ret·​i·​nol | \ ˈre-tə-ˌnȯl How to pronounce retinol (audio) , -ˌnōl\

Definition of retinol

: the chief and typical vitamin A C20H29OH that is a highly unsaturated alicyclic alcohol used in various forms in medicine and nutrition

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However, Soko Glam's website gets a little more specific, saying that a toner or essence that doesn't contain AHA, BHA, retinol, or its own vitamin C is the best choice. Marci Robin, Allure, "Neogen’s New Real Vita C Powder Lemon Has a 2,000-Person Waitlist," 21 Apr. 2019 Jow recommends avoiding any products that might further irritate the thin eyebrow skin, such as retinoids and retinols. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What is Eyebrow Tinting, Anyway?," 1 Feb. 2019 As a refresher, most wrinkle creams are filled with your classic retinol or tretinoin, two of the strongest (and potentially irritating) topical retinoids. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Excellent Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 10 Oct. 2018 And for under eyes that look anything-but-rested, slip on KNC's retinol infused starry patches or apply Clarins' new creamy overnight elixir at bed time. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "10 Face Masks for Happier Skin Right Now," 28 Sep. 2018 The problem is, retinol can be irritating when applied straight to the lips (so keep your prescription-strength cream off your mouth for the time being). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Anti-Aging Guide for Lips," 6 Nov. 2018 Collagen naturally breaks down over time, but certain ingredients, such as retinol and peptides (including Matrixyl), can stimulate new collagen production. Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 Henriksen is a fan of the oil, too, and uses it in his anti-aging line, Transform Plus, which also includes bakuchiol, a botanical retinol alternative, and lemon extract. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "How To Spice Up Your Skincare Routine," 18 Jan. 2019 The best results for most retinol regimens are seen after six weeks of use. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Drunk Elephant's Vegan Retinol Doesn't Irritate My Sensitive Skin," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of retinol

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retinol

retin- + -ol entry 1; from its being the source of retinal

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ret·​i·​nol | \ ˈret-ᵊn-ˌȯl How to pronounce retinol (audio) , -ˌōl How to pronounce retinol (audio) \

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