Retinol 0.5 from Skinceuticals is a highly concentrated retinol treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, known for its powerful anti-aging and skin-renewing properties.

This product is formulated with 0.5% pure retinol and is suitable for those with experience using retinol products and are looking for a higher concentration. It is recommended for use at night, as retinol can make skin more sensitive to sunlight. Retinol 0.5 also contains additional ingredients, such as nourishing emollients and antioxidants, to help reduce the risk of irritation and support skin health.

Most Helpful 5* Review

“I am working my way up to SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 and have been happy so far with the results from the 0.3 and now 0.5. My skin looks a lot smoother and dare I say – younger! I started on this regime after seeing my best friend’s results – also pretty amazing. I am 40 and I do not have a ton of wrinkles / lines but the ones that had formed have significantly lessened in appearance – as was my friend’s case. I am very careful about putting on sunscreen as I am more sensitive as a result of this cream (and others I use). I highly recommend this brand and this specific cream!”

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Most Helpful 1* Review

“I have used Retinol 0.5 and 1.0 previously from other companies and never had any issues. As with my other products, they helped unclog and exfoliate my skin. I had a different reaction with this product. It would create dried blotches of skin and red rashes especially on my forehead.”

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