The superstar ingredient of retinol has some very serious skin benefits—line and wrinkle fighter, pore purifier and all-around anti-aging superstar—backing it up. It’s always been a favorite ingredient in products, and now, it’s popping up in a new category: facial oils. Here are three of the most unique we’ve seen take the stage.
Peter Thomas Roth Professional Strength 3% Retinoid Plus
This overnight treatment delivers potent retinol, minus any redness. The secret is the power duo of a proprietary Super Lipid Complex, which works to hydrate and helps eliminate the potential for irritation, plus the microencapsulated retinoid, which delivers serious anti-aging benefits throughout the night.
Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil
Acting as an anti-aging booster that you apply on clean skin before anything else, this essential oil–rich treatment makes skin glow on contact with a moisturizing mix of African marula oil, fatty acids and vitamins A, C and E. $23, ulta.com
NaturaBisse Essential Shock Intense Retinol Fluid
It doesn’t debut until August, but this silky, anti-aging, retinol-packed cocktail is worth getting excited about now. It can be worn all over your face (both morning and night) as a prep-step before your regular cream, or as an under-eye treatment. It instantly makes skin look smoother and pores look smaller, and it improves texture while delivering intense hydration and a high level of antioxidants. $105, barneys.com
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