Reap the renewing benefits of retinol without stressing out your skin

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this soothing formulation

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / December 06 2022

The product

Retinol is great for renewing the complexion but it can also cause a lot of redness, flaking and dryness on the road to perfect skin. 

Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series – Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum pairs retinol with a complex called beauactive that soothes skin, boosts collagen, smooths and refines texture, and minimises the appearance of pores and dark spots. This renewing duo of ingredients is supported by nourishing vitamin E, which helps to moisturise skin too.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say when they tried this soothing retinol serum.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series – Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum to a panel of women aged 25 to 60 with fine lines and wrinkles, sun damaged or rough textured skin. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series – Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum.

The way it smoothed fine lines: A number of reviewers noted that they saw an improvement in the appearance of their fine lines. Their skin looked smoother and tighter with continued use. 

Their skin looked more hydrated and plump: The serum helped to hydrate the Review Crew® members’ skin and left their complexions looking plump and dewy. 

It evened their skin tone: Many of our members said they noticed the serum helped to clarify their skin tone, for a more even and radiant complexion overall.

The verdict

“​​I used it as directed, applying morning and night following cleansing and toning and definitely noticed a difference to my fine lines. The areas of a noticeable difference following use of Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum are around my brows and forehead. I followed application with a SPF+ facial hydrator and moisturiser for completion. Highly recommend this product. It's gentle on the skin with visible differences to my skin tone in just 4 weeks of use.”
Hayley S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“This is a great serum. I saw results after a short amount of time, my skin felt more hydrated and felt plumper. I was having trouble with patches of dry flaky skin around my nose and lip areas, this fixed that problem. I also noticed my skin was brighter and more radiant. It evened out my pigmentation which gave me younger looking skin and made me feel youthful.”
Elly C
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The Dr LeWinn’s Serum Series Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum has such a lovely fragrance. You really don't need much to make a big difference. I have been using morning and night in place of my usual serum and have noticed a change for the better! I usually avoid retinols as they feel like paint stripper and leave awful sticky residue. This serum absorbs beautifully and feels nourishing, not in any way stripping. I have dry fair skin with fine lines, and after using this serum for a few weeks, my skin feels tighter, nourished and smoother. I will definitely continue to use this, it's an exciting game changer from Dr LeWinns!”
Jo T
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this soothing moisturiser? Read more Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series – Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Dr. LeWinn’s to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series – Retinol + Beauactive Renew Serum is based on a combined total of 20 reviews submitted and is correct as of 07/12/2022.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).

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