I've told you guys before that sometimes I have a hard time seeing results when I'm trying out a new skincare product. Sometimes I just don't know what changes I'm looking for! We would all like to have fewer noticeable wrinkles and fine lines, more even skin tone, smaller pores and less blemishes. But is it happening? Am I seeing what I'm supposed to be seeing?
I've recently been given the opportunity to try out this Retinol Serum from Oz Naturals. I received it at a huge discount or free in exchange for my honest opinion. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.
I believe I've noticed that my skin is clearer and the texture is definitely improved. This is a picture of me without any makeup or filter used. (I do have mascara on, but absolutely no face makeup) My skin still isn't perfect, but it's getting there! I usually have a lot of discoloration and scars that are still left over from having acne for at least 17 years.
This serum is a little thicker than the vitamin C serums I've been trying. It's still definitely a liquid, but it's a little easier for me to control. It has a very light scent, that if I had to guess, might have something to do with the rose hips.
The Oz Naturals Retinol Serum comes with a pump top that actually comes separate inside the box. The pump has worked every time I've used it. . . . . believe me, that is important! If it's difficult and frustrating to get the product into your hand, you might be inclined not to use it.
It did cause my skin to become a little red after a couple days of use, but it wasn't red every day. In truth, I might have used it too often. I was using it morning and night because I thought that was the directions. It says that it's safe to use daily, but it doesn't say to use it morning and night! That was my bad. I was just going about my business the way I did with some other serums. After a little research, it turns out retinol is photosensitive and it breaks down in the presence of sunlight. So, it doesn't do you any good to use it during the day anyway. (ref 1, ref 2)
Even though I used it twice a day, it still only caused that little bit of redness every now and then. Of course, your results might be different. We all have different skin sensitivities. Most websites recommend that you begin any kind of retinol product every other day to build up to once a day.
Retinol can be drying to your skin in the beginning. I did have some small areas of flakiness while I was using it. I was sure to put a moisturizer on every night while I was using it though to help.
If you're going to use a retinol product, it's important to note that you have to use a sunblock, as it makes your skin photosensitive. Plus, I've seen some websites recommend that pregnant and nursing women not use it.
OZ Naturals Retinol Serum also contains:
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
Green Tea Leaf Extract
Each box comes with an expiration date so that you know the potency of it. I read that Retinol products should come in dark bottles with a pump top so that no light or air can be introduced and this one does, so that's good!
This serum is made in the USA and is 99.9 % Natural. They also are never tested on animals.
You can find OZ Naturals retinol serum at Amazon:
Have you ever tried a retinol serum and what were your results? Did you like it?
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