Which Retinol Percentage is Right For Me?

La Clinica’s Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils comes in 4 strengths to ensure everybody and all skin types can reap the benefits of this magical skincare ingredient. Find out which percentage works best for you:


Why Use Retinol?

There is no denying that retinol is the crème de la crème of retail skincare ingredients to deliver a long list of positive benefits for your skin:

  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps prevent breakouts
  • Plumps skin
  • Assist in collagen production
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Leaves skin bright and glowy
  • Boosts the effects of hydroxy acid peels 


What makes the Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils special? We’ve taken a potent ingredient but delivered in a base of skin-loving squalane and fast-absorbing, lightweight plant oils of Jojoba Oil and Grapeseed Oil, skin is soothed with Defensil Plus, Sunflower Oil Unsaponifiables, Chamomile and Calendula Extract.

Even better - you choose the strength, no hidden surprises here!


How to Choose Which Retinol Percentage is Right For Me?

Retinol Beginners or sensitive skin

If you have never used retinol or vitamin A before or know you have sensitive or reactive skin then start with our lowest strength Retinol Oil of 0.2%. Even with a low strength, you’ll notice results! Be sure to read up about how to introduce retinol into your routine and 5 rookie mistakes to avoid.

Shop the 0.2% Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils


Keep reading: 4 Best Retinol Products for Sensitive Skin

Retinol Intermediates

Used retinol / vitamin A before and know your skin can tolerate it, then either of our intermediate strengths will be suitable for you. Pair with any of our skin barrier support products to avoid any dryness or irritation and see the best results. Read 9 Best Ingredients for your Skin Barrier to find out which ingredients to look out for when creating your retinol routine.

Shop the 0.5% Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils

Shop the 0.75% Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils


Retinol Pros or resilient skin

Seasoned retinol users go for our highest strength option with the 1% Retinol Oil. Ideal for stubborn skin concerns, like deep wrinkles and uneven skin tone. 

Shop the 1% Essentials Pure Retinol in Luxurious Plant Oils


Choose the right retinol percentage for your skin's needs

Now that you know which strength retinol is best for you, its time to sit back and enjoy the results of brighter, more even, healthier-looking skin. Be sure to wear sunscreen SPF50+ every day to protect your skin investment!


Keep Reading: Everything you need to know about Retinol and how to use it 

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