10 Best Retinol Serums That Will Keep You Looking Fresh

For a youthful glow

It’s no secret that retinol is a wonderful skincare ingredient. This form of vitamin A can unclog pores and prevent acne formation, but it’s most revered for its ability to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production — delivering supple skin and a youthful glow. Want to add this superb skincare product to your routine? Here are the 10 best retinol serums you can buy in Singapore, from drugstore finds to luxe picks.

Pixi Collagen & Retinol Serum

If you’re just starting out on your retinol journey and looking for something affordable to see how your skin would react to retinol, Pixi Collagen & Retinol Serum (SGD41) is a great choice. This budget-friendly retinol serum penetrates deep into your skin to promote elasticity and radiance.

Olay Regenerist Retinol24 Serum

Olay Regenerist RETINOL24 (SGD43.90) is a fragrance-free night serum that works hard while you rest. It features a balanced blend of powerful retinol to keep signs of ageing at bay and gentle niacinamide which strengthens the skin barrier and makes sure that it will stay moistured.

Lixirskin Night Switch Retinol 1% Serum

Do you need something extra strong to get rid of blackheads and fine lines? Try the Lixirskin Night Switch Retinol 1% Serum (SGD63). This pick is perfect for those who have already been using retinol for quite some time and are looking for a formula that will level up the dosage. To avoid drying out the skin, you need to mix only one pump of this serum (already covers both face and neck area) with the Lixirskin Universal Emulsion.

L'OREAL Revitalift Pro-Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Created by leading beauty brand L'OREAL, the Revitalift Pro-Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum (SGD68) promises to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines in just a month of regular daily use. The lightweight formula targets eight “key facial zones” for an efficient yet gentle anti-ageing treatment.

La Roche-Posay ​​Redermic Retinol B3 Serum

On the hunt for a minimalistic, hypoallergenic retinol serum formula? Go for the La Roche-Posay ​​Redermic Retinol B3 Serum (SGD79.90). Boasting the brand’s award-winning Redermic R formula which has 0.3% retinol, this powerful skincare product is clinically tested for its anti-wrinkle prowess and is proven to combat wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark spots and more.

Derma Lab AgeDefy Double Power Retinol Concentrate 5D Retinol Treatment

A proudly locally made skincare product, Derma Lab’s AgeDefy Double Power Retinol Concentrate 5D Retinol Treatment (SGD79.90) is formulated with a fast-acting Vitamin A derivative that diminishes fine lines while addressing other skincare concerns at the same time such as rough skin texture and dryness. It’s also very gentle and can be used morning (follow with sunscreen) and night.

Alpha-H Skincare Vitamin A Serum with 0.5% Retinol

Always getting dry, peeling skin after using retinol? Alpha-H Skincare Vitamin A Serum with 0.5% Retinol (SGD92) may just be the formula that you’re looking for. This very gentle anti-ageing serum is packed with antioxidant-rich oils including jojoba, macadamia and sweet almond to ensure that your skin stays hydrated while it works on stimulating skin turnover. It’s best for those who are keen on progressive resurfacing that will slowly but surely deliver great results without any irritation.

PETER THOMAS ROTH Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum

PETER THOMAS ROTH Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum (SGD115) is a multitasking skincare product that will save you time. Not only does it have encapsulated retinol (meaning it releases the active ingredient over time to prevent irritation), but it also has vitamins C and E to support the skin’s renewal process. No more applying layers of serums; with this one, you’ll have a radiant and healthy complexion with just a few pumps of the same product.

Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum

Even though Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum (SGD130) is a newcomer in the skincare market, it’s already received rave reviews for its precise lightweight formula that’s strong enough to diminish fine lines and wrinkles but not too much that it would cause discomforts such as redness, dryness and peeling. It also contains peptides and ceramides to further strengthen the skin.

Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum

Clinique Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum (SGD152) is a no-nonsense retinol product. This concentrated formula targets wrinkles and fine lines swiftly with its peptide-rich blend, CL1870 Laser Focus Complex™, and is made even more potent with retinoid and hyaluronic acid. With regular use, expect skin that’s plump and bright.


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