SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0

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Retinol 1.0 has been re-introduced to the SkinCeuticals product portfolio by popular demand to address the appearance of skin ageing

Research shows that in addition to sun protection, topical retinoids are an important treatment to help reduce the appearance of visible skin ageing, including fine lines, dark spots and skin roughness.*

For many people, the appearance of both photo and intrinsic ageing such as; fine lines, wrinkles, larger pore size, imperfections and an overall uneven or dull looking tone can prove to be a continuous battle that requires various treatment approaches. Retinoic acid, or vitamin A, can be a single treatment approach to help address these common skin problems.

SkinCeuticals has re-introduced Retinol 1.0, their maximum strength refining night cream with 1.0% pure retinol to their Correct range of homecare products. Designed to address problematic and photo-damaged skin, Retinol 1.0 should be recommended only by medical professionals and used for the advanced care of pre-conditioned skin.


• Stimulate skin surface cell renewal
• Diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone
• Reduce the visible signs of both photo, and intrinsic ageing
• Diminish the appearance of blemishes associated with problematic skin
• Minimise the appearance of pore size

Now available in three graduating strengths, SkinCeuticals’ range of pure retinol products, all enriched with bisabolol, are all designed for efficacy and stability, whilst enhanced with stabilisation and delivery technologies to ensure effective formula penetration.

Retinol 0.3 

Ideal for new retinol users or patients with less tolerant skin. Retinol 0.3 contains 0.3% pure retinol and is recommended as a prerequisite to Retinol 0.5.

Retinol 0.5

Suitable for users who have progressed from using Retinol 0.3, or clients with more tolerant skin. Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% pure retinol and is recommended as a prerequisite to Retinol 1.0

Retinol 1.0

Designed for clients acclimated to using retinol and with problematic or photo-damaged skin. Retinol 1.0 contains 1% pure retinol, the highest concentration currently available from SkinCeuticals.

Retinol 1.0 is available to order now from Wigmore Medical Med-FX and SkinBrands. Due the high potency of Retinol 1.0, the product should only be recommended by dispensing, medical professionals.

*J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2010 February; 3(2): 22-41


If clients have never used retinol products before, begin by limiting their use to twice a week, with a strength appropriate to the patients skin, and then gradually increase the frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated.

Patients should be directed to apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol 0.3, 0.5 or 1.0 to thoroughly cleansed skin in the evening, being careful to avoid the eyes and the corner of the eyes. To ensure optimal results, the patient should wait at least 30 minutes before applying any corrective or moisturising products the same evening as applying SkinCeuticals Retinol products.

While the formulations were designed to limit the irritation commonly associated with retinoids, these products must be used with care, used sparingly and not daily until skin has adjusted. Topical application of retinol is generally accompanied by a considerable amount of exfoliation and common reactions may include minor to moderate erythema, flaking and stinging. If any of these occur, patients should be advised to discontinue the product for a few days.

SkinCeuticals Retinol products must not be used for patients who are pregnant, breast-feeding or planning on becoming pregnant. Retinol is also prone to increase photosensitivity so a topical vitamin C serum and broad spectrum sun protection of at least SPF30 should be used in conjunction with products containing retinol.

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