If you’re interested in experimenting with a retinol, but concerned about sensitive skin, we spotted a dermatologist-recommended option on sale. The La Roche Posay Retinol B3 Serum is now £10 off at Lookfantastic (£28.50, down from £39), and was recommended to us by two skin-care experts.
“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 consultant dermatologist Dr. Hiva Fassihi. “It’s 0.1 percent pure retinol, and 0.2 percent gradual-release retinol,” explained aesthetic physician Dr. Ewoma Ukeleghe. “It’s got vitamin B3 which is great for restoring barrier function and minimising irritation and some glycerin in there for added hydration.” Each doctor advises to start by using it only a couple of times a week, and then look to increase.
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