Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Weapon for Aging Skin with Acne!
I have hormonal acne and aging skin. Fine lines and pimples must be stopped! My skin is dulling and I have scars from acne, some age spots on my cheeks and large pores. I have oily skin on top of it. This product is the only in my regimen that solves every one of my concerns. It truly makes a difference. It is as liquid as water, but has more of an oil feel to it. I drop as many drops as needed into my palm then press my hands together, then pat my face with them before bed. I use my fingers to get crows feet and corners. It goes on wet, but dries within 10 minutes. In the morning, my skin is tight, which I love. After 4 weeks of use, my acne cleared up and my fine lines are noticeably reduced. One of the best parts is that my face no longer turns into a grease slick under my makeup. I just started mixing a drop in with my eye cream, so we'll see how that goes. No irritation EVER with this product, btw. I do not feel this is doing much to fade the acne scars and age spots, which is why they invented Reviiva! Give it a try if you are also aging with acne. Though I also recommend supplements for hormonal acne, because topical treatments won't ever stop out of control sebum. Good luck!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not worth it
I used this product every evening for 6 months. I took photos of my face and I saw no visible changes after 6 months of use. I was not expecting drastic results with over the counter retinol, but it did not live up to its claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Disappointing.
Reviewed by 153 customers Yes
Melody from Elko, Nevada
Best Retinol I have used. Absorbs fast and leaves my skin feeling soft.
It works for me
Karen in Kent from Kent, WA
This product just works for me. I try other less expensive products, but always come back.
vje403 from Tulsa, OK
I've used tons of PTR products, but this is hands down the best product I've ever used. This is the one part of my nightly routine I will never skip. I used this years ago, but couldn't continue because of the cost. I was finally able to purchase it again and yet again have seen amazing results in the texture of my acne prone and acne scarred skin. So grateful for this magic in a bottle and I hope I never have to go without it again!!
Maddi from Philadelphia
I bought this as my first retinol, my esthetician recommended getting it to help with my texture! It feels really good on but I break out after each use, I want to love it so bad but my skin wasn't nearly this bad before starting this product.
Does the job but...
BunnyLover from NJ
When I use this product consistently with The Ordinary's Niacinamide, I notice a huge, positive change in my skin. However, PTR is not a cruelty-free brand so I can't bring myself to continue using it after I'm done with my first bottle.
Therefore, only a 2 star rating.
My favorite holy grail skincare!!
Dj from Terrell,Tx
It takes practice to get used to using this just because of the consistency but it's worth it because that's also a reason I think this works so well. When I rub it into my skin, it's so silky, not greasy and sinks in so well after a few minutes. It's gentle enough around my eye area and because of the consistency, layers well with other skincare care products. I love this! I don't usually leave reviews but I've actually seen results with this one, I had to. I'm 46 , My texture is improved, wrinkles are smoother, skin is more toned in appearance. I will keep this in my skincare routine for as long as they keep selling it❤️💯👌
Would buy again
Emma from Florida
I bought this for my husband as hes always commenting on my skincare regime. I personally use retinA but he didnt want to go that hard core and this was the next best thing. It's simple to use and the little dropper that comes with it makes it very easy to apply without wasting too much. It's not greasy and and absorbs quickly into the skin. A little goes a long way.
Effective and hydrating
V from The Casbah
If you are looking to start using a retinol serum and your skin is dry, this is a great choice.
Since starting to use this serum about 2 weeks ago, I've seen a significant improvement in my skin's tone and texture, as well as softening lines and wrinkles.
I've used retinol in the past, and it can be irritating, but even at 1.5% retinol, this serum is much more gentle than I thought it would be. And, it's hydrating, too, so if your skin is dry like mine, I think you'll like it.
I use 4-5 drops per application after cleansing and before night cream.
I use this product faithfully every day!!
Chris from Missouri
Use it every night. Its time released and best ever!!
Skychupie from TN
This is an amazing product and I would highly recommend it to anyone with some experience with retinol. I don't know if it could be potentially irritating for someone that is trying retinols for the first time.
Not just retinol
Valerie from Living room
Have wanted to try this, and it does not disappoint. It is very silky and hydrating, and the retinol is non-irritating. I use it at night after cleansing, letting it fully absorb before night cream.
