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08th Mar 2024

‘I tried a new retinol that claims to minimise irritation – and it worked’

Sophie Collins

Neostrata, retinol

Having struggled with sensitive skin, I’m always navigating the world of skincare with caution, particularly when it comes to potent ingredients like retinol. 

I have been using NeoStrata’s Potent Retinol Complex for the last few weeks and it has been a game-changer in my routine, and here’s why.

This next-generation formula boasts the powerful benefits of retinol without the usual irritation.

With 0.3% Pure Retinol at its core, it effectively increases skin cell turnover and targets collagen production, addressing concerns from acne to wrinkles. 

But what sets it apart is its thoughtful inclusion of soothing and hydrating ingredients.

Niacinamide tackles age spots while Tigergrass, a botanical antioxidant, works wonders in calming reactive, dehydrated skin. 

Meanwhile, Hyaluronic Acid ensures skin stays plump and hydrated, countering any drying effects of retinol. 

The result? 

For me, it has resulted in smoother, more radiant skin without the usual redness or scaling.

As someone who’s tried various retinol products, I can speak to the unique balance achieved by NeoStrata’s Potent Retinol Complex. 

It’s gentle yet effective, making it suitable for all skin types, including mine which is prone to sensitivity and acne.

Kimberley Sarros explained the process of creating this new product to, highlighting the careful formulation behind it. 

The Global Educator at NeoStrata (USA) said: “What we found from our research is that our customers want to use retinol in their routine, but they find higher amounts of retinol can irritate their skin. 

“They also feel like products with lower percentage of retinol aren’t quite getting the results they are looking for. 

“Our new Potent Retinol Complex serum delivers 0.3% of pure stabilized sustained-release retinol, but with centenella asiatica (Tiger Grass) which will minimise irritation and nourish the skin.

“It also contains hyaluronic acid to hydrate and counteract any drying effects to of retinol. This product goes beyond retinol as a stand-alone ingredient.”

It’s evident that NeoStrata understands the concerns of its customers, offering a solution that goes beyond traditional retinol products.

For anyone embarking on their retinol journey, I genuinely recommend giving NeoStrata Potent Retinol Complex a try. 

Remember to reserve it for your nighttime routine and add it in gradually – starting with one or two applications a week.

Always follow up with a reliable sunscreen as well to protect your newfound radiance.