RoC • Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This product (3.3 stars) beats neutrogena ageless intensive deep wrinkle serum (2.8 stars).
I am in my early 20s and first used this when I was 19/20. Loved it then and thus have repurchased since. I have some fine lines on my forehead due to the nasty habit of raising my eyebrows; I also have marionette lines that are accentuated with lots of smiling and laughing. I use this product to target those lines and as a preventative tool for my anti-aging kit. Specifically and preferably, I use this 1-2x a week, at night, and during fall/winter months when there's less sunshine. Provided you use a sunscreen every day, it's no issue to use this during the more sunny months (Summer/Spring); I just prefer fall/winter to be safe since my skin is fair and I am prone to sunspots.
Effectiveness -- This product is effective to the extent of its price, meaning this product works well for its price ($20). Fine lines are minimized/blurred out. The skin looks tauter. I do see a difference when I wake up. Retinol is claimed to help with sunspots and acne. I'm not sure this really does anything to help fade my sunspots (doesn't seem like it helps), and I don't know how much it helps with acne. Maybe I'll give it to my bf to try to test the acne part. In any case, if you want to maintain the effects, you must maintain the use of it like you would a moisturizer to keep your face moisturized.
Early to mid 20s -- great for prevention
Late 20s to 30s -- affordable and fairly effective
40s and up -- do give this a try. It's a great retinol product for beginners. However, I do suggest that you invest in something more effective than this (unless you find this is effective enough for you). In your 40s and up, you should also be using peptides.
Fragrance -- it's not bad at all. There is a scent, but I don't find it bothersome.
Packaging -- heh, it's a heavy bottle. But very hygienic (it has a pump) and secured, so you can trust that the ingredients are stabilized. It's a nice looking bottle, too.
Repurchase --It's not something I care too much to have in my regimen. I find more important the use of sunscreens and ingredients/antioxidants like ascorbyl palmitate, and those are rather expensive, so I prefer to dish out on those than this product. I would probably buy 1 bottle per year (one bottle will last me from fall through winter months).
If you are searching for a retinol product to try out, I do recommend this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm 27 years old and I needed something major for my skin! I started to see small signs of aging. I wear a lot of make-up and break out more than I should on my chin area. I bought this product because I heard good things about it. I am IN LOVE!!!! It got rid of my acne and it took out the lines on my forehead and laugh lines. Around my eyes even looks better. It looks GREAT under my make-up too. My skin is less oily and my breakout gone for good. Only use it at night though! it burns like crazy around your eye area if you use it too much. Over all I will buy this again :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Holy grail product!!
I am 20 years old and I know I dont have wrinkles but my dermatologist said that the 20's are a good time to start wrinkle prevention. This serum has evened out my dark spots and marks on my face, made my skin soft to the touch and smoothed out a lot of the fine lines around my nose!
What I did not expect was this product to actually clear up my acne! The vitamin A in this serum helps gently exfoliate my skin and helps prevent the pores from getting clogged. Within the first week of using this serum my mild acne has diminished to almost nothing. I ued get a few new pimples a month now I get MAYBE one pimple during my period. This stuff has seriously transformed my skin!! I'M IN LOVE!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Didn't clog my pores too bad. THis has a lot of loyal followers for results. The short time I used it, it did seem to give me a "glow" and almost plump up my skin a bit. The price is fair.
CONS: The smell, the smell, the smell. I can often overlook a bad smell if I'm going to get results. I just HATE this smell. Some reviewers said it smelled like coffee. I'm sorry if this sounds snotty, but I don't ever want to drink their coffee. I love the smell of coffee, but this doesn't smell a lot like coffee to me. I can detect a bit of burnt coffee smell under the overpowering odor of lighter fluid or paint thinner. So horrible and so strong.
