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Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum

Retinol

Advanced Brightening Serum

Item #: 2262373 Size: 1.0 oz

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Retinol's Advanced Brightening Serum is a weightless, fast absorbing serum formulated with the highest potency of brightening ingredients.
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone.
  • Smoothes to minimize the appearance of fine lines
  • Antioxidant protection helps prevents environmental damage
Apply a thin layer all over face and massage until completely absorbed. Use twice daily.
Water (Aqua), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Dimethicone, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Propanediol, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid.

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RetinolAdvanced Brightening Serum
 
4.5

(based on 39 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Effective (15)
  • Non-greasy (13)
  • Good value (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (32)
  • Women (13)
  • Uneven skin tone (11)
  • On-the-go (8)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (16), Brand buyer (8), Beauty conscious (7), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (13), 30 minutes (8)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6), Normal (3), Oily (3)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love It!

By CJ

from Scottsdale AZ

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brightens skin
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

    I use this morning and night and the more you use it , the better it gets. First time using anything in this line and makes me want to try other things in this line. Makes skin look really good, moisturized and bright. Hope Ulta always carries this line. I'm going to try the day cream next!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 60+

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Retinol sermun

    By Jokiepokie

    from Alabama

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

      Had use other very expensive products before and they just don't soak in. But this does and I love it will keep using and price is very good too.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      5.0

      I love this product! I buying the set & keep a full stock :)

      By Gabby

      from El Centro, Ca.

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

        I use this product morning after cleansing, under my makeup!! Face looks radiant!

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect!

        By Nate

        from Albuquerque

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

        I use this after my cucumber lotion toner by M. Badescu, and it works perfectly! I love it and my skins shows no more signs of scaring from my acne

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I really like this product and keep buying it when I run out

        By Tinker bell

        from San Antonio, Texas

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Moisturizes
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

          Love this product!

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 60+

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Evened skin tone and faded sunspots.

          By Shorty

          from Central City, IA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Redness/ Blotchiness
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

            I use it once or twice a day and am pleased with the results.

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
            • Age:
            • 60+

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Liking it so far

            By Tamtam

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Uneven Skin Tone

              Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

              I was looking for a product to add to my daily skincare routine, I just turned 30 so I panicked when I realized I may be too late to the game to prevent wrinkles/splotchy skin. I have been using this every morning and evening, it has no real smell to it and I have had no adverse reaction thus far. I have combination skin, it hasn't dried out my skin nor has it made it more oily, kind of just the same which is fine with me. My skin feels a bit smoother, skin tone looks a bit more even but I have only been using it for a week. Hopefully my skin keeps improving!

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 30-44

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              This is an OK product

              By Beth

              from Michigan

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

                This is a nice lightweight serum with retinol as well as some other skin-beneficial ingredients if you're looking for a retinol product for use during the day. Just be sure to wear a moisturizer with SPF over it. I alternate this product in the mornings with olay regenerist regenerating serum fragrance free, followed by moisturizer with SPF. I've used it for about 2 weeks and I do feel that my skin is smoother after use. I'm not sure of the retinol concentration in this product, but it's definitely less than the retinol product I use at night (alpha skin care retinol res-q) since my skin is significantly different after using that at night. However, I prefer to use more gentle and protective products during the day and save the powerhouse products for evening. All in all, this product is worth a try.

                • Skin Type:
                • Oily
                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I will definitely keep using this

                By Amanda in Houston

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores
                  • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

                  I started using this because I wanted to find a less pricey retinoid. This works as well as more expensive brands and is less drying. My skin is very oily and I've had no irritation using this product. My skin is smooth and soft and my pores are minimized. I use it daily and I have found that I have little need for foundation anymore.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Oily
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By Shanna C

                  from Mineral Wells, TX

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Retinol Advanced Brightening Serum:

                    I use it at night only.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 45-59

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