Good News: The Best Retinol Creams Don't Require a Prescription
No matter your age, retinol is going to do you favours in the skin department—the kind of favours you’ll see in the mirror and can’t believe are real (we speak from experience). Over-the-counter retinol creams are one of the most powerful tools in your quest for clear, healthy-looking skin. And for some, they're even better than prescription-strength options, which can be too irritating to tolerate. We rounded up six of the best options available, so you can start getting better skin now. What are you waiting for? Keep scrolling to see our favourite OTC retinol products.
Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic & Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer ($105)
Dr. Dennis Gross just always seems to get skincare right. This brilliant blend of ferulic, a powerful antioxidant, and retinol helps turn over new skin cells and protect against free radical damage. Its velvety formula is also packed with ECG Complex, a potent component that increases skin’s moisture barrier.
Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream ($124)
Formulated with a Smart Release Carrier System, this wrinkle-preventing cream is encapsulated in a lipid shell and is slowly deposited into the skin to avoid irritation. The time-release component also helps it to work all night long.
Which of these creams have you tried? Please let us know your results in the comments!
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.