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.


What is this retinol treatment formulated WITHOUT?


Skinstitut Retinol is crafted without parabens, synthetic colours or irritating artificial fragrance. It is a cruelty free formula.


Are there any special precautions one should take while using retinol?


Retinol increases photosensitivity, so using a broad spectrum sunscreen is especially important. As your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight while using retinol, it is also recommended that you use this retinol at night. Avoiding the eye area is best and it is advised to rinse thoroughly should you get the product into your eyes.


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Not a fan! Not suited to my combination skin - 14-01-2019 by

Didn’t rate this product for my skin type. But think it would be awesome on the right type of skin. Burned a little and too strong for my skin

Love this one - 11-01-2019 by

I'e always been skeptical of retinol creams... mainly because of my sensitive skin and not sure about how it would react.

However, this is a fantastic one. My skin is so much smoother, glows, and my breakouts have become less frequent. I still get them around that time of the month, but not as many and not as angry and aggressive as usual.

I've also noticed my pigmentation starting to fade which is a bonus.

Super cheap as well, which is always a plus!

AMAZING PRODUCT - 10-01-2019 by

This product has done wonders for my skin, i love it !

Love. Love love this Product - 08-01-2019 by

Giving my skin a beautiful glow while helping to clear up

Cleared Breakouts - 28-12-2018 by

Been struggling with breakouts after having my son in may, i had tried all sorts of strong acne treatments (some of which bleached my eyebrows and pillows!) and nothing seemed to work and i could just see the scaring getting worse and worse.
After a bit of research I decided to try this retinol with the vitamin c powder and its been amazing.
After the initial drying the heck out of my skin its managed to stop most breakouts and I can see it starting to clear some of the scaring.

my favourite Skinstitut product - 26-12-2018 by

My skin became acne-prone two years ago and nothing seemed to help. I read online that I should use retinol to increase skin cell turnover, so I decided to try this product because it was affordable. It has really helped clear my pimples although I do still get them when I'm stressed or before my period. But overall the product does what it says. One time, I got too excited about how well it was working that I started using it every night, which really irritated my skin so be careful! Now I'm back to using it every other night and that's perfect for me.

Best retinol I have tried - 26-12-2018 by

Trying out other brands like ultraceuticals, I prefer this skinstitut retinol. Glides on my skin so smoothly and actually makes a difference the next morning. It is a little stingy going on but that could also be because I have acne and it’s also a nice feeling like it’s getting to work on my skin.

Glow up - 24-12-2018 by

Gives your skin an instant boost of radiance, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.

Best Retinol Product Ever - 21-12-2018 by

Best retinol ever, particularly for dry, sensitive skin like mine. I notice the impact of facial lines have been reduced after using this product.

Some retinol products have broken me out in micro pimples or I've bought too-high a dose where I've gotten reactions like reddish skin, but not this one.

Amazing product at an affordable price - 18-12-2018 by

I find this product works really well for my pale sensitive skin. I have used expensive products such as ultraceuticals in the past but I find this product to be just as effective

Great intro retinol - 18-12-2018 by

I’ve had this for ages and used it a couple of times, and then it totally fell off my radar for about six months. Then all of a sudden, I realised I wasn’t using a retinol at all. I’ve introduced it back into my routine a few times a week, and it makes a big difference in keeping my oily, 35-year-old, acne-prone skin clear. It’s not my HG retinol (I do prefer the cosmedix one) but I enjoy having it in my rotation.

Great overnight treatment - 13-12-2018 by

I try to use every second night after my skin care routine, my skin defiantly looks brighter and more firm

Seems good - 12-12-2018 by

I’ve been using this product once or twice a week before bed for about two years as it was recommended by a skincare professional. It feels light and good going on and I think it has been keeping my skin looking youthful. Can’t be entirely sure though - no dramatic change for better or worse but I’m trying to maintain my skin quality here so I guess it is doing its job in some way.

Reduces acne - 11-12-2018 by

Nice treatment serum, not sure about treatment of fine lines yet, but I definitely notice a reduction in spots over night when used. Be careful to only use every second night as it is quite drying being a form of Vitamin A.

Firming - 10-12-2018 by

I notice my skin feels very firm after using this. I only put it on once per week as it can dry the skin a little if I over use it. Overall happy with it.

Not completely sold... - 07-12-2018 by

I use the retinol once a week, I mix in a tiny bit of the vitamin C powder, I really wanted to incorporate some products to reduce my fine lines and pigmentation... can’t say I’ve noticed a real difference in either to be honest.. I’ve been using these with a handful of other skinstitute products for approx 8 weeks and will definitely keep using them, they are really nice products just not miracle workers.

