I’ve used retinoids for years – prescription, over-the-counter, retinoic acid, retinol, retinal…you name it, I’ve tried it. (Please check out my Tips for Using Retinoids post for an in-depth look at why you should use a retinoid and how all of the above terms differ.) I’ve come to realize, through all my retinoid trials and tribulations, that I really do prefer OTC retinoids for my skincare routine.
Why? Well, I like my skincare to be a lovely sensorial experience, and while a prescription like Tretinoin works (oh lawd does it work), the efficacy usually is accompanied by skin irritation and peeling and redness, and honestly, who needs that? No thanks!
Best of the Best is a series showcasing my favorite, tried-and-true, go-back-again-and-again clean beauty brands. Being a beauty blogger, I’m in a constant state of flux with skincare and cosmetics, as I’m always trying new products. However, these brands are always in my rotation and are worthy of my highest recommendation.
Have you heard of The Drop on Amazon? They host influencer-created collections that usually sell out in a day. They’ve had some cool collaborations – you can sign up here to get a text when a collection goes live.