SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Review
The Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 is An exfoliating facial treatment for sensitive, aging skin. It is formulated to stabilize and deliver retinol at the maximum efficiency. This cream is recommended for those with sensitive skin or for those who have not used a retinol product before. Retinol will stimulate the cells to regenerate and repair damaged collagen and elastin, to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots from both photo-and intrinsic aging thus helping the skin to look younger and firmer.
Additionally, it helps minimise the appearance of pore size, while correcting blemishes and blotchiness often associated with problematic skin. Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol and is recommended as a prerequisite to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0.
The Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 is recommended for blemished, wrinkled and sun damaged skin. It is ideal for people who have reached a plateau with their current skincare regime and want more. When using Retinol 0.5% care is needed. For the user who has never used retinol products before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated.
A skincare professional should be consulted for a dosage schedule appropriate for his or her skin. A pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.5 should be applied to thoroughly cleansed skin in the evening. Careful to avoid the eyes and the corner of the eyes. To ensure optimal results, wait at least 30 minutes before applying any corrective or moisturizing products the same evening as applying Skinceuticals retinol. Retinol products should not be used if pregnant or lactating. Also not to be used if taking prescription acne medication, or if undergoing a skin peeling regime. When using Retinol, broad-spectrum sunscreen should also be applied daily.
The Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 has a pleasant aroma, is creamy and easy to spread, which customers like. They were also pleased with the results after using the product. Although one needs to be patient to see the results as with all retinol products. For one customer, it took from 3 to 6 months,but her face looked 5 years younger afterwards.
Some of our reviewers pointed out that you should use sparingly at first until your skin gets used to it or you may experience some peeling and dryness. Another reported getting the benefit of Retinol but at a lower dosage but without the extreme peeling, redness, sensitivity, etc.
There have been some issues with the pump, customers felt frustated, since it is also expensive. One even stated that she will not buy the product because the pump doesworks even though the product is good, since she will not be able to use it anyway.
Overall, the Skinceuticals Retinol 0.5 actually delivers what it promises. Just be patient and you will be happy with the results.