Retinol has been a choice skin care ingredient for skin care experts since the 80s, but it's really picked up momentum in the last couple years, as its anti-aging benefits continue to be proven in study after study. The ingredient is going absolutely nowhere, and more skin care brands are crafting their own versions at a breakneck pace. Ahead, we've rounded up seven just-launched retinol products that are absolutely worth your bread.
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Glow Recipe is known for its colorful, food-inspired products, so it makes sense that one of the brand's latest launches puts both avocado and retinol in the spotlight. This rich and luxurious sleeping mask contains encapsulated retinol, which allows retinol to sit on the surface of the skin longer while releasing small amounts at a time. This approach means the retinol doesn't feel as aggressive even though it's still working. You can apply it as a wash-off mask, or apply it before bed and rinse it off in the morning.
Peter Thomas Roth just debuted a new collection called Pro Strength, which features an Exfoliating Super Peel, Lactic Pore Treatment, and the Retinoid Peptide Serum. The latter contains 10 perent granactive retinoid and 5 percent hexapeptide for a super potent anti-aging treatment. It has a thin and lightweight consistency that you leave on without washing off. Because of its strength, we recommend starting with once or twice weekly application and then working your way up to nighty use.
The delicate area around our eyes is especially tricky to treat because of how sensitive it is, but also because of how susceptible it is to damage. Murad's new Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum is specifically formulated for this area, including your eyelids. It boasts Murad's own Retinol Tri-Active technology, and also contains cotton wool grass extract to hydrate and nix puffiness, maire kelp complex to lift and firm and a brightening mica powder for an instant revitalized look.
Peace Out Wrinkles, $28
Sticker skin care is gaining momentum, and you can thank Peace Out Skincare for being one of the OGs leading the pack. The brand just launched another product, this one formulated with retinol. The oblong-shaped microneedling patches are infused with retinol, peptides, and vitamin C to help target fine lines and wrinkles. They're meant to be worn overnight as a spot treatment for the 11s, smile lines, and forehead.