13 New Retinol Products That Will Change Your Skin

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

Zelens Power A Treatment Drops ($195)

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. 

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The Retinol Self-Tanner

James Read Express Bronzing Mousse ($45) 

A self-tanner that goes on seamlessly and has vitamin A? It's almost a no-brainer—plus, it actually gives a believable bronze.

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The Retinol Eye Cream

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Eye Cream ($55)

Never irritating but always effective, this foolproof under-eye cream takes on every around-the-eye concern.

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The Retinol Peel

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel ($88)

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.


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The Retinol Eye Mask

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask ($63)

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.


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The Retinol Mist 

Éminence Organic Skin Care Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist ($38)

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. 

7/13

The Retinol Aromatherapy Treatment

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil ($105)

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.


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The Retinol Capsules

Nuance Salma Hayek Time Release Retinol Capsules ($25)

Twist these tiny capsules open to reveal a potent drop of paraben-free vitamin A, which works to minimize lines and wrinkles, reduce uneven skin tone and improve texture.


9/13

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. 


10/13

The Retinol Pore Minimizer

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner ($99)

This lightweight, pore-minimizing lotion helps improve cell turnover while delivering instant and long-term pore reduction. Skin is left looking mattified, fresh, hydrated and smooth. 


11/13

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. 


12/13

The Retinol Oil

Verso Super Facial Oil Set ($195)

These game-changing facial oils are the only ones on the market with concentrated vitamin A, according to the company. New for March: effective masks that also deliver the anti-aging active. 


13/13

The Retinol Wipes 

Skin+Pharmacy Restoring Retinol Wipes ($20)

These easy-to-use wipes are seriously the lazy retinol user's answer to never forgetting to use the powerful ingredient. 

4 Comments
  • Becky
    Posted on

    At 52 should I only use retinol purple line or should I also use the glycolic line?

  • Anonymous
    Posted on

    What percentage of retinol has each of these ? 1% or 0.5%

  • SpaLadyLeann
    Posted on

    Audreyn C. - Add Retin A as a night time treatment only. Keep using glycolic/Salicylic wipes but only in a.m. Consider a Vitamin C treatment to add to you a.m. routine. You can't build collagen without Vit. C.

  • Audrey C.
    Posted on

    So many choices! At what age should a woman start to incorporate retinol into her beauty routine? I'm nearing my 30s and haven't started yet. I've been using glycolic/salicylic wipes to improve my skin tone — should I be using retinol instead?

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