By now, unless you’ve just touched down in your spaceship, you will have a pretty good idea of the skincare benefits retinol provides. Although focusing its powers on anti-aging support, the myriad of skin issues it can effectively treat is quite frankly, remarkable. Acne, imperfections, uneven skin are no match for this bad boy! The problem is, there is such a vast array of retinol and retinoid products is seemingly endless and undeniably confusing for most. Should you be in search of a true luxury retinol hero to enjoy, but haven’t the foggiest where to begin, read on. We’ve scoured and tested most (not much goes under our radar). In conclusion, these are our all-time favourite luxury retinol products. Pricey, but highly recommended and undoubtedly worth it!
1.Obagi Retinol 1%, $74, http://www.obagi.com
Obagi is a leading skincare brand that comes with over 30 years of science-backed research – and it shows! This brand is one of our absolute faves. The high-concentration retinol makes light work of treating signs of aging, whilst slowing down the onset of unwanted future imperfections. This formula actively treats your overall complexion, providing a complexion of optimal beauty, health, and radiance. Love, love, love!
2.Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream Treatment, Night, £ 74 (15ml), www.katesomerville.co.uk
Combining proven skin-responsive ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and peptides and retinol, you can expect some spectacular results. Kate Somerville’s Night Cream does not disappoint. Dark spots are diminished, whilst your delicate under-eye skin is both brighter and firmer. For added luxury bonus points – it has a gold applicator (that further reduces any unwanted eye puffiness). Yes!
3.Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70 (50ml), www.murad.co.uk
Feast your eyes on this luxuriously rich retinol cream by Murad. The formula works beautifully on all ages and all skin types. The night cream combines a retinol tri-active technology that works in conjunction with included niacinamide and picolinamide (great for those wih skin sensitivity). You can expect significantly firmer and radiant skin and A-class protection.
4.SkinCeuticals Retinol 1%, £78.95 (30ml), www.cosmedic-clinic.co.uk
If you are on the lookout for a luxury brand that delivers impeccable skincare, this is the kitty. Globally loved brand SkinCeuticals offer this superior formulation; it ensures minimal irritation whilst providing maximum concentration. Furthermore, it is specially packaged to prevent loss of potency. Acne, age spots, wrinkles – they are all a thing of the past with the help of this insanely good product. This is ideal for those who are ready to move their dosage up a notch.
5. Dr. Brandt Skincare 24/7 Retinol Eye Cream, $55 (10g), www.drbrandtskincare.com
For ultimate luxury check out Dr. Brandt’s Retinol Eye Cream. Formulated with time-released retinol AND a ruby crystal complex (yes, you read that correctly), you will feel like an A-lister all the time! This amazing cream corrects and protects, whilst simultaneously illuminating like no other! Love this!