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Fave Fives: Retinols (Vitamin A)

Hi Everyone! 

A much-requested start to the retinol discussion.  I’ll try and answer as many comments as possible but am about to go away for a week so please bear with. ☺

Before you start using retinols make sure you have a good SPF (I mean you should do that anyway, but especially when using retinols and even more so in summer!)

Products Discussed:

SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3%:



Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift:

All territories:

Kate Somerville Retasphere Micro Peel:

All territories:

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil:



Pestle & Mortar Superstar:

All territories:

Zelens Treatment Drops Vitamin A:

All territories:

Ketrel Cream on Prescription only.


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