Hubby and I love it
Wambs from Goodyear, AZ
Feels like a very light luxurious oil! It significantly reduced my mild hormonal acne, hyperpigmentation and appearance of fine lines for both my husband and I. We think it's worth the money.
This is I the best OTC Retinol product around!
Lindy from San Marcos
I have been using this I product for about 1 1/2 years and am completely sold on it. This is worth trying out for yourself.
Softest Skin EVER!!!
Linda Never Listens from Texas
When I was younger I had awful skin nothing ever worker even products the doctor prescribed. I am 25 now and I am so thankful my skin has cleared. Now I aim crazy about face products and this is the best. I will continually order this until they quit making these drops. ❤️
Absolutely love it
Alexia from Erie PA
I use it couple days a week and I absolutely love it,my skin got smother and some of the hyperpigmentation fading.
I wanted to love it
Julieds921 from Michigan
I've been using this for a little over a month now. I don't really any wrinkles but I wanted something to help keep wrinkles away and also brighten my complexion. I was told my skin might go through a purging stage and break out. The first few times I used this I noticed old acne scars were fading and it was brightening my skin. Then I started breaking out. I figured it would be like this for about a week or 2 while all my impurities were coming to the surface. It's been about 5 weeks now and the acne won't stop and it keeps getting worse and worse. It's so wired because once old acne clears up they fade away so fast besucase of this product but it also cause so many new breakouts and I don't really break out normally... I think this product is breaking me out because I have dry skin especially in the winter. So I think using this product is stripping too much moisture out of my skin
Best Retinol Product for Me!
Suzanndy from Dalton, MA
I've tried other retinol products and this one works the best for me. We all have different chemical make ups so it may not work for everyone, but I love how it is a serum and not a cream as serums penetrate the skin and creams act as a barrier!
I've been using for years
mochafrappe from Pittsburgh
I've been using this and his Unwrinkle creams (usually the night one) for years. His products are the best. I had been using a citrus brand of makeup wipes that actually dried my skin so badly that my cheeks were wrinkled. This saved me. Within a few weeks my wrinkles were gone. There is no terrible scent, it's easy to use. I sometimes just use the serum at night and sometimes just the Unwrinkle cream. I alternate instead of layering to save a little money. I also love his retinol fusion pads that you wipe on your face, neck, hands and chest and leave it in overnight. I have slightly dry skin. My skin is sensitive and these products are gentle and they give the amounts of ingredients which most products do not. I've noticed his products are getting harder to find and am not happy.
Worm from Il
Have Use this product for a few years but my last bottle begin to zap the moisture from my face. The consultant at Ulta recommended I stopped using it immediately it is too strong and too drying.
amazing for young/acne prone skin
Dino from Texas
I have very acne prone skin and I'm also very sensitive. When I started wearing makeup my acne really came out. My mom let me use her bottle and it works MIRACLES. The next day my acne was almost gone. You can use it as an area treatment or all over your face.It smells a bit weird, but not bad. You don't have to be older to use this, I'm on the younger side and it doesn't irritate my skin. I use this every night with my Clinique moisturizer and differen gel. Even though it can be a but spendy, it is totally worth it!
I trust this product.
Roselady from Mandeville, La.
I have been using this product for several years and consider it an important part of my skin care routine.
Sel from NJ
I almost made it through the entire bottle before my nighttime routine fell off and I slowly stopped using this. Huge mistake for my skin - I started breaking out and scarring. Immediately started using this again as it's the one thing that would keep me bright, even toned, and relatively breakout free. So excited to get back into using this regularly again and to save my skin.
dawnie from vero beach florida
very disappointed.liquid..does not soak in
liquid..does not soak in.no results
Will definitely buy again
KH from Phoenix
Bought this because reviews said it helped with acne and aging. Even though I am in my 60's I still get small white bumps. This has eliminated them. It also helped with fine lines and evened my skin tone. It goes on very oily but is quickly absorbed. You only need a very small amount. I just fill the end of the dropper and apply with my head tipped back and then rub it in, keeping hair off my face until it is absorbed. Worth the price and the bottle should last quite awhile.
Made me Break out
Nicolle from Visalia, CA
I really wanted to love this product from all the good reviews I've read about it but it made me break out extremely bad. At first I thought it was because I was introducing a new product. However, a month later and my face was worse than when I started using this. All skin types are different and you need to find out what works best for your skin and unfortunately this didn't work with mine.