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SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 1.0 oz

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Product Overview

Product Overview

Create smoother skin with SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5.

Adding a retinol product to your skin care routine will help encourage new, healthier skin cells to appear for a brighter and more youthful complexion. SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 is a retinol product that helps keep your complexion healthy. The formula exfoliates skin which encourages new skin cells to appear resulting in less noticeable fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Retinol also creates a smoother texture and clearer tone. The formula contains antioxidants that defend against free radicals and soothing ingredients that help prevent irritation, flaking and redness. You can use this anti-aging serum at night to rejuvenate an aging or dull complexion. 

  • 0.5% retinol improves cell turnover and fades fine lines and dark spots 
  • Antioxidants neutralize free radicals to prevent signs of aging 
  • Bisabolol soothes the complexion to calm irritation and inflammation 

Target fine lines and wrinkles as well as other signs of aging by adding SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5 to your skin care routine. 


  • Paraben-free
  • Encourages cell turnover
  • Fades fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves tone and texture

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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LovelySkin Customer

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June 17, 2020

Soft skin!

Less irritating than others retinol products I had used in the past. Nice moisturizing texture that get absorbed quickly.

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May 25, 2020


I have to say that I do mix this with my regular facial lotion so it isn’t as drying but I love this stuff! I definitely notice a difference in the texture of my skin!

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May 21, 2020

Wonderful Anti aging cream

This retinol cream is the only one I use. It doesn't cause any burning like I've had with other retinols. It minimizes my fine lines and makes my skin glow. I use it every night. I only use Skin medica it is a scientifically proven skin care line that I've been been using since 2013.

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May 14, 2020

An Excellent Non-prescription Retinol

Even compared with other brands' 1.0 retinols, this is potent stuff! I used Skinmedica's Retinol Complex 0.5 by itself til I was half empty with the lovely airless pump, but now that I've recently begun a tretinoin regimen, I use it one night, followed by 2 nights of tret, followed by a night of just hydrating skin care, followed by three nights of different acids. This has been a remarkable routine for my skin, thanks in part to this great product. Even when I was using this as my only retinoid, my texture thickened and firmed. It takes time, but I was, and am, pleased with the changes it has brought on.

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April 11, 2020


Bought this after so many great reviews and am glad I did. Love this retinol, I use it 3-4 times week and my skin is looking so much healthier. I use my night moisturizer after putting this on for extra hydration.

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LovelySkin Customer

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March 25, 2020

Powerful wonderful product! LOVE

This product makes your skin feel so soft and amazing. Even with the best masks I’ve tried, nothing compares to how smooth your skin feels after using this product. I only use once a week but will eventually use it nightly. LOVE! You won’t be disappointed and it’s worth every penny. It’s lasts forever too.

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LovelySkin Customer

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March 14, 2020

Great Retinol

I love SkinMedica products. This retinol isn’t too harsh, once your skin adapts. I can definitely tell a difference in my complexion. I use this 3x a week.

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February 29, 2020

Skinmedica 0.5

Am on my second bottle and still get some peeling. I tried so many retinol creams before nothing compares to this one. Give it a try and you will be happy.

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LovelySkin Customer

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February 28, 2020

SkinMedics .05

Took a few weeks for my skin to become used to this. Using every other day and I have seen a difference already with fine lines and overall smoothness.

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February 27, 2020

A retinol works

I have used a retinol for years, and I find it the only product that actually seems to help fine lines. I like this product too because it is not too drying. I recommend this.

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February 14, 2020

Mild but effective Retinol

This is a great retinol cream as it is not too harsh but seems to be effective!

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February 13, 2020

My new, favorite retinol

I am loving this retinol. I love SkinMedica products and this one did not disappoint! Absorbs quickly and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin!

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February 07, 2020

Great Product!

I started out with a lower level and made my way up to the 0.5. This product is amazing and a great way to build up to the higher level retinol by SkinMedica.

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LovelySkin Customer

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January 27, 2020


Finally a retinol product I can use!! I am 52 with extremely sensitive and dry skin. I have been going slow starting with once a week and now twice a week. I’ve had zero bad reactions!! I have had a little peeling, but that just shows it’s working! I would highly recommend!!!!

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LovelySkin Customer

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January 27, 2020


This retinol product is very effective. What sets it apart is the excellent ingredients added to the retinol. Perfect for my combination/sensitive/aging skin, I alternate with the 0.25 when my skin is drier.

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January 24, 2020

Great for your skin texture

I have very sensitive skin but worked up to this slowly. I started with a 0.25 and the switched. I am able to use this every other night. Since clinical studies show this concentration of retinol is more effective I’m glad I could make the switch.

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December 28, 2019

Retinol 0.5 Cream

Definitely does the job!! I have experienced dryness and flaking so am working my way up to using more than once a week. Feel my skin is more even-toned and brighter.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 26, 2019


With my dermatologist requesting I up my usage to once daily at night, I have seen my skin becoming smoother. Great product from a great company! Note, I have oily acne prone skin - dermatologist also noted it will help with acne and it definitely is in combination with a glycolic cleanser.

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LovelySkin Customer

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December 18, 2019

Amazing product

This is my all time favorite retinol, it goes on easy and a little goes a long way. Worth every penny!

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December 16, 2019

SkinMedica Retinal Complex 0.5

Excellent product. It's helping to restore my skin and making dark spots lighter. At age 69, I can't expect miracles, but I do see some improvement.

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