Rated 4.78 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Need more time so far not bad
I received this product in my premium boxy kit! I had no idea what it was and found out all I need to know here. I've always had a skincare regimen. I'm 28 and have suffered with acne most of my life, along with that I have dry combination skin with some fine lines and wrinkles. Especially around my mouth and between my eyebrows. I been using as instructed for about 3 weeks and haven't noticed much of a difference. My nose is peeling and is Constantly red. Skin texture seem soft and subtle as it was before. I cleanse exfoliate use a night cream, same thing in the am but I use a vitamin c serum after cleansing in the morning along with moisturizer. As I been reading up on retinol it's not recommended to use vitamins c but that's what cleared up my skin and became a staple in my routine.i will continue to use to see if I notice a difference as of now nothing good but also nothing bad aside from the peeling. I use vine Vera to exfoliate (best product ever) so it's hard to tell whats providing results
Most Helpful Critical Review Beware of a bad reaction after 1 week of use
Whenever I try a new skin care product, I use it solo for one week to eliminate the variables in my personal 'clinical trial'. While the product smells fairly bad, I attributed it to no extra perfumes, so I got past that. I used it for 5 days as directed. It made my skin feel 'polished' and some dry spots/barnacles started exfoliating, so I was happy that the retinol was working. However, the night of the 5th day I woke up from sleep with my forehead burning and itching. I thought a mosquito went to town on me (I live in Hawaii). The next morning, I woke up with strange red lumps and zig-zag patterns on my forehead. My husband said it looked like Voldemort got to me, ala Harry Potter. The condition worsened over the next 2 days and itching and spots appeared on the cheeks and lower portion of my face. I am treating it with Benadryl, which helps the itch/redness for a while, but I need to slather it all over my face every 2-3 hours. I am also apply cold compresses which helps with the swelling. I believe cosmetics, or cosmeceuticals which I believe anything with retinol should be labeled, need to carry side effect warnings just like prescription pharmaceuticals. I will be going to my dermatologist for guidance, but I don't really need this hassle in my life.
Reviewed by 342 customers Loved this product
Dmarie from Connecticut
I received this in my fab fit fun box. I have very sensitive skin so I do use 2 days on 2 days off and I follow with a hydrating sleep mask. I saw results after one week.
55 y/o, mild wrinkles around eyes. Makes my skin feel and look fabulous!
Immediate improvement, no irritation
Amy E from undisclosed
I immediately saw a difference in my skin texture. I've tried several other retinol and retinoid products and this is the one that stands out. Importantly, it does not irritate my skin.
Mandy from Buffalo, NY
I love everything SR, and almost exclusively use them. This is one of my fav retinols. I used to use drunk elephants and it just wasn't doing the job. For months I was using this every night and it worked great but recently I've been using it every other night and it seems to be working even better. I have sensitive, acne prone, rosacea skin and this does magic on my skin!
Nat from Green Bay, Wisconsin
I had some weird patchy acne looking rash on my face and after searching how to treat, retinoids was a product to help. I got this in my FabFitFun box and thought I'd try it. After 1 night I could already see results, the bumps were smaller. I've been using it nightly and have seen a great improvement in my skin. I cancelled my dermatologist appointment. Don't know if I'd buy again, based on the price, bur definitely has helped!
Pnurse from South Jersey
I was using a cheaper drug store brand of retinal for frown lines when I tried this in my fabfitfun box and it actually worked! Given the price I was skeptical but I have noticed a difference in my frown lines since using it so I purchased another one. Its definitely worth the price if you want to see results. Just make sure to follow the directions if you have sensitive skin. I only use it every three days as it can by drying if you aren't used to the retinol.
To soon to tell but I bet it's great..
jcozy from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio
I've only been using this product for a few days. I've had it less than a week but so far I like it. Have I seen a dramatic difference? No. I think Sunday Riley should offer customers to review these products every month or so. That way we can offer a better review. However, I use Good Genes, LOVE IT, CEO moisturizer, LOVE THAT, so I have a feeling I'm going to love this product as well.
EmilyH from Columbus, OH
I really love this serum. I've had hormonal acne since I was a teenager and consequently have a lot of texture and scarring. This serum has helped even out the texture of my skin and make it feel so smooth. It is incredibly expensive to me, but I tried other retinol products after using this and they did nothing for me. If you're going to splurge on a skincare item, this is definitely a great option.
