Skinstitut Retinol

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Skinstitut Retinol by Skinstitut


Help prevent and treat the signs of ageing with Skinstitut Retinol, a high-intensity gel-formula treatment serum that promotes cell renewal for smooth and radiant skin.

Well known for its effective correcting properties, Vitamin A targets the 2 A’s of skincare: anti-ageing care and acne care. Retinol, the most potent stable form of vitamin a, is a powerful correcting product to use in your skincare routine. Retinol combats ageing as well as breakouts and redness.

Key benefits of Skinstitut Retinol:

  • Help increase collagen and elastin production
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Refine skin texture
  • Add radiance, suppleness, and softness
  • Encourage younger, plumper cells to rise to the skin’s surface to fill in lines
  • Firm and clear the complexion

Skinstitut Retinol corrects and brightens pigmentation and sun damage by encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells to correct uneven skin tone and texture. The ability of Retinol to regulate sebaceous gland activity also makes it a great treatment for acne breakouts and pore congestion.

How to use Skinstitut Retinol:

  • Cleanse skin and pat dry.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of Skinstitut Retinol and gently massage product over the face and neck.
  • Retinol and Vitamin A products are recommended to be used at night, as skin treated with retinol is more sensitive to sunlight.
  • It is highly recommended to wear SPF during the day to protect from sun damage.
  • If you have not used retinol products before, start with twice-weekly use at first to minimise irritation. Then slowly build up to alternate nights.

For more sensitive or easily irritated skin types that need a less intense correcting treatment, Skinstitut Rejuvenate 15 serum is recommended. Use a sun protection product such as Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50 in your morning skincare routine to ensure that your skin is protecting from sun damage, as retinol products can make the skin more vulnerable to the effects of UV rays.

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Love it! - 17-09-2018 by

This product improves skins appearance, my skin took a little getting used to at first but very soon was used to it and continue to use regularly.

Amazing - 13-09-2018 by

I was always very sceptical about using products with such active ingredients and always wanted to take a more natural, holistic approach but having troublesome skin the best decision I made was starting Skinstitut.

The retinol has evened out my complexion and faded darker marks I had from scarring. It leaves your skin feeling fresher, cleaner and clearer.

So far, so great! - 13-09-2018 by

I’ve had a lot of troubles in the past finding a serum that doesn’t leave me oily or prone to further breakouts. I’ve only been using it for about 3 weeks and can notice a reduction in redness and a smoother complexion and it doesn’t burn my skin. Would recommend!

So good - 13-09-2018 by

I have combination skin and am currently trying to slow down the ageing process of my skin so i purchased this. So far it has worked incredibly well in not only reducing pigmentation and fine lines but also clearing any blemishes from my skin. I would definitely recommend this retinol serum.

It works - 13-09-2018 by

this retinol cream is not only affordable but it does work. It helps to brighten my skin and make it look fresher. It helps to dry out any spots as well. I use it weekly or when I feel my skin needs a bit of TLC.

Fantastic! - 11-09-2018 by

Love this product as it reduces fine lines

My fav skinstitut product - 11-09-2018 by

My skin always feels tight plump clean and clear after using this serum. It’s probably my most favourite skinstitut product.

Fabulous product - 10-09-2018 by

One of the best products I've used, made difference to lines, plumpness of face and clears up any blemishes. Only need small amount 3 or 4 nights a week so lasts ages. I use it with the Vitamin C powder, highly recommend.

Already making a difference - 07-09-2018 by

I’ve been using this about a week now and I can already see a difference in my fine lines and major lines. Very light and non greasy texture. This is the first anti ageing product that hasn’t made me break out!

Great product - 06-09-2018 by

I've gone through about 4 tubes of this product now and it's safe to say it's a staple in my collection. The first few uses I had a lot of peeling (make sure to avoid eye area) Having used this for over 18 months I no longer get peeling but instead it leaves my skin feeling smooth and any light pigmentation or blemish I have is erased. It can sometimes be a little drying so I also make sure to use a good moisturiser afterwards. For reference I have combo/oily skin with large pores and some fine lines. I'm 38 and fair skinned.

