Last month I was able to participate in a webinar with RoC skincare experts Dr. Erin Gilbert and Menas Kizoulis. It was an incredibly informative look at their skincare line and retinol in particular. I was able to submit questions beforehand and had submitted some that readers have asked me over time about skincare. One of the many things I like about the RoC Retinol Correxion line is that it’s perfect for women over 40 and it’s affordable. Both big pluses.
Dr. Erin Gilbert mentioned that retinol is not the same as is was 10 years ago as the formulas are more tolerable than they used to be. So if you tried a retinol product in the past and had sensitivity to it, it may be worth giving it another try. With the retinol available today you can still see results with less irritability. If you are still sensitive, there is a Sensitive line by RoC that helps with that.
Here’s what Dr. Erin Gilbert recommends to get “effective, not expensive” skin care results:
- Use a gentle cleanser AM & PM if using a retinoid – this will help with any sensitivity from retinol.
- In the AM after cleansing, use a Serum like the Deep Wrinkle Serum and top it Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30. She said many people don’t recommend using a retinol product during the day, but she likes to use it day and night as this is gentle enough. But, it must be topped with a sunscreen!
- For the PM after using a gentle cleanser, use the Deep Wrinkle Serum again and then top it with a moisturizer like the Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.
- Both AM and PM use an eye cream like the one in the Retinol Correxion line.
When asked if an eye cream is necessary, she said “Absolutely, the skin is thinner around the eye and the fine lines that you see around the eyes in your 30’s will be compounded when you are older. You should start using an eye cream in your 20’s”.
When I recently spent time with my high school girlfriends, they were given test product of RoC Retinol Correxion line and learned the benefits of retinol. They tested the product and liked it as well. In fact one of my friends just said “I love the feel of my face after I use the product. Are the lines gone, now that would take a miracle!” Stay tuned for more questions answered by the RoC Skincare Experts.
Fab Over 40 is a RoC Ambassador, opinions are not necessarily the views of others.