Sound the klaxons because this new serum is an anti-ageing wonder.
Anyone who has delved at all into the world of skincare will have been hit with the world retinol.
The vitamin A derivative has developed a reputation as a wonder ingredient for its ability to slow down skincare ageing and tackle wrinkles and fine lines.
Along with sunscreen (for sun protection), hyaluronic acid (for moisture and hydration) and vitamin C (for brightening), the ingredient has become a must-have among staple skincare routines all over the world.
“Retinols are probably the most evidence-based treatment to reduce the visible signs of ageing caused by UV exposure,” says Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall. “Retinols reduce wrinkles, increase collagen, treat active acne and reduce scarring and unwanted pigmentation”.
However, the issue with retinol arises with the strength of the ingredient.
With most serums containing potent concentrations of the ingredient, which works by aiding skin cell turnover, many formulas leave sensitive skin red, burning and irritated.
But skincare giant La Roche-Posay’s newest serum is here to change the narrative.
La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 Serum: What makes it different
The brand’s Retinol B3 Serum Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate is said to correct signs of ageing, including deep wrinkles and uneven complexion – and it’s suitable for sensitive skin.
The clever formula 0.1 per cent retinol combined with slow release retinol palmitate to target ageing, while its addition of 10 per cent glycerin retains water in the skin keeping it hydrated and the 2 per cent vitamin B3 (or niacinamide for the skincare buffs) reduces irritation and restores the skin barrier.
‘The innovation behind the serum is the combination of a highly effective, dermatological molecule (retinol) with regenerating ingredients that also ensure the product is gentle on the skin to minimize the risk of side effects,’ explains the brand.
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The first retinol serum from LRP to fight the visible signs of aging with a unique formulation for sensitive skin.
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Studies have shown that 82 per cent found that their skin looked younger while 96 vouched for the fact that the product leads to softer skin and 90 per cent said that their skin was more refined.
For anyone with sensitive skin, this serum is well worth adding to your shelf.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).
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