Retinol, also known as vitamin A, can work wonders on your skin for everything from acne to wrinkle reduction (even though your wrinkles are gorgeous). If you've been wanting to see how it works, check out these retinol products for your skin to find the best fit for you! Whether you're trying to boost your glow or quell pimples, there's a product out there worth testing out.
If you're a retinol newbie and have zero clue what the ingredient does, worry not. I reached out to Dr. David E. Bank at the Center For Dermatology in Westchester, NY for the lowdown. He tells me, "Retinol, or vitamin A is one of the most well known treatments against the aging process and acne ... It also has the ability to pump up circulation, making your skin look healthier."
So how does it work? Dr. Bank explained, "Retinoids are great exfoliators, they help remove any dead skin cells that could potentially clog pores that cause acne flare ups ... They [also] speed up cell turnover, while boosting collagen and elastin [and stimulate] cellular repair." Basically, you can tackle pimples and get glowy skin with retinol products.
Retinol products can get expensive, but below are some of my top picks under $50!
1. Acne Treatment Concealer
Acne Treatment Concealer, $21, Murad
This slick concealer fights and hides pimples.
2. Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30
Fight anti-aging while preventing further damage with this SPF-infused goodness.
3. Skin-Clearing Night Cream
Heal your skin just by sleeping with this cream.
4. Cleansing Scrub
Cleansing Scrub, $16, Life Flo Health
Give your skin the exfoliating boost it needs.
5. Picture Porefect
Shrink pores while battling black heads with this face cream.
6. Retinol Roll-On
Fade uneven spots with this simple retinol roll-on.
7. Skin Perfecting Lotion
Brighten skin and quell pimples with this soothing lotion.
8. Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Eye Cream
Farewell, dark circles!
9. Brightening Peel
To smooth out your complexion and reduce small lines, this gentle peel is the way to go.
10. Help Me! Cream
Philosophy's Help Me! cream is worth the splurge.
11. Brightening Daily Cleanser with Vitamins C, A & AHAs
Remove makeup and get your glow on!
12. Primed And Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer
#Flawless makeup application guaranteed.
13. Vitamin A Serum
If your skin has been feeling rather dreary, give it a dose of glow with this collagen-boosting serum.
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