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Skinstitut Retinol 30ml

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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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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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How to use Skinstitut Retinol

  • Apply a pea sized amount every other evening, building up to every evening on clean dry skin

  • Gently stroke outwardly in a circular motion, gradually spreading onto entire face, neck and chest

  • Avoid the eye area

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4.5 of 225 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Love it
Love this product. The retinol works really well, noticed a difference when I started working it into my face routine. A great price tag as well. Just be very careful about using it in summer if you expose your face to the sun a lot - I learned the hard way. Overall, great product, easy to use packaging. My go to serum.

Most Helpful Criticism

Unsure
I have been using this every other evening as instructed and am unsure if there is any benefit.
It feels and smells great on my skin but as to whether it’s having any effect is yet to be seen
  1. Love it

    Love this product. The retinol works really well, noticed a difference when I started working it into my face routine. A great price tag as well. Just be very careful about using it in summer if you expose your face to the sun a lot - I learned the hard way. Overall, great product, easy to use packaging. My go to serum.
  2. Would recommend

    One of the best retinol products I have used, and the cheapest. A little goes a long way and I do only use it 2-3 times a week for the best results. This product is an essential in a good skin care regime.
  3. Good price for retinol

    The low pricetag with this retinol serum is definitely why i brought it.
    It is also a great product!! A little bit goes a really long way so i felt like it was well worth my money compared to other higher priced retinols which i compared this one too.
    Definitely helped clear up my acne! Can be irritating at first when your skin gets used to it for the first 1-2 weeks but after I didn’t have any problems. I only use at night time and make sure you use sunscreen during the day!
  4. Fast results

    I introduced this product to my routine on the back of a recommendation from the Adore Beauty staff to improve acne scarring. My spots are very sporadic but can leave significant scars. Something new and unwelcome as an adult! This product has helped reduce the scarring and the discoloration of the skin to create a move even tone. I use at night every 2nd-3rd night depending on the other products I use. This is will be regular for me.
  5. Game Changer

    I'm new to retinol products and finally understand the hype. I've been using retinol serum every second night for 2 months (and a vitamin c serum on the alternate nights). In starting to see some improvements despite being told by professionals that I shouldn't be making comparisons until at least 6 months.
  6. Must have!

    I have an emotional skin here in Australia for the past 11 years since I moved here! I tried everything! Skinstitut has been the best brand on my skin so far! specially the Retinol.
  7. Staple in a night routine

    I have been using this daily for 6 months and am loving it. I have sensitive, breakout prone skin and have been using this along with other Skinstitut products - my skin has never looked or felt better. It takes a consistent period of time for results to show so give it time!
  8. Great product for those starting on retinol or sensitive skin

    I have only used one other retinol product prior to this and I had a lot of redness and flaking but this one when used as per instructions is great. I have noticed a difference in my skin and no redness or flaking. For those starting out on retinol or with sensitive skin, this is a great option and apparently ok even when you have face laser... that’s what I was told by laser clinics.
  9. Great product!

    I've only recently started using this at night mixed with Skinstitut Vitamin C 100%. It's a great product but heed this warning, do NOT use it every night when you first start out. You need to gradually introduce this into your skincare regime! Only use a pea size amount and start with twice a week and build up from there. It's such an amazing product and I've seen great results but start slowly or you will look like you have seen too much Sun and will peel and get sensitive! Also side note please use sunscreen when using a Retinol.
  10. Really works

    Started using this in my night routine and after a while I really noticed changed in my skin. Skin felt tighter and more brighter. Have recommended it to friends to try
  11. Unsure

    I have been using this every other evening as instructed and am unsure if there is any benefit.
    It feels and smells great on my skin but as to whether it’s having any effect is yet to be seen
  12. I am on the fence...

    I’ve been using this product in between my Liquid Gold nights, and honestly I don’t think I see or feel it doing very much for my skin. Waking up in the morning, I don’t feel or see any real difference. I think the vitamin c powder is necessary with this serum. But without it I doubt it’d be any good.

