SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Reviewsby Real Users [Updated for 2021]

#3 SkinCeuticals SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

Overall Rating: 4.5

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Reviews

SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Review

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 Retinol 1.0 is among the top 10 brands introduced by brandsreviews according to users worldwide. Below, you can read SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 reviews.

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SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Reviews 

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.

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  • Castino 111

I really have no quarrel with the product, actually I like it a lot. Goes on smoothly and absorbs after a few minutes. but is expensive

  • tiger21

This whole line is disappointing. This made me breakout after every time I used it. I researched the ingredients and there are a number of pore-clogging ingredients in hight amounts! I still have a full tube of this stuff sitting under my bathroom sink where it'll stay unless someone wants it! Waste of money, just like most of the Skinceuticals line...

  • deZire

Hi Ladies, actually Skinceuticals 01. retinol is not the mildest OTC retinol, it is actually the strongest retinol you can purchase without prescription. I would advice that you ladies start with Green Cream 3, than 6, than 9 than skinceutical 1 retinol. I actually love them all. and retinol will irritate your skin really bad if you not use to it. I can put skinceuticals 1 on my face but not on my neck, I have to use green cream 6. I think you ladies will be very pleased with Green Cream 3 or 6 if you are interested in a milder retinol. You have to start slow with any retinol.

  • larissamathews

I wanted so much to love this product. The price was reasonable and the packaging was great. However this made my skin so dry. I tried alternating every other night and even every three nights, but after months of use and many moisturizers I just couldn't get my skin to adjust to this product. It probably would work wonders on someone with skin that could handle it, but on me the drying and flaking actually made me look a bit older.

  • draisy

I wish this product worked for me. My Derm recommended it for the fine lines I'm starting to notice around my eye. I've been using it for 9 weeks and it has made the fine lines MUCH worse. I am not using it any longer and I pray my skin returns to what it was before I messed around.

  • mcrouse

This is my first Retinol experience and I am happy with the results. I use it only two nights out of the week and follow with a moisturizing cream.

  • jewelsmd

Wanted to love the Skinceuticals line but it doesn't seem to work for me and I don't consider myself to be one who has sensitive skin. This product continuously broke me out even after giving enough time to go through the initial breakout 2-3 week period when using retinoids. Definitely will not repurchase!!

  • snowkat

I have been a Skinceuticals customer and fan for several years. Unfortunately, their inclusion of methylsothiazolinone in this product is negligent. Methylsothiazolinone is a biocide and neurotoxin. It is mainly found in drugstore shampoos and a few salon brands. I won't even buy a shampoo that contains it, and shampoos at least rinse out. I don't understand why a high end skincare brand would use this in a skincare product. Why not use oil of oregano, or colloidal silver, or something else that is not a neurotoxin? Unfortunately, it never occurred to me that Skinceuticals would include this ingredient in one of their high end products, and I purchased and used it and now must throw it out, which is the equivalent of throwing away a lot of money, but I'd rather throw away money than use a neurotoxin on my face. Fortunately, SkinMedica offers a great alternative, and I am now using that.

  • ellen1159

Good penetrating retinol cream, did not irritate my mature, dry skin. Good value.

  • sugarcookielady

This little tube is a great investment. My dad actually got from his dermatologist to fade sunspots, but he hated using it and passed it to me. It is quite strong and a pea sized amount is sufficient for my entire face. Expect a peel a few days after you use it for the first few times. I use once a week. Always wear a good sunblock.

  • annamay

I really like this product and I am seeing visible results. However, my skin is becoming so sensitized by it that I've got to limit its usage to just two nights a week. The odd thing is that this product doesn't irritate my skin but anything I place on top of it stings like mad. Even the next day, my usual innocuous serum and sunscreen burn my face. So even though I think it's effective, I cannot use this nightly and am switching to Aveeno to calm my skin down. After my skin has normalized, I'll try it again. I most likely will not repurchase.