Best Retinols for All Skins by bestofmakeupalley

StriVectin StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment

4 /5

22 reviews

BEST FOR: sensitive to combination skin

"I was a bit leery of starting since I have uber sensitive skin but this product is AH-MAZE-ING!!! No scent...and...Everytime I used [it] my husband would comment on how good my completion looked."

SHISEIDO Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

4 /5

25 reviews

BEST FOR: any skin type

"These masks do a great job of rejuvenating the eye area and they work better [and] longer than any cream [I've] tried...throughout the next day my eyes look bright...and any crepiness is greatly diminished..."

Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) .30% Retinol Serum

4.6 /5

27 reviews

BEST FOR: combination and acne-prone skin

"My skin is GLOWING ...I...can't wait to...wake up and see how much better my skin is going to look. Pores- shrinking, dark spot-fading...I am a brown skinned African American with big cheek pores...It works."

Nicel Daily Repair Vitamin A Retinol Cream

4.4 /5

28 reviews

BEST FOR: any skin type

"I found that this is... as good a night cream as anything...I've tried, and it was so, SO inexpensive! Other [retinol] creams...cost 20 to 50 times more. I have a bit [of] trouble finding it now,'s truly a hidden gem!"

RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

3.7 /5

102 reviews

BEST FOR: normal to oily skin; sensitive should avoid

"I always come back to this cream because it works. My face glows and my fine lines are diminished. (I wouldn't recommend it for sensitive skin- it's got a tendency to sting. I... use a separate eye [

RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum

4 /5

84 reviews

BEST FOR: any skin except sensitive (mixed reviews)

"It works!...This product has softened those crow's feet considerably. It's also diminished the crepey skin on my eyelids.I feel like I've turned back the clock about 5-6 years..."

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer

4 /5

108 reviews

BEST FOR: combination and acne-prone; sensitive should avoid (mixed reviews)

"The overall look and feel of my skin has improved...All the blackheads...have cleared up. Old acne scars...became less noticeable...My skin looks brighter and smoother."

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

4.1 /5

47 reviews

BEST FOR: dry (in particular) to combination skin

"I can visibly see that my skin is smoother and the ever present dry patches have gone. It does temporarily plump up wrinkles around the eyes and neck...and the retinol in it does not scorch my skin."

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Deep Wrinkle Serum

3.8 /5

42 reviews

BEST FOR: dry to oily skin; sensitive and very dry should avoid

"This is my HG retinol product. I use it every night and it is the only one that I can use on the eye area...The serum is more liquid than serum...This is the only product I apply at night..

Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion

3.7 /5

252 reviews

BEST FOR: combination skin; hit or miss for other skin types

" It keeps acne and fine-lines/wrinkles at bay. First time I used it, it did sting my skin because of the retinol component, but my skin [adjusted]..."

Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

3.9 /5

73 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive and combination skin; hit or miss for other skin types

"The first two weeks, I had significant peeling; After one month, my skin is smoother overall. Some sunspots and fine lines have simply vanished...signs of rosacea are reduced..."

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5% Refining Night Cream

4.2 /5

127 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive skin

"3 month I used it every 2 skin became more accustom to the retinol. I noticed my wrinkles are less apparent and skin tighter. Now it's been 6mths my skin feel good and notice a big difference.
I'm glad persevered...

Skincare Cosmetics Anti-Wrinkle Retinol Facial Serum

3.9 /5

10 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive skin

"...since it's the form recommended for sensitive skin I tried it...[and] it is making a difference in my skin. It's been about three weeks and it's brighter and plumper than before, and my wrinkles have slightly relaxed."

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream - Night

4.1 /5

131 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive skin

"This is a great intro to retinol. The price will seem high for the drugstore, but the ingredients are good, and there are no unnecessary irritants or fragrance in the formula."

Peter Thomas Roth Professional 3% Retinoid Plus

4.8 /5

8 reviews

GOOD FOR: normal skin

"My skin loves it and it's a genuine pleasure to apply each evening. Despite the high percentage (3%) of the main active, I continue to experience zero irritation or other ill effects."

