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.
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, ...