Fantastic! - 05-09-2018 by

After switching over to this retinol product from using medically prescribed Retrieve cream, there is no turning back. A far superior and effective form of Vitamin A.

Did not do anything - 05-09-2018 by

I have combo oily skin with pigmentation. It felt lovely on the skin but did nothing for any pigmentation or post acne scarring. Will not repurchased

Best retinol product out there - 30-08-2018 by

Such a great price for the quality. Sinks into the skin quickly. I can be sensitive at times and haven't had any problems with this product. Love it.

love - 30-08-2018 by

LOVE IT! only a small amount is required!

Meh - 30-08-2018 by

This product really didn't do anything for me other than dry out my skin. I really wanted to like it but it was just a waste of money for me personally. I didn't see any noticeable changes, my skin didn't look or feel any better. Big disappointment!

Great product - 27-08-2018 by

Been buying this for three years

Fixed fine lines I was starting to develop - 25-08-2018 by

A great retinol to start with, not too strong and easy to use
Got rid of fine lines starting to develop on my forehead and helped smooth my skin

Love this! - 23-08-2018 by

Such a wonderful product. Feels smooth on application and really works wonders when my skin is playing up. Definitely recommend

Awesome - 22-08-2018 by

Didnt notice it makes such a different until i used it with Alpha H Liquid Gold!!!

I use them both together and it made my 10 years of acne prone skin under control.
Now just finished my first one and buying a second one;)

Noticeable Difference - 21-08-2018 by

My skin looked a lot less inflamed and my acne settled within the first few days of using this product. Have only had the product for a couple of weeks but I definitely feel like it's making a difference.

Unsure - 14-08-2018 by

Maybe it's too early to tell, but I purchased this with a range of Skinstitut products a few weeks ago now and was so excited given the reviews. I had previously tried a sample of Sunday Riley Luna Oil and thought this would be a cheaper alternative of retinol but I haven't found that it's helped that much, unfortunately. It burns a little when I put it on and I haven't really had the effects that the other reviewers seemed to! I've given it three stars as I will keep using it and see if it's just that I haven't given it enough time.

Great product - 14-08-2018 by

I am 53 years old turning 54 and my skin is good for my age and retinol is a great product to assist. Only use of an evening and always use a natural block out for your face during the day.

So happy! - 14-08-2018 by

I have been using the for a few weeks now and I have to say that I really love it. I have been using this every night. My skin feels amazing and smooth. I have noticed a softening of the wrinkles on my forehead. My face has a lovely glow about it that people are noticing. I use this in conjunction with firming eye and neck cream and it seems to be working! So happy! I will be repurchasing once I have used it all up.

Alternative to benzoyl peroxide - 14-08-2018 by

I am in my 30s and have been using BP to keep my hormonal acne under control for about 10 years. Its efficiently has waned over time (inevitable) and I am also tired of the colouring - not just redness / irritation / dryness but a brown, deadening of the skin. I used this product as an intro to retinol to improve colouring and prevent acnes. It has succeeded in both to a good extent. It's a milder product than BP, so less dryness occurs, and it smells nice (like green tea). The recommended pea-sized amount covers the bottom half of my face. I can use this every day and not experience flaking, it's not strong enough to stop pimples that have formed however and is more of a preventative. I think the price is good value as the tube lasts a long time.

Perfection - 13-08-2018 by

At 50+ this has become my miracle cream. I’ve been using since only May and my skin appears glowing, fresh and young. Fine lines are reduced and face is plumped. This is now a staple in my routine (along with multi active oil, 14% scrub, vit C) Until this year I’ve always purchased ‘high end’ products but never again, I’m a skinstitut convert.

Perfect - 13-08-2018 by

I was hesitant about buying the Retinol because I have sensitive skin, but this combined with the Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry has made my skin the best it has been in a long time. My face is hydrated and smooth when I wake up in the morning and definitely starting to see fine lines disappear.

