5 Retinol Skincare You Need in Your Beauty Closet

The key to selecting the correct skincare for your skin type is to understand what works best for you and what your skin requires to improve.

Often famed as the holy grail ingredient in skincare products, Retinol has many benefits for your skin. Derived from vitamin A, it helps in hyperpigmentation, anti-ageing, acne treatment, and overall skin renewal.

With that said, it helps to improve all types of skin concerns.


Check out Bazaar’s list of the Top-5 Retinol products to try

Drunk Elephant A – Passioni Retinol Cream

Drunk Elephant’s A – Passioni unveils a smoother, brighter, healthier, and more youthful skin. It’s cruelty-free and vegan. Some key features include protecting your skin against environmental stressors with ingredients such as antioxidant-rich kale, winter cherry, and xanthophylls.

Key ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Caprylic, Cetearyl Alcohol and Retinol.

Skin Type: Combination, Dry, Normal and Oily.

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Skin Concerns: Ageing, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Pigmentation & Dark Spots, Uneven Skin Texture and Uneven Skin Tone.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum 

A best-seller! This preventative and corrective retinol serum is made for all ages. It helps to fight the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles while dramatically increasing radiance in just two weeks.

Key ingredients: Retinol Tri-Active Technology, Swertia Flower Extract and Hyaluronic Acid.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily.

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity.

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion

A powerful retinol serum that provides skin-renewing benefits with highly concentrated encapsulated retinol for maximum results with minimal discomfort. This cutting-edge blend of encapsulated retinol and vitamins C and E promotes the skin’s renewal process with maximum efficacy. It improves skin tone and texture, promotes collagen synthesis, and diminishes lines and wrinkles, resulting in a youthful and healthy complexion. The serum is moisturising, which helps to reduce redness, dryness and irritation side-effects of retinol.

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Key ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Squalane, Retinol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Water (Aqua), and Pentylene Glycol.

Skin Type: Combination, Dry, and Normal.

Skin Concerns: Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, and Uneven Skin Tone.

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% In Squalane

An anti-ageing serum that is both delicate and effective. This water-free solution contains a 5% concentration of Granactive Retinoid, an enhanced retinoid active complex that has been demonstrated to provide superior benefits against many indicators of ageing. While avoiding the irritation and disadvantages associated with retinol.

Key ingredients: Squalane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisabolol, Dimethyl Isosorbide and Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate.

Note: Retinoids might make your skin more vulnerable to UV rays. When using retinoids, it is vital to protect yourself from the sun. This product should not be combined with other retinoids like retinol or retinoic acid. Acne-prone skin may suffer a brief rise in acne during the first few weeks of using any retinoid, including those in this formulation.

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It is suggested that pregnant or lactating women avoid using any skincare products containing retinoids, such as formulations containing Granactive RetinoidTM or Retinol.

Estee Lauder Perfectionist Rapid

Estée Lauder Research introduces a proprietary, modern retexturising formula: high-grade pure Retinol mixed into a stable delivery method to time-release its potency over an extended length of time. This achieves an optimal mix of potency and comfort for proven results at home.

Key ingredients: Aqua, Caprylyl Methicone, Glycerin and Retinol.

Skin Type: For all skin types.

Skin Concerns: Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Uneven Skin Texture, Uneven Skin Tone, and Boosting Natural Collagen.


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