Quick Answer: What Is A Good Moisturizer To Use With Retinol?

Should you use a moisturizer after retinol?

Pairing retinol with a simple moisturizer (think Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion) makes for a perfect combo if dryness and irritation are your big retinol woes..

How long should you wait to apply moisturizer after retinol?

20 minutesWait for at least 20 minutes for your skin to fully absorb the tretinoin gel or cream before applying moisturizer or any other skincare products.

What should you not use retinol with?

Don’t Mix: Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, and AHA/BHA acids. AHA and BHA acids are exfoliating, which can dry out skin and cause further irritation if your skincare routine already includes retinol. As for benzoyl peroxide and retinol, they cancel each other out.

Which moisturizer has the most retinol?

Here are the best retinol creams and moisturizers you can buy:Best retinol cream overall: Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream.Best drugstore retinol moisturizer: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream.Best high-strength retinol cream: SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Maximum Strength Refining Night Cream.More items…•

What order should I apply retinol?

If it’s a cream or lotion, first apply your lightweight booster, essence, treatment, or fluid serum products, and finish with the retinol cream. If you’re using a rich creamy moisturizer as well, apply that last.

What should I apply after retinol?

The best product you can use in conjunction with retinol, according to Dr. Zeichner, is a moisturizer, which can help hydrate skin and reduce the risk of irritation from retinol. “Some people even prefer to mix their retinol with a moisturizing cream to dilute it out,” he says.