2.5% retinol serum for all skin types / 1 oz
The Organic Pharmacy Retinol Night Serum is an excellent introduction to retinoids: it’s relatively gentle, it works nicely under any nighttime moisturizer, and it’s a shockingly good value.
Designed to address the first signs of aging – sun damage, fine lines, and skin that needs a little firming boost — this straightforward formula combines 2.5% encapsulated retinol with glycerin and algae to hydrate and soothe, making it a good “my first retinol” choice. (For a full recap of retinol’s benefits, check out our interview with renowned dermatologist Seth Matarasso, MD here.)
The Organic Pharmacy’s Retinol Night Serum is particularly excellent for oily and acne-prone skin, given the witch hazel and grapefruit peel oil in the formula, but it can be topped with any moisturizer, making it suitable for all skin types. Since the conversion of retinol to retinoic acid in the skin is about 10%, this product is designed to deliver similar results to a 0.2% Retin-A prescription.
Note: we suggest avoiding retinoids during pregnancy and nursing.
How to Use
- Witch hazel provides further support for enlarged pores.
- Grapefruit oil helps bring balance to oily skin.
*Hamamelis Virginiana Water, *Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Aqua (Water), *Citrus Grandis Peel Oil, Algin, Retinol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, **Limonene, **Citral, **Linalool
*Denotes organically produced ingredient
**Denotes components of essential oils
*Hamamelis Virginiana Water, *Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, Aqua (Water), *Citrus Grandis Peel Oil, ...