My New Favorite Drugstore Retinol

Disclosure: Thank you to Neutrogena for sponsoring this post. The text and opinions, as always, are 100% mine.

Ladies (and especially moms), have you established your grown-up skincare routine yet? I’m hoping you have at least started washing your face at night and using a moisturizer. Please tell me you have!

One thing you should start incorporating into your routine is the use of retinol. Retinols help stimulate the production of new skin cells through exfoliation. They also help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This is a must for preserving skin to keep a youthful appearance. I have a retinoid (which is a stronger version of retinol) prescription I have used for years, and while I love it, it can be harsh to the skin. I can only use it every couple of days.

I have been looking for something to use in between the nights I use my prescription. When I had the opportunity to try out the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream, I immediately was intrigued that it is less harsh than other retinols and is packed full of moisturizing ingredients.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Regenerating Repair Cream - love this drugstore retinol product!

I put this product in my nightly skincare routine. Just after one night of use, I immediately noticed my skin was brighter and softer in the morning, without feeling tight or dry.

the Neutrogena Rapid Repair Regenerating Cream is the best retinol product I've found!

My nightly ritual with the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream:

I love how simple and effective this nightly routine is! Now that I have been using this product for about a month, I’ve seen a significant improvement in my skin. I’ve also been clear of breakouts, which is an added benefit of using a product that gently exfoliates the skin. This product is suitable for all skin types, and I really think those with extremely sensitive skin will enjoy the product, as it does not irritate the skinย like traditional retinols and retinoids.

I love this drugstore retinol product! It's so gentle on sensitive skin, yet very exfoliating!

If you’re in the market for a retinol product, do not sleep on the Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream from Neutrogena. I have also recommended this product in a previous post, and I really believe it is an amazing addition to my skincare routine. My favorite part is that it is an affordable product that you can pick up at most drugstores!


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    try small things
    January 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Your skin looks gorgeous — clear and bright!

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    Dawn Darnell
    January 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Will definitely look into this on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    January 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Neutropenia is makes the best moisturizer. I’ll have to check this out

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    January 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Hi! Not to be the crazy crunchy lady… but have you heard of the EWG Skin Deep database? It gives products & ingredients a safety score and provides information on how different chemicals affect human health. Worth checking out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Meg O.
      January 22, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      Be crunchy all you want!! I love all this kind of stuff! I definitely have looked at the EWG database, especially when looking for sunscreens (I only use a physical/mineral sunscreen)! Retinol / retinoids are definitely touchy because it is a form of Vitamin A used to speed up cell turnover, so there are going to be some risks, especially with sun exposure. And it definitely should not be used in the daytime (because then you are exposing yourself to sun while wearing the product). Thanks for sharing that link!!!!

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    January 22, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    That cream sounds amazing! Will have to check it out

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