Words: Kathryn Lewsey 

If you don’t know already, retinol is pretty much a key ingredient to keeping your skin looking young, fresh and fighting wrinkles. We’ve put together five of our favourite retinol products that your skin will love.


CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum, £21, www.boots.com

Perfect for blemish-prone skin, this resurfacing number works to reduce post-acne scars by exfoliating and brightening complexions. Not stopping there, it fights hyperpigmentation and evens out skintones.


No 7 Pure Retinol Night Concentrate, £34.95, www.boots.com

The perfect addition to your night skin routine, this powerful number contains 0.3% retinol. Working hard, it reduces discolouration, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. Stats revealed that after four weeks  –  81% of women said that their skin looked firmer, smoother and toned.


Biossance Squalane+Phyto-Retinol Serum, £55, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

Retinol is a powerful ingredient and it can sometimes cause irritation to skin. Luckily, this serum uses a plant-derived retinol alternative called bakuchiol, which boosts your natural collagen, reduces pigmentation and delivers smoother skin.


Super Facialist Retinol+ Anti-Ageing Renewing Night Cream, £16.42, www.boots.com

This skin-loving cream will work hard while you’re snoozing. Packed with retinol and hyaluronic acid, it boosts collagen, working to blitz fine lines and wrinkles. Skin will be smoother and younger-looking.


Laneige Retinol Firming Cream Treatment, £33, available at Space NK

Thirsty, dull skin will be a thing of the past with this transformative treatment. It’s loaded with tri-peptides, retinol and the brand’s 5D Hyaluronic Acid Complex, working to plump skin and smooth out even the deepest of wrinkles.