SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0
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I've worked my way up to this strength from the other SkinMedica retinols, and I'm not disappointed. I can tell it's stronger by the extra peeling that I'm experiencing, but it's gentle enough not to leave my face red and parched. Another winner from SkinMedica!
I noticed wrinkles forming around my lips. After using SkinMedica Retinol Complex 1.0, I definitely see a big difference. My husband even noticed and commented, "Your skin is looking great!"
I used the 5% and noticed a difference in a few weeks. This 1% solution is even better. It's not sensitive at all to my skin, and I have very sensitive skin. It really helps eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and seems to be smoothing out my skin nicely.
When I started using retinol, I tried several different products as I worked my way up to 1%. I found the SkinMedica brand to be superior in efficacy and quality of ingredients. Pricing is competitive with other brands. I love being able to layer this easily with other products. It absorbs quickly and over time, I have really seen a positive difference in my skin.
As with all skinmedica products I like the results of this Retinol 1.0.
glides on and disappears, smooth consistency, does not irritate, a little goes a long way. Highly recommend
Very good. Works well, wouldn't be without this product. Use a small amount!
A little goes a long way, and follow directions on frequency of use - twice a week to start is enough to get results without drying your skin. Work up gradually to every other night. Love this, have used it a year.
I am a tried and true Obagi user. Wanted to try another retinA product for my skincare regimen, so I thought I would try this. It's amazinggggg! Make sure you wear your sunblock, because it does make your skin photosensitive. Using any retinol product aides in the absorption of other products, so for me it's a must have. Try it, you'll love it too!!!
I had been using a .5 for quite a while and decided to try this 1%. I haven't used Skinmedica for quite a long time only because it was too expensive but this product was less than the .5 I was using. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and have been able to use it every night without any issues at all. So far so good. I didn't give it 5 stars only because I haven't used it long enough to see if it really makes a difference but so far so good!
Years ago, I had a prescription for Retin-A and my dermatologist commented how well my skin tolerated it, so I ordered the 1.0 thinking I don't have sensitive skin. I was wrong. I had a lot of redness and peeling after using as directed - twice a week...so much so I didn't want to leave the house. I should have started with the .5 concentration. I'm trying it once a week now and am following it with a moisturizer and my skin is tolerating it so far. I'll slowly increase frequency of use. It's too early to see results, but it is definitely strong! Looking forward to seeing the results.
If you have sensitive skin you may want to purchase the .50 to start with to work up to this one. It goes on creamy and sneaks up on you.
I just started a few weeks ago so too early to tell. I love that it doesn't dry me out too much and I haven't gotten too red. Will continue to use and review again later.
I am over 60, inevitable wrinkles and under eye bags to battle. Retinol really is the best product to manage aging skin, and this particular product goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly and works well with a moisturizer to follow. Be careful to use sun block however as the retinol will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. I am very pleased by how this product works!
Love this stuff! It's very gentle but surprisingly effective. My 1% Tazorac is too strong to use more than once or twice a week, but I can use this nightly without irritation. My skin is clearer and smoother with continued use
I am absolutely, in love with this serum. I use it in conjunction with my night cream on alternate nights and I get the most amazing results for my combination/oily skin. I experience no dryness, just lovely youthful, tone and supple skin. Ouick thanks to Lovely Skin and their well-methodical packaging and customer service. Very inviting and simply brillant!
I have been using this product for 2 yrs. My skin feels and looks smoother. My esthetician noticed a difference. I started out using it every other day then increased to every night. I have sensitive skin and this product caused no irritations
Definitely helps wrinkles disappear! A little goes a long way. I use one pump at night then I follow with a face moisturizer. Make sure you use sunscreen during the day, while using this product.
5 stars on beautypedia and really really works!!!
I have been using the Skinmedica Retinol 1.0 for some time and I feel it is a great product. I use it in the evening as part of my nighttime skin regimen. I have not experienced any redness, irritation or peeling and it does a good job on fine lines and wrinkles. I sometimes put a moisturizer on after it so my skin doesn't get so dry. I would definitely purchase this again.
I'm only 23 years old and actually started using this because of my mom. She is almost 50 years old and her skin was looking better than mine! She's been using this product for almost a year now and her skin looks the best it has ever looked. I had to jump on the bandwagon!
Tried both .5 and 1.0 and this definitely gives better results. I have ''mature'' skin and need all the help I can get.
I liked this product very much. I use it as directed and am already seeing lines around my mouth fading.
My dermatologist suggested I try this product when my skin proved too sensitive for prescription retin a. My skin tolerates this well, and I can already see an improvement in overall tone and fine lines. Would definitely recommend.
I love this product! It is a very potent, very effective retinol. After using Skinmedica .25% Retinol for over two years, I decided it was time to upgrade to the 1.0 strength. Initially, I started off using it every day, but after just three days I had terrible peeling and sensitivity. Now I use it every other day and just love it. After only a month of use, I'm already seeing a lightening of my discolorization and a brightening of my skin. It's expensive, but worth it!