ALTERNATES: I like the Resist retinol serum by Paula's Choice for less depth in wrinkles, and it's very good for my sensitive skin (and NO added fragrance.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Have been using this product for 9 weeks now, 2x a day, morning and night after washing my face. I smooth it all over my face and neck, let it dry, then top with a light moisturizer (SPF 15 for day). I absolutely without a doubt notice a change in my skin! No joke, this stuff works. 1) fine lines much less noticeable 2) skin tone evened out 3) small discolorations gone 4) face looks "fresh". The biggest applause for this stuff is that I'm now perfectly comfortable with how my skin looks when I don't have make up on - this serum is that good. Previously I felt I always need some kind of foundation. When I do use make up I still use powder foundation and haven't had any problems applying after using this product.
I'm middle-aged, fair skin. Even using this product twice a day right from the start I didn't have any reaction - no redness, irritation, etc. I do feel a moisturizer is needed after the serum dries, a light moisturizer that according to Roc should not also contain retinol/anti-aging product.
I've also had great results from Mary Kay's similar products - however it's so much easier to grab things when I'm out at the store than ordering from a rep (sorry Mary Kay). This was actually on sale when I bought it, but I would definitely pay full price (which is around $20). It's pricier than other similar store brands but MUCH cheaper than the serums sold at department store make up counters. And, it's worth every penny spent. This is good stuff.
The bottle is 1 oz, small and classy looking, pump dispenser - which is nice b/c only a little bit is needed. Roc recommends sunscreen/care in the sun when using this product as it can increase sensitivity to the sun. I didn't notice a big increase in sun sensitivity, but then again I wasn't applying this and then going to the beach for the day. So, not sure about that. I guess just be a little extra careful in the sun while using this product.
Overall - very good product, will definitely buy this again (as in, buying more before this even runs out!). Yeah! :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I've been using this product on and off for about 7 years now. I try the new expensive serums from the department and specialty stores but I always end up coming back to this one. It only takes a day or two before I see the results which include much firmer, smoother skin. Really helps those fine lines stay fine and barely noticeable. Also, I have a few age spots and this is one of the few products I have tried that actually makes them fade away completely. It can be drying so I use it 5 days/weekly and then on the weekends switch to a serum that is much more plumping and moisturizing. I always use a good night cream with it.
I'm happy to say that I get lots of compliments on my skin even though I was a sun worshiper in my youth. Even though I'm approaching my 60s I don't need foundation, just a blush or a bronzer and a dab of my cover-up pen here and there. I think if you take the time and use the right products you can eventually correct a lot of the damage caused by the sun and acne. Just get into a good night-time routine and stick with it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm 31 years old, never smoked, rarely drinks alcohol and has a very healthy diet. My skin has overall always shown the results of all that. However a recent period filled with stress left my face skin with some new wrinkles on my forehead and some lines around the eyes. I bought this product after some excellent reviews and my hope on retinol - got the product from Boots at the airport and tried the same night. Fearing a bad reaction I olly applied a tiny amount on the forehead. The following morning - after a 9 hours sleep - my skin looked better and the new wrinkle noticeably reduced. As this would be too soon to detect any results, I've been re-applying twice a day since 3 days. I'm sure it's a filling / lifting effect due to the cream, however you can tell the skin is improving every day since and I'm determined to invest in more products from the same brand.
The only bad point is that the skin looks much better without foundation as it doesn't mix well with the serum.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Retinol is one of the few proven wrinkle fighters out there. Sure there are trendy ingredients, expensive creams, and lots of other gimmicks but go with what works. This is an OTC product, so the concentration of retinol is lower, but I find that to be just fine for my sensitive skin. Personally I prefer the formulation of this product in the serum versus the cream. Runs about $20 at most stores, so the price is middle of the road. I have repurchased this several times and will continue to repurchase. It really makes my skin smooth and even, it almost seems to glow.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I'm on my second bottle of this, it's a great product at a reasonable price. It's definitely given me a more even skin tone, firmer skin, and a glow. Keep in my mind, it's NOT a moisturizer, it's a retinol product that has enough retinol to actually benefit your skin. If you find yourself peeling or getting red, just slow down the number of applications per week so your skin can gradually tolerate it. It will make you sun-sensitive, but you should always use a sunscreen and avoid the sun anyway - if you don't, you're just eliminating the benefits of this product.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a great product! It smells wonderful and feels great on my skin!
The results are immediate - my skin looks great! I'd definitely buy this again.