Retinol Complex 0.5%
Retinol Complex 0.5%
Retinol Complex 0.5%
Retinol Complex 0.5%

Retinol Complex 0.5%

1 oz

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This next generation, fast-absorbing Retinol formula dramatically reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Our proprietary Trans-Epidermal Carrier maximizes the effect of Retinol. Our Retinol Complex 0.5%  includes Vitamin C and E to maximize the effectiveness of the retinoids, ensuring dramatic results.

  • Improves the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and pores for visibly younger-looking skin
  • Perfect use as a nightly treatment
  • Recommended to pair with a moisturizer



Peer Reviewed Articles

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, April 2011, Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 87-99
Clinical Interventions in Aging, December 2006, Volume 1, Issue 4, pages 327-348
Indian Dermatology Online Journal, July-August 2016, Volume 7, Issue 4, pages 311-315
Dermato-endocrinology, July 2012, Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 308-319
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2019, Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 236-241
Indian Dermatology Online Journal, April-June 2013, Volume 4, Issue 2, pages 143-146
Dermatologic Surgery, July 2005, Volume 31, Issue s1, pages 814-818

Suitable For These Skin Types

combo dry normal oily
animal derm fragrance_free gluten_free paraben_free sulfate_free

Ingredients designed for your skin.


Vitamin A derivative that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines, even out the appearance of discoloration, and provide a smoother-looking complexion.

Vitamin E

Works to block free radicals from the body, which can play a large part in the aging process.

Vitamin C

Antioxidant that helps block free radicals and improves skin's hydration.


  • Apply sparingly (pea size amount) over face, avoiding eye area.
  • Allow to absorb before applying additional products.
  • Can be used once a day at bedtime or as directed by physician.
  • Initial application should be twice a week for first week and increase use after skin shows minimal signs of irritation.
  • Use of sun protection is highly recommended.
  • Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.


Ingredient Highlights

Retinol 0.5%, dl-alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C)


All Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Retinol

Skin Types

This product is suitable for these skin types.


Normal skin: No or few imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely visible pores, a radiant complexion

Dry skin: Dull complexion, rough complexion, red patches, more prone to wrinkles, skin is itchy and flaky

Oily skin: Skin appears shiny, enlarged pores, more prone to acne

Combination skin: Oily skin in some areas and dry skin in others.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 302 reviews
Ann Stephenson

I have been using this product for about 3 weeks now. I enjoy the smooth feeling while applying. I have had no trouble with irritation and will be continuing to use this as regular piece of my nightly routine.

Carol Garner

Was a bit skeptical about ordering, but the reviews made me try it. As with many people, I cannot use it but once a week for now until my skin adjusts to it or I peel. In saying this, I am aware that the peeling is part of the process so, I apply the peptide moisturizer after a I let the retinol dry and it has worked really good and I am not peeling as much. I use a dermabrasion tool "gently" to remover the dead skin and it is working great!!

Perfect Starter Retinol

I've only been using this a few weeks, but already noticed my skin looks brighter and my hperpigmentation seems to have lightened! Absolutely love the silky texture and has also helped some with my horribly oily skin.

Marion Jasin
Smooths skin, especially helpful for large pores

I decided to try the Retinol because not only can it help minimize fine lines, it also helps to shrink pores. I've struggled with large pores forever and have tried so many different "pore-minimizing" products but nothing really worked. Not only does the Retinol leave my skin feeling amazing in the morning, I've noticed my pores aren't quite as pronounced as they used to be. I alternate between the Retinol and Advanced Retexturizer Mon-Sat and would recommend it to anyone looking for more supple skin and especially anyone who struggles with large pores.

Non Irritating and Excellent

I love this product. The texture is amazing (note to drmtlgy - if you had other products with the same feel I would buy every one). I started slowly with it, but it has not irritated my face. Haven't noticed a huge difference yet, but still happy with the product.