Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Life changing
I have only been using this for about a week, so only 3 applications. Two days after my first application I had to exfoliate my skin because it was peeling..but the result underneath took my breath away. I am 20 yrs old and suffered from severe cystic acne for 3 years. I have very deep holes in my face (big and small) from the acne scaring. I have tried everything to make them smaller or appear better. This has been my biggest insecurity for years. Today I looked in the mirror and they are significantly smaller to the point where they just look like slightly bigger pores. I can't believe it. I feel confident and my normal break outs are healing better as well. I love this.
Most Helpful Critical Review What's wrong with my skin????
I have used First Aid beauty products for quite some time, as recommended by my facial esthetician So last Dec. I purchased the retinol serum as a special treat for myself. I was very careful when first using it, following directions, only using it once the first week. My skin was quite red and blotchy this first time. So, I waited a full week before using it again. Same result. I even tried using the moisturizer as suggested. What a disaster. My face looked like I had been badly burned. I consulted my esthetician. She recommended I hold off using the retinol till warmer weather. After using it again this week, the same redness, blotchy mess happened again. I'm only sorry I spent the money.
Reviewed by 106 customers A great way to
lynnh49 from undisclosed
A great way to ease into using retinol for those of us with extremely sensitive skin. Highly recommend starting here and slowly increasing to a higher % of retinol when you're no longer experiencing flaking or irritated skin.
Adri from Miami
I just started using retinol and this serum is very gentle on my skin. I've been using it every other night for a month and so far my skin is looking very smooth. I will increase use to every night at about my third month. A lot of people are complaining about the packaging but I haven't had any issues with mine. The company could improve it but it's not a deterrent for me.
So gentle and amazing
KasieLou from Louisiana
I love this serum. It doesn't irritate or dry out my skin. There's no funky smell. My skin looks so much healthier and smoother.
Soybean oil causes acne
Anonymous123456789 from undisclosed
Soybean oil causes acne
Why does every retinol serum I've seen out there has soybean oil? Soybean oil is highly comedogenic.
Enjoying the product and ...
xanyell from undisclosed
Enjoying the product and the packaging! After my first use I noticed small improvements of my skin. Looking forward to continuing to use this!!
Good for Sensitive Skin
sarahgrace from undisclosed
I have very sensitive skin, and even while easing into it I had no problems. I am only 22, but there was a noticeable difference in my skin. Good to get ahead of the aging process.
Package broke after a few days of use
Claire from TN
I bought this in hoping to help with minor acne and too start using a retinol product. I was loving it until the pump broke and wouldn't dispense any more product. Such a shame for such a high price
This is a great ...
lacubanita from undisclosed
This is a great introduction to retinol products for those who haven't used before. It is lightweight. I have sensitive, dry skin, and I've used this every other night with no bad reactions. While it is pricey alone, I noticed that the set at Macy's includes this along with the eye cream serum and face cream for the same price point, thank me later! ￼￼
To sticky for me
Beci from Northern California
It was sticky and I didn't like the feel. If
I tried to put anything over it, it made them into tiny pieces
Great for sensitive skin
TriciaT from Seattle, WA
This is the first retinol product I have used. I have dry skin that is prone to redness on my face. I was hesitant to try any retinol product for fear that it would just irritate my skin. This product didn't bother my skin and I am happy with the slow, but steady change of my face feeling brighter.
This was the perfect ...
christinat98 from undisclosed
This was the perfect beginners retinol serum! It has a nice, creamy texture and made my skin texture so smooth! The bottle lasted six months using it almost every day. I wish they had a 0.5% to move up to!
So awesome for even Ulta sensitive skin
surf#4 from California
I actually love all your products-this is amazing on my ultra sensitive skin if used 2 to 3 times a week! Don't discontinue this!!!! Or ANY of your products! I also wonder where the anti redness serum went?
ahhh the packaging
Ally from Fl
The product seems nice, I got it on a dermatologist's recommendation. it's easy, soothing, and gentle.BUT THE PACKAGING! who did this and why. it's one where you twist the cap and the pump should be popping up as you twist, but it doesn't work well. To twist it you need to use some much force you'll think you will break it. Then do it again to get it back down. ahhhhhh
Ashleyknipp17 from undisclosed
Working great still only using it every 3 days but my skin is brighter and smoother. I'm in the stage of retinol break outs but I know it'll get past that and my face will be better
AMAZING IMMEDIATE RESULTS!!!
Mr. Smooth from Miami Fl
I have beeen using this for several weeks now- and it is literally the best product I have ever purchased. You can feel it's effects every time u have it on your skin. I feel ten years younger! After spending lots of money on other brands I'm happy I found first aid: I also use the eye cream and the collagen
Klove11 from Los Angeles
This is a great product! I've been using it for years. It's not that harsh but it does the job!
Good product; broken pump
Emily from Spokane WA
I thought this was a decent product. I don't really enjoy the packaging and the pump isn't great. It dispenses a good amount but often doesn't work and is kind of hard to use. It made my skin feel smoother but I didn't notice a change in my acne. I only used it for about 3 weeks before the pump broke. I will be returning it and probably just trying a different product for cheaper.
ds22 from USA
I have been using this for a week and so far I am impressed.
Emv799 from Orlando Fl
This is the first retinol i really loved. It's awesome for sensitive skin while still being effective. I noticed a difference the first time i used this. If you're nervous about retinol definitely give this one a try!
Gentle and effective!
zk2888 from Chicago
This is the first Retinol Serum I've ever used (30 years old, oily skin) and I'm SO glad I introduced this product into my weekly routine. I noticed a difference within two weeks (using every 2 or 3 days). My complexion is so much smoother and brighter, I absolutely love it!
Its alright ....
Jeannie from Houston
Used it nightly for a few weeks. Then started purging. This is listed for beginners but keep in mind that there are other CHEAPER products with lower percentage of retinol to start with. Use those then work your way up to this one. The dispenser cap is thick and kind of interferes with squeezing the product, however, it dispenses the right amount (pea size). Product goes on nicely and dries quick.
My first retinol
Nirwin320 from Winooski, VT
I decided that I wanted to start using retinol and while I haven't used it long enjoy to see anti aging results, I can say my skin seems so much happier than it was before! Using masks, I have been getting more acne around my mouth and this seems to be helping keep my acne at bay. I would definitely repurchase.
My first time using ...
siena from undisclosed
My first time using retinol and I absolutely love this. For what felt like awhile I didn't see results. It wasn't irritating and I didn't have any bad reaction such a purging, but it just felt like I was slathering weird smelling useless cream on my face. Also, I was hesitant to buy such a low concentration retinol because I thought there'd be no results. Absolutely wrong! It felt like after a month or so all the sudden it hit and at first I didn't think it was the retinol but another product (I use a lot of diff stuff). But on nights I didn't use this, my skin wasn't so plump and pore-less in the mornings as when I did. This is amazing stuff! I wish that FAB made .5% and higher concentrations bc I really like the formulation and brand:/ After I go through this I plan on getting a higher strength retinol but this is a great starter retinol for those who haven't used it before. Highly recommend!
Great for my skin so far
Kimberly68 from Cumberland md
I bought this a few weeks ago and have been using it nightly along with retinol eye cream. I have combination skin and some recent problems with maskne. . So 3 weeks in I can see an improvement with fine lines but the biggest difference e that I noticed right away was smooth skin. Pores are diminished as well and moisturizer and makeup are going on smoother. I'll definitely be purchasing this again.
Just got into the ...
britneyalex from undisclosed
Just got into the retional game last year, and this was great to start with. My skin broke out for the first 2 weeks of use but now I can see results my skin looks tight and healthy.