Read This Before You Use a Retinol
A lot has changed in the last 20 years, but retinol is still the go-to ingredient for anti-aging skin care. Here's everything you need to know
If you want maximum benefits, concentration is key. "Always look for one percent or higher," says Prytowsky. "If you go lower, you won't see much of a result." Try Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0, $50, and Glow by Dr. Brandt Overnight Resurfacing Serum, $85, with 2-percent time-released retinol. If an OTC retinol is drying out your skin, Prytowsky suggests using it every other day or every third day until you get used to it. And, of course, moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
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