I’ve lined up the 3 best cruelty free retinols, just for you! As you may or may not know, retinol is widely celebrated for its anti-aging effects. This is because it increases the turnover of your skin cells, stimulating collagen production and increasing skin elasticity.
This simple and powerful ingredient can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, evens skin tone, fade dark spots from acne scaring and hyperpigmentation and it even has a history of helping clear acne breakouts.
If you’re in your mid-twenties or older, this is a must-have step in your skincare regimen. Start with a once a week application at night and be sure to wear SPF during the day!
Below are the 3 best cruelty free retinols I have tried and loved, and I think you will too.
BANISH Retinol + Ceramide Serum
Banish Retinol + Ceramide Serum helps to resurface the skin without any dryness or irritation. Its a super gentle and milky, water-based serum that soaks into your skin with zero residue or pilling. I highly recommend this retinol for anyone who suffers from acne and/or sensitive skin.
The botanical ceramides in this serum help keep moisture in the skin and support a healthy skin barrier too. The ingredients are 98% naturally derived and free from of artificial fragrances or dyes. The formula is Cruelty Free but is considered non-vegan due to the propolis extract in it that is produced by bees.
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Trinny London Overnight Clarity Retinal/Niacinamide Serum
Trinny London Overnight Clarity Serum is a highly active serum that is frankly more like a lotion than a serum, in my opinion. It has a bright yellow color due to high concentration of active retinol, so just be sure to let it soak into your skin for a few minutes before you head to bed, to avoid any color transfer to your sheets and pillowcases.
This retinol was also designed for people with breakouts, congested skin and the beginnings of fine lines. The niacinamide works to help break the cycle of acne prone skin, by reducing any excess oils. Its also been clinically proven to visibly even skin tone and smooth fine lines.
Trinny London Skincare products are also cruelty free and refillable!
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Naturally Serious Sleepover Retin-oil
Naturally Serious Sleepover Retin-oil was made for all skin types and is powered by a custom-blended 2% Vegan Retinol. This overnight treatment also includes Sunflower, Soybean, Chia and Rosehip Oils that leave your skin feeling nourished and hydrated.
It also contains Naturally Serious’ patented Anti-Pollution Blend of 6 anti-oxidants (pomegranate, goji berry, grape seed, green tea, red tea and white tea), that have been clinically tested to help combat visible signs of damage from environmental aggressors.
It’s cruelty free, vegan and made without Parabens, Phthalates, Preservatives, PEG, Formaldehyde, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Silicones, Drying Alcohols, Artificial Colors and Artificial Fragrances.
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What are you waiting for? Its time to get your hands on at least 1 of the 3 Best Cruelty-Free Retinols out there. Clear, smooth skin is just a few drops away!
If you like cruelty free skin care you’ll love everything from Banish too!
Until next time…