20 Products With Anti-Aging Retinoids

Vitamin A-derived retinoids are considered the gold standard for anti-aging.  While prescription-strength retinoids can have a more dramatic effect on skin, over the counter products are less irritating. Here are 20 products containing retinol, retinyl palmitate, and retinaldehyde that can be purchased without a prescription and are clinically proven to be effective with continued use. For more information about retinoids, please visit my post Beauty Ingredients Demystified – Retinoids.

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  • Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer $20.99 2 of 21
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    Fade wrinkles and even skin tone with this moisturizing, anti-aging combination of retinol SA, glucose complex, and hyaluronic acid.

    Get it at Neutrogena.

  • Glo Retinol CS $52 3 of 21
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    This repairing serum contains retinol along with 5% glycolic acid, galic acid, mulberry bark extract, and other rejuvenating and exfoliating compounds.

    Available at Glo.

  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair $55 4 of 21
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    This anti-aging serum was inspired by DNA research. It's formulated to support the repairing qualities for optimal effectiveness.

    Buy it at Nordstrom.

  • Philosophy Help Me $47 5 of 21
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    This award-winning product offers time-released delivery of retinol along with bisabolol to reduce to soothe skin.

    Pick it up at Sephora.

  • ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream $21.99 6 of 21
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    Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with this clinically tested overnight treatment.

    Found at Walgreens.

  • Strivectin-AR Advanced Retinol Night Treatment $109 7 of 21
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    The combination of retinol with Strivectin's anti-aging niacin formula, NIA-114, makes this nourishing cream an anti-aging powerhouse.

    Available at Strivectin.

  • Derma e Refining Vitamin A Cream $13.75 8 of 21
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    This treatment cream contains retinoid retinyl palmitate to encourage cell renewal and avocado, soybean, and sunflower oils to moisturize skin.

    Get it at DermStore.

  • Skinceuticals Retinol 1.0 $60 9 of 21
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    Stimulate cellular turnover and build collagen for younger looking skin with this 1% retinol cream.

    Found on Skinceuticals.

  • Glytone Clarifying Night Renewal Cream $72 10 of 21
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    Exfoliating glycolic acid and retinaldehyde combine to shed dead skin cells with less irritation.

    Learn more at Glytone.

  • DDF Pro-Retinol Energizing Moisturizer $91 11 of 21
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    Firm skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines with this potent retinol formula containing Omega-3 fatty acids and humectants to nourish and moisturize.

    Get it at DDF.

  • Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution $85 12 of 21
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    This serum specializes in eliminating dark spots with antioxidant ferulic acid and retinol.

    Pick it up at Sephora.

  • Coral Actives Retinol Exfoliating Cleanser $18.95 13 of 21
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    Encourage skin renewal and clear acne with this retinol and SeaWhip Coral cleanser.

    Found on Drugstore.

  • Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Night $47.50 14 of 21
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    This wrinkle-fighting formula contains retinol and hyaluronic acid for treatment and hydration.

    Available at Vichy.

  • Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask $62.50 15 of 21
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    I am a big fan of face mask sheets and these come soaked with retinol and Chlorella plant extract for an intensive anti-aging treat.

    Get it at Sephora.

  • Decleor Expression de L’Age Relaxing Smoothing Eye Cream $59 16 of 21
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    This eye cream with Decleor's "bio-retinol ap2" treats fine lines, dark circles, and dehydration.

    Found at Nordstrom.

  • Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream $75 17 of 21
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    Retinol keeps pores clean, essential fatty acids and shea butter improve texure, and wild yam extract and soybean sterols increase elasticity.

    Available at Murad.

  • Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM $65 18 of 21
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    Encapsulated retinol and vitamins C and E work together to promote younger looking skin.

    Get it at Sephora.

  • Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream $85 19 of 21
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    This repairing cream boasts a system that delivers retinol that melts into the skin evenly and seaweed-derived hyaluronic acid for maximum hydration.

    Found at Neiman Marcus.

  • Ren Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Concentrate $60 20 of 21
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    This intensive serum contains a blend of vitamin A, Brazilian white beggar's stick flower extract, vitamin e, and omega fatty acids to repair sun damage, neutralize free radicals, and boost collagen production.

    Available at Dermstore.

  • Glow by Dr. Brandt Revitalizing Retinol Eye Cream $55 21 of 21
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    This smart eye cream contains a time-released retinol for repair, and ruby crystal complex and brighteners to illuminate the area around your eyes.

    Pick it up at Sephora.

     

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