    It does absorb well; you don’t need much of the product so it’ll last ages.

    I won’t be repurchasing, even blend serum is a MUCH better choice.
  13. Great product!

    I have had people comment on how good my skin is. I started used every second day because l found my skin needed to built up to using it daily as my skin is sensitive. Now l am able to use it daily. My skin is better then ever!
  14. Amazing

    Love this product, especially when you mix with their vitamin c powder. My skin is more youthful and plumper, and makes it super easy when it comes to removing blackheads with continued use as it has a softening effect on the pores. The best!!!
  15. Another great skinstitut product

    This product is great, great results and a good price
  16. I love this as I have quite a few monthly breakouts

    I always have a nice glow after yawing this product never had a terrible reaction and I have sensitive skin
  17. Don't think it did anything

    I was recommended this product as something that will improve oily skin and blackheads, which it did not after several months of use. My skin did not look any better with using this product.
  18. A great rejuvenator!

    I’ve been testing this for 2 months now and I love it. I used twice a week to begin with and found that my skin flaked the following week but once the shedding had disappeared I was left with the or hydrated and radiant skin. I’m obsessed and will always up the use of it a couple of weeks before a special event (keeping in mind that sometimes there’s flaking so definitely use it PRIOR to the event!).
  19. Highly recommend if you have acne!

    I have used this product for years, I make sure I don't overuse it but to be honest sometimes I use it morning and night (rarely) but mostly once a day at night (so it can soak in), and have never had a negative reaction. It always helps clear up any pimple that breaks out. I have tried everything but skinstitute has always worked!
  20. Great product

    I have definitely notice a difference in my skin after using this! Skin looks great the next morning. I have sensitive skin but haven't had any trouble using it on my skin. Would absolutely recommend to a friend.
  21. Holy grail

    Honestly this stuff saved my skin.
    When I first started it I noticed a little bit of sensitivity, so I began using it every third night, a small amount mixed in with my moisturizer. After a couple of weeks I had no sensitivity issues and I was using it every other night. I have always had issues with cystic acne and scarring on my cheeks and chin, but about 3 months down the track of using this my skin is so clear, and I rarely break out. Honestly can’t live without it- I’ve never felt his passionate about a skin product before.
  22. First Retinol

    Well this is the first retinol i have tried. Followed the directions and out seems to be making as difference in my skin.
  23. Luxury at a fraction of salon prices!!!

    This serum is gentle but luxurious on the skin. My skin looks brighter and more refined. Best used every second night with a moisturizing mask over the top. Highly recommended even to people with sensitive skin.
  24. Unsure

    I've been using the Skinstitut products for about a year now and love most of them. Little unsure of this one I probably try to use it once a week - was originally recommended it for my scaring on my chin from breakouts. I think my problem is im applying too much and my skin ends up drying out. I do notice a difference the next day though my skin feels firmer. Think I just need to get the right amount.
  25. Amazing product

    Such a great product for keeping skin clear and minimizing fine lines. I use it every single night before bed. A must if you regularly have microdermabrasion treatments and peels.
  26. So good

    I defiantly have noticed a difference in my fine lines and wrinkles, it’s light enough to wear on its own in summer and super hydrating. This is the second time I’ve bought this serum it’s the only anti-aging product I can use without my skin completely breaking out (combination/dry)
  27. Affordable Retinol product

    Most retinol serums are over $50 for a tiny amount. This is fairly priced and does the job. I apply to my middle frown lines only, it helps me look fresher.
  28. Okay product

    I have been using this for a while and haven't noticed any significant difference with my skin. A little goes a long way and it feels nice upon application. The product has started to seperate in the tube after a while though
  29. Makes my skin super clear

    I love this retinol, used in combination with the Vitamin C in the morning my skin is super clear, I love it !
  30. Not effective

    Maybe because I had been using prescription retinol, this product isn't very effective. The packaging is a bit strange too - it has a cap on top of the pop out and squeeze tube, however it still leaked.
  31. Very fast working!

