Looking for a Face Cream with Retinol?
Try this Inexpensive Tip

by Linda Robison

If you’re looking a face cream with retinol AND you’re on a budget, consider using a retinol serum that can be added and layered under your favorite moisturizers. I'll show you some options.

If you’re like me, you probably have a bathroom cabinet filled with face creams and moisturizers, and now you're interested in trying a retinol face cream because you're skin is starting to look dull, aged, or wrinkled.

But the thought of buying yet ANOTHER cream is depressing and expensive. AND, with each passing year, you hear more and more about the benefits of online retinol creams for skin aging.

So what can you do? Try a Retinol Serum booster than can be layered under your favorite face cream or moisturizer. This way, not only can you control how strong or weak your retinol therapy is (depending on your skin type and amount of damage) but don't have to buy another face cream.

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Face cream with retinol - my cheap tip

Make your own natural retinol face cream by adding a few drops of retinol serum to your favorite creams. An added benefit is that you won't have to layer one cream on top of another - which can be uncomfortable during hot, humid summer days.

Recently I purchased this potent retinol booster serum online that can be layered under my favorite moisturizers and face creams - even under sunscreen or just plain makeup foundation. And, it is cheap!

And so far I like results. The serum is not very expensive, and you only need a few drops for your whole face and neck - which makes it lasts for months. 

Plus, I get to utilize all those expensive non-retinol face creams I purchased in the past and still benefit from retinol anti-aging therapy.

I simply apply the retinol serum first to clean dry skin. Then I follow up with my favorite moisturizer or face cream.

Another benefit to making your own retinol face cream

Another advantage to adding retinol serum to your favorite face cream is that you can control what type of cream (clean ingredients) you put on your skin. Just because a face cream contains retinol doesn't mean I like all the other ingredients in that cream. 

I'm very picky about the type of cream I use on my face. In fact, I only use clean organic CBD and anti-oxidant creams on my face. I can't stand face creams that have perfumes, dyes, coloring or preservatives. 

My CBD anti-oxidant cream contains organic avocado, jojoba oils, rosehip, carrot and organic neem oil, to help revive dry, dull skin. And, it's in a soothing base of organic aloe with nourishing vitamins A, B5, C and E plus an organic full-spectrum CBD oil.

If I could afford to, I would use this all over my body because it feels so good!

NOTE: It's best to apply retinol serums at night and make sure to apply a good sunscreen every day while you're on retinol therapy. Retinols can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

What about retinol side-effects?

Another benefit? You won't have to stop using your favorite cream if you experience side effects from the retinol therapy. Simply reduce the amount of retinol serum (cut back to half a dropper) or stop using the retinol serum for a few days until your skin calms down.

Then slowly add the serum back in only a few times a week until your skin can handle it daily.

What are retinol side-effects?

Because retinols help to quickly shed dead skin cells and increase cell turnover, some may experience skin dryness, flaking, redness, or irritation.

While not everyone will experience side effects, they are usually pretty mild when using over-the-counter retinols and only last for a few weeks in the early stages of retinol therapy.

Starting out slowly or taking a break from retinols every few days in the first month usually helps prevent any skin discomfort. And since you're not using a face cream with retinol, you can continue to enjoy your favorite face cream while your skin adjusts to the retinol serum therapy.


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