This Dermatologist-Loved Retinol Is Finally on Sale


From busting blemishes to ironing out fine lines, retinol is a star player in the world of multitasking skin-care ingredients. Naturally, experts are quick to recommend the use of a retinol-spiked topical, but many tend to be a bit harsh on those with sensitized skin. 

One common recommendation among experts for use on sensitive skin: all things Avène, which happens to be 20-percent off through July 15 with code HOWL20. Here’s a guide to which product is best for your skin’s needs. 

Best For: A Gentle Retinol: RetrinAL 0.1 Intensive Cream ($74) 

The original, best-selling retinol alternative from the French brand. Instead of a traditional retinol, this lotion is created with retinaldehyde, which offers similar benefits to the skin without the risk of any redness or irritation. The result: Clearer, firmer, more radiant-looking skin over time.

Best For: An Even Lighter Option: RetrinAL 0.05 Cream ($66)

The little sister to the original RetrinAL, this formula offers a lower concentration of the potent retinaldehyde for those with skin that’s easily stressed. Rest assured, the formula still delivers the same firming, radiance-boosting benefits. 

Best For: A Streamlined Routine: RetrinAL Advanced Correcting Serum ($78)

The latest, and perhaps most innovative, addition to the brand’s retinol lineup, this lightweight, 3-in-1 serum boasts retinol alternative bakuchiol, hydrating hyaluronic acid, and strengthening niacinamide for an all-in-one option that streamlines any skin-care routine without skimping on results. 

Regardless of which skin-booster is right for your personal needs, be sure to take advantage of this rare sale before July 15 with code HOWL20.