    A fabulous retinol serum which effectively works to diminish my acne,almost overnight! A very quick working product which isn't too strong or overpowering for my skin.
  32. Highly recommend this product

    I brought this product because it was recommended to me by a friend In the beauty field as I was concerned about my ageing skin and fine lines appearing, and wow did it work! I started getting comments on my skin very soon after using it from friends to strangers. Very happy with this product and would highly recommend!
  33. Alright.

    I finished this product a while back. My skin type is oily/sensitive, 28 years old with some fine lines forming around the eyes and a few dark spots from acne scarring.

    Pros: easy to spread, little goes a long way and the bottle lasts ages. Found it very gentle and I didn’t get any reactions from this.

    Cons: I thought it perhaps too gentle! Didn’t really notice any significant results with this one. Not sure if it did anything at all really.

    Would not repurchase. I’ve since moved onto the ordinary retinol which I’ve found to have much more noticeable results, and slightly cheaper. This is super gentle though, even on my very sensitive skin, so perhaps best suited for those just starting retinol.
  34. Not a fan! Not suited to my combination skin

    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
  35. Love this one

    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!
  36. AMAZING PRODUCT

    This product has done wonders for my skin, i love it !
  37. Love. Love love this Product

    Giving my skin a beautiful glow while helping to clear up
  38. Cleared Breakouts

    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.
  39. my favourite Skinstitut product

    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.
  40. Best retinol I have tried

    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.
  41. Glow up

    Gives your skin an instant boost of radiance, leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.
  42. Best Retinol Product Ever

    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.

  43. Amazing product at an affordable price

    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
  44. Great intro retinol

    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.
  45. Great overnight treatment

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

    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.
  47. Reduces acne

    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.
  48. Firming

    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.
  49. Not completely sold...

    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.
  50. Not to harsh for a retinol

    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.
  51. Works well on sensitive skin

    I have quiet sensitive skin and this product has not made my skin play up so far ....
  52. Unsure if this is worth it?

    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.
  53. Favourite overnight treatment

    Face is visibly brighter and clearer after sleeping with this on
  54. Amazing

    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 .
  55. Change in skin

    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.
  56. amazing

    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.
  57. Great product at a great price

    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.
  58. Brilliant for my Jessner Peel Prep

    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.
  59. Nice product for night time

    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.
  60. Effective serum

    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
  61. Significantly improved my skin!

    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.
  62. More general than prescription retinol

    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.
  63. Pretty good!

    I've been using this for a week and definitely notice reduced redness on my T-zone
  64. Like it...but not convinced just yet

    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.
  65. Favourite treatment

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

    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.
  67. Best value retinol on the market

    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.



  68. Great

    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.
  69. Great

    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.
  70. No results yet

    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.
  71. a necessary item in my beauty routine.

    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!
  72. No difference after use

    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.
  73. Excellent product, great price

    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.
  74. Great retinol

    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
  75. Great for pigmentation

    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.
  76. Impressed

    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.
  77. Didn’t notice a difference in my skin

    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
  78. Clear skin, not too irritating

    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
  79. Effective but doesn’t irritate

    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.
  80. Would buy again

    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.
  81. A little goes a long way!

    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.
  82. Affordable retinol on the market

    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.
  83. Good

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

    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.
  85. Good but didn't love it

    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.
  86. Really works

    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.
  87. Love this product

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

    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!!!!
  89. Tightens Skin

    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.
  90. Good but not WOW

    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.
  91. Just lovely

    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.
  92. LIFE CHANGER

    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.
  93. Fantastic

    Love the texture, scent and effects of this product.
  94. Much nicer on skin then prescription vit A

    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
  95. Great for spots and fine lines

    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.
  96. A great inclusion in my skin care routine!

    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
  97. Disappointing

    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!
  98. Lives up to the reviews

    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!
  99. Love it!

    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.
  100. Amazing

    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.
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