Aside from vitamin C, retinol is another skincare ingredient that is highly regarded by many. While some see it as a great source of vitamin A, we call it the holy grail for anti-aging because of its ability to smooth fine lines, fade dark spots and improve rough skin texture.
For a good result, you may combine retinol with moisturizing ingredients, like our popular Azulene Moisturizer, Hyaluronic Acid, Carrot Moisturizer and SPF. While retinol benefits the skin, it can also make it sensitive to the sun. Hence, the need for SPF.
However, avoid mixing retinol-rich products with Vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide and exfoliant acids like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta hydroxy acid (BHA). These exfoliants can dry the skin and trigger irritation if your routine already contains retinol. Although, AHA and BHA can go with moisturizing ingredients and SPF. You may want to check out our retinol-rich product, Gold Cosmetics Shovalit Serum.