An easy work-around is to add a face moisturizer to your routine — preferably one that does contain sodium hyaluronate. Hyaluronic acid HA gives you short-term benefits while you wait patiently for retinoids and AHAs to kick in. You can check out our top picks for face moisturizerboth of which contain hyaluronic acid. Like our top pick, The Ordinary's anti-aging emulsion left has a thin texture that takes getting used to. We found the formula pleasantly lightweight when we tested it.
Dennis, The Ordinary is applied with a dropper.
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Last updated on October 3, Strong Retinoids Dropper Serum thin Unscented. More worryingly, the handbook of Cosmetic Dermatology Products and Procedures suggests that retinoids may release free radicals as they degrade — molecules that harm your skin rather than helping it. This allowed us to check out drugstore runners-up like RoC, which are a lot cheaper and easier to find than brands like La Prairie and can be paired with a face moisturizer containing HA. While IT Cosmetics is a little cheaper than Dr. Its completely opaque pump bottle carries an even smaller risk of exposure to oxygen and sunlight than Dr. We truly did enjoy Dr.