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Which Retinol did you start with?

Hey everyone! Before I started my Retinol journey I was a bit scared as mostly everywhere I read to expect dryness or peeling possibly. They said to start with a low % retinol. My skin is tolarent to acids was on the combination skin type and still I didn’t know what to expect. I was most afraid of peeling. Dryness can be treated , but peeling would take time to heal! I still caved in and got a trail size of the Drunk Elephant Apassioni. I used it as the brand suggested. In a mix of Bhydra and drops of Marula oil! Started at the age of 31... It was a game changer! Do you remember your first Retinol experience ! Do share below Or what’s stopping you from using Retinol?
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A-Passioni Retinol Cream

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A-Passioni Retinol Cream

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lisakeiko

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I’m 41 and started using Dr. Different’s Vita A Cream almost a year ago. I was nervous about starting off with a retinaldehyde but wanted something a bit stronger than retinol without having to commit to dermatologist appointments to get Retin-A. It’s been a positive experience so far. I was lucky enough to not experience any drying, peeling, or irritation when I first started but I made sure that I had a solid skincare routine in place for a few months before starting with the Dr. Different cream.
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glad you had a positive experience when you started. I hope this encourages others to try Retinol as well!
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IsaacBear

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Drunk elephant has a lot of great products, yet they are on the pricier side 😭😭 and a lot of people stop supporting the brand due to their many controversial issues.
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their products have been amazing for my skin! I’m glad to have found them!
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Arnaaz

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i started with this one. and i love it. it’s formulation is so mild with soothing ingredients.
Retinol Serum

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Retinol Serum

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I’ve read the Inkey list one is good for beginners! price friendly and well!
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theskinilivein

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I started with The Ordinary retinol 0.2% I squalane. My skin tolerated it well and I saw results within 3 months of regular use in my PM routine. It is a light oil that absorbs fast and should be suitable for your dry skin 😊 I hope this helps!
Retinol 0.2% in Squalane

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Retinol 0.2% in Squalane

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I’ve read this one is good to begin with as well! it takes time to show results but it’s something that is worth the wait
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syahnidaareo

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I started taking retinol when I was 23 years old. But at that time I made a mistake, so my skin got irritated when using retinol.
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Ohno, did you start with a high % of it?
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