SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5
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SkinMedica's retinols are great! After starting out with the 0.25 concentration, this is a great next step. I often buffer it with Vanicream lite lotion which works wonderfully. I have noticed a reduction in fine lines with regular use. Love!
Started using this retinol about 3 weeks ago, and I already see results!! I have never used a retinol before, so I went very slow and applied about every 3 days followed with a good moisturizer. May move up one level to the higher strength next time around. If you’ve never used a retinol, I would definitely start out with the lower strength. I’ve had friends comment about my skin after just two weeks of using this product. Will continue using!! Why haven’t I used a retinol before??????
This was my first time using a retinol product, and it was just too potent. I am exchanging it for a lesser level. Hopefully, my skin will be more susceptible to it. I had excessive peeling and drying with this version. Probably a great product just not for me.
I started using this 6 months ago. Used it three times per week and advanced slowly to daily usage. In the beginning, there was some irritation and redness of skin, which is common with retinoid usage. Over time, my skin got acclimated to daily usage. Skin looks smoother, fine lines and pores have improved. It is other natural extracts that act as antioxidants. Absorbs well. Good product overall.
Great starter retinol
My skin has improved tremendously since starting use. Fair warning: it will cause some flaking of skin even with just evening use, so if you have really sensitive skin, I’d recommend you ease into this.
First Time User
Goes on smooth and absorbs quickly. It will take a while to see results, but so far, I am pleased. I have been using every other night along with my moisturizer.
I recently moved to 0.5 Retinol Complex from 0.25. This retinol is wonderful and easy to slowly "step up" to an increased strength for even greater benefits. I love this product it really diminishes appearances of lines and wrinkles. Now, I understand what the fuss is about. I will use SkinMedica Retinol Complex products forever.
Really good Retinol product
I like this product a lot. A good applicator, no irritation (1% products have irritated my skin before, without really acclimating, so the .5% seems to be the right strength for me) and a nice creamy consistency. Like I’ve found with all SkinMedica, it’s another high quality product where a little goes a long way.
Great cell turnover
I have been using SkinMedica Retinol Complex .5 for 2 years now. It was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon's office. It helps to generate cell turnover on your face and neck. I find it to be too drying to use every day, so I use it every other day. To help with the dryness, it can cause, I have recently started using the SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator. That product feels amazing on the skin.
I got a sample of this and really thought it was a quality product. I also use prescription Retin A, but I like alternating with this. My skin feels very good the next morning, and it is a little less strong than my prescription, so alternating the two seems to help with any dryness from my prescription.
Retinol Complex 0.5
I have really sensitive skin and have not been able to find a retinol product that I can use without burning my skin. I have been using SkinMedica's Retinol Complex 0.5 for about a month now and so far so good. Very happy to find this as I really believe retinol is an important part of an anti-aging skin regimen.
Great retinol treatment
I've purchased several bottles and moved from the 0.25 concentration to 0.5. This is a very good retinol treatment that offers effective actives while stays gentle. I followed the instruction carefully and it did not irritate my skin. Do see skin texture improvement after each use.
SkinMedica Retinol Complex Great for Hands
I've been using SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 on the top part of my hands for years. I'm in my 60s and do not want dark spots. Many of my friends have the age spots, and I've told them to purchase this product, it really works. Thanks to LovelySkin as well. Excellent customer service and their shipping is fast.
Why didn’t I try this sooner!
Love this!!! I had used a .25 retinol in the past and felt like it didn’t do much. This is so much better!!! My skin is looking so much clearer and smoother!! And no irritation at all!
This retinol is the perfect solution to skin that is sensitive to retinol use on a nightly basis,.
SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5
I use SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 as a part of my nightly skin regime. I especially like to .5 formula since I experience no irritation. It's great to use on the neck and chest area.
Love this Skinmedica Retinol .5!
I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this does a great job of smoothing my skin/helping it to glow when I apply it every couple of nights. I can't use it every night or it will cause aggravation. I will certainly continue use and actually plan on buying another bottle tonight! Great value, wonderful product!
I’ve used the SkinMedica Retinol Complex .25 formulation for the past year, and thought I’d try to integrate in a formula with more potency. But, wow, it’s strong. Lots of peeling. (My skin has never done well on the 1.0 formulations I used to try.) I’m going to use it once a week along with the .25, and see how it goes. The .25 formulation has done wonders for the appearance of my skin.
A good product for wrinkly skin
Using retinol two days a week helps make my skin soft.
SkinMedica Retinol Complex .05
Great product - exfoliates extremely good. Wrinkles and fine lines appear less noticeable after a few week usage. I’ve used this product for 4 years now. I started using 3 times a week and now use every night to keep my skin anew and keeps new cell turnover. I love this product and would highly recommend to anyone that wants dewy skin appearance.
I started with the 1.0 for a few weeks. I saw an improvement in wrinkles and pore size, but I couldn’t deal with the dry, red, flakey skin, so I switched to this one. I’ve been using it for almost a month. It’s definitely less harsh, but I also see less improvement. It takes time for retinol to work, so I will continue to use. Love that this product prevents cystic acne for me which I was getting for the last 25 years. I’ve tried so many products, cutting out sugar and dairy and nothing has helped until now.
READ THE DIRECTIONS!
The first time a used it, OUCH! I grabbed my glasses and the box and THEN I read the directions. I learned I really don't need to do this every day. I'm more cautious with my old, old skin!
SkinMedica Retinol 0.5
I am super happy with this product! It feels smooth when applied and does not dry out my sensitive skin. I've tried other retinol creams, but this is the one I like best!
Good strong Retinol
This is a very good retonil product which immediately starts working. I would only caution people with sensitive skin to start with the lowest strength and build up to the stronger one.
Love this retinol product although pricey, it is gentle and leaves your skin smooth, silky & doesn't irritate. I would say I am seeing some small results already and am loving the glow! Looking forward to more & more as I continue use. Start slowly and build up the retinol percentage and you will do fine. Also, it's okay to apply moisturizer 5-10 mins after your retinol and you won't have irritation.