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The Proof is in the Results

What Makes ROC Retinol Different?

Discover The Breakthrough Technology Behind RoC Retinol

What is Retinol?

Retinol is the gold standard ingredient in skincare, consistently recommended by dermatologists and heralded for the transformative effects it can have on your skin – continuously improving your complexion's appearance each day. Retinol is a retinoid, a derivative of Vitamin A. Retinol works by boosting your skin’s renewal process and helping to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture.

100+ clinical studies, 75+ safety studies, 27+ years of research, 35+ patents

Why Retinol

RoC was the first to discover the method for stabilizing
Retinol, combining it with other ingredients, like Vitamin E and oxygen boosters, to make it safe and effective for daily use. RoC has been perfecting this formula for more than 25 years with over 100 clinical studies, 75 safety studies, and 35 patents. Every formula is scientifically crafted and clinically tested to ensure the best quality and efficacy – and, ultimately, the best results for your skin.


Backed by 25 years of research, Pure RoC Retinol products are clinically proven to work quickly and continue delivering cumulative results to your skin over time. In fact, RoC is one of the only skincare companies to have completed a one-year clinical study proving that the benefits of Pure RoC Retinol formulas increase with time and do not plateau. What that means for you is better results over time with a significant improvement in a variety of skin concerns, including less visible lines and wrinkles, firmer skin, more even skin tone, and smoother texture. Year after year, RoC formulas are dermatologist-recommended and recognized by industry leaders.

The Benefits of Retinol. Visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, fades the look of dark spots and pigmentation, visibly lifts and firms.

Clinically Proven Results

Pure RoC Retinol proprietary technology helps speed your skin’s cell turnover to remove old, dull skin cells and delivers real results for more vibrant, younger-looking skin. Stable from first use to last, RoC Retinol is uniquely formulated to be well-tolerated by your skin. 100% of RoC formulas are clinically proven.

A one year clinical study shows RoC® Retinol is more effective with continued use. 34% improvement in wrinkles after three months, 42% after six months, 49% after nine months, 53% after twelve months. A one year clinical study shows RoC® Retinol is more effective with continued use. 34% improvement in wrinkles after three months, 42% after six months, 49% after nine months, 53% after twelve months.
RoC Retinol Difference: Types of Retinol in increasing strengths. A bar chart in ascending order, listing Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Propionate, RoC® Retinol, and Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova). RoC® Retinol is the strongest non-prescription option.


RoC stabilized retinol is one of the most effective forms of retinoids you can get without a prescription. Pure RoC Retinol products come in a variety of formulas so you can seamlessly incorporate them into your skincare routine. Experience the powerful results of Pure RoC Retinol and see a firmer and smoother complexion.


Pure RoC Retinol packaging includes opaque tubes, single-use biodegradable capsules, and opaque glass jars and bottles in order to limit light and air exposure, preserve the integrity of the formula, and ensure that it's stable from first use to last so you experience maximum efficacy.


Whether you are new to Retinol or consider yourself an experienced user, see tips below to most effectively incorporate this powerhouse skin smoothing active into your daily skincare regimen.

New Retinol Users

Begin by using one Retinol product on your skin every other day to evaluate its response; then gradually increase usage until you find your ideal skincare


While you’ve likely built up a sufficient tolerance to Retinol, we recommend monitoring your skin’s response to new Retinol products. If needed, you’re better able to adjust your personal use of Retinol after you attain your ideal daily balance.


We recommend that you apply a sunscreen of SPF15 or higher during the day while using any Pure RoC®Retinol product.

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