Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Works well and is gentle
I was looking for a new oil to incorporate into my skincare routine. I was using Niacinamide and vitamin C (sparingly) but wanted to try something geared more towards anti-aging since most of my spots are barely noticeable anymore. I had never tried a retinol before but was already researching it, so when I was asked to be a part of this campaign it was almost strange how perfect the timing was. I was a bit weary about using it in conjunction with my Glycolic acid as I'd heard pairing two active ingredients like that might be too harsh on the skin. But alas I decided to try it anyway.
I started using it every couple of days and then gradually increased it to every other day. Eventually I found that the oil seems very gentle on my skin because I was able to use it daily. I didn't notice much peeling or dryness unless I skipped my moisturizer. But since I use moisturizer religiously, that's is not an issue for me.
I noticed my skin looking smoother. The texture is less noticeable when I use the oil consistently. I'm in my 30s so I'm the target demographic for this product. I don't think the acne ingredients are too necessary for me but I do get the occasional breakout so I figure it won't hurt to have it in the product.
I haven't noticed much of a difference in fine lines but my fine lines are barely noticeable (thank god for oily skin) but prevention is key so it's a good idea to start using it now rather than later. My understanding is that fine lines take a while to minimize anyway (at least 3 months for noticeable results) so I'll need more time to see if I notice a difference.
All in all my skin does look better when using this oil. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the scent. I'd much rather have an unscented product any day.
Most Helpful Critical Review No Major Improvement
I got the Revlon Dermatologica Retinol Clearing Oil as part of a BzzAgent program. I like the packaging and the metal bottle, no chance of breaking if knocked off my countertop.
I have fairly normal, acne prone skin. I've been trying this for 2 weeks now. It has salicylic acid, however I could not find any indication of the concentration on the packaging or online.
I enjoy the viscosity of this serum and like that it doesn't sting. I put it on after washing my face and before moisturizing. While the turn over of my pimples feels like it has been quicker, it does seem like new ones pop up just as quickly as the old ones heal. I'm not sure if the adjustment period is longer than I have committed to at this point or perhaps if my skin is reacting poorly to it. After this bottle is finished I doubt that I would buy another, unless there is a miraculous change from now.
Reviewed by 339 customers Smells GROSS
The plant lady from San Gabriel Valley
This product is WAY too expensive. 1 week in and I could give it 3 stars. The smell is beyond hideous and I can't get past it. Skin feels nice though. Will no buy again.
Coconut Alkanes first ingredient
Kate from Orlando
Coconut Alkanes is the first ingredient. For someone that is extremely sensitive to coconut oil and coconut ingredients, this product broke me out almost immediately. I have always used dermalogica and loved everything I have ever tried but this product was not it.
Lex from Jacksonville
I would love to know if this would have worked for me but the beautiful bottle is made of glass. Fell on the floor and shattered to pieces. An very expensive accident.
JS from New Jersey
Received this Oil as a sample at my local Hand&Stone. I have always been hesitant with Retinol products. It is a great over night treatment! No irritation no dryness at all. My face has terrible acne/bumps from all the mask wearing! This really smoothes my skin and helps to calm the redness or any acne marks. I have been using this for about 1 week and Love It! I also use the Age Bright Spot Fader (pm) and the Age Bright Clearing Serum(in am). All came in a small sample pack.
Shan from Maryland
I've been having terrible acne for the past couple of months and thought this might be perfect for me. It's just okay, it doesn't irritate my skin which is good but I don't see much change. I really hope it would have made a difference after using it for a month now
I would rate 10 stars if I could
Samantha from NY
This product is a game changer. My skin has been horrific since all the new PPE we have to wear at work all day without taking it off. I am a dental hygienist so like the hospital staff I too am wearing a n95 , mask over top, shield ect . My skin has been especially bad since the pandemic and I have never had this issue. I also have extremely sensitive skin so I was hesitant at first in pirchasing this product due to the salysilic acid as I have had reactions to that in the past. THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING. I have had no skin irritation at all and for me that is almost non existent with using products on my skin especially ones to clear acne. I have seen almost a full improvement after only 2 weeks of using this product every night. My redness is almost all gone also and a few scars from the acne on my chin also almost all gone. I love dermalogica products. I also use their ultra calming cleanser daily and the redness relief essence. I def recommend those products as well. I would also recommend while using this clearing oil to def use a night tome moisturizer. I do use clinique for my night time moisturizer (sorry dermalogica). If you are hesitant on ourchasing this product because of price and or because of having sensitive skin dont it will be the best decision you ever make.
I started getting acne at the first use
Bobby from Dallas
Unfortunately this product did not work for me. I started getting acne right after the first use
So Far I like what it is doing
CALB from DFW
I have been using this product for approximately three weeks. I am hoping it will do as promised! This is an expensive product.
Hollys from Des Moines, Iowa
This is a very weightless oil, it soaks right up into freshly cleansed skin. I use this at night before my bedtime moisturizer and I did see a different in My skin. Fine lines decreased, pigmentation softened and breakouts at a minimum. We will see how I like this oil long term but so far so good.
Anu from New York
I just got this yesterday, I used it overnight and the pimple I had on my face for the last 7 days 80% disappeared overnight. I am so amazed! Yes, this product is pricey, actually very pricey just for 1 Oz but if your skin is giving you trouble with breakouts, you have to try this. My skin type is oily acne prone but it is oily/combo during the winter just for the reference. I am going to continue to use this to see proper long term results.
