Retinol FAQ


What is retinol?

A derivative of vitamin A, retinol reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles while complementing the skin's natural processes to diminish the appearance of pore size. The RoC® brand pioneered stabilized retinol for skincare use. It's also the #1 dermatologist-recommended age-fighting ingredient.

Who can benefit from using RoC®RETINOL?

RoC® Skincare products containing RoC®RETINOL are specifically formulated and clinically proven to have anti-aging benefits. Even through many popular anti-aging products contain retinol, the RoC® brand was the first to effectively use pure retinol.

How does retinol work to help prevent signs of aging?

As time passes, skin renews itself less often and loses its elasticity, making wrinkles more evident. Retinol helps complement your skin's natural processes to help keep it looking younger and healthier.

How do I know which RoC®RETINOL products are right for me?

Whether you're looking to help fight future signs of aging or hoping to appear years younger, there's a RoC®RETINOL product suited to your needs.

Here are just a few suggestions:

For smoother, younger-looking skin, RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® products are clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.

For deeper wrinkles, opt for a formula that offers an ultra-effective combination of retinol and an essential mineral complex, like our RoC®RETINOL Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® products combine powerful anti-aging ingredients to fight the multiple signs of aging: wrinkles, crow's feet, fine lines, sagging, age spots, sun damage and dull, tired skin.

For sagging skin, MULTI CORREXION® LIFT Anti-Gravity Moisturizer works throughout the day to fight the multiple signs of aging caused by the downward pull of gravity

 

Are there any additional benefits to using RoC®RETINOL?

Yes, RoC®RETINOL improves more than just wrinkles— it improves skin tone, the signs of sun damage and the appearance of pore size. Combined with sun protection, it's the gold standard in anti-aging.

Can I use retinol if I'm going to be in the sun?

Yes, retinol products can be safely used on sunny days. A formula containing SPF 30 like RoC®RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 will provide adequate protection for the sun's rays.

Why does the packaging matter with retinol products?

If not packaged properly, retinol can degrade. An airtight opaque tube or bottle helps maintain the formula's stability by preventing oxygen or UV-light penetration.

RoC®RETINOL products are packaged in a special aluminium tube that protects the retinol from light and air to keep it stable, giving you the results you're looking for.

When should I start using retinol products?

Early use of products containing pure and stable retinol will help to combat fine lines before they start to appear noticeable, so skin continues to look years younger than its true age.

Retinol works best when introduced gradually to your regimen. Slowly build up your tolerance level—begin by applying a product containing retinol every other day.

Once your skin adjusts to this effective ingredient, you'll be able to incorporate it into a daily skincare regimen with little chance of flaking or redness.

Could I have an allergic reaction to retinol and/or RoC® products?

While we hope that is not the case, there is always a possibility

All RoC® products are formulated and manufactured following strict guidelines and subjected to rigorous tests. This ensures they reach you in perfect condition and perform exactly as they were designed to give optimal results.

Every ingredient is carefully chosen for their effectiveness and safety—minimizing the risk of allergies. Everyone's skin responds differently. If you have concerns, we recommend you try the product in a smaller area first.

Can someone with sensitive skin use a retinol product?

Yes, but you will need a specific application regimen to get used to it.

Apply it once or twice a week to start with, and then increase the number of applications progressively.

Our experts recommend RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Night Cream: A gentle but effective line designed specifically for retinol-sensitive skin and retinol beginners.

What makes RoC®RETINOL different from other retinols?

The retinol technology used by the RoC® brand stems from many years of research. From the beginning, RoC® products set very high standards in clinical testing. The RoC® brand's scientists' unparalleled expertise in harnessing the anti-aging power of retinol has resulted in the development of products proven to significantly diminish signs of aging.

What’s the difference between RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive and the RoC® MULTI CORREXION® line?

Our RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive products are designed specifically for skin sensitive to retinol and retinol beginners.

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® products combine powerful anti-aging ingredients to fight the multiple signs of aging: wrinkles, crow's feet, fine lines, sagging, age spots, sun damage and dull or tired skin.

How does the RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System kit compare to chemical peels?

The RoC® team assessed the clinical benefits of three chemical peels at different strengths over the course of eight weeks, and concluded that they showed results, but the improvement didn't last.

The benefit of the 2-step RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System kit is that not only does it improve skin, but continued use maintains lasting results.

Is the combination of RoC®RETINOL and E-PULSE® Technology more effective than using one formula by itself?

Yes, the unique and carefully formulated combination has a greater impact on the appearance of lines and wrinkles than using each product individually.

And it is comparable to dermatologist procedures, so it delivers maximum anti-aging benefits.

How does the RoC® MULTI CORREXION® NOURISH Stress Repair products deliver anti-aging benefits?

The product contains an ACTIVRESTORE Technology, an exclusive peptide complex derived from whey protein with dill extract and hyaluronic acid, that when combined with moisturizing glycerin and shea butter, helps fight the accelerated signs of aging caused by a stressful lifestyle.

If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Call us at 1-800-RoC-1964 (1-800-762-1964) from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm EST.