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Real Fit Retinol Serum

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Alcohol-free

Paraben-free

Sulfate-free

Allergen-free

Cruelty-free

Fragrance-free

Eczema-Safe

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Chu88

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| 3 December, 2020

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I've heard about retinol -- A lot. Hearing it, you should know that retinol is, if not the best ingredient for anti-aging, is one of the best ingredient out there to fight acne that also helps fade hyperpigmentation. Did you know that retinol has the ability to increase the cell turnover rate of your skin? Retinol also has the ability to reduce sebum production and increase collagen production. Such a powerful ingredient with so many benefits. I'm no newbie to retinol. I've been using Sunday Riley's A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum with 6.5 percent retinol blend. Upon looking at Cosrx Real Fit Retinol Serum's ingredients, I've noticed there's no retinol ingredient seen but instead, they used an ingredient called retinyl palmitate. An earlier form of retinol but doesn't have the same effects like of retinol. But is very effective in boosting collagen fiber production which by the way helps you look younger. Have you noticed that korean skin care products doesn't contain the ingredient retinol? Maybe because retinyl palmitate is a lot gentler than retinol. So, for those retinol beginners, I think this could be the right product for you.... Read more
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Maybe cosrx could change the product's name from retinol serum to retinyl palmitate since this product doesn't even contain the ingredient retinol.... Read more
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Rica22

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| 8 October, 2020

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This really worked for me! The texture is more of an emulsion rather than a serum for me. The rich texture of the serum is fastly absorbed into the skin without drying it out. I’m glad my skin really took this well. Next thing I know, I wake up to smoother skin the next day which is what a retinol product does and is all about. This product also has a distinctive smell which I cannot describe but disappears when applied into the skin.... Read more
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The distinctive smell of the product which somethjng I cannot describe in particular... Read more
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PickyIya

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| 4 October, 2020

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I find that my skin absorbs this pretty well. It feels a slightly tacky immediately after application but eventually dries down leaving you feeling hydrated with a slightly dewy finish. Over the 7 days, I didn’t notice any significant change in my skin but it didn’t irritate my skin either. It would be more beneficial to first time users and people with extremely sensitive skin who wants to build up to using a stronger retinoid. Before pic (9/25/20): With Vaseline as moisturizer (bc my skin felt dry AF) After pic (10/04/20): With Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel... Read more
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I hated this at first, it felt itchy and uncomfortable on my skin but the feeling went away over the next 7 days of trying it, so just keep that in mind if you also have eczema/sensitive skin.... Read more
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abc1111

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| 1 October, 2020

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SRP: US $29.00 Size: 20 mL/ 0.67 oz Period After Opening: 3 months • milky color and watery serum consistency • lightweight; thin and watery when applied • contains 0.5% retinyl palmitate (the weakest retinoid); this is a good starter retinoid serum for those who are new to retinoids • has calendula extract, vitamin E, adenosine, glycerin, panthenol, and allantoin to help soothe and moisturize skin • alcohol-free and fragrance-free • gentle; I can use this with other active ingredients without irritating my skin • did not cause purging • doesn’t pill when used under other skincare products • has a unique herbal scent that I have grown to like • comes in an amber glass bottle which protects serum from light • dropper works well with the watery consistency of this serum... Read more
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This serum does not actually contain retinol despite the name, it contains retinyl palmitate, an ester of retinol and palmitic acid. It’s the weakest retinoid, one step down from retinol and three steps down from retinoic acid (or tretinoin). The conversion of retinyl palmitate to retinoic acid has weak evidences so a possibility exists that conversion is not effective. With that said, this will not give the same results as real retinol and will likely not do anything for those who are used to stronger retinoids. I use tretinoin and this did nothing special to my skin. Still, retinyl palmitate is a type of retinoid and may cause purging on very sensitive skin or first time retinoid users. It has a unique herbal scent that might be a turn off to some. It also has a short shelf life of three months after opening.... Read more
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Vehneza

Oily/Sensitive

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| 2 May, 2022

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This is the first retinol product I’ve ever used and purchased and I’m definitely loving it! I used it 2-3 times a week in the first few weeks that I’ve used it as I have sensitive skin. After a while, I can use it on alternate days then I think I can use it every night from now on. This is a very good retinol product for beginners as it is gentle enough for sensitive skin. You can definitely see good results after a while of using it. I’ve seen the results, like firmer skin tone on my forehead,etc. after almost finishing the bottle, which is not bad. It has a faint organic scent which is not bothering at all. I use it all over my face and neck and it doesn’t sting the eyes.... Read more
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Nothing bad to say. 😉... Read more
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skincaresya

Oily/Resilient

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| 13 November, 2020

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it’s gentle and not drying, as sometime retinol can be drying on skin. i can even combine it with other actives like AHA without any irritation effect... Read more
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not that it’s bad but due to its gentleness it takes a while for me to notice the improvement, especially on my acne. i have tried other retinol products that are more fast-action (though more drying) than this... Read more
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elocinism

Oily/Resilient

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| 23 October, 2020

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Suprisingly works well with my skin considering that this is my first time using retinoids. It makes my skin softer and dried up pimples faster.... Read more
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It has a strong peanut scent due to nut oils, and might be unavailable in your area. I ordered via CosRX's official site and it took over a month to receive it.... Read more
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FreshLangLagi

Dry/Sensitive

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| 5 October, 2020

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𝗛𝗜𝗧𝗦 🌟 There is a sticker where you can place the when you opened it 🌟 So soothing, doesnt sting 🌟 Not drying at all or didnt experience peeling, dry flaky... Read more
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𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗘𝗦 ❌Purging is real and I’m still in this phase and I’m still on the fence if it is really purging or just that my skin doesnt like this 😭 ❌ Slow effects (I know I’m impatient) ❌ Short PAO period - 3 months of use after opening ❌ Not a team player - I can’t use this with actives and this doesnt pair well with other products too.... Read more
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strangecertainty

Oily/Sensitive

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| 25 September, 2020

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I’ve never used a retinol product before so I had to do a bit of research. This serum is formulated with retinyl palmitate which is the weakest of the vitamin A derivatives so any effects will take the longest to show but on the other hand, might be ideal for those with sensitive skin. For that reason, since I’ve only used this for a little over a week, I haven’t seen much of a difference in my skin. The consistency has a nice slip to it that absorbs quickly and isn’t thick as I thought it would be given the white, cream like color. I also found it didn’t leave my skin feeling tacky or sensitive. I will say that I’m curious to see what effects I’ll see after using this for a longer period of time especially since retinoids are suppose to be good for acne prone skin and help to prevent signs of aging. Not sure how long that will take but might have to update my review when that happens!... Read more
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There is a noticeable scent to this, in which it smells a bit like wet dirt. A very earthy kind of scent that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Personally, the scent isn’t a favorite of mine but it fades away so it’s not a major deterrent for me to discontinue using it.... Read more
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Vanromawii

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| 12 June, 2021

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Great experience, especially for acne.... Read more
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I guess it doesn't give that much glow on the face when it comes to glowing skin. But really good for acne prone skin.... Read more

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