SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 may be too harsh for some skin types. This Retinol Cream is not recommended for new retinol users—in fact, the company suggests pre-treating skin with a lower percentage of retinol, like its 0.5% formula, before trying this product.
Testers liked that the formula contains a blend of soothing ingredients, including bisabolol and Boswellia serrata extract. However, it’s missing some of the moisturizing ingredients found in our other best retinol picks, like hyaluronic acid and squalane. Ultimately, it seems this product is best left to mature skin types that don’t become irritated quite as easily.
SkinCeuticals is a skin care line founded in 1997 by Sheldon Pinnell, M.D. and Russell Moon. The products are based on a combination of topical antioxidant serums and were developed and patented by Sheldon R. Pinnell, the J. Lamar Callaway Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center.