Our love for retinol will never change. What will, thanks to technology and brilliant minds, are the formulas that allow our skin to reap all of its line-smoothing, skin-clearing, radiance-boosting benefits. Here, the latest launches to know about—all boasting the same skin-perfecting ingredient of vitamin A.
A blend of 2.5% microencapsulated retinol and bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative, keep skin radiant and free from flaking—some users even reported a soothed result—in this luxe, pH-balanced formula.
Single-dose capsules ensure the perfect potency and amount of product with each application. The only thing better than an easy-to-master formula is what’s inside: an under-the-radar antioxidant that reportedly boasts two times the effectiveness of traditional vitamin E.
Created for those with acne-prone skin, this multitasking oil is infused with retinol and blemish-fighting salicylic acid for a double dose of skin-clearing power before bed.
Perhaps the easiest way to incorporate vitamin A into a busy schedule, this rich cream cleanser comforts skin at the close of a long day while retinol, jasmine and ceramides do all of the hard work for you.
Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels ($3 each)
You might only think to reach for under-eye patches in the morning to de-puff, but these line-ironing options are making us rethink everything. Each biodegradable patch is packed with retinol, peptides, squalane, natural extracts and amino acids to seriously target aging eyes in one five-minute session.
The second step in the brand’s coveted acne treatment system—each product can also be purchased à la carte—this high-powered retinol is joined by balancing prebiotics to keep skin clear and happy long-term.
A dermatologist-recommended retinol that doesn’t break the bank is reason enough to add this drugstore option to cart, but the glow-boosting, acne-clearing results are pretty spectacular, too.
Skin experts love this French brand for its affordable, science-forward formulas, and this new-to-market launch is no different. What sets this bottle apart: gradual-release retinol, paired with potent vitamin B3, that keeps even sensitive skin types calmer and clearer.
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