Gerovital H3 Retinol Eye Cream

5 /5

1 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive eyes

"I have issues with allergies that make my undereyes puffy and irritated and during the day scratchy, so I need a cream that takes care of my skin and keeps it healthy...I used it every day since I got it a few months ago..."

Paula's Choice RESIST Intensive Repair Cream

4.2 /5

20 reviews

GOOD FOR: all skins except oily

"I alternate with the strongest concentration of prescription tretinoin. Since I've started using this moisturizer, my skin has not been irritated by the tretinoin or anything else. It has also gotten more even-toned..."

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum

3.9 /5

76 reviews

GOOD FOR: normal skin

"Highly recommend this type is mostly normal (prone to dehydration but easily keep that at bay with proper moisturization) and pretty much bulletproof."

Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer

4.1 /5

37 reviews

GOOD FOR: normal to oily skin

"I've been using this product for over a year and love it. It's surprisingly moisturizing considering it's more like a serum than a cream, and it keeps my skin smooth, even, and glowing..."

Beauticontrol Regeneration Overnight Retinol Recovery

5 /5

3 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive skin

"I have noticed smoother / more even skin, although not much in diminishing of fine lines under the eyes (I don't have lines elsewhere so will see how this will prevent lines from forming). No allergic reaction or pimple[s]..."

HADA LABO Retinol Lifting and Firming Lotion

4.5 /5

12 reviews

BEST FOR: combination skin; sensitive should avoid

"...I say this works even better than SKII's cellumination mask in lotion at a fraction of the price and no irritations."

CHANTECAILLE Retinol Intense

3.6 /5

17 reviews

BEST FOR: dry skin; hit or miss for other skin types

"I use this only at night...the next morning my face feels soft and has a radiant glow...[I do] not peel like [I] do with...Retin A....but I think its effective in reviving dull skin"

Avon Beyond Color lip Conditioner SPF 12 with Retinol

4.2 /5

76 reviews

GOOD FOR: most skin types

"Great lip conditioner and I've tried many, my notoriously dry flaky lips drink this stuff and become super soft. With regular use I just have healthy smooth lips."

Paula's Choice RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

3.7 /5

65 reviews

GOOD FOR: sensitive, very dry, normal; dry and combination skin mixed reviews; not for acne-prone skin

"This leaves my skin feeling soft, plump, and radiant, helps repair my skin too. It makes my skin look so so nice. Gorgeous retinol product."

Perricone Evening Facial Emollient with NTP Complex and Retinol

4 /5

23 reviews

GOOD FOR: all skins except very oily (perhaps oily)

"If you do it correctly, you'll have skin that is noticeably firmer, more plump, and even. It helps diminish both fine lines and deep wrinkles over time. A really great product that has always worked...

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid+Plus Retinol Brightening Solution

4.1 /5

35 reviews

GOOD FOR: combination skin

"I had very dark acne spots on my forehead that would never go away...Most of my scaring has gone done and my milia basically disappeared on my forehead and it looks clear."

DERMAdoctor Poetry In Lotion Intensive Retinol 1.0

4.4 /5

25 reviews

GOOD FOR: most skin types

" I'm very prone to break outs and blackheads, this past year cystic acne as well. I'm very picky but I'm just so pleased with the quality. Compared to the retin-a, my overall redness has decreased and my natural tone shines th

SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.25

4.5 /5

29 reviews

GOOD FOR: combination skin

" makes my skin feel moisturized, not dry at all! My skin has never been clearer or smoother. I use it every night whereas [others] I could only use every other night because of how harsh they were."

Alpha Skin Care Enhanced Wrinkle Repair Cream

4.4 /5

89 reviews

GOOD FOR: combination or acne-prone skin (maybe dry skin)

" skin seems to rapidly deteriorate whenever I stop using it to experiment with some other anti-aging product...none of them have worked as well as this..."

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