Love this product, it really works!
LH from Atlanta, GA
I was amazed at the fast results with the fine lines on my forehead almost disappearing after just a couple of uses. The pores across my nose are noticeably smaller. The crepey skin at the base of my neck is also smoother. I've tried several other brands, and nothing has provided anything close to the results I've experienced so quickly with Sunday Riley...my new favorite brand ever!
Anna from WA
Okay so I started with the Ordinary 2% retinol, and wanted to try something stronger. The first couple weeks my face was red and a little irritated, so I cut the use down to a couple nights a week and alternated with a peptide serum. Fast forward, I'm done with the bottle now and my skin looks amazing! It took consistent use, and sticking with it. But my forehead wrinkles are barely noticeable now. I feel like I have my youthful skin back from my teen years. I'm now purchasing another bottle and will never look back. I only use one pump at night after using a hydralonic acid serum, and follow with a good night cream.
Naana from Georgia
It does what retinoid is supposed to do
Marcy from Beaufort SC
This product is absolutely changed my skin. Glowing with no breakouts.
A+ is correct!
Miranda from Stl
I love this Serum! I never write a review other than on Sunday Riley products ! All of the products I have and I have now purchased most of the line , I am in love with! They feel and smell amazing! Must buy ladies!
Love, love, love.
SLW from Boston
I sometimes break out when I restart using this but my skin clears up in a few days and always looks glowing within a week or so.
Cheryl from Washington
I wash my face, use toner, use Mizon Night repair serum, then use this, and then I use Mizon all in one moisturizer. I love the way my skin looks & feels the next day
Leahjx from Jacksonville, FL
I received this product initially in a Fabfitfun box and fell in love. I could tell a difference within about two weeks. My skin is brighter, smoother and on it's way to looking terrific. I am 62 and noticed quite a bit of patchiness previously. My sun damage is beginning to fade also.
Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Hippiechick from Baltimore, MD
This is my second order for this product and I love how smooth and fresh and dewy my skin looks. I've tried their Vitamin C and other products and they are my favorite!
70+ from undisclosed
I saw a difference in my deep jowl lines right away. I didn't experience any irritation from the serum.
Causes Pimples & Breakout
Kellie C from Cleveland Ohio
Read and believe the negative reviews. Lots of videos online sharing same concern about bad breakouts. I had a solid year of using another brand of retinol and tried Sunday Riley's due to the hype you read in reviews. After 2 weeks of use my face had deep acne that i had not experienced since puberty. And it does smell like nail polish remover. I can deal with the smell, but the deep acne is terrible. I strongly warn you to not buy this product if you are susceptible to any pimples. This will make your pimples turn into deep acne!!!!!!!
I don't know I use different way any time
Vivian from undisclosed
Good for my skin and good deal for me
A+ is an accurate name!
Crystal from TN
I love this retinoid, it's not too harsh for my sensitive skin and I can definitely see improvement in my skin. I like this better than the prescription stuff prescribed by my doctor!
Anonymous from Seattle, Wa
I get compliments on my skin all of the time
Jeniffer from Houston
Loving this serum ! I have recommended it to my sisters and they also have bought it . It's gentle enough for my sensitive skin but at the same time helps with my dark spots . My skin is looking plumper and brighter .
This product makes my skin feel like butter!
Sarah from Boynton beach
I love to use this as my night time serum. It has saved my skin. I wake up with soft, glowy, plump skin in the morning I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend it. It is very expensive but it surprisingly lasted a long time because you only need 1-2 pumps!
After 2 1/2 months...
Still Looking from CA
This is a good product. I just need something stronger.
Pros: Brighter skin, no dry patches, & cleaner pores. It absorbs quickly w/ no residue or sticky feel.
Cons: No improvement in wrinkles (deep or fine), sun damage, or acne scars.
I had NO side effects to the retinol & used it nightly for 10 weeks. (NOT around my eyes) I had the occasional whitehead, but nothing major.
caryl b. from undisclosed
All I can say is my dermatologist says my skin looks fabulous and keep doing whatever is I'm doing