Not to harsh for a retinol - 06-12-2018 by

This wasn’t as harsh as my prescription retinol which was good as I found my skin could not tolerate the high prescription. I’m not convinced that this works well / is worth it yet.

Works well on sensitive skin - 29-11-2018 by

I have quiet sensitive skin and this product has not made my skin play up so far ....

Unsure if this is worth it? - 28-11-2018 by

I’ve used this for a while now but I’m not sure if it’s having any effect on my fine lines. I can see that it is drying out my face but that’s all so far.

Favourite overnight treatment - 28-11-2018 by

Face is visibly brighter and clearer after sleeping with this on

Amazing - 27-11-2018 by

Really love this product . Only a small pea size amount is needed and soaks into your skin . Visible results seen within a few days . Amazing .

Change in skin - 27-11-2018 by

Ive been using this for 3 months, a few times a week at night and I have seen a definite change in my skin. The texture is better and I'm starting to see a reduction in my pigmentation. Couldn't recommend more.

amazing - 26-11-2018 by

I built up using this product to make sure it wouldnt react with my sensitive skin. and it did not irratate my skin at all... I use this every second to 3rd night. I also pop it on my break outs and it reduces them dramatically.

Great product at a great price - 26-11-2018 by

I have been using this product regularly for some time now and have noticed a change in the pigmentation and texture of my slightly aging skin. I would recommend this product to anyone who would like to try retinol at a very reasonable price.

Brilliant for my Jessner Peel Prep - 26-11-2018 by

I purchased the Retinol to prep my skin for a Jessner peel. The lady doing my peel asked which products I was using as my skin was perfectly prepped, showing great 'frosting'. I will continue to use this to maintain my skin after the peel has healed.

Nice product for night time - 26-11-2018 by

I've been using this product once a fortnight for the past couple of months and my skin always feels firmer after applying. I find it also reduces redness the next day. I try to only use it once a fortnight because if i use too much it dries out my skin.

Effective serum - 23-11-2018 by

Noticed a visible difference in the texture/ appearance of my skin after using for a few weeks. Nice texture as well; feels as though it is adding moisture back into my skin

Significantly improved my skin! - 23-11-2018 by

I have fairly sensitive skin so I was slightly hesitant to try this product however I have never had any reactions to any other Skinstitut products so thought I would just try this. I started using it every 3/4th night but I was surprised when I noticed it wasn't irritating my skin at all so I now use it every second night and absolutely love it! It really has helped improve my skin, my skin just looks brighter and a more even skin tone. Would highly recommend using this if you're mid 20's like myself and looking for a great product that helps with rejuvenating your skin and helps fight the early signs of ageing.

More general than prescription retinol - 20-11-2018 by

I tried this after using prescription retional from my dermatologist. This one is much more gentle, I have less redness, flaking and irritation after using it but I’m not sure how well it works to help regenerate new skin on my sundamaged face.

Pretty good! - 20-11-2018 by

I've been using this for a week and definitely notice reduced redness on my T-zone

Like it...but not convinced just yet - 20-11-2018 by

Have been using for a few weeks now and I am happy with the plump look of my skin immediately after using, however, I’m not sure the appearance of my fine lines has improved.

For a cheaper price, I think there are better retinol products on the market but overall it is a still good at plumping the skin. Will continue to use to see if there are any long-term affects but so far not totally convinced.

Favourite treatment - 19-11-2018 by

Favourite treatment to use each night - helps to keep my skin clear and firm.

ok - 19-11-2018 by

You need to use this product frequently and for a long period of time before seeing any real benefits. It has helped to slightly fade red marks from pimples but not completely erased them.

Best value retinol on the market - 19-11-2018 by

I love this retinol! For the price it is excellent value and worth giving a go if you're looking into something to help texture and fine lines.

I had no adverse reactions and definitely see a difference when using this product.

For reference my skin is oily/combination with occasional breakouts and I am 29.
I have fine lines, blackheads and textured skin.

Great - 15-11-2018 by

I have been diligently using this for a while now, every second evening and mixed in with the vitamin C from this range. Initially it would tingle on application however that did quickly subside. I love the results in the morning, I wake up with visibly fresher skin, it looks more even toned (my skin had redness and lots of pigmentation) and fresh. If I have had any hormonal breakouts, I find that in the morning after application, the breakouts are smaller and less red Like with most skincare, this takes time to see results however they do come through.

Great - 12-11-2018 by

I've been using this once a week for a few months now and my skin always feels nice the next day - I only use it once a week or fortnight because I find my skin peels the next day if I over use it. Great.

