The Retinal That I Love

Pink Tray // Eau Thermale Avène’s RetrinAl 0.1 // Hoop Earrings // Lip Tint // Necklace

The Glow is Real

A few months ago I went to my dermatologist for my yearly skin check (which, by the way if you don’t do, you should totally do!! So important!), and while I was there I had hopes of getting a new skincare routine. After chatting with my doctor, we landed on this regimen, and I haven’t looked back since–and that was over six months ago. I actually wrote a blog post all about this skincare routine here, if you are interested. For someone who is acne-prone, I cannot say enough good things about it. Feels like it may have been life-changing for me.

Along with the kit I just mentioned, I also left the office with a new Retinal to try as well. But before we get into it, let’s look at the difference between a Retinal and a Retinol:

Both retinal and retinol speed up cellular regeneration and collagen production to plump the skin, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also help to inhibit the production of excess melanin to promote a brighter and more even-toned complexion.

Their main difference is the speed in which they yield results. Retinal has been clinically proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol.

In addition, retinal has a much higher exfoliation rate than retinol, which contributes to even-toned, radiant skin.

– via Medik8.com

To be honest, I had no idea that there was a difference or two types of products, but I was so excited to hear about Eau Thermale Avène’s RetrinAl 0.1 and all of its benefits. So I scooped it up and decided to give it a whirl.

And well, here I am, a handful of months later telling you to R-U-N out and buy this product.

My skin feels softer and and my skin tone is more even than it’s ever been, and I attribute a lot of that to this product. On the days I use it, I can tell a difference as soon as I wake up the next morning. Truly it’s incredible. It feels almost like I’ve exfoliated without actually doing so–does that make sense?! It’s one of those products where you can feel the difference almost immediately. Nuts.

I’ve always found this skincare category to be super confusing, but I love that this product has totally changed that for me. It’s not about the fine lines and wrinkles (although it helps with that!), it’s more about that plump radiant skin GLOW that we are all after. And Eau Thermale Avène’s RetrinAl 0.1 BRINGS THE GLOW.

I mean seriously, there’s 315 five-star reviews here alone, and it lives up to its hype. A product that has historically been medical grade only is now available with a click of a button!

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2 Comments

  1. H. Job
    March 20, 2021 / 10:35 am

    Do you have to stay out of the sun when using this product?

    • March 25, 2021 / 4:15 pm

      I always stay out of the sun… ha! So honestly I don’t know!

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