I’m going to start by saying, that if you’re going to add retinol into your skincare routine, you need to start by starting low and going slow. What that means is that you start at a very low concentration of retinol, and then work up to a higher concentration. You also shouldn’t start by applying it every single day, and just do it once or twice a week and then work up to using it more in your routine. Also – use a sunscreen because a retinol is going to cause some sun sensitivity.
That means that this Alumier MD Retinol Serum 1.0 is super strong and not for anyone who is new to retinol. I’ve been using retinol for over a year, and I found it to be super drying, so it’s something I can use once or twice a week and not more than that.
I also find that the texture of it is super drying. It’s a very dry silicone-based serum, and it feels dry on the skin. I like to mix this with a moisturizer so that it applies more evenly, and then I like something richer, such as an oil, on top so that my skin doesn’t get too dry. Sometimes, I even like to put a hyaluronic acid serum first, so that my skin has some moisture in it before the retinol goes on.
Dryness aside, this serum is super effective so if you want a retinol that works, and you think that your skin can tolerate it, then absolutely start adding it to your skincare regimen and see how it does. The serum also has niacinamide in it which can really help brighten skin.
Available at professional retailers such as doctor’s offices and medical spas.
This serum is also available in 0.25 and 0.5 formulations so if you are starting with retinol try one of the lower ones first!