Welcome to Reviewed, a series in which our editors review a standout beauty product, giving readers the full download on what the product is, how it works, and why it’s editor-approved.
Of all the areas of my life, there’s only one category that could be considered minimalistic, and that’s skincare. Don’t be alarmed—I’m just less of a 10-step-nightly-routine girl and more of a two-in-one-product kind of girl. Despite my minimalistic approach, my ultimate goal is youthful and radiant skin, so I have no problem trying new and improved formulas, especially if they’re trending on the internet or scientifically proven to work—like retinol.
Retinol has long been viewed as the “holy grail” of skincare ingredients. It can help improve hyperpigmentation, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and balance uneven skin texture. But not all retinol formulas are created equal, and if used incorrectly, retinol can cause irritation such as dryness, peeling, or burning (especially on sensitive skin). But I have good news: I found a serum that provides all the benefits of retinol with way less irritation. Meet the new Biossance Squalane + Retinol Night Serum ($72). I’m ready to give you the download on why this serum is bound to earn a spot in your routine.