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In watching beauty videos on YouTube I saw a couple of people mention the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer with retinol and SPF 30. I'm always trying to find the right SPF for my face because we've gotta keep this business from getting damaged. I mean, it's my face. I'm stuck with it forever more. I've also heard good things about retinol, so I had hubs pick it up when he went out grocery shopping.
I kinda forgot that retinol can make peeling skin happen, so the first time I used it, during the daytime hours, I ended up with LOTS of flaky dry patches by day's end. I went home, exfoliated lightly, and then....MY FACE LOOKED AMAZING.
I'm in a constant battle with my dry skin. I don't have blemishes and breakouts very often, so in photos people tend to think I have great skin, but what you can't see on Instagram are the fine lines and craggy dry patches, also, texture. My face wish always seems to be brighter, smoother skin...not less wrinkles necessarily. Hydrated wrinkles. How about that?
Since I figured out that the retinol makes my skin flake a bit, I've been using this product every couple of nights, and I get the same great effects without skin-flake snow-covered boobs. Sad truth right there, kids.
Anyway, once you use retinol a bit, the flaking does go to the wayside. I don't notice many flakes now, so I might actually be able to use this one in the daytime and take advantage of its SPF (which, while we're typing about it, doesn't make me break out). There are also other products in the Rapid Wrinkle Repair line that have a higher concentration of retinol (better for people with oilier skin).
Long story short: love this stuff, and it's only around $16 at the drug store. WAYYYY cheaper than the high-end versions.