No results yet - 07-11-2018 by

I have the first signs of ageing and trying to combat these. I have been using this every second day for just over a week and have not noticed any change to my pesky ‘11’ lines, but the serum leaves my skin feeling smooth and plump, so i’m willing to continue to use it and see if I notice the effects more long term. I am not sure if I would recommend to a friend yet.

a necessary item in my beauty routine. - 06-11-2018 by

Good packaging, small lid but ok. Scent is unusual, you only need a pea sized amount per area of your face. I use this after Alpha Gold resurfacing cleanser at night time, Feels nice when applying, but dries quick so don’t use too much.
I believe because I use this in conjunction with the Alpha Gold my skin has never looked better. I was self conscious of the skin damage on my face previously, and would pack on the foundation and concealer. Now I use a lot less, because I feel a lot more confident as the sun damage has almost gone. Definitely will buy again without a second thought. Great price for a product that delivers!

No difference after use - 29-10-2018 by

I purchased this product to help with blemishes. Using as part of the Skinstitut 5 a-day, after a month I didn't notice a difference, only a slight change in skin tone around the outside of my face and not the T-zone. I don't know much about retinol products but wouldn't purchase any retinol products again.

Excellent product, great price - 24-10-2018 by

Love this product. I use it in conjunction with the Vitamin C powder every night and haven't had any issues with redness or breakouts. Feels amazing on your skin and the price is super competitive. Can't fault it.

Great retinol - 23-10-2018 by

Started using this for pigmentation and it’s great. It’s gentle enough that doesn’t send my skin red. Great for a retinol starter. I now have noticed some difference with pigmentation and even some with fine lines. Skin can break out or dry out in first 2-3 weeks of using but stick with it as that means it’s working and it stops and skin looks great. Amazing price too

Great for pigmentation - 23-10-2018 by

I have noticed a reduction in my facial pigmentation after using this product in conjunction with the Skinstitut Vit C powder. I use it every second night, as nightly appears to be too much for my skin.

Impressed - 22-10-2018 by

This is the first skinsitut product I ever purchased, and I still continue to use it today. It’s small but lasts a while when used sparingly, it spreads well on the skin so you don’t need a lot. Since using I’ve noticed a huge reduction in pore size (especially on my nose) and reduced blackheads/breakouts. It can be a little drying so do follow with a moisteriser.

Didn’t notice a difference in my skin - 18-10-2018 by

My main skin concern is fine lines and wrinkles which is why I bought this. After frequent use for over a month, I didn’t notice any difference in my skin. Wouldn’t repurchase

Clear skin, not too irritating - 18-10-2018 by

I bought this product for pore size and fine lines (anti aging) rather than acne. I gave combinatiom skin, prominent pores and beginnings of fine lines

Not much is needed and I was impressed with the relatively low irritation. It's not as stinging as most retinols. Great for layering, smooth, easy to mix with hyaluronic serum to take the edge off initial sting

After a short time of use it's kept my skin clear, but I'm not sure if the anti ageing properties are really kicking in yet. Certainly my face feels clearer. Unfortunately like most retinols one cannot expect overnight miracles - it only reduces the look of pores slightly. At least it's affordable with few side effects

Effective but doesn’t irritate - 18-10-2018 by

I’ve used this for two years and it’s still effective but doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I tried the ordinary retinol but this is so much better! And the price is definitely reasonable. I can now use it every second or third night for maintenance and just mix in a little serum, moisturiser or even a few drops of micellar water and my skin is glowing in the morning. If you notice it’s too irritating definitely try this step to ease into it.

Would buy again - 17-10-2018 by

This is an affordable option for those who can't afford higher end retinols such as Cosmedix Serum 16 featuring LG Retinex (which my from experience provided me with better results than Skinstitut Retinol). I still enjoy this retinol product and I use it every other night. One thing I will say is be cautious if you have very sensitive skin like I do. Sometimes when I put it on it can make my skin sting for a little while but that eventually goes away. All in all, it is a decent product for the price you pay.

A little goes a long way! - 17-10-2018 by

This is a great value product because you only need a tiny amount. In fact, using too much is a bit risky as it can lead to dryness and breakouts (however that works!?). I have oily skin so dryness isn’t a problem, but you can definitely notice the drying effects here. I think so long as you only use a small amount, and maybe only every second or third day to start with, it’ll be fine and works out as one of the best value Retinol products available.

Affordable retinol on the market - 17-10-2018 by

Its great for aging skin with moderate adult acne. It really does tighten the skin. However skin can feel quite dry and tight after a few usage. A little goes a long way and I like to apply a face oil after this serum to ease the dryness.

Good - 17-10-2018 by

Ok so this is so good! Really just a small amount of product is needed and it does a great job.

