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    Retinol Complex .5%

    1 oz

    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 .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
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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 .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
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    • Full Description

      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

      Key Ingredients

      Retinol

      A Vitamin A derivative that unclogs pores, boosts collagen to reduce fine lines, and speeds cell turnover to even out discoloration and smooth skin.

      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.

    • Directions

      • 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.
    • Ingredients

      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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 184 reviews
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    Christine Broadwater
    Effective!

    This is the first product I tried from the DRMTLGY brand and I love it! I’ve noticed a difference and improvement in my skin over the last few months and have repurchased! A must have in your skincare arsenal.

    A
    Annette Morris
    Really nice

    I was a little nervous to buy this Retinol because of the Canadian exchange and shipping so I knew it would be pricey. I have to say I am very impressed. This is a really nice product. It is smooth like silk and I noticed a difference in my face in three days. I started using retinol about a year ago and went through a few bottles and never saw results as I have using DRMTLGY Retinol in three days. Because I had been using a retinol for a year I was able to use it every night right away with no side effects just gorgeous results. I was so impressed I ordered two more right away.
    Also I contacted Customer Service to ask a question and I received a response right away. I liked that.. I also love that they offer discounts and free gifts. Very nice. Very happy.

    S
    Sarah Maher
    WOW!!

    Okay, I have tried many other products either claiming to be a stronger retinol but non of them even compare to this! It seriously works! Fine lines removed and smoothness completely achieved if you use this product! It is strong so i do suggest only using it once a week to start until your skin gets adjusted. Thanks Drmtlgy!!

    V
    Victoria Walters
    Works! Simple as that

    I love this retinol. Is has the most gorgeous texture and it does not over dry my skin at all. I'm combining it with the Needless serum and so far i'm loving the results.

    E
    Erin Miller
    Works on Sensitive Skin

    I have very sensitive skin so I have never been able to use retinol. This stuff does not irritate my skin like other brands. I started off slow and now use every other day.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 184 reviews
    91%
    (168)
    9%
    (16)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    C
    Christine Broadwater
    Effective!

    This is the first product I tried from the DRMTLGY brand and I love it! I’ve noticed a difference and improvement in my skin over the last few months and have repurchased! A must have in your skincare arsenal.

    A
    Annette Morris
    Really nice

    I was a little nervous to buy this Retinol because of the Canadian exchange and shipping so I knew it would be pricey. I have to say I am very impressed. This is a really nice product. It is smooth like silk and I noticed a difference in my face in three days. I started using retinol about a year ago and went through a few bottles and never saw results as I have using DRMTLGY Retinol in three days. Because I had been using a retinol for a year I was able to use it every night right away with no side effects just gorgeous results. I was so impressed I ordered two more right away.
    Also I contacted Customer Service to ask a question and I received a response right away. I liked that.. I also love that they offer discounts and free gifts. Very nice. Very happy.

    S
    Sarah Maher
    WOW!!

    Okay, I have tried many other products either claiming to be a stronger retinol but non of them even compare to this! It seriously works! Fine lines removed and smoothness completely achieved if you use this product! It is strong so i do suggest only using it once a week to start until your skin gets adjusted. Thanks Drmtlgy!!

    V
    Victoria Walters
    Works! Simple as that

    I love this retinol. Is has the most gorgeous texture and it does not over dry my skin at all. I'm combining it with the Needless serum and so far i'm loving the results.

    E
    Erin Miller
    Works on Sensitive Skin

    I have very sensitive skin so I have never been able to use retinol. This stuff does not irritate my skin like other brands. I started off slow and now use every other day.