Skin looks and feels fantastic - 13-08-2018 by

Just the tiniest amount, great value for money and great results. I have ageing skin in my mid forties, previously only ever used top end of the market skin care products.

Perfect - 13-08-2018 by

This has just the correct amount of retinol as as not to sting your face and neck. Some retinols are harsh but this is very pleasant to use. No stinging.

Great Product! - 08-08-2018 by

I started using this product a few months ago and its really great for helping with scaring from congestion and acne. My skin always feels great the next morning. Usually I use the Lactic Cleanser and then apply this afterwards before I go to sleep. Sometimes I will add a little bit of the Skinstitut vitamin C powder. Great product - just like a lot of other products from Skinstitut - would 100% recommend trying.

Great value for money - 08-08-2018 by

Retinol is a new product that I have included in my skin care regime. I find that I only need to use it once a day as can be alittle tingly on my face. However within a week or so my skin has cleared and my pore size has reduced considerably. No other product has worked as fast as this one and I have been trying to reduce my pore size for years!

Great for my congested skin - 08-08-2018 by

I developed congested skin around the time I turned 30 and find including Vitamin A in my skin care routine really helps keep this at bay. I love that this product is affordable and effective. I use it every second night mixed with my moisturizer and have great results.

Great, mild retinol - 07-08-2018 by

I use this every second night and my skin is so soft! Now I only get the odd hormonal breakout and I’ve been able to come off the pill without my skin breaking out. Love it!

First time using Retinol products - 07-08-2018 by

This is my first time using a retinol product and so far have been using this every second night for nearly two weeks. I think I would need to use it for a longer period of time to see some results but so far nothing. It stings a little when I first put it on but only briefly and has not reacted badly with my skin. From what I have read about retinol products they can cause some reactions to your skin so I feel that this was a gentle starter retinol. Once this is finished and my skin is used to the retinol I may buy a slightly stronger product to use next time. I am nearly 40 with dry skin.

Fantastic for pigmentation and scars - 02-08-2018 by

This has to be the best product for treating pigmentation and scars because I have seen a huge improvement in my skin after only a few uses. The product smells absolutely beautiful, it has such a pleasant and relaxing scent to it. Although I find the texture a tad difficult to apply to my face, it has definitely lightened up some of my stubborn scars and also lightened up some of my freckles!! I thought the Blended Serum was great until I used this which is even more effective! At the moment, I am alternating between the two which seems to work really well :)

Ok - 30-07-2018 by

I found this to be ok for the price you pay, quite an affordable product but it has a slight cheap feeling on my skin. My skin is sensitive. It is a reasonably effective retinoid. This is good if you want to try retinoids without paying a lot.

Amazing product - 24-07-2018 by

Have tried other serums but when others notice how great your skin looks you cant help but acknowledge "this is an amazing product".

Great product! - 18-07-2018 by

Absolutely love this product! I have dry skin that is quite sensitive and can be acne prone. Using this every night has made a huge difference to my skin. It clears up any blemishes quickly and has improved the overall appearance of my skin. I did have to work up to using it every night, as my skin is quite sensitive and I worked out quite quickly you only need to use a small amount. I have now also started mixing in the vitamin c a couple of times a week. I would highly recommend and will definitely be buying again and again!

Great retinol for dark pigmentation - 18-07-2018 by

I was recommended this retinol to lighten my underarms pigmentation area. Apply a pea size amount mixed with the vitamin C powder for effective results. I have started to notice a slight lighter underarm area. I will continue to use for long term results.

Great for pigmentation/texture - 17-07-2018 by

I have been using this every other night for a while now and have seen a very noticeable difference in the texture and tone of my skin. The nights that I don’t use this serum I use the Skinstitut Even Blend and the duo are all that I am looking for in my serums. The Retinol is a super boost for the pigmentation issues I am left with from my break outs. I find that my skin heals so much quicker with this product in my regimen.
I do hate the packaging of this product though. The pop top is quite stiff and makes dispensing the right amount of product difficult and annoying - I have de-potted into a travel container but would love Skinstitut to invest in a small pump on these bottles

Not sure! - 17-07-2018 by

I’ve been using this for a while now. I haven’t noticed any huge difference but have noticed a little. For the price I think that it’s good value but I might try another retinol next time to see the difference. I have combo skin.

