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Holy Grail of Skincare – FutureDerm Time Release Retinol

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No matter what kind of skin you have, the best way to keep it looking young and smooth is to exfoliate (and stay out of the sun). Finding the right way to exfoliate can be tricky. You can use a liquid scrub, a physical tool (like a Clarisonic) or a skincare product that contains alpha hydroxy acids or retinol. Retinol works largely by increasing cellular turnover (i.e. exfoliation) and downgrading matrix metalloproteinases (enzymes that degrade collagen – say that five times fast!), which prevents fine lines, reduces acne, fades spots and keeps your skin looking amazing!


FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 is the first retinol treatment of its kind. Retinol 0.5% is cruelty free and clinically proven by research studies (tested on people) published by the American Academy of Dermatology to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 30% within the first two weeks of use.

A holy grail product! I was instantly impressed with how smooth my skin was after using for only a few nights. I didn’t have any redness, irritation or small bumps, which is often the case when I try strong products like this one. My skin looks great, and I owe it to this little bottle!

Retinol 0.5% helps:

  • Fight fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooth mottled or rough skin
  • Aid mild to moderate acne
  • Alleviate the appearance of age spots
  • Maintain and build skin firmness

A concentrated retinol formula, FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 contains 0.5% micro-encapsulated retinol in a lightweight gel formula that is perfect for use together with your other favorite moisturizers. Most retinoid creams are thicker, taking up to 30 minutes to absorb into the skin. FutureDerm’s formula absorbs in under a second, so you don’t have to wait before applying other moisturizers.

The formula is designed to optimize the retinol activation process within the skin. The retinol is also microencapsulated, targeting retinoid receptors in the skin for a full eight hours. This makes FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 perfect for nighttime use.

For best results, apply a pea-sized amount to thoroughly cleansed skin the evening. Carefully avoid the eye area. If you have never used microencapsulated retinol products before, there may be a transitional period. Begin by limiting use to two times per week, and then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated.

You should always wear sunscreen, but especially when you’re using products that contain retinol or AHAs. SPF 30 and above is best.

My Beauty Bunny Jen

Press samples have been provided for review. Opinions are the author’s own. Article may contain affiliate links.

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  1. I received a sample, too, and I also love FutureDerm’s Retinol!
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  2. I agree, this is the bomb.com! Great product!
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  3. I have used it every night since I got it. I love it!
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