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If you're a 'two birds, one stone' kind of girl, retinol is for you and here at Skin Republic we've created the skincare must-haves you need.

Acne? Retinol. Aging? Retinol. Breakup? Retinol. Bad day? Retinol. Yep it’s true one-size-fits-all skincare ingredient. From teenage acne prone skin to mature aging skin, retinol helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles AND encourages skin cell turnover, helping to smooth the skin and reduce acne scarring. Even though retinol has long been hailed a skincare superhero ingredient, there are still a few popular myths that need debunking.

Myth 1: Retinol can’t be used around the eyes

It's a common misperception that retinol can't be used under the eyes. However, this super star ingredient can and should be used everywhere - especially under the eyes, where we often see the first signs of aging. The Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patches are designed to closely fit the delicate under eye area, allowing for an intense and targeted treatment. Retinol also works wonders at reducing dark circles and discolouration under the eyes.

Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Under Eye Patches

Our top tip? Pop these on before a night out for makeup that lasts all night long. 

Myth 2: Retinol is only suitable for older skin

The anti-aging benefits of retinol are well known. It has been proven to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and pigmentation and to smooth the skin. However, retinol is also very effective at reducing breakouts, dissolving blackheads and reducing the appearance of acne scarring. This makes it ideal for both young and mature skin. The Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Face Maskis super-soothing and provides a continuous and concentrated dose of retinol right where you need it most.

Skin Republic Retinol Hydrogel Mask

Myth 3: I can’t combine Retinol with other skincare products

The Skin Republic Retinol formulation is gentle enough to use with your current skincare regime. To enhance the function of Retinol, pair with our Brightening Vitamin C Face Mask Sheet. Vitamin C, an antioxidant that defends the skin against environmental stressors, helps to stabilise retinol and extend its effectiveness.