You may have noticed that retinol has been getting buzz, but it’s not a hot new ingredient. For years, the purest known form of vitamin A has taken a backseat due to its reputation for being a bit harsh on skin. The sensitivity to light meant it had to be applied at night (unless you drew the curtains and took a sick day), and with some of the old guard of formulas, the extra-speedy cell turnover created the shiny, telltale “retinol face.” But thanks to a few new developments, it’s stepping back into the beauty spotlight as a skin-friendly solution for combatting pretty much every skin woe. Make one of these retinol options a permanent addition to either your AM or PM routine.

RETINOL CHECKLIST

  • Gently but deeply exfoliates the skin for a radiant glow.
  • Diminishes the appearance of pores.
  • Minimizes the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  • Evens out skintones and texture.
  • Visibly reduces the appearance of blemishes.

Before you get overexcited, be warned you should limit your retinol intake. Your skin needs to adjust and go through what the experts call “retinization”—so stick to one face product and try the eye product for extra credit.

YOU’RE A MORNING PERSON:
PHILOSOPHY MIRACLE WORKER MIRACULOUS ANTI-AGING RETINOID PADS AND SOLUTION
Filled with new-generation retinoid technology, HPR, which works fast to deliver all the skin benefits of a retinol while vitamins E and C ensure less irritation.

DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE FERULIC ACID + RETINOL BRIGHTENING SOLUTION
Combines a non-irritating form of retinol, which treats surface imperfections, and ferulic acid, which treats deeper concerns, making both ingredients stronger and more effective.

YOU’RE A CREATURE OF THE NIGHT:
KATE SOMERVILLE RETASPHERE 2-IN-1 RETINOL NIGHT CREAM
The patented smart-release carrier system protects pure retinol in a lipid shell that melts evenly into the epidermis, while seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid lock in moisture.

PETER THOMAS ROTH RETINOL FUSION PM
A sheer combination of encapsulated retinol and vitamins C and E helps to speed the skin’s renewal process with minimal redness and irritation.

BONUS POINTS:
SHISEIDO BENEFIANCE PURE RETINOL INSTANT TREATMENT EYE MASK
Contoured undereye pads drenched in an exclusive pure liquid retinol delivery system help the retinol retain its power and effectiveness over time.
THE TIP-OFF: Retinol can make skin more sensitive to the sun so be sure to remember to layer a high SPF every morning.

Kate Somerville / RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
$85.00

Peter Thomas Roth / Retinol Fusion PM
$65.00

Shiseido / Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask
$62.50

Philosophy / Miracle Worker™ Retinoid Pads and Solution
$73.00

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare / Brightening Solution
$85.00

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Shiseido Benefiance Eye Wrinkle Expert Kit: Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream

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Kit includes: Full-sized 0.51 oz eye cream, Deluxe samples of Benefiance Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam, Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Night Emulsion, and 1 set of Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask

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Back of the treatment mask packet

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Eye cream massaged into skin.

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I previously wrote about the older version of the Benefiance eye cream. I’ve received several emails about this newer version- the Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream. I purchased this Eye Expert Kit for $55 from Sephora recently. The fall and winter is the perfect time to buy Shiseido skincare products, as Sephora and Macy’s frequently have kits at special prices. Do take advantage of these special holiday kits! You can get several deluxe-sized products and only pay for the price of the full-sized product. 

Benefiance eye creams works well under makeup, is extremely moisturizing and keeps my eye area line-free. I’ve been using this newer version eye cream for one week, and honestly, I cannot tell any noticeable differences between the older version and this version. The cream smells the same and has the same consistency. This Benefiance eye cream will begin and continue be a stable in my skincare routine. It is the perfect night eye cream for me. I truly cannot find a better eye cream at a lower price. I’ve tried drugstore brands to high end brands and at $55, this eye cream is a steal for a product that works. I would still repurchase this if it was priced higher. 

I haven’t had a chance to try the eye mask yet. I have tried the cleanser and emulsion in the past and these deluxe sizes are perfect for traveling.

Info from Sephora:

What it is:
An ultra-rich, age-defying cream that visibly improves the appearance of all types of eye area wrinkles. 

What it is formulated to do:
This advanced treatment addresses signs of aging in the eye area, including inner corner creases, undereye wrinkles, crow’s feet, lid creases, and undereye vertical lines. The WrinkleResist24 signature ingredients prevent future wrinkles and repair existing wrinkles. 

What else you need to know:
This treatment contains burnet extract to revitalize cells and counteract loss of firmness. Developed with advanced Shiseido technology and ingredients including Super Bio Hyaluronic Acid N and hydroxyproline, this formula provides intense moisture and promotes collagen production.

Info from Shiseido:

An ultra-rich, age-defying cream that visibly improves the appearance of all types of eye-area wrinkles from inner corner creases and under eye wrinkles to crow’s feet, lid creases and under eye vertical lines. The WrinkleResist24 signature ingredients prevent future wrinkles and repair existing wrinkles.

  • Contains Burnet Extract, to revitalize cells and counteract loss of firmness.
  • Developed with advanced Shiseido technology and ingredients including Super Bio Hyaluronic Acid N for intense moisture and Hydroxyproline to promote collagen production.

Shiseido, une marque extra

Qui ne connait pas la marque Shiseido, une marque de cosmétiques. Je n’ai jamais eu l’occasion de l’acheter car elle est un peu trop chère pour ma bourse.