I mentioned late last week that I’ve been improving my nighttime skincare routine this year… and it is working.
One thing I’ve added to it is retinol — something I’ve never tried before until now.
Retinol helps reduce the look of aging by working to boost the body’s collagen production. I’ve heard that it’s one of the only “anti-aging” products that actually has visible results.
So, I was looking for a good retinol product that might be good for a beginner.
I came across Philosophy’s Help Me because it had such great reviews. Here’s the scoop:
The retinol in Help Me is encapsulated in Microsponge Technology, which keeps the retinol stable in the cream, while allowing it to be released into the skin gradually, resulting in less irritation. Help Me is the winner of Allure magazine’s Editor’s Choice Best of Beauty Award for best anti-aging treatment.
I picked this one because it said it was less-irritating for the skin. That’s the other thing I’ve heard about retinol — that it really dries it out… not what anyone wants.
Philosophy also has retinol pads, but I haven’t tried them yet (they have good reviews).
So, I use the Help Me treatment and then follow it up with an essence, hyaluronic acid, and a thick moisturizer… and I have never had any problems with dry skin.
The treatment is a cream consistency and it takes about a pea size amount (I use a little more) to cover the face.
I feel like my skin is looking great!
Of course, I don’t have other retinol products to compare this one to, but I use it every night and have had no issues. I’ve spoken with friends who have tried retinol and most of them said they hated it because of how dry it made their skin.
So, I would definitely recommend this if you’re new to retinol or if you have previously had dry skin as a result of using retinol.
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