Best retinol product I've used! - 17-07-2018 by

I have combination skin and as I head into my mid-thirties, the use of the Skinstitut Retinol has helped to reduce my fine lines including smile lines and crows feet around the eyes. I was using The Ordinary retinoid which didn't do anything, then changed to Paula's Choice 1% Retinol Boost, but it made my skin burn and I couldn't use it everyday like the Skinstitut Retinol. Since Paula's Choice removed their vegan-friendly labelling, it was a no brainer to switch to this one and I am SO glad I did! I won't be switching from Skinstitut as long as they remain vegan-friendly :) So happy with how my skin has been looking and feeling, it's much clearer since switching to Skinstitut products!

Best single skin care product I’ve ever bought. - 16-07-2018 by

I started using Skinstitut Retinol over a year ago and will never look back. This is hands down the best single skin care product I have ever used. I have combination skin, very prone to hormonal breakouts and due to my olive complexion, I’m also very prone to pigmentation. No other product has ever worked so effectively to seriously reduce my breakouts. Also, if I do have a breakout, after using this retinol overnight, it’s noticeably diminished. I find it also works well to reduce pigmentation. I don’t know how it does it, but after using it each night, my skin is clearer, smoother, and somehow softer in the morning. I’d never used retinol before but even though I went straight to using it every night, I never had any redness or irritation from it. It’s amazing value for money. Wouldn’t be without it.

Good but still searching for something better - 16-07-2018 by

This pruduct is good. I used it in conjuction with the vitamin c powder. However, i feel i got the same results when i mixed the vitamin c powder with other serums. So i am not sure if this was doing much for my skin. Its a great price point to include a retinol in your skincare routine so I will continue to use it till I find something better.

Glad I started using retinol - 13-07-2018 by

My skin texture is incredible since using this, Its not even like my skin anymore! I'm so impressed at the benefits of retinol and never thought I would be this happy with my skin

Great Retinol Serum! - 13-07-2018 by

I’ve used this product a few times and it's effective and works well for fine lines. Very affordable too!

Has helped with wrinkes - 12-07-2018 by

Since using this has actually helped with a couple of wrinkles on my forehead, they are not gone but they are less deep and noticeable, I also have noticed a considerable improvement in the texture and tone of my skin as well as not getting as many breakouts as I used to, I am really happy with this :)

Great product - 10-07-2018 by

I’ve been using this product for two years. It’s amazing. I’ve been told at facials my skin has improved. Less fine lines and great pre- ageing product. Fantastic price and last a long time.

like this a lot! - 09-07-2018 by

I have combination skin with a fair bit of dark spots, discolouration and enlarged pores. I have noticed a huge difference in my skin after using this. My skin looks brighter and my skin is more even and glowing. I have also noticed my pores appear to be a lot smaller. In my opinion, this is a really good and effective retinol and is a really affordable price. I highly recommend this and the other products from the skinstitut range.

Good Results - 09-07-2018 by

I’ve seen an improvement with my skin! I use this before I exfoliate and it really does help to get rid of my bumpy skin.

Fav Skinstitut Product - 05-07-2018 by

I love all of the skinstitut range but this is one product i always keep coming back too!
Super affordable and better than similar products ive tried that are triple the price!

You get what you pay for - 02-07-2018 by

Meh. It's ok. It was my first experience with retinol (I didn't want to commit to something pricier in case I didn't like it) and I thought it was great when I first started using it. Since then, I've upgraded to some better brands and realised that this product doesn't even compare to higher-end products.
In short: it is a cheaper product. You get what you pay for. Don't expect miracles. But it's certainly better than nothing. And I mean, if I have to budget on my skin care in the future, I would still buy it. It's just not my first choice now that I've experienced what's out there.

