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SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 (1 fl. oz.)

A retinol-based, night lotion for first-time users of all skin types.

SkinMedica's Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 is formulated to renew the skin's tone and texture without irritating the skin. Retinol helps combat the signs of premature aging while magnolia bark extract soothes inflammation. Ideal for use twice a week to build tolerance to formula.

Key Ingredients:

  • Retinol: helps boost collagen production and cell turnover to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • PhytoShield™ Complex: an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation

Key Benefits:

  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Boosts more resilient skin
  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles

Apply in the evening after cleansing and toning and before applying your moisturizer. If a retinol product has never been used before, begin twice a week 2-3 days apart, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Apply to the entire face. Avoid getting in eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant. Mild redness, peeling and irritation are expected when using this product. Use daily sun protection with SPF 30 or higher and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following discontinuation.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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Retinol
Brand:
SkinMedica

SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 (1 fl. oz.)

A retinol-based, night lotion for first-time users of all skin types.

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SkinMedica's Age Defense Retinol Complex .25 is formulated to renew the skin's tone and texture without irritating the skin. Retinol helps combat the signs of premature aging while magnolia bark extract soothes inflammation. Ideal for use twice a week to build tolerance to formula.

Key Ingredients:

  • Retinol: helps boost collagen production and cell turnover to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • PhytoShield™ Complex: an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation

Key Benefits:

  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Boosts more resilient skin
  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles

Apply in the evening after cleansing and toning and before applying your moisturizer. If a retinol product has never been used before, begin twice a week 2-3 days apart, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Apply to the entire face. Avoid getting in eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

Caution: Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant. Mild redness, peeling and irritation are expected when using this product. Use daily sun protection with SPF 30 or higher and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following discontinuation.

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa Bran Cera, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Range:
Retinol
Brand:
SkinMedica

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.82 / 5 (181 Reviews)
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Gentle

I am loving this product. I've used it for about year and have noticed a huge transformation of the pigment on my face (had a lot of sunspots) and the texture of my undereyes. I use RetinA nightly and wanted to boost it, so started using this daily (even though it's recommended for night use.) I have had zero irritation (always follow with a sunscreen) and will continue purchasing.

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Starter retinol

Smoothed skin appearance. Works well as a starter retinol!

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Decent

First time using a retinol. Haven’t noticed huge difference yet but like that it’s a low enough dose to use daily without peeling

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Great that this comes in different strengths

A couple of years ago I used retinol regularly and had worked my way up to using SkinMedica's strongest 1% formula every other night. My skin looked great, but I gradually stopped using it as often and found that I had peeling and redness all over again when restarting. I have used the .25 and .5% formulas to work my way back, with excellent results and no peeling.

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Best retinol

I've been using this for the past 2 months. After the first month of using I started seeing a huge difference in my skin texture and appearance. I didn’t have any sensitivity at all. I only use it 3xs a week. And for me it’s can dry my skin out a bit so I’ll use a light moisturizer before applying and that has been working out well. No irritation at all. A new holy grail product for me. I’ll try the 0.5 after I’ve used this all up.

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Great

Was using skinceuticals .3% slightly more then this and it was out of stock. I have dry sensitive skin and that always made me peel if I used more then 2x a week. Tried this didn’t think it would work cause slightly lower percentage still works great maybe even better cause peeling isn’t as bad 

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very strong

A good starter retinol. Try applying on top of moisturizer when starting out

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I Like It, It's Approved!

This has been pretty gentle and I like it enough that I am ordering the 0.5% formula now. I tried a different brand's 0.25% formula and my face didn't agree with it very much... often had a burning sensation but it hasn't happened with this one. Been using the SkinMedica every day for over a month. It comes in a glass bottle with a screw off pump top. So I like that it stays closed to help keep it fresh, but that when it gets down to the bottom, I can open it to try and use it up.

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Great Starting Retinol

When I first started using retinol, I started with this .25 one. It was great, I could tell it was keeping my skin "glowy", but wasn't too harsh for my sensitive skin. I have recently started using the .5 one and my skin felt well prepped for the increase in strength since I started with this one. I would recommend this brand retinol to anyone. Although it is a little price, this is truly a product that I would have to agree with the statement of "you get what you pay for".

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Good Retinol Serum

It's the first time that I try skinmedica product. Very effective and useful! I will try 0.5 retinol next time.

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