This High Street Retinol Has Been Dubbed ‘Botox In A Bottle’- And It’s Selling Fast

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by Emma Richardson |
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Incorporating retinol into your skincare regime can offer great results given its clinically proven anti-ageing properties - but that's not all it's good for. Apart from fine lines and wrinkles, if you suffer from hyper-pigmentation or acne, a retinol serum might just be what your skincare kit is missing.

Despite the endless list of attributes retinol possesses, a quick Google search will show you that retinol serums don't come cheap – take Augustinus Bader's Retinol Serum, £180, as a prime example. Although it's a skincare superhero in it's own right, paying upward of £100 for cream you'll use once or twice a week may not seem all that justifiable.

Thankfully, high street beauty brands such as No7, L'Oreal and The Ordinary exist, offering high-quality skincare products for much less. No7's latest retinol collection, in particular, has attracted much hype thanks to its affordable prices – it's even been dubbed 'Botox in a bottle.'

The new product that's getting a lot of attention is the Pure Retinol, Vitamin C and SPF 30 Cream Duo, £39.95. It claims to be one-of-a-kind product, considering the fact that it combines three of the most essential skincare ingredients in one product for the first time, meaning you don't have to look far and wide for the perfect morning routine. Just get up, apply, and go.

SHOP: No7's Retinol Collection

This one-of-a-kind product is the UK's first moisturiser with retinol, vitamin C and SPF 30, ideal for renewing and brightening skin.

Customer Review: 'I've never used retinol before so was quite nervous about trying this new cream. After reading the reviews though thought I it was worth a go. I loved the fact there was two sections, particularly as one was sunscreen . The peachy cream is the vitamin c and retinol and is quite gel like. It smells lovely and absorbs into your skin really well. You're supposed to wait a few minutes before applying the sunscreen, but this isn't a problem. The sunscreen felt a lot thicker , you don't need a lot, but again it absorbed well into my skin. I did wonder if my foundation would go on evenly, but in fact it went on better than usual and stayed put. I've been using this for about 4 days now and have had no reaction or sensitivity at all. My skin has a lovely glow and feels amazing. This is definitely my favourite new No7 product. Really recommend giving this a go.'

Despite being launched just last week, the brand new cream has already gained traction on the internet with hundreds of glowing (no pun intended) reviews such as 'I have glass skin now', 'this has completely transformed my skin!' and 'This is my NEW fav product of all time No7!! Well done!!' Safe to say - we're definitely intrigued.

Shop the rest of the collection down below.

No7's Pure Retinol Eye Cream harnesses the power of the most potent, proven form of retinol. Nightly use reveals visibly younger eyes, reducing wrinkles, lines, circles, and puffiness.

Discover one of the top-selling retinol products at Boots, containing 0.3% of pure retinol. Thanks to its low strength, this option is ideal for retinol novices.

No7's dermatologist-approved formula targets even the most stubborn wrinkles. Clinically proven and containing the highest concentration of retinol, this option is best for more experienced retinol users.

This trustworthy night cream is an ideal choice if you are looking to revitalise your skin overnight.

Despite its benefits, retinol may leave you skin needing some tender love and care. We suggest using this retinol soother combination with any No7 retinol product to help offset any irritation.

Emma Richardson is a Beauty & Fashion Products Writer for Grazia. She covers shopping, lifestyle, celebs and anything trending.

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