Retinol is a skincare game changer famous for its ability to both exfoliate dull, damaged cells and stimulate new, healthy cells. This powerhouse product addresses wrinkles and fine lines, blemishes, skin texture, sun damage and pigmentation, and other aging concerns.
When it comes to retinol, our Wonder Skin Therapists recommend a gradual introduction to avoid drying and irritating your skin. If you're just starting out, The Wonder Skincare Retinol Challenge will help ensure your skin is properly conditioned to the ingredients' potent effects.
- Week 1: use retinol 1 time
- Week 2: use retinol 2 times
- Week 3: use retinol 3 times
- Week 4 use retinol 4 times
Continue using retinol 4 times per week for 4 more weeks. If using 4 times per week is too sensitizing, return to 2-3 times per week until tolerability improves.
Directions for use:
After cleansing and drying your skin at night and applying your toner, serum, and eye cream, apply a dime-sized amount of retinol to your whole face: follow it up with your nightly moisturizer. Once using retinol 4 times per week is well-tolerated with no side effects or symptoms, you can increase usage to every other night, and eventually to every night if desired.
Remember, light flaking and peeling is totally normal and is a sign that your dead skin cells are sloughing off to reveal a brighter complexion. However, if you're experiencing more severe redness and peeling, please discontinue use and schedule a skincare consultation to discuss next steps. It's also important to note that retinol makes you skin more sensitive to sunlight, so always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen during daytime hours.
Get started with The Wonder Skincare Retinol Kit featuring SkinCeuticals.
- SkinCeuticals Retinol (0.3 or 0.5, depending on the kit you purchase)
- SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
- A microfibre washcloth
- Step-by-step instructions for incorporating retinol into your existing skincare routine