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A Retinol Sandwich

A Retinol Sandwich

Retinol is recognised as the gold standard in anti-ageing ingredients. It is the most researched ingredient. Thanks to the myriad anti-ageing benefits of retinol, there are loads of products containing the powerful ingredient on the market, including serums, creams, eye masks and even drops. The kind of retinol you use comes down to your skin type and personal preference, but regardless of the format, moisturising is essential to offset its potential drying effects. To really combat irritation and flaking, you might also want to try something called a “retinol sandwich”. 

What Is a Retinol Sandwich?

A retinol sandwich simply entails layering retinol between two applications of a non-active moisturiser.  To do it, apply moisturiser to damp, cleansed skin. Next, use your retinol product as directed on the package, remember a small amount goes a long way, avoiding sensitive areas like the eyelids and corners of the mouth. Then complete your “sandwich” by adding another generous layer of moisturiser on top. This second layer of moisturiser can either be the same formula you used for the first or a thicker one, depending on how much hydration you need.

Who Should Use a Retinol Sandwich?

People with any skin type can try this regimen, but it’s especially helpful for those with sensitive or dry skin. It could also be helpful for oily skin in the winter to prevent irritation, and even combination skin can benefit because areas that are drier can prevent breakouts.

How to Create the Perfect Retinol Sandwich

After cleansing the skin in the evening, we recommend applying a lightweight moisturiser with ceramides, like the Triple Lipid by SkinCeuticals. And whenever you use a retinol, make sure to apply, and reapply, a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day because the ingredient can make skin more sensitive to UV damage.  

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 - 48ml

SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 - 48ml

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March 27, 2024

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