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When you thought Vitamin A was magical enough to clear your eyesight, turns out, it also does wonders in maintaining clear and youthful skin. Retinol, another name for vitamin A, can promote the production of collagen to reduce wrinkles while keeping your skin plump and supple.

It also does a great job in improving your skin’s tone and texture, tackling hyperpigmentation almost effortlessly. Get started with some of the best retinol creams for your face from the list below.

1. Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion

Best budget retinol face cream

Price from RM58.50

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM58.50

Hada Labo’s Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion uses the power of retinol to increase the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin. With the help of Elasgrow and Fermented Soymilk, your skin can also stay tight and lifted. Besides, there are anti-oxidants in the ingredient that helps protect your skin against damaging external factors and free radicals.

2. Drunk Elephant A-Passioni Retinol Cream

Best for beginners - low percentage of retinol

Price from RM323.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM323.00

This cream from Drunk Elephant contains 1.0% vegan retinol to give you bouncier and clearer skin. Besides, it can tackle skin sensitivity, protect and calm irritated skin with its soothing oils and antioxidants. 

While retinol does great things for your skin long term, starting on high concentrations from the get-go may cause your skin to be slightly irritated. Start light with this cream before aiming for stronger dosages.

3. ALPHA-H Multivitamin Super Cream

Best retinol cream for acne scars

Price from RM240.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM240.00

If you thought retinol was potent enough, wait until you see the star-studded cast in Alpha-H’s Multivitamin Super Cream. It features concentrated vitamins A, B, C and E to tackle wrinkles, pigmentation and also promotes skin healing. Besides, this cream can improve your overall skin complexion and diminish the appearance of acne scars.

4. Kate Somerville RetAsphere 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream

Best retinol cream for dry skin

Price from RM382.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM382.00

Most Retinol creams can leave a drying texture on your skin, but this night cream, however, will maintain the hydration. Using the unique RetAsphere Smart Release Carrier System, this cream allows the retinol to melt evenly into your skin for maximum comfort. The inclusion of Seaweed Extract, infused with hyaluronic acid, further retains moisture for hydration that lasts until the morning.

5. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night Moisturizer With Retinol

Best drugstore retinol cream

Price from RM129.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM129.00

This dermatologists-recommended night moisturizing cream consists of accelerated Retinol SA and Glucose Complex. It works to give you a youthful complexion in just a week. Besides fading age spots and wrinkles, it also keeps your skin bouncy and supple. With the help of hydrating hyaluronic acid, this product can keep your skin plumped up as well.

6. LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream Moisturizer

Best organic retinol face cream

Price from RM163.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM163.00

This cream from LilyAna Naturals is made up of organic green tea, shea butter and jojoba oil to keep your skin moisturised. There's also hyaluronic acid and vitamin E that can help to even out your skin tone and texture without stressing it out. Additionally, this cream can reduce wrinkles, sunspots and acne scars without drying your skin out.

7. AcneFree Daily Complexion Perfecting Cream with Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid

Best retinol cream for acne

Price from RM75.60

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM75.60

This cream is made with exfoliative properties to clean dirt and debris from deep inside your pores. However, it's gentle on your skin and is ideal if it's prone to sensitivity. Besides, it has hydrating features from hyaluronic acid and retinol, which can condition and purify your skin for a radiant and youthful appearance.

This cream from OZNaturals is made with retinol and other potent antioxidants to diminish the signs of ageing, irritation and dryness. Featuring the ultimate hydrating trio - Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Shea Butter, this product can reduce wrinkles and large pores. Besides, it can also keep your skin’s natural moisture barrier intact for ultimate comfort.

9. KATE SOMERVILLE Nourish Daily Moisturizer

Best retinol cream for sensitive skin

Price from RM292.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM292.00

This lightweight moisturizing cream from Kate Somerville has been clinically tested for sensitive skin. It contains soothing lavender and protective antioxidants to keep your skin armed against potential irritants. Additionally, the cream can also increase your skin's elasticity and radiance.

10. ORIGINS Plantscription Retinol Night Moisturizer with Alpine Flower

Best retinol cream for oily skin

Price from RM295.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM295.00

This lightweight cream not only feels great on oily skin but is also incredibly nourishing as an overnight moisturizing cream. The high-grade retinol with Alpine Flower and Anogeissus in the ingredient also acts as an 'age eraser' to preserve your skin's current form and texture. Use it twice a day to keep your skin radiant and youthful.

11. This Works No Wrinkles Midnight Moisture

Best retinol cream for wrinkles

Price from RM267.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM267.00

This retinol cream from This Works contains Persian silk tree extract to get rid of components in the skin that can speed up ageing. Besides, it can boost your skin’s ability to repair damages while you’re asleep. The presence of hyaluronic acid and nourishing oils help keep your skin smooth and hydrated, so you can wake up to a face that is glowing and youthful.

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