The Beginner’s Guide to Retinol

Retinol (vitamin A) is one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients. Everybody can benefit from using it. How much retinol your skin needs depends on your skin type, your skin concerns and your skin’s tolerance. Start experimenting with a low strength and build up your usage over time to see how your skin responds.

Retinol creams or moisturisers: lower-strength retinol

If you have never used retinol before or have dry or sensitive skin, it’s best to use a cream with lower-strength retinol. You will see exceptional results, especially when applied daily. These moisturisers with lower retinol percentages are also ideal for combining with our boosters or treatments.

Resist Barrier Repair Moisturizer
Retinol strength: 0.01%
Texture: Cream
For: Normal – Dry skin type

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Resist Intensive Repair Cream
Retinol strength: 0.01%
Texture: Rich cream
For: Dry – Very dry skin type

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PC4Men Moisturiser
Retinol strength: 0.01%
Texture: Lotion
For: All skin types

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Retinol serums: medium-strength retinol

If you suffer from skin concerns such as uneven skin tone or texture and/or a visible loss of firmness, try adding a stronger retinol product to your routine, like a serum. Start by using 2-3 nights a week and build up usage to see how your skin responds.

Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
Retinol strength: 0.01%
For: Normal – Very dry skin type, Rosacea-prone skin

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Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Moisturiser
Retinol strength: 0.1%
For: All skintypes, Anti-Ageing, Brown spots, Dull skin

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Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
Retinol strength: 0.10%
For: All skin types, Rosacea-prone skin

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Retinol treatments: higher-strength retinol

For those with stubborn skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles and pronounced uneven skin tone, you may want to consider a product with a higher percentage of retinol.

Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment
Retinol strength: 1%
Texture: Lotion
For: All skin types

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Resist 1% Retinol Booster
Retinol strength: 1%
Texture: Fluid
For: All skin types

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