This powerhouse retinol serum is gentle on sensitive skin

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this anti-ageing gem

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 06 2020

The product

Whether you’re a novice to the world of retinol or an old hack, skin irritation and sensitivity has always been a risk when using the powerhouse ingredient – until now.

La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum contains a blend of pure retinol and vitamin B3 to tackle those first signs of ageing and refine texture and tone for a radiant, even-toned complexion without the pesky side effects usually associated with retinol.

Say goodbye to that awkward stage of dry, red and flaky skin with this sensitive skin friendly option.

Our panel of Review Crew® testers put this innovative retinol serum to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum to a panel of women aged 25 to 44 with lines and wrinkles, premature sun damage and uneven skin tone.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum.

The sensitive skin-friendly formula: A number of reviewers remarked on the gentle formula, saying they’d never used a retinol before that didn’t leave them with some form of irritation after use.

The way it revitalised their skin: Our members noted an improvement to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as an improvement to overall tone and texture with continued use.

The affordable price point: Regular retinol users were shocked to discover that the moderately-priced serum gave them results equal to, or in some cases even more impressive, than higher price point retinol options they’d tried in the past.

The verdict

“I haven't been using this product for long, but I already love the way that it feels and makes my skin look! It is quite a mild retinol which is great as I have sensitive skin that can sometimes react to harsh products or ingredients. This would be great for anyone in their early 30s who is trying to prevent ageing or wants to get rid of fine lines and/or wrinkles. I use it every other night and it slots into my skin routine perfectly and works seamlessly with my other products!”
Tegan O
REVIEWcrew® Member
“I've used retinol products in the past, but i have never seen the results I saw with this product. It goes on really smoothly, is non-greasy, and really works. My wrinkles evened out and my skin tone improved significantly. My skin wasn't irritated which is very unusual for me, I'll definitely purchase it again, it's now included as a regular part of my beauty routine.”
Tammy S
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Having been a pharmacy grade Retinol user in the past, I was super happy to see that the La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum delivered some serious results! What was even better was that this serum seemed to avoid the dreaded retinol purge that comes with higher strength products. I had no dryness or flaking, only lovely smooth, hydrated and plumper skin. My skin tone was more even, and had a nice healthy glow about it. Pores were minimised, and my fine lines seemed a little "finer".”
Meg C
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this gentle retinol? Read more La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by La Roche-Posay to Bauer Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum is based on a total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 2/10/2020.

Main image credit: Bauer 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).