Tightened my pores in days - 30-06-2018 by

I absolutely love this serum. I have quite large pores and oily skin, which often leads to breakouts. It also seems to leave my skin looking really glowy and shiny. Just be sure to put moisturiser on straight after as sometimes it can leave your skin feeling a bit tight. Also be careful if you've just scrubbed your skin or are a bit sunburned as it can burn a bit on damaged skin.

A skin changer - 30-06-2018 by

I have been using Skinstitut products for the last 6 months in the lead up to my wedding and I could not be happier.

I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts, but the Retinol has been a true skin changer.

I use this product every night after cleansing. On alternate nights I will mix in s shake of the Vitamin C powder also made by Skinstitut.

My skin is soft, supple and glowing. I have never in my life had so many comments from friends and family about how great my skin looks.

I have also found that my face does not look like an oil slick at 3pm under my make up since using Skinstitut's retinol.

Great! - 28-06-2018 by

I have dry/combination skin and bought this to even out my skin. Having never used a retinol before I found this really great as it is so effective in clearing my skin. This product does what it says and I would recommend it, as it was recommended to me by my facialist.

Effective! - 26-06-2018 by

After repurchasing The Ordinary's retinoid 2% serum over and over again, I decided to give another brand a go as my face reacted really well to TO's retinoid. Definitely no regrets in purchasing this retinol from skinstitut! It has more of a creamy formula as oppose to TO's liquid formula. I've seen faster results in healing acne and fading acne marks with this one if paired with Stintitut Vitamin C powder! Together, they're a power duo!

One of my favourite products - 25-06-2018 by

I'm in my 60's and had dehydrated skin. I use this every night & mix in vit C powder with itr. It goes on smoothly and doesn't sting or redden my skin. I then use moisturiser. My skin has improved a lot since I started using skinstitute products daily.

Gentle but effective! - 21-06-2018 by

I really like this- is goes on really nice and smooth on the skin. I have used a few other retinol and retinoids and this is the first on that I like and is fairly affordable.

I get a slight flush to the skin right after applying but nothing uncomfortable. I have noticed that my skin is looking a bit brighter and smoother.

I have tried mixing with the vitamin C powder from Skinstitut - I'm not a fan of the packaging of the power - and find that this retinol serum gives good effects on its own. Will repurchase.

Vitamin A is a must have for all! - 19-06-2018 by

This product is so nice for the skin, it helps rejuvenate and repair the skin. Great for scarring and pigmentation as well as antiaging!

100% Recommend - 19-06-2018 by

My skin therapist suggested I give this a go and I have never looked back. This retinol has reduced the amount of blemishes I would usually have, and makes my skin feel youthful and fresh.

Best $30 spent - 18-06-2018 by

This was my first retinol product and I was hesitant to give it a go, hearing that it can cause irritation etc. I think this one must be quite gentle but still effective. I use it at night a couple of times a week. Pop it on before bed (long after I've applied my moisturiser) and wake up to clear skin! Its fading my pigmentation from pregnancy and reducing fine lines on my forehead, reducing pores on my nose, all for $30! Way cheaper than botox!

Excellent for adult acne - 13-06-2018 by

Retinol is my favourite skinstitut product. Instant results for my acne and scarring of blemishes.

No more sun spots - 12-06-2018 by

After using this product I noticed I now have no more sunspots
Totally recommend this product as I never thought u could get rid of sun spots
Worked for me I will always be purchasing it makes skin feel youthful

Fave in my skincare regime - 07-06-2018 by

This is a product I know I always count on.
I am now on my second tube, and don't seem myself switching anytime soon.

Initially, I purchased the product because I am in my early twenties and I wanted a retinol product (not too strong) at a good price as a preventative measure against ageing, and to assist in healing pigmentation/uneven skin tone.

And this product has definitely done all of the above!!

I use it in the evenings, every 3-4 days. And I always wake up with plump, moisturised skin.

Sometimes if my skin is more oily than usual (I have combination skin), I might apply this product more regularly and it is effective in preventing acne/breakouts.

