The anti-aging gold standard of retinol has had a really big year—coming out of the shadows as a standard cream and making its way into really unique (and modern) formulas. Here are some of the most interesting on our radar.
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The Retinol Drops
You can use this high-potency product in a few different ways: Add to other products, apply all over or just dab a tiny drop on as a spot-treatment.
The Retinol Self-Tanner
A self-tanner that goes on seamlessly and has vitamin A? It’s almost a no-brainer—plus, it actually gives a believable bronze.
The Retinol Eye Cream
Never irritating but always effective, this foolproof under-eye cream takes on every around-the-eye concern.
The Retinol Peel
Launching this January, this powerful retinol peel is the trifecta of anti-aging: It works to retexturize, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and firm. Yes, it’s strong, but it’s also super moisturizing so skin is kept radiant and fresh, not red.
The Retinol Eye Mask
Place these stay-put sheet masks under your eyes for 15
minutes to instantly look better. They brighten, attack dark circles, plump up
skin and deliver pure retinol to smooth wrinkles.
The Retinol Mist
Dry skin be gone with this boosting toner. It contains a natural retinol alternative complex and nourishing coconut milk to balance skin and give it some big-time anti-aging benefits.
The Retinol Aromatherapy Treatment
You can practically feel this blue-colored, essential oil–packed product working to nurture skin as soon as you apply it. It’s meant to be worn as you sleep; when you wake up you literally have more radiant, smoother and perfectly hydrated skin.
The Retinol Gel
Rodial Glamtox Night ($110)
For the most effective overnight facial, apply this gentle retinol gel at night and let it work its resurfacing magic.
The Retinol Serum
Perricone MD OVM Serum ($155)
The texture of this overnight serum goes on like silk as its star ingredients of eggshell membrane and a high level of retinol go to work to make skin more resilient.
The Retinol Wipes
These easy-to-use wipes are seriously the lazy retinol user’s answer to never forgetting to use the powerful ingredient.
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