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Medik8 Retinol 3 TR Review

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Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Oily Skin, Redness, Uneven Skin, Wrinkles
medik8 retinol 3 tr
June 11, 2014 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 0 Comments
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An effective yet gentle retinol serum that works well even on sensitive skin


Feels great from the very first application


Dropper applicator is difficult to use

by Kim

After just over four weeks of using my sample of the Medik8 Retinol 3 TR ($55), I can say without reserve that I love it! I am 54 and have been using a vitamin C serum in the mornings along with moisturizer and lots of sunscreen. I talked with my dermatologist who said that the Number 1, 2 and 3 things we can do to protect our skin from aging is to use sunscreen (and then a retinol product).

I tried a prescription retinol cream many years ago but stopped, as it made my sensitive skin red. I hadn’t tried a retinol serum until I had the chance to try the Medik8 Retinol 3 TR. I was very excited to give it a whirl!

It felt great from the very first application. It was very easy to put on, my skin felt smooth and I didn’t have any redness or irritation. I have been using it at night with Mad Hippie Eye Cream ($24.99) and then a moisturizer.

What I have noticed mostly is that since the first application, my skin has been much less flaky. Somehow, it is gently exfoliating and making my skin smoother. I also noticed that my skin tone was brighter and more even from the first few days on. I haven’t noticed an improvement in fine lines yet, but they surely haven’t gotten worse.

The only difficulty I had was with the dropper. The instructions say that the dropper is shaped so that the serum can be applied directly on your face. I tried that the first couple of days, and I guess it was my own clumsiness — it just ran down my face, and I wasted product having to reapply it. More graceful people than I may have better luck! Fortunately the instructions also say that you can put drops on your finger and apply it that way, and that’s what I have been doing.

I would highly recommend this serum, especially for people like me who have sensitive skin. I will continue to use it — I’m a convert!

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