Retinol is hailed by dermatologists as the gold standard in anti-aging – and with good reason. The word retinol has become a blanket term for a handful of vitamin-A derivatives (including retinoids), which, when it comes to softening lines and improving skin tone and firmness, dermatologists agree are the most hard-working anti-aging ingredients at our disposal.
But which one is the best retinol for your skin type? Check the latest beauty tips from Suzanne Scott, uncovers the best retinols for your skin
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Best Retinol for Fading Pigmentation // Lixirskin Night Switch Retinol 1%
The retinol starts to break down excess pigmentation and helps to prevent new clusters from forming. Team it with a high-factor SPF for day.
Best Retinol for Softening Lines // Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare has teamed retinol with ferulic acid and niacinamide to strengthen the skin and plump it up so that wrinkles become shallower. It’s a winning combination.
Best Retinol for Targeting Multiple Signs of Aging // 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Retinol Oil
It’s potent for an over-the-counter product, which means it’s very effective at softening lines and wrinkles and reducing the appearance of age spots.
Best Retinol for Sensitive Skin // Paula's Choice Clinical Ceramide-enriched Firming Moisturizer
If you are someone who has found integrating retinol a challenge in the past, due to dryness and irritation, this may well be the solution.
Best Retinol for Hands // Eve Lom Time Retreat Hand Treatment
The retinol in this lotion fades dark spots and boosts collagen production to re-plump the skin.
Best Retinol for Reducing Dark Circles // KNC Beauty All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask
Under-eye dark circles can be difficult to treat, as their cause is often hereditary, so while the best retinol is unlikely to completely fade them, it will make them lighter and less noticeable.