- Retinol: What is it and how to use it?
Ask a Dermatologist: Retinol
Our skincare experts reveal everything you need to know about using retinol.
Hailed as one of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients, retinol is proven to transform the texture of the skin while targeting several concerns at once. On the downside, it has a reputation for causing irritation and redness as it gets to work accelerating skin cell turnover. But now thanks to gentler formulations that are even tolerated by sensitive skin types, more and more women are adding retinol to their beauty routine. But what actually is retinol, what does it do and how can you introduce it safely to your regime? Consultant dermatologist Dr Justine Hextall answers your most pressing questions.