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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
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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 : 4.81 / 5 (186 Reviews)
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First time retinol user

This was the first retinol I’ve ever tried. It took about 8 months to use the whole bottle because I had to start off very slow with only using it once every 4th day as my skin is VERY sensitive to everything. By month 4 I was using it 5-6x a week and my skin had adjusted. I love the packaging and how it really preserves the product from damaging light and maintains hygiene. I have moved up to the 0.5 now. 

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good "starter" retinol

not a lot of peeling with this retinol but i strongly dislike that skinmedica uses "pump" dispensers for a lot of their products. It makes it hard to utilize the end of the product when the bottle is almost empty.

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Beginners retinol

This is a great retinol to start off with if you’re new to the product. It will not dry or irritate your skin like some other retinols that are stronger. I love all skin medics products. I am using this in combination with the Lytera and HA. 

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Would buy again!

This retinol product is a good starting spot. My skin was dry after the first few uses, but I eased into it and eventually had to increase to .5 strength in order to maintain effectiveness.

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Obsessed

I love this! Definitely going to repurchase many many times. 

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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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