Actually the price is ONLY $10.75 :)
Seriously, I purchased this retinol serum from Amazon because I'm trying to get my acne under control and I've read that retinol can help. I am so over this acne situation and I am willing to try anything.
I'm finally seeing an esthetician on Friday and she's hard to get an appointment with because she is that good! I've actually known her since I was 15 and she used to do my monthly chemical peels before I moved to NYC. So until my acne is completely a thing of the past, I will be driving Upstate to see Marisa for some serious skin TLC. Why would I go all the way back home for something I can do in the city? Because I rather travel and good to someone I know and trust. I have spent sooo much money trying to fight my breakouts that I am tired of wasting the green paper. I want someone I trust and I can rely on to get rid of this pimply mess!
Since I am seeing Marisa this upcoming Friday, I wanted to purchase something good and reasonably affordable until I can really deep clean my skin. I know I lack patience but when you are 32 years old and walking around with pimples, clear skin can't come soon enough! So about 2 weeks ago, I ordered Tree of Life's retinol serum and it's truly an amazing product. I love when a beauty product works really well and is easy on the wallet.
What does retinol do for acne sufferers? Retinol is amazing to the skin for a number of reasons and can pretty much help with any skin issue! It helps with: acne, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, dry skin, and other skin conditions such as psoriasis. That's totally just naming a few benefits! Just by using retinol everyday for 3 to 6 months, you will notice an improvement with wrinkles and other signs of aging and skin damage. If you use everyday for 6 to 12 months, you'll see the best improvement with your skin. Retinol encourages rapid skin cell turnover so it helps remove dead skin cells and allow for new skin cells to surface. This is exactly what we need to happen in order to improve scarring left after breakousts.
How to use: So you should only use retinol at night because it's made from Vitamin A and it rapidly breaks down when exposed to the sun and air. I also make sure to wear sunscreen during the day because your skin will be more sensitive. Retinol can be drying to the skin so use a little bit at a time and don't just glob it on! If your skin does start to peel, then only use every other day. If you prefer to use it everyday, then maybe just mix a little bit of retinol with your night moisturizer so it won't be as strong.
Why do I like this specific serum? Because it's not thick or watery. It's like a clear gel that's easy to apply to your face. Don't you hate when products are too watery and run between your fingers as you're trying to apply it? I also love the fact that this serum is 72% organic with a satisfaction guaranteed by the company. It includes many amazing ingredients such as aloe, botanical hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, jojoba oil, vitamin e, and green tea, It definitely helps to keep new breakouts at bay and it's helping to fade my acne scars. This formula is also easy on the skin and won't cause irritation. I personally think you'll all love it, especially for the price.
Do you use retinol regularly?