Works but dodgy packaging - 01-06-2018 by

I use this a lot and it does work but I hate the packaging I don’t know if I got a dodgy one or not but it leaks all in the lid I’ve cleaned and sealed it but it still leaks so annoying! :( it does work though reduces acne and helps my scarring just remember to moisturise, use only at night and not too often or else you’ll dry your skin out

Love the product, new packaging needs to be considered - 24-05-2018 by

Absolutely loving this product. My skin is oily with lots of blackheads and after only using every other day for a few weeks my skin tone is nicer and my blackheads are less noticeable.

I would suggest however that new packaging should be considered. Once I squeeze out the desired amount when closing the lid a whole lot more product squeezes out. I am churning through more of this product than I would like to.

great quality and price - 23-05-2018 by

i use this 3-4 times a week at night and i find that the next morning my redness from any blemishes has gone down dramatically and calmed the skin.
i think its a great product especially the price. It doesn't sting like others do also so thats a bonus!

Awesome - 18-05-2018 by

I used this with the vitamin C and brightener serum and they work wonders. My oily skin becomes very supply, less oil but not dry, pores and scars reduce and even out quite dramatically.

First time user, results the next day! - 17-05-2018 by

I need to make sure I don't overuse this one because I absolutely love the result I woke up with after my first night. I have pretty normal skin now which used to be oily, and any small breakouts I get tend to leave behind red marks that take ages to fade. Application left a pleasant warming sensation, I followed with a serum and popped off to bed. When I woke up, the first thing I did was touch my face - the skin felt delightfully soft and smooth, even moreso than when I use AHA's. Looking in the mirror, I noticed that one of the pimple scars that has been on my cheek for almost 3 weeks has noticeably faded, so happy!! Can't wait to continue use and see how it goes over time.

Great for face and body - 07-05-2018 by

I love using this product as both a spot treatment (both on the face and body) and as a product to smooth out skin. Please note only to USE AT NIGHT and it is very very important to wear sunscreen on the area that you treat with retinol. It makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. I use this a few times a week on my face, chest and shoulders.
Note: I have oily skin yet it is so dry around my mouth and nose. I am also very prone to acne. Ever since I have started using Skinstitute products it has completely changed my skin. I no longer wake up with a new pimple everyday and my skin has smoothed out so much.

Best Retinol Product! - 30-04-2018 by

I wish I had taken a before and after photo of my skin before I had starting using this Retinol serum to how it looks now! I have always suffered from acne and had tried so many different products without any success... Until I tried this Skinstitut Retinol serum as recommended to me by the staff at Laser Clinics Australia. I'm so glad I purchased this product - my acne has cleared up quickly and my skin has never looked better! It is also very gentle on my skin and also very affordable!

Great product - 30-04-2018 by

Another amazing product does exactly what it’s suppose to do


This serum is incredible!!!
I use this every night on my face and neck (avoiding eyes) and mix the skinstitut vitamin C powder in with it.

My skin has improved so so so much, it's baby soft, smooth, clear and my hormonal breakouts stopped as soon as I started using Skinstitut products.

Its really silky and a tiny bit will spread across your whole face, so will last a long time.
I will be buying more of this for sure!

Fantastic - 17-04-2018 by

I use this every third night, and my skin has never been better, helps control break outs and smooths skin texture

wonderful - 12-04-2018 by

I love this product. I use the retinol in combination with my vitamin C serum/oil and it is a match made in heaven. I'm have quite good skin but I use this product to brighten and even out my skin tone. I found it helps with acne scarring and abit with the pores on my nose. I would recommend this product to everyone. It is pretty affordable and you can definitely see a difference after just one application.

Amazing product - 19-03-2018 by

I have sensitive skin and this is my first retinol product, it helps heal any breakout i may have almost overnight. After just 2 applications there was a noticable difference in my skin, will defintely keep using but may look into another product thats a little stronger

New Skin!! - 19-03-2018 by

I started using this product after a recommendation from a friend. I started using it for dullness, anti ageing and uneven skin tone/texture. My skin has improved drastically in less than a month. The texture of my often bumpy/red/sometimes dry/sometimes oily skin is now feeling new again! i use this product in conjunction with the Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14% and alternate using this every second day along with my everyday moisturisers/eye cream/serums.

