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Any skincare obsessive knows about the benefits of retinol. It seemingly does it all: battle age spots and sun damage, tackle uneven skin texture and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. It’s potent, but finding a high concentration of the stuff usually means having to get a prescription from a dermatologist.
Amazon shoppers are convinced they found the best non-prescription solution — namely, the Simplified Skin Retinol Moisturizer Cream. The cream’s formula consists of 2.5 percent active retinol — the strongest non-prescription concentration available on the market. The thick lotion is also formulated with a blend of good-for-you ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, luxurious shea butter, soothing green tea and jojoba oil. It’s even 5 percent off the original price of $15, so you can now score it for $14.
Here’s why over 1,200 Amazon shoppers have rated the moisturizer an average of 4.3 stars.
Gentle on sensitive skin
Shoppers with sensitive skin are praising how gentle (yet effective) the cream is.
“THIS PRODUCT HAS NO TYPICAL ALLERGENS,” one five-star shopper shared. “It's clean, natural, organic and SIMPLE. My skin feels NOURISHED and SAFE when I use it!!! I love the retinol and the form of hyaluronic acid seems to be more gentle than most because I can feel it working but it doesn't hurt my skin. My skin is dry and very sensitive.”
“I am very picky with my skincare products but this face cream is amazing,” another added. “I really love the feel in my face. It’s very moisturizing without the greasy feeling. I have sensitive skin and it’s perfect for me.”
An affordable alternative to pricier brands
Shoppers who spend way more on expensive brands have jumped on the Simplified Skin bandwagon. Why spend more on the same ingredients?
“I have been using this for a month; very nice cream,” one reviewer pointed out. “It was too strong for twice a day for me, so I use it at night. I contacted the seller with questions—very friendly and informative. I will definitely continue using this cream. Very nice size bottle for a great price. I have used more expensive eye creams such as Clarins and Lancome. This cream is better and far less expensive.”
Some are even comparing it to prescription treatments:
“I’ve been using retinol for about 15 years; used to get a prescription for it,” a shopper explained. “But insurance doesn’t cover it anymore, and it would cost $500 to refill. This product is inexpensive and really works. You only need to apply a small amount to areas where there are fine lines... I mix it with my face moisturizer. I just turned 50 this month and have very few wrinkles from using retinol. I love this product and will buy again and again! It works just like the prescription I used to buy. Already recommended to friends.”
No one likes feeling a thick, goopy moisturizer on their face — especially during the summer. Reviewers can’t stop praising the lightweight cream, noting how comfortable it feels on their skin whether they apply in the morning or night.
“I love this cream!” a reviewer gushed. “It's lightweight, has virtually no scent and my skin looks amazing since I've been using it the past couple of months. I use this with their face wash and vitamin C serum every night now (added those in a few weeks ago), and my face hasn't looked so clear and youthful in years. It's also soft to the touch and the fine lines are gone. Love Simplified Skin products!”
Another shopper with sensitive skin agreed:
“It worked so well on my skin,” she shared. “I have been using this for a while now and I love it so much that I wanted to update my review. It hydrates my skin so well. I also love how lightweight and easy it is on my sensitive skin.”
Most importantly, shoppers praise how effective the cream is at diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
“I've been using it for about two months — I love this moisturizer!!” a reviewer noted. “My skin feels like it has plumped and wrinkles have definitely diminished. Thank you!!”
“I really like this product,” another shared. “My skin looks amazing since I started using it. Wrinkles and lines are almost completely gone. Two weeks after I started using the cream my boyfriend commented on how good my skin looked.”
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