Apply a thin layer to cleansed face. If mild irritation or redness occurs, use every other day until skin adjusts. Gradually build to nightly use. Can be used morning and night as tolerated. Always wear sunscreen when using retinol products, as it increases sun sensitivity.

How to Apply Retinol for Best Results

As effective as retinol is when it comes to reversing damage, the application plays a big part because applying too much or too often can have the opposite effect and actually cause more damage.

Here’s how to incorporate retinol into your skincare routine:

Step 1💦: Wash your face and apply eye cream. An eye cream would be able to protect the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 2💆: Wait a few minutes until your skin is completely dry. This is important because if your skin is at all damp, the retinol will be able to absorb more deeply into your skin and might cause irritation. We want to apply moisturizers and serums to slightly damp skin, but never retinol.

Step 3🌱: Take a pea-size amount of your retinol and, starting at your chin, apply with your fingertips in upward and outward motions.

Step 4💆: Finish with your moisturizer.

Step 5☀️: Remember to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen the morning after. 

Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. For external use only. Reduce frequency if sensitivity occurs. Discontinue use if irritation persists.