Vitamin A Housekeeping:
All of the brands featured responded to my questionnaire and I am very grateful. Not all disclosed the % of their vitamin A ingredients so where possible I have alluded to the placement on the inci list on the packaging.
All of these products will get an individual review on the blog (if they are not already featured). I am working on them solidly, so bear with.
Do not forget your SPF. Seek your physician’s advice if pregnant or breastfeeding.
None of the retinol series of videos is sponsored.
This post does not contain affiliate links.
Products are a mixture of press samples* and purchases.

Products featured in this video:

Differin –

Prescription Strength via your derm/docs only.

A313 – listed as 2%, once applied should be around a 0.2% on the skin. Available widely in France and via certain websites in the UK. Amazon has it listed:

Retriderm Max* – 1% retinol, more details here:
and it’s available from

Dermatica* – mail order dermatologists for those that can’t afford an in-person visit. Service is reliable and authorised (I went through the entire process). Available here:

Obagi Medical* 0.5% and 1%: proper %s, you will notice you are using these.

Environ* serums 1,2 and 3 – available from

Andy Millward – go if you can –
Andy sells Osmosis:
Osmosis Clarify: this is for you if you have blemishes/proper spots

Osmosis Renew: this is the strongest option for those of you with serious signs of ageing

Medik8* – 12 vitamin A products – a full breakdown can be found on the blog here and here on Medik8’s website:

Image* Skincare – full breakdown can be found on the blog and here via their website

This post is not sponsored by any brands. This post does not contain affiliate links. Products are a mixture of press samples and purchases.
See my full disclaimer here:

The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.