Product Review: SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Night Cream

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I don't get many pimples anymore, but I do have some scarring from previous ones. I've been searching for products that would help the scars heal and that's when I came across SkinCeuticals Retinol .5 Night Cream. I haven't tried this particular brand before. I've seen it around in drugstores, but I never actually stopped to take a look at the display. For those who aren't familiar with the brand, SkinCeuticals is a company dedicated to science and skincare. They do extensive research on a wide range of active ingredients, formulas and antioxidants that provide the best results. They focus on three main pillars: Prevent, Protect & Correct.



I looked into Retinol. It's a chemical compound that is a form of Vitamin A. It promotes cell growth, which can fade scarring and discoloration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and clear up acne. I've researched reviews, focusing on people who are very similar to me:18-24 category, combination skin, fair and who are using it to get rid of acne/acne scars. Just as a tip, you should always look for people similar to you, that way you can understand how they reacted to the product. It will give you a more accurate idea of what it would be like using it. Almost everyone raved about the product, a few said that it didn't work much. Given the small amount of people who didn't like it, I decided to invest $43 in this product.




Summary:
+ Very light
-  Not effective in treating acne/acne scars

Overall, did not work for me. It seems like I was in the small minority with this one. I might give the 1.0 solution a try because of the higher potency, but I'm not holding my breath.

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12 comments

  1. I always liked SkinCeuticals, so this a really great review for me! Thanks!

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  2. Thank you for the review! Good to know..

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  3. You point out a really good tip when it comes to reading reviews. It's good to try as best you can to match similarities. And sometimes like in this case, even when you do, your results may be different.
    It's a bummer that this didn't work for you. I've heard really good things about it, but I've never tried it myself.

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  4. That's a shame it didn't work well for you! I suppose I should start researching wrinkle creams ...

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  5. Looks like it has potential but if it's not working for you then what a pity. I could try if a free chance comes, though.

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  6. Aw, I'm sorry to hear that it didn't work out.
    What has been working very well for me (brightening skin tone, fading acne scars, etc.) is the Snail Bee serum, which you can purchase at Memebox.com :o)
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. Ohh, I have yet to try something from Memebox! I've had my eye on it for a while. I think this just means I need to pick it up ;)

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  7. Good post :D

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  8. Such a bummer that this didn't work out for you. Thanks for the excellent tip about finding reviews from people that are similar to you and have the same needs.
    Fab review.

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  9. спасибо интересно)))

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  10. I haven't tried this, too bad it didn't work for you. Thank you for the honest review!

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