Which Retinol to Start With?
If you have not used retinol before, begin with a low strength one like a 2X or a 0.25. Follow the directions in our How to Use Retinoids Blog. The best way to find the best retinol for your skin type is to take our skin type quiz. Once we identify your skin type, we will give you a list of recommended low strength retinols that are right for you.
Which Skincare Brands Make the Best Retinol?
Many brands of retinol do not have much retinol in them or are manufactured and packaged incorrectly so they are not very potent. Brands that do retinol correctly are: Alastin Biopelle Derma Made Essopi Jan Marini La Roche Posay MD SolarSciences Murad Obagi PCA Skin Replenix Revision Sente SkinMedica SkinCeuticals Revision
Is Retinol Better with Bakuchiol?
Studies have shown that bakuchiol can help retinol work better. All retinols will work best in a skincare routine that has been customized for your skin type because other products in the routine affect how well retinol works.
What Age to Begin Retinol?
When to begin retinol does not depend on how old or young you are- it depends on which Baumann Skin Type you are. Take the quiz to find out if it is time for you to begin using retinol.