Discover what is retinol and why you should be using it in your skincare routine for flawless looking skin.

Retinol is a well-known and well-loved skincare ingredient found in super serums, magic moisturisers and more.

This high-performance ingredient is a must-have in your morning and evening skincare routine and is found in 2 of Charlotte’s most iconic skincare secrets.

Discover the benefits of retinol, what it is and why you should use it!


What is Retinol?

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, which can help to reduce the appearance of existing skin damage that happens naturally as we age, such as sun damage. It can also help to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which are other well-known signs of ageing skin.

So, if you want your skincare routine to promote a more youthful-looking complexion, retinol is a fantastic ingredient to look out for in your chosen products!

When Should You Use Retinol on Your Skin?

Due to the benefits retinol can have on your skin, it works well for mature skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, it is also great for those with younger skin, as retinol can help to prevent the appearance of signs of skin aging!

It’s a great ingredient to use at night-time so that your skin can get all the benefits of retinol whilst you sleep.

What Products Have Retinol In?

Magic Night Cream

Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream is a luxurious moisturiser that, with the help of the Time Released Retinol, helps to create firmer, smoother and more supple looking skin. Massage this fabulous formula into your face and neck before bed to wake up to gorgeously dewy, youthful looking skin.

Magic Night Cream Still Life

Magic Eye Rescue Still Life

Magic Eye Rescue

The skin around your delicate eye area requires a little extra attention, so Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue cream is the perfect formula infused with Time Released Retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles over time. Dot around your eye area and tap in to help absorb into your skin before your Charlotte’s Magic Cream every morning, and Magic Night Cream every night!


For personalised, 1-2-1 skincare advice, book a FREE VIRTUAL SKINCARE CONSULTATION on CharlotteTilbury.com! During your Research-Powered Glowing Skin Solutions consultation, your trained-by-Charlotte beauty EXPERT will answer any skincare questions you have and recommend products, ingredients and a routine to make your skin wishes come TRUE!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.