Retinol is not a new anti-ageing phenomenon. It's been here since decades and the only reason why it's not as popular in every household is due to it's 'peeling' reputation. Well, not any more. Indeed Labs - the brands that made professional skincare available to the masses have come out with their latest release namely Retinol Reface. One of it's unique selling points is their claim that it contains 3 types of Retinols and secondly that it is followed by no peeling, drying or redness. The intelligent clan behind Indeed Labs have also thrown in an ingredient which works as a sensitivity regulator, meaning no inflammation at all. Voila!
Now, I am no skincare guru so this review is going to be in layman terms. The product comes out as a nice white creamy lotion. Not too thick, neither too thin. It applies really well and feels moisturising. Now you'd have to think in your mind that you are applying a serum when using this. Well that's what I believe. It's not a moisturiser on it's own and will need to followed up by one or you'll have to pop some on prior to using this.
So what does retinol do? Simplistically, it aids in skin cell turnover hence what you'll notice is brighter, more even toned skin. Apparently, it also helps in the scar fading department a little. Fine lines and wrinkles are also meant to appear softer and blurred out.
I've passed on the tube to my 50 plus mum who's although pretty good looking for her age, is obsessed with pigmentation and fine lines. It's been a few weeks since she's been using it and says she likes it. Of course visible results would have to be analysed after the tube's squeezed out for it's money's worth but the peeling, drying and redness, yup - that's not there.
If you've tried Retinol products in the past and have been left in despair due to it's side effects on the skin, give this baby a go and it might just work for your skin. For £19.99, it's not going to break the bank.