I will be turning 24 this year, which means that my anti-ageing skincare is not just a preventative measure anymore. Sunscreen, retinol, and hyaluronic acid are my skin’s new best friends and my IRL BFFs are more understanding than jealous.
While getting into anti-ageing skincare in the early twenties might be a controversial topic to some, it comes highly recommended by dermatologists. After getting a green light from mine, I rigorously went through skincare shopping websites, review blogs, and YouTube videos to help me guide through the jungle of retinol-based anti-ageing skincare one can easily get lost in, within a matter of a few innocent clicks. After I had pained my eyes for hours, probably causing more oxidative damage to my skin, I desperately wanted to share my newfound results with our patient readers. Here is a list of top-rated retinol skincare products that users have been loving. Arranged in ascending order of ‘skin-vestment’ you will find this list progressing from ‘this is so under budget‘ to ‘this is half my grocery budget‘. Have fun!
Formulated with a blessed combination of hyaluronic acid with retinol, this Pilgrim Serum also includes pomegranate extracts that help promote elasticity in the skin. It has a lightweight texture, which also makes it perfect to be used as a makeup primer. A double-win!
Made with a safe and effective concentration of 2% retinol, this anti-ageing emulsion goes easy on your skin and your pocket. Perfect to be applied before your PM moisturiser, this emulsion is suitable for all skin types.
The Derma Co.
There’s something about pharmacy-inspired packaging that makes us believe that the skincare will work, isn’t it? Well, I don’t know if it is placebo or the actual formula, this retinol serum from The Derma Co. has been on many people’s favourites.
You cannot reverse time to take that text back, but this retinol serum by Dot & Key can. Not the text, but the visible lines of time from your skin. The brand claims that this serum can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production of the skin.
What more can you ask for? Neutrogena produces bomb sunscreens that have been irreplaceable from the top charts for years now, and now this anti-ageing skincare beauty. Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer can help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles visibly with regular use.
Five points to you if you can pass the day without coming across an Olay advert. Easiest points ever lost. After making a promising entry of anti-ageing skincare in the Indian market, Olay has been transforming their skincare range to get with the times and this retinol-based skincare range does not disappoint.
If you’re a sustainable Sally, this has to be your anti-ageing retinol fix. Infused with a combination of retinol and peptides, this serum can help in slowing the ski’s ageing process on a cellular level.
Move over PIXI Glow Tonic, the Overnight Retinol Oil is here. Gaining popularity for all the right reasons, this PIXI Overnight Retinol Oil is an exquisite oil blend that can give your skin anti-ageing care with plump skin.
If you’re looking for a boujie way to kick-start your anti-ageing journey with retinol, you can try this night treatment for skin repair by Clinique. Powered by vitamin A, it boosts hydration into the skin helps put ‘beauty’ in your beauty sleep.
When a skincare product is that expensive, and still a rage, you know it works damn well. This retinol eye serum targets the delicate skin around the eyes and rapidly acts on dull and ageing skin.
Which retinol-based skincare product caught your eye (or your wallet strings)?
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