Retinol Complex 0.5

Renews skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines. Appropriate for all skin types pre-conditioned by using Retinol Complex 0.25 or another retinoid product.

CAUTION: Women should not use Retinol Complex if they are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant.

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Key Benefits of Retinol Complex 0.5

  • Enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency.
  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles.
  • Enhances skin tone and texture.
  • Encapsulated with PhytoShield™ Complex, an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation.


When using a Retinol it is important to start low and go slow in order to build skin tolerance to the product. For the first week use a single pump at night for only 2 times per week. Increase it to 3 times per week for the second week. Use it every other day for the following 2 weeks, and work up to daily use thereafter. When using with other SkinMedica products, order of usage is Cleanse, Tone, Lumivive, TNS serum, Lytera, Vitamin C+E (AM), Retinol(PM), Hydrator, Sun Protect.

Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant. Mild redness, peeling and irritation are expected when using this product. Use a daily sun protection with SPF 30 or higher and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following discontinuation. If excessive redness and irritation occurs please stop use and contact your doctor.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Niacinamide, Polyacrylate-13, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Retinol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Ceramide 3, Bisabolol, Phytosterols, Squalene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Cera), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Dicaprylyl Ether, Lauryl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Dextran, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin