Best New Retinol Skin Care Products

Retinol has been the skincare ingredient of choice for skincare professionals since the 1980s, but it has really gained momentum in the last few years as research continues to confirm its anti-aging benefits. This ingredient is definitely not coming back, and more skin care brands are building their own versions at an alarming rate. Here, we’ve rounded up seven just-released retinol products that are definitely worth your bread.

Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Retinol Sleeping Face Mask, $49
Glow Recipe is known for its colorful food-inspired products, so it makes sense that the brand’s latest offering puts avocado and retinol in the spotlight. This rich and luxurious sleep mask contains retinol in capsule form, which leaves the retinol on the surface of the skin longer while releasing a small amount at a time. This approach means that while retinol is still in play, it doesn’t feel as aggressive. You can put it on your face as a face wash, or you can apply it before bed and rinse it off in the morning.

Peter Thomas Roth Pro Strength Retinoid Peptide Serum, $110.
Peter Thomas Roth has just launched a new line called Pro Strength, which includes Exfoliating Super Exfoliator, Lactic Acid Pore Treatment and Retinal Peptide Serum. The latter contains 10% granular active retinol and 5% hexapeptide, which has superb anti-aging effects. It has a lightweight texture that doesn’t need to be washed off after application. Because of its strength, we recommend starting with once or twice a week and then using it mainly at night.

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum, $85.
The delicate area around the eyes is particularly difficult to care for because of its high sensitivity and vulnerability. And Murad’s new retinol rejuvenating eye serum is designed specifically for this area, including your eyelids. With Murad’s own Retinol Tri-Active technology, it also contains cotton wool herb extract to hydrate and eliminate puffiness, Maire kelp complex to lift and firm, and a brightening mica powder to give skin instant rejuvenation.

With Sticker skincare taking the world by storm, you can thank Peace Out Skincare for being one of the trend-setting OG gaming platforms. The brand has just launched another product, this one formulated with retinol. This rectangular microneedle sticker is infused with retinol, peptides and vitamin C to help with fine lines and wrinkles. This product can be used overnight as a skin care product for ages 11 and under.

This product can be used overnight as a skin care product for ages 11 and under.

Versed Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum, $21.99.
Versed being a down-to-earth, affordable, and effective skincare brand, we’re happy to tell you that they just launched a retinol serum for $22. Press Restart contains capsule retinol (which means it is slow to release) and bakuchiol, a natural and gentle alternative to traditional retinol. It also contains a variety of plant ingredients including sunflower oil, sea anise extract, chlorophyll and aloe vera leaf juice.

Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Night Serum, $38.99.
Pharmaceutical skincare brand Olay launched a range of products infused with retinol in late 2019 – leaving many people anxious. The collection includes Retinol24 Night Eye Cream, Retinol24 Night Moisturizer and Retinol24 Night Serum. Each product contains the brand’s proprietary vitamin B3 and retinol complexes to nourish, strengthen and regenerate the skin. The 24 in the title refers to the product’s 24-hour workability, and it is a fragrance and dye free formula for all skin types.

Kate Somerville+Retinol Vitamin C Moisturizer, $90.
How does it work for two birds with one stone? This cream combines two of your favorite skincare products: retinol and vitamin C. We also love that it contains antioxidants like wild gooseberry extract to help protect your skin from free radical damage.