Whats your favourite retinol?

(45 Posts)
Myusernam Thu 30-Jul-20 19:03:17

I tried the ordinary ages ago but didnt like it. Now I have my skin looking good and have a decent routine, I want to reintroduce it. Any recommendations for an oily skinned/ fair, 30 year old women?

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CloudsCanLookLikeSheep Thu 30-Jul-20 19:04:52

Murad youth renewal resurgence overnight cream
The serum.is too much for my sensitive skin but the cream is good

cheezy Thu 30-Jul-20 19:07:01

I am similar complexion to you and used a Paulas Choice one for a good few months. I didn’t think it was doing much but since NOT using it I’ve noticed many more fine lines, so maybe it was.

vixxo Thu 30-Jul-20 21:52:55

I quite like Medik8.

maradesbois Fri 31-Jul-20 10:38:35

I’ve just started Niod NAAP (non acid acid precursor) which apparently works in same way as retinol. Too early to tell but the reviews (very positive) say to bear with it when it seems like it isn’t doing anything at first.

Have heard that the gold standard is Skinceuticals but have tried one of their products before and didn’t get on with it and also £££

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 31-Jul-20 10:42:22

I was using the redermic R cream from La Roche Posay which was nice and fairly gentle, but I’ve recently started using one from Medik8 which I also really like. Medik8 also have lots of different strengths and formulations, mine is the standard retinol 0.3, but there are all different types (some pretty pricey though!)

Wildwood6 Fri 31-Jul-20 12:48:09

I know you tried The Ordinary, but have you tried their more recent one that is combined with Squaline? They make it in three strengths, and I much prefer it to the first one they brought out.

mnahmnah Fri 31-Jul-20 12:59:31

I really like The Inkey List retinol.

FindingNeverland1 Fri 31-Jul-20 13:30:51

I am 30. I should probably start using. Is it preventative?

Nooch Fri 31-Jul-20 13:45:57

Tretinoin 0.5 currently Retirides but don't really have a preference which brand.

doadeer Fri 31-Jul-20 13:53:28

I like Medik8 I think it's number 3 I use.

babyinthacorner Fri 31-Jul-20 14:10:40

Following as i’ve Tried LRP and The Ordinary in squalane and didn’t get on with them sad

QueenCT Fri 31-Jul-20 14:17:46

Skin and me (prescription)

DameDoom Fri 31-Jul-20 15:07:06

I use Differin via an online pharmacy prescription.

Clumsyduck Fri 31-Jul-20 15:08:58

Tretinoin - dermatica

Solaran Fri 31-Jul-20 15:17:04

Dermatica for sure.

MabelMoo23 Fri 31-Jul-20 16:03:37

Medik8 3 here

NegativeNina Fri 31-Jul-20 16:51:30

Medik8, built up from 3 to 6, alternate with Dermatica.
It's taken 6 months but I can now see results.

timetest Fri 31-Jul-20 17:39:37

Tretinoin. Beauty products don’t really compare.

lindyloo57 Fri 31-Jul-20 17:46:41

Same as time test the only one that's proven to work

DameCelia Fri 31-Jul-20 17:49:10

Tretinoin, on prescription from dermatica. Retinol is an ester of retinoic acid and unlikely to have much effect.

tinkerbellla Fri 31-Jul-20 17:57:00


Newnamedillydally Fri 31-Jul-20 18:18:25

Using medik 8, 3 intense really liking it.

Happyface120 Fri 31-Jul-20 18:22:38

Another vote for tretinoin from Dermatica, 0.05% with niacinimide. Such good value for a prescription tretinoin, and so much more effective than anything you can buy from a beauty brand.

MadamShazam Fri 31-Jul-20 19:09:05

I'm really noticing a difference using Aldi's Retinol toner. And a bargain for £3.99.

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