Avene RetrinAL 0.1 and 0.5 Intensive Retinaldehyde Cream

Retinaldehyde is the most potent OCT retinoid. Several studies show that it can reduce wrinkles, and boost collagen and elastin without much irritation. Avene is Retinal is one of few OTC products with retinaldehyde as an anti-ageing superstar ingredient. It comes in 2 variants-0.5% and 1%.

What is it? Anti-ageing cream with retinaldehyde and peptides

Who can use it? Normal to oily skin types for reducing signs of ageing skin

Sensitive skin: Might not suit

Brands:: Avene




Anti-ageing: Avene Retinal is a unique combination of Retinaldehyde and peptide. It is definitely a crowning jewel of anti-ageing cream. Retinaldehyde at a concentration of 0.05% shows both visible and microscopic reversal in the ageing process after 1 year of use in a study conducted on 21 patients.

Skin repair: Oleoyl Tetrapeptide-31 and Vitamin E present in this serum reduce the damage cause by UV rays and boost up skin repair process.

Soothing: The iconic thermal spring water along with evening primrose oil has a calming and hydrating effect on your skin.

Side effects:

It can make your skin dry and sensitive, especially if you are new to retinoids. We recommend introducing it gradually.

How to use it?

You should use this cream at night after washing and pat drying your face. Start with 0.5% variant twice a week and then alternate night and finally daily. For detailed instructions on how to use retinoids correctly, read our article: Best retinoid or retinaldehyde cream


Dermatocare recommendations

Additional information


Female, Male

Skin Type

Normal/Combination, Oily

Skin concern


Is your skin red/itchy/bumpy?




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