Since Glossier first launched in the UK a few years back it’s fast become one of our instant go-tos for all things beauty, whether that’s gloriously low-key make-up or the skincare products that help give our skin that naturally dewy glow. But up until now there’s been one major product missing from their line-up, and that, dear friends, is retinol.
Hailed as the absolute skin-saviour for anti-ageing, retinol is a retinoid (vitamin A) and works by increasing collagen production as well as cell turnover. It’s adored by beauty editors and gurus alike, and now Glossier has jumped on the bandwagon with their brand new product: Universal Pro-Retinol.
It costs £30 for 35ml, and like many similar products claims to: “Improve the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, pores, dark spots, and uneven tone and texture, all while nourishing skin.” We told you, miracle worker.
Retinol can be potent stuff and is best applied at a low dose before working your way up (to avoid the infamous retinol burn which I can confirm is neither pretty nor particularly fun). Glossier’s bottle comes in at 0.5% which is fairly lightweight and ideal for newbies and those with more sensitive skin.
For best results start by using every other night as the last step in your beauty routine after you’ve cleansed (before any moisturisers, serums or face oils).
You can shop Glossier’s Universal Pro-Retinol online now.