5 New Over-the-Counter Retinol Products Worth Trying

From potent picks to gentle alternatives, these newly launched wrinkle-busters are worth taking for a spin.

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Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream ($74)

Peptides, fatty acids and botanicals combine within this on-trend aluminum tube that helps to visibly plump and clear skin in a few nights.


Rodial Retinol Booster Drops ($89)

Whether used alone, dropped into your go-to moisturizer or used as a spot treatment, this easily customizable option packs a serious punch in the game against wrinkles and slack skin. 


Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum ($85)

Sunday Riley’s first-ever 6.5% retinoid formula is cut with soothing botanicals to stop irritation before it starts, making it a perfect pick for both the retinol novice and expert.


SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 ($62)

Sure to be a medicine cabinet–favorite, this gentle, non-sticky option works for everyone. It fades dark spots and firms wrinkles, but thanks to its low percentage of .3%, doesn't come with any stinging or redness. 


Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment ($82)

A pea-sized amount of this formula promises more even, smoother texture. Apply the rich cream on areas that need extra help, or all over (followed by a moisturizer) for a total reboot.