This Serum Has Three Forms of Wrinkle-Reversing Retinol — and People Are Seeing Results in a Week

Bonus: Even those with sensitive skin swear by it.

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This Serum Has Three Forms of Wrinkle-Reversing Retinol
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I've come across some wild ingredient lists within the skincare realm, but a serum containing three types of retinol is particularly intriguing. Retin-based products bring some of the most beneficial anti-aging results to mature skin — this article offers an explanation on the difference between retinoids, retinol, and retin-A, — so naturally, I began to investigate the Dermelect Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum.

Beyond including the most popular form of vitamin A retinol, the Trifecta Serum makes use of retinol palmitate and retinyl acetate, two kinds of retinol esters (a lower concentration of retinol) that tend to be less harsh and irritating on sensitive complexions. All three work in tandem to rejuvenate aging skin for a more youthful appearance: The classic retinol ingredient instantly penetrates the surface to minimize fine lines, tackle rough patches of skin, and even out skin tone; retinol palmitate, a combination of retinol and palmitic acid, delivers high levels of antioxidants to the skin; lastly, retinyl acetate stimulates collagen production and clears out large pores.

Dermelect Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum

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Applying one form of retinol on a regular basis may seem daunting enough, leading many to seek out other anti-aging alternatives. But that's where a formula with varying types of retinol can make a difference in irritation levels. As New York-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Shari Marchbein, previously told InStyle, "Although the most common side effect of retinoids is dryness and irritation of the skin, which tends to last four to six weeks, there are over-the-counter as well as cosmeceutical strength retinoids (retinol and retinal palmitate) that cause very little dryness or peeling and can still be effective."

And according to Dermelect shoppers, this serum is anything but troublesome; one reviewer wrote that they were "thrilled to finally have a retinol product that's gentle," claiming the serum leaves their face as smooth as "velvet." In addition to feeling lightweight on the skin (some even use it as a primer for makeup), shoppers claim it has lightened scars across the face and body, completely erased their cystic acne, and made notable differences on fine lines within the span of a week — it works so well, one person said they would even "bathe in it if they could."

Another user raved about how easily the age-reversing serum integrated into their routine: "I've now been using this for about six to seven weeks, and can honestly say this is a 'must have' in my routine now," they wrote. "I use a prescription tretinoin, but it's so irritating to my skin that I can only use it twice a week at most, and adding this product on the other nights has bumped up my results! Fine lines are definitely softer, skin is smoother, and overall my skin just looks healthier. This isn't irritating at all, and I love the texture and consistency on my dry skin."

Don't miss out on the effective results the Dermelect Outcrease Retinol Trifecta Serum brings to the table. Hop on the retinol bandwagon and snag a bottle for $39 on the Dermelect website.

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