01/5New to retinol? Here are some serums you could start with!

New to retinol? Here are some serums you could start with!

Retinol, or the purest of form of Vitamin A is a gold standard ingredient in the skincare industry. The ingredient is a godsent for people struggling with acne, pigmentation or mature skin. It works by boosting the skin cell turnover rate and basically renewing new skin rapidly. It also boosts the collagen production in the skin. But despite all its skin-loving properties, retinol can be a very strong ingredient. The wrong cream could make you greasy, or a higher concentration could make your skin bleed dry, or somehow just not feel luxurious enough. If you’re about to get on the retinol bandwagon, but don’t know where to begin, ahead are some dermatologist approved retinol serums.


02/5RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

Here’s a drugstore gem that will work hard on your skin, at a cellular level. The retinol serum is also fortified with skin-loving minerals like magnesium and zinc, to ensure you get the clear, smooth and bouncy skin of your dreams.


03/5The Ordinary Retinol Serum 1% in Squalane

The Ordinary Retinol Serum 1% in Squalane

The Ordinary Retinol serum is basic, but effective. It’s 1% retinol is dipped in pure squalane (squalane is basically an oil that is also found in our skin, making it highly compatible with skin.) The odorless dry oil seems right into skin and works all night long. It also comes with 0.5% and 2% strength if you’re new or experienced to the whole retionol thing.


04/5Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

If you’ve been a skincare baddie and ignored your skin all this while, here’s a serum that will turn things around for you! Sunday Riley’s powerful retinol serum is amplified with botanical ingredients like algae, white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract, and ginger, so that works that magic, but also nourishes skin.


05/5Replenix Retinol Smoothing Serum

Replenix Retinol Smoothing Serum

You can also find a prescription grade variant of this serum. However, if you’re not visiting a dermat currently, try this one out. It contains a very effective concentration of active retinol. Your collagen would be boosted, fine lines be bygones and pigmentation wiped out!