Our Rating: 3 stars

Reviewed by Mary

I have been using Skinfinite Platinum PM Cream 1% Retinol ($79 in the TIA shop) for over one month now. The product claims that their retinol is entrapped in molecular microsponges that enhances skin penetration in a time-release delivery system.

Normal and sensitive skins should start out slowly with this product, using it only one to three times a week. I, however, jumped right in and began using it daily and by the fourth day I had very irritated skin! I cut back to using it twice a week.

One of the pros of the Platinum PM Cream is its creamy consistency, which makes it easy to apply. It does contain shea butter. On the other hand, it contains dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer along with several other ingredients such as copolymer and carbomer that I am not familiar with. After using this cream for over a month my skin appears a little brighter, but as with all retinols it takes about six months to see any significant results. Personally, I would rather use a retinol product that did not contain so many additional ingredients, particularly the "cones."

Ingredients: aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglyceride, cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, allyl methacrylate crosspolymer, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), polysorbate 60, stearyl alcohol, cyclohexasiloxane, retinol, sodium hyaluronate, dimethicone, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, cordyceps sinensis extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, trametes (coriolus) versicolor (mushroom) extract, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, beta glucan, ceramide 2, polysorbate 20, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, butylenes glycol, peg-60 almond glycerides, nordihydroguaiaretic acid, oleanolic acid, glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer, carbomer, triethanolamine, bht, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol.