These new retinol products are the best thing to come out of 2020
Pure quality *chefs kiss*
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / June 17 2020
All clouds have a silver lining, so while this year has hurled extraneous amounts of garbage at us, we can always rejoice in the fact that 2020 has brought us some quality new retinol buys.
Thanks beauty gods, we really needed this one *prayer hands emoji*.
Keep scrolling for some new retinol gems that we hope will bring you clear skin and a bit of sweet relief from the cursed hellfire that is 2020.
Perricone MD High Potency Growth Factor Firming & Lifting Serum
This is a personal favourite, and as a self-identifying cynic, I’m happy to say I can genuinely see improvements to my complexion the morning after using this as a part of my night time routine. The milky serum pairs retinol with polyamine growth factor and eggshell membrane, strengthening skin resilience. 100 per cent recommend.
Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil
Looking to tackle the first signs of ageing AND breakouts? Dermalogica’s got you sorted. Combining time-release retinol to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, salicylic acid to clear breakouts, and argan, rosehip seed and golden jojoba oils to soothe and nourish sensitised skin. Add it to your regular anti-ageing routine if you’re acne-prone or use it sporadically for pesky hormonal flare-ups and breakouts.
Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum
Fragrance and nasties free, this new silky serum from Olay pairs a bioavailable retinoid complex with vitamin B3 to target the first signs of ageing. Gentle but effective, it helps to minimise pores and dark spots, brighten and firm the skin, all while leaving the complexion hydrated for 24 hours.
La Roche-Posay Redermic Retinol B3 Serum
Sensitive skinned gals we’ve got you sorted. La Roche Posay’s latest serum offers a gentle-on-skin, pure retinol formula to visibly resurface and renew the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles, and improve the appearance of dark spots.
Too Faced Primed & Poreless Face Primer
We love a good two-in-one, so you can only imagine how excited we were to learn of the skincare-makeup hybrid that is this primer. With an ingredients list that features hyaluronic acid and retinol, we’re talking about a complexion-perfecting finish that’ll keep you looking pretty even after you’ve removed your makeup.
Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream
Looking for a retinol in a more hydrating format? Murad’s latest night cream delivers on the hydration with a lightweight finish. The nourishing cream targets fine lines and wrinkles using a retinol tri-active technology, while niacinamide and picolinamide strengthen the skin’s barrier and smooth texture. Pure class.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.