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It’s a Great Time to Try Retinol, and This Natural One Is Nearly Half-Off

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With the fall approaching (and the pandemic still looming), we’ll probably be spending lots more time indoors, to be sure. And while that may sound grim, the silver lining is that it’s now an excellent time to try out a retinol. In case you’re not familiar, retnoids — the umbrella term for products with vitamin A — speed up cell turnover, which makes your skin brighter, shinier, and healthier looking. But in turn, they also make you more sensitive to the sun and can make your skin particularly red and flaky. But since no one will see any of the side effects while you’re stuck at home, and you won’t be spending too much time in the sun, you can carefully test out a retinol during this time, and we’d highly recommend this all-natural, vegan option from LilyAna. Not only does it contain hydrating ingredients, like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, green tea, and shea butter, to help combat the dryness associated with high doses of vitamin A, but it’s also nearly 50 percent off today, so you get better skin and a deal. (One word of warning: It contains 2.5 percent pure retinol, which is a pretty high concentration — lots of the retinols we’ve written about before only have about one percent or less — so just in case you need a moisturizer to go with it, we’ve rounded up a few for you, here.)

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This Natural Retinol Is Nearly Half Off