SkinMedica Retinol Complex 0.5


A retinol-based, night lotion formulated for retinol users. Retinol Complex 0.5 enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency. It also diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles. Appropriate for all skin types pre-conditioned by using Retinol Complex 0.25 or another retinoid product.

SkinMedica’s Age Defense Retinol Complex 0.5 enhances the skin’s texture to promote a brighter, more youthful complexion. Formulated for skin tolerant to retinol treatments, it stimulates collagen production and enhances faster cell renewal to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Algae extract ensures skin is soft, hydrated and protected against free-radical damage.

  • Enhances skin tone, texture, and resiliency
  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Encapsulated with PhytoShield Complex, an antioxidant complex, enhancing skin texture and minimizing irritation

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At A Glance

• Moisturizers: Night Cream
• Ideal for these Concerns: Aging Skin, Free Radical Damage, Hyperpigmentation, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness
• Ideal for these Skin Types: Sensitive Skin, Mature Skin, Acne-Prone Skin, Normal Skin, Combination Skin, Dry Skin, Oily Skin
• Preferences: Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Phthalate-Free, Clean
• Key Ingredient(s): Retinol, Herbal Extracts, Ceramides, Niacinamide, Squalane Oil, Peptides, Vitamin A, Essential Oils, Vitamin E, Antioxidants
• Application Area: Decollete, Neck, Face

Key Ingredients

• Retinol: smooths and refines skin's texture and enhances radiance 
• PhytoShield™ Complex: an antioxidant complex, enhances skin texture and minimizes irritation

How to Use

Apply a single pump to face in the evening. If you have never used a retinol product before, begin by limiting use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to each evening or as tolerated. Mild redness, peeling and irritation is expected when using this product. Use daily sun protection with SPF 20 or higher during use of this product. Avoid getting in eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water.

Customer Reviews

“This was the first retinol and I LOVED it. My skin is not super sensitive so I followed advice and started with the .5 level – alternating nights at first and then eventually shifting into using this every night (after about three weeks). My skin went through the normal retinol adjustment process (flaking etc.) but the end results were WELL worth the wait. I've seen major improvement in my skin texture and discoloration etc. Highly recommend this.” – ★★★★★ Claire, Verified Customer

“I have sensitive, combination skin with hormonal breakouts (even though I’m 40!) This strength doesn’t bother my skin and if I use it nightly keeps breakouts away. This is one product I cannot go without!” – ★★★★★ Maia, Verified Customer

“Absolute favorite product. I have been using Age Defense Complex 0.5 by SkinMedica for years. My facial skin has never looked better! Every where I go, people compliment me on how beautiful my face looks! It’s texture is so much better now & my face shines so beautifully! In the beginning, your skin will peel until your skin gets use to the retinol. If you continue to use it everyday or every other day, the peeling with eventually stop. Don’t stop using it! Give it enough time to work for your skin! I couldn’t be happier with this product!”- ★★★★★ Ruth, Verified Customer