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Retinol Serum | The INKEY List

Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles

4.4 out of 5
(4.4) 391 Reviews
$10.39 $12.99 / 30ml

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Derived from Vitamin A, this slow release Retinol Serum is an anti-aging serum that helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less risk of irritation.

Ideal for normal, oily, dry or combination skin, it also boosts overall skin clarity and uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion. A perfect introduction to using slow release Retinol Serum for those who are starting to see the signs of ageing.

Behind the scenes, linked to our sustainability goals, we have been busy working to improve our formulations. ​You may have noticed that Retinyl acetate now appears in place of Retinol within the INCI list of our Retinol Serum. This will mean any reviews posted prior to July 2022 may refer to the previous Retinol Serum formulation (which contained a non sustainable palm source).

Suitable for:

  • All Skin Types All Skin Types


  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Unven Skin Tone & Texture

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average rating 4.4 out of 5
Based on 391 reviews
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391 Reviews
Reviewed by MKM
Verified Buyer
Retinol Serum
Retinol Serum
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons!! The package is convenient but a dropper would be nice for when you’re at the end. I love love that it’s a cream, but I wish it said somewhere what percentage it was or had different levels like The Ordinary. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated which is also amazing! I previously used a TO one and refrigeration is necessary. Although I’m considering going back in order to use the 1% retinol!…but TIL’s is a cream and stored at room temp…hard decision!? Retinol itself is amazing at either brand!! For scarring, it’s helped so so much! Even with scars that aren’t on my face and have nothing to do with acne, it’s made a huge impact! Just don’t over do it on your face!

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Reviewed by Inger L.
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Retinol Serum
Retinol Serum
I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Nice on the skin, smell absolutely foul

I really liked the formula in this. It feels nice on the skin, and very easy to spread out the pea sized amount needed. Started using it once a week, and i haven't noticed any purging etc. that I quickly did with stronger concentrations.

I feel thought that its needed to point out that this product smells absolutely horrible, so don't be like me hand smell it up close before you put it on your face. And this is a nice thing to know if you're smell sensitive. It would probably be nice if The Inkey List thought about doing something about the smell -- it is the only reason i give 4 stars instead of 5!

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Reviewed by Anna D.
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Retinol Serum
Retinol Serum
I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Skin Type
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Texture
  • Blackheads
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

great product

This product is really great. Just start with aplication 1 or 2 times a week. My skin is really sensitive and when I used it daily, it made my skin really irritated.

And I am not that much fond of the smell.

Feel / Texture
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Rated 4 out of 5
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