How Do You Know When It’s Time to Start Using Retinol?

Retinol is a fan-favorite ingredient for a reason! This powerhouse ingredient helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps even the look of skin tone and texture. This week in the blog, we are discussing when you should start incorporating Retinol into your COSMEDIX skincare routine to help give yourself smoother, healthier-looking skin regardless of your age.

When To Start

If you are in your 20s, starting the use of Retinol can help prevent the look of fine lines and wrinkles. You do not need to wait until you start noticing signs of aging before adding this age-defying ingredient to your routine! However, if you are 30 or 40+, it’s not too late! Using Retinol once you have noticed fine lines and wrinkles on your skin can help minimize the signs of aging.

Choosing A Retinol

With so many different products to choose from, it can be hard to know which one will work best for your skin. Take a look at some of our bestselling Retinol products to see which one will help you meet your skincare goals:

How To Use

When you begin using Retinol, it is important to only apply it 2-3x a week at nighttime to help avoid any redness or dryness before advancing to daily application. We recommend pairing Retinol with a thicker moisturizer, such as Emulsion Intense Hydrator, to help hydrate and replenish skin with conditioning Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. Another product that we recommend pairing with Retinol is Crystal Clear Liquid Crystal Hydrating Mist to help veil the complexion in lightweight, long-lasting moisture anytime the skin is feeling dry throughout the day to help perfect your Retinol routine.

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