Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Tracy from Detroit, MI
I have been suffering with stubborn hyperpigmentation. The discoloration and rough texture of my skin made me use more makeup than I am comfortable with using. My dermatologist prescribed a retinoid and Hydroquinone cream for almost 2 years. I researched azelaic acid cream and found this product at such a great price that I couldn't ignore it. I've only been using it for 2 weeks, but it's made such a huge difference in such a short time that it's unbelievable. My skin is brighter, smoother and more even toned. I will continue to use it consistently. It's a game changer.
Blondie Queen from Hermon Maine
I bought this a couple weeks ago. Really like it. Can see a difference in my face already. Take it slow. Follow the directions. You have to try this.
Unhappy customer from Cary, NC
Do yourself a favor and do not order from this company! Shipping and refund policy is a nightmare! I've never experienced anything like this before! The BBB will be hearing all about it.
FoccaBella from Collingdale, PA
Saw a huge difference in my deep 11's. Will continue using it!!!
Marenr775 from Reno
Thick and sticky, hard to put anything like just your simple nigh-time moisturizer over the top! Also made my cheeks itch!
Cab27 from Pittsburgh
This serum is amazing! I've been using it for 3 weeks now and my face hasn't peeled. I layer it with the bounce boosting serum. My skin is sensitive, so always hesitant to try new products but this brand has never disappointed!
Nhi from Cupertino, CA
I have sensitive pale skin and quite a bit of freckles and sun spots. I tried this retinol cream by itself and my skin was irritated so I tried applying moisture first then mix a little bit of moisturizer with the cream and it works beautifully! I've been using the same bottle on and off for the past six months and I noticed I don't get pimples on my chin anymore. Hooray! It didn't do anything to my hyperpigmentation but it does make my face remain plump. One thing I have to agree with other reviews is that the pump is a tad annoying but it hasn't broken or gotten stuck.
A from NH
Hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronan. so irritating to the skin barrier! when are brands going to realize this and remove it from their formulas?
Stephanie from Mobile, AL
I have only used twice but I can tell a difference right away. I have sensitive skin so this is so mild not to upset my balance. Will continue to use.
Deedee from Pittsburgh
Have been using this product for years and I love it - ❤️and I truly believe it has helped with the aging process.
Hannah from Atlanta
I was looking for a beginner retinol and this product is amazing! I started using it about a month ago have noticed a serious change in my dry, textured skin. My skin is brighter, less fine lines, and blackheads/congestion have disappeared! Definitely worth the price!
2old4u from Myrtle Beach
Just bought 2nd bottle. Nice and gentle on skin. Seeing slow results, but my skin is improving since using this product nightly.
Gtown Mary from Germantown tn
Before I used this my skin looked caked and dry the first applications felt too strong so I cut back to 3 times a week. The results are fabulous. Smooth clean skin with no what looked like dry skin. Makeup goes on smoothly. And I'm 71!
Stephanie from North royalton
This is so good! Didn't irritate my sensitive skin and when I woke up in the morning my skin was smooth and glowing.
Mom52 from Livermore ca
So happy that I ordered this. It was not drying on my face.
Nicole S from Columbus
I got this in a kit about a month ago. I love it. My new go to for sure.
jordanap2 from undisclosed
I got this product while waiting for my retinol prescription to be refilled. It goes on so easily and I love the swivel applicator- super unique! The packaging is great and I have seen improvements in my skin.
Di from Florida
I use it every night and my skin is looking brighter and firmer. I plan to continue to use it as one of my daily products.
saram621 from undisclosed
This is hands down a holy grail product! First off, there are no irritating ingredients (other tan the retinol itself) and you should start by using it only a few times a week. After 3 months, my face looks the best it ever has because it prevented breakouts, evened the redness in my face, reduced wrinkles, made my skin softer & brighter. You name it, this helped! BUY IT NOW and be patient - it may take a little while to see the results. Make sure to wear a sunscreen every day after using this.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.