Everything you need to know about Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum

Retinol just got more user friendly

Retinol just got more user friendly

Ah retinol. Another name for vitamin A, it’s the marmite of the beauty world and possibly one of the most mystifying anti-ageing ingredients out there. Devotees wax lyrical about retinol being the one of the few anti-ageing ingredients actually proven to smooth wrinkles, even skin tone and build fresh skin-firming collagen. Haters give it a bad rap for leaving skin red raw and lizard-like. But what if a retinol product could bridge the gap and be both gentle <and> potent?

Enter Dr Murad’s breakthrough Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, which packs a powerful hit of retinol into a skin-loving formula without irritation or downtime.

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The secret? Three different high-tech delivery systems: a fast-acting retinoid (a stronger form of vitamin A than retinol) accelerates results by quickly boosting cell renewal. Secondly, tiny spheres containing retinol slowly melt onto the skin and deliver a sustained supply at low doses. Then, finally, a soy-based retinol booster steps in, which improves the skin’s absorption of molecules such as retinol and peptides. Throw in hydrating hyaluronic acid, which attracts moisture to the skin’s surface to ‘fill in’ fine lines, and Himalayan swertia flower extract to improve elasticity and it’s basically magic.

Shop Dr Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum, £65, here: www.murad.co.uk. Also available from leading spas and salons nationwide plus selected John Lewis, House of Fraser and Debenhams department stores.

Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton has been a beauty editor for over 10 years, writing and editing beauty copy and testing over 10,000 products. She has previously worked for magazines like Marie Claire, Stylist, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography and catwalk trends.