What’s The Perfect Retinol Serum For You?

Let's explore with our faves of 2021


Kaila R.
ByKaila R.

Why are Retinoids important? They help reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin color. Overall, it's an A+ addition to your skincare regime, but we know finding the perfect retinoid can be difficult— so here are some of our Influenster member's faves: 


Naturium 2.5% Retinol Serum

This advanced serum is formulated with photostable, a plant-derived retinol alternative, that helps improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, and uneven tone while also promoting overall radiance.



Paula's Choice 0.3% Retinol + 2% Bakuchiol Treatment Serum

This anti-aging powerhouse uses triple-action retinol, bakuchiol, and peptides to support collagen-depleted skin, target fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores, and loss of firmness. The moderate-strength retinol works with firming peptides to deliver multi-level repair and restore skin.

Shani Darden Skin Care Retinol Reform

It’s a splurge, but it’s so worth it! This cult-favorite retinol and lactic acid serum helps improve the look of lines and wrinkles, along with dark spots and blemishes for visibly glowing, youthful-looking skin.



BIOSSANCE Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

This lightweight, effective serum features bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative that offers retinol-like results. This powerful serum diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while evening skin tone and reducing visible discoloration. We love this product so much, that we included it in a past VoxBox



Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask

The best beauty sleep! This potent yet gentle overnight treatment mask is formulated with avocado, encapsulated retinol, and PHA to help nourish and calm skin, while controlling blemishes.


What’s your fave Retinol serum? Which one of these would you try? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Kaila R.
Kaila R.
Copywriter at Influenster IG:@kay_renee