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SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 (1 fl. oz.)

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SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 (1 fl. oz.) Customer Reviews

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SkinMedica Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 (1 fl. oz.)
Overall Rating : 4.83 / 5 (246 Reviews)
  • 220 5 star reviews
  • 17 4 star reviews
  • 5 3 star reviews
  • 1 2 star reviews
  • 3 1 star reviews
4.83 / 5 (246 Reviews)
  • 220 5 star reviews
  • 17 4 star reviews
  • 5 3 star reviews
  • 1 2 star reviews
  • 3 1 star reviews

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Great for sensitive skin

5

First time buyer and I am usually very sensitive to retinol but this one is light and gentle on my face. I highly recommend to add to your skin care regimen 

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Love!

5

I started this after prepping my skin with the 0.25. I had no irritating, just some light peeling in the first week (not uncomfortable or painful). Within weeks I saw my freckles/ dark spots lighten, and the overall completion even out. I have young skin so I am using this as age defense, and will definitely keep using it! Love that it has a pump rather than the tube application of other formulas.

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So Far, So Good

5

I started using this after conditioning my skin with the 0.25 concentration with almost no irritation. I alternated every other day for the first two weeks and had no problem at all.

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Good retinol

5

I can only use once or twice a week or I start peeling. I used .25 retinol before, so I need to use this & build up frequency. It is a good product but my skin I a little sensitive.

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Found my retinol match first try

5

I have sensitive skin and anticipated I would not tolerate retinol introduction well (first used 6 months ago at 41 yo).  My skin tolerated daily use of 0.25 strength in this product after just a week of every other day use.  I switched to 0.5 strength daily after 3 months of using 0.25 strength w no issues.  No peeling or significant irritation w either dose.  Very satisfied.  I found a compatible retinol for my skin on first try!  See no reason to change product and will increase to 1.0 soon.

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This is a keeper!

5

I started using this product and noticed a difference in my skin in about a week. I’ve started to have trouble with small bumps triggered from rosacea around my jaw line and pore size. This product definitely smoothes out your skin. It’s 100% a keeper!! Totally hooked!

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My favorite retinol product!

5

I've used this retinol for over a year now (just a couple times per week due to sensitive skin issues in general) and it works so well. My skin is always soft and smooth after applying this at night.  I always do a layer of moisturizer first to avoid irritation.

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Nothing happens

1

Emptied the SkinMedica .25 bottle with very good results and no purging, no peeling, and felt prepped to start the .50 bottle. The .50 was yellowish in color, similar texture to the .25, no discernable odor. However, the .50 did absolutely nothing for my skin over four months of use, using it 3-4x/week. The improvement that my skin had made with the .25 (decreased in forehead lines, lines around eyes, forehead bumpiness) actually diminished over time and I realised that the .50 wasn't doing anything to maintain or even improve upon those results. I stopped the .50 on my face and switched back to the .25 and within a week of using the .25 again, I could see improvements in my skin. My forehead had that little bit of plumped-up glow again. I'm using up the rest of the .50 bottle on my chest and it's not making any difference to the skin there. No idea why the .50 was a dud for me.

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Broke me out in a horrendously itchy rash

2

At first I thought I was just using it too often, so I scaled back from twice weekly to once weekly. Rash. Intensely itchy maculopapular rash covering my face, neck, around my eyes, even my ears, neck, chest. I use several items from Dermstore for my regimen other than this retinol, so I phased everything out and then used one at a time to make sure I knew what the problem was. I waited about 2 weeks to try the retinol again, and sure enough, the next day, rash broke out and was even worse than the last time. I know retinol causes skin peeling, but this is an allergic reaction. Dang.

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Glowy Skin

5

Every time I use this product, my skin looks like its radiating the next morning. When I get a post acne mark, this helps the mark go away super fast, making my skin look brand new.

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