If there's one product that's the gold standard in anything beauty, it's retinol – so we found the 10 best retinol creams in India. When your skin starts losing its natural lustre in your 30s, it's time to incorporate this magic ingredient in your anti-ageing skincare regimen. A form of Vitamin A, retinol delivers multiple benefits all it once – it speeds cell turnover for glowing skin, evens blotchy patches and improves collagen synthesis to minimise fine lines, wrinkles and pores. The price? A short-lived adjustment period with some flaking and dryness, that you can tackle by starting out slow & easy, and by using a good moisturizer (although you won't need one with most of our recommendations since they're mild). Ahead, the 10 best retinol creams in India for forever-flawless skin. Remember - retinol makes your skin sensitive to the sun, so don't forget to use sunscreen.
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10 Best Retinol Creams & Serums in India - Get Young Skin for Life
- The Ordinary Retinol
- Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer With Retinol
- L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Night Cream
- StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E, C & Hyaluronic Acid
- Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment
- Anti Aging Serum Two-Pack - 72% ORGANIC - Vitamin C Serum - Retinol Serum
- Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream
- Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream
- Essence of Arcadia Retinol Moisturizer
- StBotanica Pure Radiance Night Cream
1. The Ordinary Retinol
We recommend the Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane that contains a 2% concentration of an advanced retinoid active complex (Granactive Retinoid) that fights signs of aging without any of the irritation that accompanies retinol. However, if you're looking for pure retinol formulas, start out with The Ordinary Retinol 0.2% in Squalane (Low Strength, Moderate Irritation). Then graduate to Retinol 0.5% in Squalane (Moderate Strength, High Irritation) and finally, Retinol 1% in Squalane (High Strength, Very High Irritation).
- Rs1,620Rs3,581(55% OFF)
- Rs2,100Rs2,847(26% OFF)
2. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer With Retinol
Among the best retinol creams in India and the world enriched with Fast-acting Retinol SA with Glucose Complex, the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer with Retinol should be applied nightly to a cleansed face and neck. Smooth a pearl-sized amount evenly onto your skin, gentle massaging it in until it's fully absorbed. The formula fades stubborn wrinkles (including crow's feet, forehead and cheek wrinkles), improving skin texture and evening skin tone. Alongside, hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps your skin.
- Rs1,220Rs1,295(6% OFF)
3. L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Night Cream
The LÓreal Paris Revitalift Night Cream is the best retinol cream in India from skincare/cosmetic giant LÓreal that packs both quantity and quality at a relatively reasonable price tag. Engineered for all skin types, the formula contains pro-retinal A + dermo-elastyl that help visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Post-use, your skin appears suppler, more lifted and younger. Apply this night to a cleansed and toned face and neck. The hyrdating and quick-absorbing formula feels lightweight and non-greasy, and will not cause any breakouts.
- Rs634Rs845(25% OFF)
- Rs1,299Rs1,400(7% OFF)
4. StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E, C & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum
If you're looking for all-in-one wonder products, check out the StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E, C & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum - 20ml, among the best retinol creams in India that promises to improve fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, skin texture, pigmentation, as well as your skin's hydration levels. The paraben-free, silicone-free, vegan formula contains contains 2.5% retinol (vitamin A), along with vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and botanical extracts that combine to boost collagen product and plump your skin.
- StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E, C & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum - 20ml - Anti Aging/Wrinkle Serum, Skin Whitening SerumRs1,499Rs1,799(17% OFF)
- StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum Anti Wrinkle / Aging Serum(20 ml)Rs1,259Rs1,799(30% OFF)
5. Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment
From the world's best anti-ageing product makers, the Olay Regenerist range is internationally known as one of the best OTC retinol ranges to invest in. Formulated with Pro-Retinol, the Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment promises to fade the appearance of dark spots, discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles, restoring evenness, firmness and lost elasticity. Fast-absorbing and non-greasy, all skin types can use it without fear of drying. Give it 8 weeks to work, and pair with with other products from the same range for best results.
6. Tree Of Life Anti Aging Serum Two-Pack - 72% ORGANIC - Vitamin C Serum - Retinol Serum
If you like trying and testing different skin ingredients, get this anti-ageing two-pack with one vial of retinol serum, and another of Vitamin C. Both help combat fine lines, dark spots, and wrinkles for all ages and skin types. The 72% Organic Retinol Serum, in particular, will help you reveal softer, smoother skin with its anti-wrinkle properties. Use the vitamin C serum daily (morning and evening) and the retinol vial on a nightly basis 2-3 times a week for best results. Users are swearing by the efficacy of this product, if you need any more convincing.
7. Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area
With a 4-star rating by 3,800+ users on Amazon, the Baebody Retinol Moisturizer Cream for Face and Eye Area (1.7 Fl. Oz)is the best retinol cream in India for anyone looking for high-concentration options. The formula contains 2.5% active retinol, hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E that combine to fight uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and plumping your skin. We recommend you use this once your skin is already acclimated to retinol. Use it in combination with an SPF 30+ sunscreen.
8. Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream (Sensitive Skin)
Here's one of the best retinol creams in India formulated especially for sensitive skin - milder strength retinol combined with hyaluronic acid work together to plump fine lines and wrinkles, causing minimal irritation and zero dryness. This RoC formula is applied overnight, when your skin is ready to absorb all the goodness, and gently reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as you sleep. The formula has been proven to improve the look of lines and wrinkles in 8 weeks, with 96% of women with previous sensitivity to retinoids experiencing no redness or irritation after use.
- Rs2,701Rs2,999(10% OFF)
9. Essence of Arcadia Retinol Moisturizer Cream High Strength for Face and Eye Area
Formulated with 2.5% Active Retinol and blended with plant-derived Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Vitamins E & B5, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Glycerin and Shea Butter, the Essence of Arcadia Retinol Cream is one of the best retinol creams in India touting multiple benefits. With daily long-term use, it helps diminish signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots and sun damage by speeding the skin's natural cell turnover process.
10. StBotanica Pure Radiance Night Cream - Intensive Firming, Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening, 50gm (With Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, Collagen)
The StBotanica Pure Radiance Night Cream - Intensive Firming, Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening, 50gm (With Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, Collagen)works all night to give you smoother and younger-looking skin the next day. The formula contains Vitamins C, A (Retinol), E, Green Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Organic Jojoba Cold Pressed Oil and Shea Butter that combine to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce pigmentation, and improve elasticity, while Hyaluronic Acid gives your skin the plumping it needs.
- StBotanica Pure Radiance Night Cream - Intensive Firming, Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening, 50gm (With Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, Collagen)Rs2,249Rs3,999(44% OFF)
- StBotanica Pure Radiance Night Face Cream - Intensive Firming, Anti-Aging & Skin Brightening , (With Vitamin C, Retinol, Hyaluronic acid, Collagen) (50 g)Rs2,499Rs3,499(29% OFF)
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