(12 customer reviews)



Night Cream. Fine lines & wrinkles.

The SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 is a refining night cream enriched with 0.3% pure retinol. All SkinCeuticals retinol products help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. Retinol 0.3 contains 0.3% pure retinol. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 can be used either as a corrective treatment on its own, or to accelerate the effects of additional corrective products or treatments.

Size: 30 ml

Not to be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding or planning on falling pregnant!

We are expecting Retinol 0.3 to arrive from SkinCeuticals USA in September. If necessary please contact our skincare therapists on live chat to find a suitable alternative in the meantime.

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Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.

How to use

How to use

Apply a pea sized amount to the face and neck after cleansing and before applying any other night creams and/or serums. It is recommended to wait 30 minutes before applying any other ingredient to the skin after SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 application. It is recommended to introduce the retinol slowly to ones skincare regime: once a week for 4 weeks, twice a week for 4 weeks, then 3 times a week.

Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

Retinol 0.3 has one of the highest concentrations of pure retinol available in skincare products and is enhanced with the latest stabilization and delivery technologies. An innovative system captures and stabilizes retinol without enclosing it to help ensure the full dosage is slowly and evenly released.

A unique delivery system based on the skin’s natural lipid structure helps carry high concentrations of retinol to the target site in the skin.


  • Research has clearly shown that retinol is less irritating than retinoic acid and more suitable for topical application.


  • A potent anti-irritant, derived from the chamomile plant that helps soothe and calm skin.


  1. Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  2. Reduces visible age spots
  3. Minimizes pore size, to refine skin texture
  4. Corrects blemishes associated with problematic skin
  5. Compresses the stratum corneum
  6. Thickens the dermis (through collagen synthesis).

Designed for efficacy and stability, SkinCeuticals’ Retinol is formulated with high concentrations of pure retinol and enhanced with stabilisation and delivery technologies to help ensure effective absorption

Innovation 1

Unlike products that use traditional encapsulation technology, our innovative delivery system captures and stabilises Retinol

Innovation 2

‘SkinCeuticals’ Retinol products contain an innovative delivery system based on the skin’s lipid structure to help ensure absorption


  • Tolerance from person to person varies
  • Photosensitizing: increased sensitivity to the sun
  • Accutane users (wait 6-12 months after stopping use of Accutane)
  • Pregnant or lactating
  • Discontinue use for at least 5 days before peels or laser treatments
  • Overuse may result in red or excessively flaking skin.
Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

0.3% Retinol / Bisabolol

Full ingredient list:

Aqua / Water / Eau, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol Denat., Dipropylene Glycol, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Citrate, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Dimethiconol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, BHT, Propyl Gallate.

Reviews (12)

12 reviews for SKINCEUTICALS Retinol 0.3

  1. Deidre (verified owner)

    This product is great on my skin, doesn’t burn or dry out. It is very light and a good beginner Retinol.

  2. Semakaleng (verified owner)

    I got the retinol as a sample 1st then I definitely had to buy it my skin was purging got a little bit frustrated but now after 4weeks of using the vitamin a my skin is starting to glow. I’ll buy it again…

  3. Mandisha (verified owner)

    Its been just over 2 months using this product and I’m all praise.
    Great results seen with each use.
    Slight peeling with almost every use but completely manageable.

  4. Mandisha (verified owner)

    Holy grail product 😀 almost a month using this and would definitely repurchase
    Use this 2-3 times a week and results are definitely noticeable. Dont despair if your skin actually looks worse before looking better .. give it some time and the results will show. Definitely worth the patience.

  5. Sameera (verified owner)

    First time using retinol and love this product! Using it three times a week and seeing some pretty good results

  6. Mandisha (verified owner)

    Gentle product especially for sensitive skin users..slight peeling. Been using this twice a week.
    Skin does feel smooth.. acne marks have lightened slightly.
    Just waiting to see the long term effects.

  7. Ayesha (verified owner)

    As I am nearing my 40’s I searched long and hard for a recommended retinol product . I had tried one or two other and had a very strong reaction to them so I was looking for something gentle yet effective. So far this product has delivered 100% on it’s promises. I have not had any sensitivity, peeling or redness and I love how easy it is to apply. The texture of the product is smooth and refreshing and once applied absorbs quickly into the skin. Have seen a noticeable difference in the plumpness of my skin. Love it!

  8. Megan Van Wyk (verified owner)

    First-time Retinol user and can’t believe I haven’t started using this earlier! My skin is absolutely adoring this product since the first use, and I haven’t experienced any bad reactions or irritation. Usually I struggle with some break-outs every now and then, but since I started incorporating this into my skin regime, my skin is clear and plump – the kind that does not even require foundation. Would definitely recommend and also repurchase in the future!

  9. Meliska Du Plessis (verified owner)

    Love love LOVE this product! First time using a retinol and it has been such a revelation in terms of my skincare regime. Have been using it every night for 6 weeks, had 4 weeks of dryness and flaking and two weeks of dewy, glowing skin. Won’t go without it ever again.

  10. catherine

    Great product for a retinol, I have been using it for about three months and have seen great results

    • Dr Alek Nikolic

      Hi Catherine I would consider moving over to a slightly higher strength especially if your skin is not reacting with any side effects. Also please check: Which Strength of Retinol Do I Need?

  11. Alek Nikolic

    One of the best Vitamin A products out there

  12. sam101

    Great product that diminishes the chances of a skin reaction. Love the once or twice a week application

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