Retinol has been consistently crowned as the gold standard of skin treatment for just about everything. Dermatologists love its clinical pedigree, and consumers love its remarkable results. But sensitive-skin types can have an especially difficult time finding a retinoid that won’t cause a reaction. When we spoke to six experts, (all dermatologists and cosmetic doctors) aesthetic physician Dr. Ewoma Ukeleghe and consultant dermatologist Dr. Hiva Fassihi both suggested La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum. It’s now reduced to £28.50 (from £38) at Look Fantastic.
“Everyone’s experience with retinol is different and it’s about finding a strength and a product you can tolerate without needing to hugely overcompensate with moisturiser or suffer extreme dryness. This is a great, gentle formulation for anyone with very sensitive skin,” said Fassihi. “It’s 0.1 percent pure retinol, and 0.2 percent gradual release retinol,” explained Ukeleghe. “It’s got vitamin B3 which is great for restoring barrier function and minimising irritation and some glycerin in there for added hydration.”
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