I’ll be turning 28 this month, the “30’s” are getting closer and never before have I been more invested in preventing aging than I am now. Of course aging is innevitable but there is such a thing as slowing down the process so you can “age gracefully”. Although it is not guaranteed, skincare plays a major role! Thanks to No7 Advanced Retinol 1.5% Complex Night Concentrate I can now focus more on minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re new to retinol don’t be afraid to do your research. It may be complicated but totally worth it.
This night concentrate contains two powerful age-defying skincare technologies: a next-generation retinol complex and their advanced peptide technology, Matrixyl 3000+. Together these claim to offer a boost of overnight anti-aging power that reboots and renews skin helping it act younger, and healthier-looking. Lines look smoother, skin tone looks even and skin appears firm, lifted, brighter and more radiant while pores and texture look refined.
I love that this concentrate did not irritate my skin at all, and I use it nightly. Just as a disclaimer I don’t consider myself as having sensitive skin so if your skin type IS sensitive I definetely recommend gradually implementing this into your night-time routine and increasing the use as you see fit. It is lightweight almost gel-like, in my opinion, and has no scent. I use it along with Pixi’s retinol line but instead of using their serum I apply this and follow with their moisturizer and eye cream. My skin has responded well to this routine and I’ve noticed small results. My skin looks more plump and I wake up with a brighter complexion.
Retinol (AKA Vitamin A) is very sensitive. Always read the warning labels and directions carefully. One thing I will tell you for sure is DO not use this with AHA’s and BHA’s which in your skincare may appear as glycolic acid, salycilic acid or lactic acid (most common) because it may cause irritation. Hyaluronic acid is a good option. Oh, and wear sunscreen!