A Gentler Retinol Option

We've read it in magazines, seen it at the beauty counter and most importantly, heard it from dermatologists: retinol is the gold standard for preventing the signs of aging, not to mention a heavy-hitter in the acne department. But some of us have trouble using this vitamin A derivative regularly because of the irritation, redness and flaking it can cause.

Sensitive skin-owners rejoice! Philosophy recently introduced on a clear day retinol clarifying lotion, a whole new concept in retinol treatment. Using a patented microsponge delivery system that gradually releases its key ingredient (to minimize irritation), the lotion helps refine skin, minimize pores and increase cell turnover.

The best part? Soothing cucumber extract and bisabolol calm skin, while hyaluronic acid hydrates to prevent dryness and flaking; meaning that even those who can't tolerate typical retinol products can finally heed doctor's orders.