Our 5 Favorite Retinoids for Summer 2021!

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid* 2% Emulsion



Cassandra says, “it goes onto the skin nicely, and it doesn’t dry the skin out. It’s a beginner retinoid to more advanced skincare.” This retinoid fights against signs of aging and blemishes without irritation.

Price: $9.80


 The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
This is water free solution containing .5%  pure retinol in squalene that hydrates, moisturizes, and reduces the appearance, fine lines, and aging of the skin.



 MyChelle Dermaceuticals Remarkable Retinal Night Cream
“Retinaldehyde or “retinal” is a more potent form of retinol. This was made to ease the appearance of wrinkles, but it helps with scars and acne. It doesn’t have much of a  fragrance, it’s gluten-free, and it’s recyclable.” 

This is a revitalizing and moisturizing overnight cream infused with squalene and goji berry extract.



Dermalogica Retinol Acne Clearing Oil With Jojoba/BHA/Retinoid
“It’s a treatment oil that goes on as the last step of a skincare routine perhaps after a serum. Depending on your skin, you can use it alongside a prescription. It’s good for adult acne and mature skin. It’s gentle, effective, and combines multi-actives together. It gives your skin a glow without looking greasy.”

This clearing oil contains salicylic acid and a lipid-based delivery system that nourishes the skin with argan, rosehip, and jojoba oil.

Price: $80


Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask

We know it’s a mask, but it’s converted by your skin into retinoic acid! This mask is fluffy, hydrating, and is a nice, rich product for the nighttime. It’s good for wrinkles, acne, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Plus, it’s moisturizing and soothing on the skin. This product is literally a 10 out of 10!