Should be part of your routine - 13-03-2018 by

I have dry skin and I am aged in my early 30s. After a lot of research I decided to try retinol. Skinstitut provides a high quality product at the fraction of the price of big name brands. I use retinol on alternating evenings with an exfoliant acid. I’ve noticed my skin is markedly healthier and my pigmentation has started reducing.

Great product - 25-02-2018 by

This is amazing . First I used it to often and on my eyes ! A big no no ! But then let my skin settle and use it every second night mixed with vitamin c powder . Has made a huge difference in clearing up my skin and skin tone ( getting rid of my pregnancy mask ) will be repurchasing

Helps with breakouts - 21-02-2018 by

I use this 1-2 times a week all over my face and it helps keep my face smooth. If I ever feel a spot coming along I use this around the area and its gone overnight.

so good - 20-02-2018 by

This is a brilliant entry level retinol. So gentle and like most good things you wont notice how much good it was doing until you stop using it.

Bye bye acne and dry skin - 19-02-2018 by

I have skin that's both dry AND acne prone and this product has changed my life! Skinstitut retinol has definitely kept my breakouts under control. It's also great for treating dry skin which means you can effectively skip your moisturiser at night and just use it by itself. Great value + visible results.

Buy it! - 19-02-2018 by

Love this product. Its the first retinol product ive bought and have been using some other skinstitue products and am loving the range.
It can be a little harsh on your skin on the first few applications but after that it settles down. I notoced an amazing difference in my skin, looking much brighter, fresher and i feel like I am already seeing minor imorovements on wrinkles and I am only a couple of weeks in! Will definitely be buying again and strongly recommend!

Great affordable retinol - 19-02-2018 by

This was my first retinol I've ever used, it's a creamy texture and has a pleasant smell.

It helped reduce my breakouts and I noticed a big difference in the overall appearance of my skin after using this product.

Great night product, and non-irritating retinol - 23-01-2018 by

I am on my third tube of this (combination skin starting to age), used as a night serum. Its never stung or caused irritation, although like most retinol does make my skin more sensitive to the sun in the daytime. Very easy to apply, don't need much, and skin looks great after application. No strong smell. Would recommend if trying a retinol product for the first time.

Clearer and smoother complexion - 23-01-2018 by

I've noticed a difference in my skin since I've added this to serum to my evening skin regime. You only need a small amount. This product has helped with my pigmentation, fine lines and redness.

Can’t get any better - 28-12-2017 by

Hands down the best retinol on the market without a prescription. It’s quite strong but very gentle on the skin and the results show within days

Reverse redness and pigmentation - 27-12-2017 by

A dermal therapist recommended it to me and claimed it will noticeably reverse redness and skin damage across my nose and forehead in conjunction with other products in the range. I'm in my 40s and I've been using it for a about three years. I'm not sure if there's any difference. Without makeup I’ve been complimented on my skin though so it's possible. I'm considering something more potent to see if there's a difference being that I'm older.

Made no difference - 20-12-2017 by

I religiously used this retinol and it has made no difference to my skin. On the plus side, it doesn't smell, it doesn't break the bank, isn't greasy and didn't make me break out. I have had some heavy duty acid peels and have been told my skin tolerates them well so maybe I just need a stronger product. I think this would only be suitable for a beginner to retinols.

The best skin care product I have ever used! - 14-12-2017 by

I cannot recommend this product highly enough. I started using it 5 months ago as I was breaking out constantly and my skin was always red and irritated. I use it every second night in conjunction with Alpha-H's liquid gold and have barely had a break out in 5 months. It has completely changed my life. My skin is smooth, pores are smaller, redness is almost completely gone and again, no pimples!! If my skin feels gross at night and I'm almost positive I'm going to wake up with something I put the retinol on and in the morning my skin is perfect again! Just buy it!

