh aloe vera from the plant, and mostly the Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F which is basically squalane oil with Vitamin C in it. I have slathered this on up to 4 times a day, sometimes skipping washing my face at all. I imagine that rosehip oil or plain squalane would be just as soothing. I used the Vitamin C because I had it to hand, it has never caused me any discomfort and Marie Veronique is one of the most scientific and informative sites online and their retinol product is mixed with vitamin c and oil to make it more gentle and effective. Mellisa55 also combines her retinol use with Vitamin c but uses it separately in the morning only.

My skin was for about 4 days, red, inflamed, blotchy. it was like every hidden blemish and wrinkle came to the fore! Sometimes my skin ached like it had been burnt. Someone told me that I'm looked "90" , I definitely looked 15 years older. The worst days for me were somewhere between day 6 and day 10 of using the cream. There was no way in million year I could have worn makeup. I just endured looking hag like, most people dont care or notice. One caring person asked if I had been crying, or had allergies. No-one else commented at all.

My research states that the best results are to be seen after 6 months regular use of Retinol. I highly recommend this product! I also highly recommend combining it with an oil, it is incredible how my "new skin" is just drinking in the squalane oil, which soothes, reduces the dryness and any irritation and massaging in the oil, acts as a gentle slough to remove any flaking.

Slightly flaky skin but works a treat! - 16-10-2017 by

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 Vitamin C and B serums. The B rehydrated so well that you wouldn't even know I was peeling that morning.

Best skin product I've ever used - 01-06-2017 by

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 surface and a number of areas on my skin are smooth and fresh. Fantastic for those black heads that are tough to move. I'm so happy, I'd given up hope.

effective - 22-09-2014 by

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.

Amazing. Takes a while and a bit of pain, but totally worth it. - 25-05-2014 by

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.

The best over the counter skin care product for anti-aging and acne prone skin - 07-02-2013 by

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 at night (your skin will peel after a couple of days) then twice a week, now I use every other night. A little goes a long way! I use St Ives Face scrub with Salicyc Acid, every other morning to help remove any flaky skin and that works well. I just use Cetaphyl to remove makeup. On my alternate nights i just use Akin Rose Hip oil - which i now absolutely love.

My skin is so soft and clear, and because of this i can get away with a much lighter foundation - so happy! Thankyou Skin Ceuticals!!! Best kept secret around!

Thats it! - all my top beauty secrets.

Have been using for 4 months now.

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  • From SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 at 4/05/1512:20 PM
    • Q: Can I use SkinCeuticals Pure Retinol 1.0 - sparingly - around my eyes?
    • A: Hi Hendo,

      Thanks for your question. I wouldn't recommend using this product in the delicate eye area - the concentration of Retinol will be too strong, and you're at risk of causing damage or sensitivity to that area. I'd suggest a retinol product designed to be more gentle for that area, such as this one:

      I hope this helps! If you have any further enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact us at

      Kind Regards,

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