SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 30ml
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 30ml


SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 30ml

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There’s very little that a retinol product won’t help with when it comes to skincare concerns. Fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed, skin tone and texture is evened, blemishes are reduced, radiance is returned and sebum production controlled. In other words : if skincare jail existed, retinol would be our one phone call out. Keep it on standby, it’s a good’un.

This retinol serum has a cream texture, and is the latest addition to the Skinceuticals Retinol family. Designed for those with very sensitive skin, or as a prerequisite to the use of a stronger retinol such as Retinol 0.5% and Retinol 1.0%, this will help your skin adapt to retinol before moving on to higher strength options.

Why is it important to start with a lower-strength retinol?

Retinol is an often misunderstood ingredient, and you may have even had experiences in the past which have turned you off retinol. It works by encouraging the turnover of cells, revealing healthy, fresh and more youthul skin underneath. However, move too quickly and you might end up looking more red-and-raw than glowy-and-gleaming. Your skin needs some time to adapt to retinol as an ingredient, which is why it’s important to start slow and build up. Even those who use plenty of other active ingredients, or who feel their skin is resilient should start small and build up. Don’t worry - you’ll still see results with a lower strength retinol, and you won’t be scared off due to adverse reactions either!

Who is the Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3% suitable for?

This retinol serum is perfect for anyone concerned with ageing, especially those looking for a retinol for sensitive skin, for those looking for a retinol for acne, or people looking for the best retinol cream for beginners. Fortified with chamomile to calm and with an encapsulated retinol to release retinol slowly and minimise the risk of inflammation in the skin. 

How often should I use Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3%?

You’ll know your skin best, but in general we would recommend commencing use once or twice per week, always in the evening, after cleansing and before applying any moisturisers or other serums. Over time, you can add more evening uses per week - a good guide would be increasing by one evening per week. Best used on evenings when you aren’t using other exfoliating products such as AHAs.

How to use Skinceuticals Retinol 0.3%?

Apply a pea-sized amount of product to thoroughly cleansed and dry skin in the evening. Avoid the eye area to minimise irritation. For best results, don't use any corrective or moisturizing products the same evening as applying SkinCeuticals retinol.

Can I use a retinol while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Unfortunately, no. We wouldn't recommend using any retinol products during pregnancy or while lactating due to potential risks in passing the Vitamin A on.

Do I need to wear sunscreen when using a retinol?

It’s also absolutely imperative that you’re using at least SPF30 during the day while using a retinol.

As an ingredient, retinol side effects can sound frightening! While it does have the tendency to increase photosensitivity, SPF is your best preventative measure and will mean you're able to fully reap the benefits. On top of that, SPF is one of the most important skincare ingredients when it comes to anti ageing. Don’t waste your efforts by forgetting to slip on some sunscreen!


  • Promotes cell turnover
  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, pores, and blemishes
  • Formulated to minimize irritation commonly associated with the use of retinol creams
  • Specialised packaging preserves retinol potency
  • Non-comedogenic and fragrance-free
  • Ideal for skin new to retinol use


0.3% retinol: A derivative of vitamin A, this powerful molecule promotes cell turnover to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. It also proven to help minimize blemishes and refine the appearance of pores
Soothing complex:
This skin-calming blend of bisabolol (derived from the chamomile plant) and boswellia serrata extract (derived from frankincense) provides soothing benefits and helps comfort the skin


855260 3 - Aqua / Water / Eau, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol Denat., Dipropylene Glycol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Citrate, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Dimethiconol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Bht, Propyl Gallate, D218915/2.


In the evening, apply a pea size amount to clean dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Allow product to absorb before applying other skincare products. Limit initial use to once or twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, then every night as tolerated. It is important to establish consistent skin tolerance before advancing to a higher concentration.

Retinol may increase photosensitivity. Always use a high-protection, broad spectrum sunscreen when using this product.

As a precaution, retinol cream products should not be used by pregnant women or women who intend to become pregnant in the near future. Though there are no reports of topical retinol having any negative effect on fetal development, always consult a physician.

If this product is sealed, please ensure the seal is intact prior to using the product.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Works wonders on combo skin!

High recommend this product, as it worked very effectively on my combination skin to clear congestion and improve the texture!

justine urbahn
Made a big difference

Really happy with this product. Highly recommend it