Clear glory skin - 29-11-2017 by

One of my must have in my beauty regime. Ever since I started using this (every second night) my face keeps getting clearer and smoother. Iv stocked up!

Dont use too much - 22-11-2017 by

This retinol is great and has helped clear up so much congestion, acne and scarring on my face! I once used too much but and dryed out my skin - make sure you only use a little bit!

Sensational Product - 13-11-2017 by

My daughter had a severe outbreak of acne which was not only unsightly but very painful. I searched online and came across a review for this product. As the review said, it did take a couple of weeks of regular use to produce a fantastic result! But wow - what a difference. My daughter has recommended this product to her friends.

Say goodbye to damaged skin and hello to flawless skin - 13-11-2017 by

I have always struggled with acne scars and acne pigmentation. I have brown skin and my scars are almost black. I have forever been looking for a skin care routine that will firstly stop breakouts and secondly help with the pigmentation and Skinstitut has been my saviour. I alternate this with the Even Blend Serum and they are a match made in heaven. I also blend with the vitamin c powder for a more potent mix. The retinol serum has helped my skin repair, improving the texture of my skin and giving me that natural glow. LOVE IT! BUY IT NOW!

Love it - 05-11-2017 by

I use this at night and it Makes my skin feel amazing the next day!
i have used this for years now and love it, definitely recommend!

LIFE CHANGING for only $30! - 27-09-2017 by

If I had to go to a desert island and could only take one product this would be it. Clears up congestion, cleans out pores, gets rid of any pimples I feel like are starting to come through, fades acne scarring.. I could go on. Do yourself a favour and try this, changed my skin completely.

Awesome product - 12-09-2017 by

I use this for my acne and freckles and works a treat an going to purchase the vitamin c soon to increase rear the potency i find I need more than a pea size for it to feel comfortable on my face I use about 3 pea size amounts and use it every second night and in summer I'll use every night to keep my freckles at bay

Best Retinol product without a prescription - 07-09-2017 by

I don't need to say much as thr reviews speak for themselves. Retinol was mostly targeted at women with acne as it does an amazing job of clearing the skin up but then it was discovered that it was also an amazing product for older skin to help wrinkles and fine lines. I have used so many different Retinol products in my in life due to hormonal acne I developed in my early 20's I have extreamly sensitive skin and most of the products would burn my skin but they did an an amazing job of helping my skin before I went on medication to clear my skin up which made it a whole lot more sensitive. So after being off the medication for a year I went back in search of a great Retinol and I tried so many, either they would burn my skin really badly or they wouldn't do anything at all. When I tried this my face tingled which is normal and went slightly pink but it didn't burn or hurt, the next day my skin was looking better already. I use this 3 times a week and it has done wonders for my skin, my mother and sister now use it and have seen a massive change in their skin. I always purchase this from Adore as it's always the cheapest website for it and it's my one stop shop for all my make up and skin products. Also they have the best customer service team if you ever have any issues.

Essential product - 21-08-2017 by

Love that skinstitute products are just as good as some of the high end products but a fraction on the price,

I alternate between this and Rejuvenate 15 in the evenings and it's really helped prevent aging and even out my skin tone. I love it. I mix it with vitamin c and I've noticed a huge difference, my skin is firm, clear and bright.

It works! - 17-08-2017 by

This is great. Don't expect a hydrating serum as it's a bit thick and leaves a slightly tacky finish. But it's so good at clearing my skin when I've got pimples and spots. It brightens too. I use every third night after cleansing and under moisturiser. You seriously only need a pea sized amount. It lasts ages.

Great product but wish it was bigger - 27-07-2017 by

I have just started using retinol in my skin care regime and I want to maintain my skin. I've experienced no redness or flaking. I do find it a bit hard to spread and end up using a bit more. I would be happier to pay for a bigger bottle and a pump style would be preferable. I've noticed my skin is brighter and what pimples I do have (hormonal spots) are reduced in size significantly.

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