Helps with maskne
Cailee from Fort Collins, Colorado
This facial oil is expensive but has been effective at reducing my "maskne".
Yes I will definitely buy this product again
Gigi from Florida
This product I only use twice and I can definitely see a major improvement in my skin so I will definitely use it again and again
Kaylin from Los Angeles
This product having salicylic acid, retinol, and skin friendly oils makes it super easy to incorporate them into my skin care routine that isn't super harsh. I feel and see a difference in complexion and hydration!
Worth the price
Jimena from SoCal
I am one that never leaves reviews, wether good or bad. However, this product is amazing!!! Don't let the price scare you (I know it did to me), it's worth the price! I only have two weeks using it and my skin looks way better. Using a mask at work really broke out my skin and left horrible scaring, this oil has cleared my skin by more that 80%. I have oily, combination skin don't be scared by it being oil, it does wonders.
This skin treatment is amazing!!
Shannon C from New Jersey
I have very sensitive skin. Everything makes me breakout. I was starting to get some annoying acne from wearing a mask for 12+ hours a day, at work. This really helped!! It goes on oily, but will completely absorb.
Look no further. Your search is over!
Kokie from Pennsylvania
I am 58 years old with extremely sensitive skin and I have suffered from cystic acne since my early teens. I have been to dermatologists and have been on antibiotics prescription products, including Retnin A and Obagi and have tried every single OTC product on the market. Now in menopause things have been even worse. Long story short.... I read the reviews for this product and considering Dermalogica's superior reputation, I decided to try one more time before giving up. I was a bit afraid because with sensitive skin retinol has never been an option for me. I saw the other reviews were others found this to be extremely gentle so I bought this product and also the trial kit with the water based clearing serum and spot treatment. I have been using the oil at night and the kit during the day. The Improvement in my skin has been nothing short of miraculous. My acne is under control, virtually gone and redness and discoloration continue to improve daily. I am anxious to try the anti-aging products. These folks know what they are doing!!!
Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil
michemarie from Minneapolis, MN
After trying this product I would definitely recommend! I noticed a difference in my skin after a couple days of use. I like that it stimulates natural exfoliation and reduces breakouts. I did notice the exfoliation made my skin feel extra soft and I felt I had less breakouts than usual. I would use at night after washing my face and felt very rejuvenated in the mornings.
Will likely not purchase again
Bunny from Rolla
I prefer the clearing serum over this oil . Although my breakouts remain well controlled with both products - it responds slightly better with the serum. I can hardly stand the oil's scent and feel on my skin.
Really pleased with the results
ehhsamanta from great neck, new york
Ever since having my last 2 kids back to back I started getting significantly more breakouts than I ever had as a teen which really affected my confidence. Always heard great things about Dermalogica products so i was excited to test out this retinol clearing oil. Within two weeks of using it i noticed my breakouts had become more managable and some of my scaring was less obvious. Feel like a big reason it works so well is because of combination of the salicylic acid and retinol. I plan to continue using it now I've seen how well my skin reacted to it
Stace from MD
The product is light and absorbs quickly. It smells a little weird, but it dissipates quickly and doesn't bother me. My skin looks great in the morning and it is definitely helping with the maskne! I have combo skin, and this oil does not make my skin feel more oily. :)
A solid oil for my routine
Agriff08 from Dallas, Texas
Let me start of with something a bit random: the applicator / dropper, I absolutely love it! Such a simple thing but it does make the whole experience that much better. The oil itself, amazing! My skin absorbs it pretty quickly and for an oil it's not that heavy (if that makes sense) I had a period of what I assume might be purging but after a couple of days those went away and now I'm loving how my face is looking!
Acne is clearing up!
F_ridha from Dearborn, Michigan
I suffer from acne for years as an adult especially around my cheeks. I finally see a difference in my skin and even the after spots are fading away! I am super excited to continue to use Dermalogica Retinol clearing oil especially at night to allow my skin to soak it up. All the ingredients are amazing and so beneficial for my skin. I always love to know what I am applying and these ingredients all are outstanding for the skin! You have to give it a try!
Pricey but FABULOUS!
Mary from Michigan
This product is just lovely. I've always heard that retinol caused peeling, but because this is an oil it is super moisturizing. It really helped clean up the little acne I had as well. I took off one star in my rating for being a bit expensive.
Aysha from Tampa, Florida
My skin is very sensitive and I usually can't tolerate retinol products. This is the only retinol product that I've used that my skin can tolerate with irritation and breakout. It evened my skin tone after use.
The first retinol product that my skin loves!
melsa from Connecticut
I am in my 40s and STILL battle breakouts from time to time. I started using the Dermalogica Biolumen Vitamin C after washing (Clearing Skin Wash) in the morning and this retinol oil after washing at night and WOW. My skin has never looked clearer. I have tried everything from DifferinGel to retinol creams and all have eventually made my face erupt in a red rash. This is the first retinol product that suits my sensitive skin. I was also pleased to see a product geared towards breakouts on aging skin. Please never discontinue this oil, it is a game changer! The only con (besides the high price) is that it smells bad, like rancid petroleum product. It dissipates after a few minutes but my "nighttime stink" has become a running joke between me and my boyfriend.