It works! - 15-10-2018 by

You can really feel this product working with just a small amount. A small tingling was felt with a little redness but after a few times using that went away. Small positive changes were noticed straightaway after using.

Good but didn't love it - 12-10-2018 by

I have sensitive, acne prone skin and I actually think this made me break out more. I liked the price point and read all the reviews raving about the product. Didn't make me too sun sensitive but I do think that it caused a lot more break outs. I had very sore skin around my eyes and near my nose while I used this product, which I found odd. Won't be purchasing again.

Really works - 11-10-2018 by

This retinol by skinstitut really evens out skin tone and feels amazing on the skin . You can really feel it working . Only a tiny amount is needed . Highly recommend.

Love this product - 11-10-2018 by

Another skinstitute favourites, this product is incredible for dining out lines and reducing red marks from blemishes. Highly recommend

works like magic - 05-10-2018 by

This product is just magic thing you can try in modern world. This is the first serum which i actually felt worked on my acne prone skin. I had a whole last year as well as this year dealing with acne and scars. I have used just one tube in last few months and my dark red and black acne scars are very light now. I would highly recommend this stuff who had scar issue, but they need to be consistent with spf use during this process. Love this product!!!!

Tightens Skin - 05-10-2018 by

I am using the 5 step skinstitut regime that includes this product. This product helps tighten the skin and help the colour to even out. However, i can only use it once a week due to it tightening my skin so much that I break out in tiny little pimples straight after using this product.

Good but not WOW - 05-10-2018 by

I was expecting this to make my skin look amazing but I think I had my hopes up. It feels nice going on but I honestly don’t know that this product alone has made much difference. I still like it and will continue to use but do have a slight doubt.

Just lovely - 04-10-2018 by

I use this in combination with other Skinstitut products (100% Vitamin C powder, cleanser, and the ultra firming face and neck cream) and just love it. I've never had any irritation, despite having sensitive skin, and swear that this line of products has significantly decreased skin break outs since I've started using it. The retinol in particular makes my skin glow and is so lovely to put on. Love it.

LIFE CHANGER - 02-10-2018 by

In one word: magic. I am a 26 year old woman who has been slack with suncare and has spent many hours of her life surfing/ sunbaking under the relentless Australian sun. I was concerned that my skin was just looking dull, pigmented, 'rough' in a way, uneven, red and irritated with fine lines and some acne/ acne scarring. I was not feeling like a young woman, my skin felt dull and gross. That is, until Skinstitut Retinol entered my life. Ladies- cannot recommend enough. This product is an all out face miracle. It has cleared my skin into a single tone, all but eliminated my acne scars, cleared up any acne and pimples (I think I've had one pimple since I started using it regularly- normally use it every night after cleansing, before moisturising), reduced my fine lines, faded my pigmentation and made my skin look youthful again. It's just unbelievable. Ladies, pleasssssssse try this. It saved my skin and I hope it can save yours too. Price is also great, and it lasts ages. 100% Skinstitut forever.

Fantastic - 02-10-2018 by

Love the texture, scent and effects of this product.

Much nicer on skin then prescription vit A - 02-10-2018 by

I tried this after have issues with using prescription vitamin a on my sensitive skin (at my dermatologist recommendation). I developed instant redness and peeling after using the prescription on for a year or so. This one is much more gentle and I notice my skin feels smoother

Great for spots and fine lines - 27-09-2018 by

I ordered this to help treat spots and hormonal break outs - it does wonders! I’ve reordered 3 times and I’ve noticed a great overall improvement in my complexion also.

A great inclusion in my skin care routine! - 25-09-2018 by

I have sensitive skin, and have found using this every couple of days, alternating with the Even blend serum, has done wonders for my skin! Helps to keep my skin clear

Disappointing - 24-09-2018 by

I have used Skinstitut products before and have been quite pleased with them. I bought this product based off the reviews, but found that I didn't experience any of the same results as other people. When I first used it, it kind of made a difference. I started using it every other night, as recommended, but found then found it didn't make any difference. I've almost finished the product so I could leave a more honest review, because I thought maybe I'd start seeing differences to some of my faint acne scarring and general skin tone over time; but alas, I've seen none. I'm going to fully finish the product and then go without for a while to see if it really has made any difference to my skin that I hadn't noticed, but at this point, I can see myself probably not buying this product again. It's a nice and smooth application, but that's about it. I find it more helpful to apply vitamin E oil to all my acne scarring now. I do like other Skinstitut products though!

Lives up to the reviews - 21-09-2018 by

This product really helped my breakout and reduced redness around my nose. It does take a little getting used to and you have to be careful to only use at night!

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.

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