Retinol 1.0 Crème

$31.85 USD

(49 customer reviews)
This SUPERANTIOXIDANT™ delivers a high amount of pharmaceutical grade ferulic acid to the skin in providing an antioxidant shield against harmful effects of the environment.
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This high strength retinol provides skin renewal and maximum strength benefits to reverse fine lines and wrinkles associated with aging.  Skin will become firmer, brighter, smoother, and will have a more youthful looking complexion.

This pharmaceutical grade retinol offers SUPERREPAIR™ properties for a maximum reversal of skin aging. Often used in professional treatments, your skin will become noticeably blemish free, for a firmer, brighter, healthier, beautifully even, younger looking complexion.

Vitamin A provides powerful anti-aging benefits to regenerate skin cells, improve blemishes, blotchiness, and pigmentation.  Provides corrective benefits to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and problematic skin imperfections.
Chamomile and cucumber botanical extracts provides soothing and calming benefits.  Often used in professional treatments, this retinol offers intensive repair and reversal for signs of aging.

Photo-aging protection against UV radiation

  • Powerful Vitamin A to reverse signs of aging

Includes 2 extracts to prevent skin irritation and discomfort
Treats by lightening age and brown spots.

Additional information

Weight 0.18 lbs
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 5 in



This product can be stored at room temperature.


At night after cleansing, sparingly apply 2 to 3 pumps to a dry face, neck and décolleté, or as directed by a Dermatologist. For optimal results, follow with a Cosmetic Skin Solutions moisturizer.


Avoid getting product directly into eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Store in a cool, dry place, absent to light.

United States Manufacturing Facility

FDA-Registered with Establishment ID E1007576
Cosmetic Manufacturing License WA-041-17992

49 reviews for Retinol 1.0 Crème

  1. Andrea Scheel (verified owner)

    Retinol has made such a huge difference with my skin and this product is a must in your routine! If you are looking to improve fine wrinkles, pigmentation, overall texture and tone, and blemishes this is a must in your nightly routine. I recommend it to all my clients.

  2. Kelly Chua

    Super great product my skin improved daily.

  3. Jamie Smith

    I have been using the Retinol 1.0 Crème for approximately 1 week now. Oh my goodness! I am beginning to see lines fade and an even tone appear. At 43, I’ll take all the help I can get! I use 2 pumps of this product after the CSS Cleanser and Hydra Gel, as part of my nighttime regime. My skin feels so incredibly luxurious and when I wake up in the morning and there is no oily feeling, like I used to feel with the previous products I used. Very happy to have this as part of my routine now!

  4. ralexander57

    This has always had great results overnight. Began pairing this with CSS moisturizer and it has worked absolute wonders. Will buy again.

  5. Ameliecoffey (verified owner)

    This retinol cream has transformed my dull, uneven and pigmented skin! It works wonders on the texture of your skin as well as on pigmentation. I use it at night, alternating with the resurfacing serum and my skin has never looked so radiant. Does not irritate at all and leaves my skin feeling amazingly smooth. Hello baby skin!!

  6. (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for about six months now and my skin looks 10 years younger than my age of 73.

  7. Kelly Chua

    I am a loyal customer of CSS. Buy few several products here and decided to buy Retinol and after application of one wk. I love it.

  8. Michelle Chong

    I bought the Retinol 1.0 cream for my sister as she has pigmentation. Wow, when I meet her again after a month, I noticed her skin looks brighter and the pigmentation is fading. She is very happy with this Retinol cream that helps her to regain her confidence.

  9. YDB

    I have been using this product for over two months. I apply it every other night, alternating with the CSS resurfacing serum. This retinol did not dry out or irritate my skin like other retinol products I have used in the past. It’s very moisturizing and feels like silk. My skin is smoother, plumper, brighter and my breakouts and faint wrinkles are diminishing. I am exceedingly impressed with all of the CSS products purchased so far, as well as their exemplary customer service!

  10. Megan

    I am very impressed with this product. I no longer have to use my prescription cream to control my breakouts. And as a bonus this helps fight wrinkles. I am extremely impressed with the cost as I used to use a similar line and would pay more than double. I am so happy I came across this line. I will now be using it. It did not dry out or irritate my skin. It was left feeling smooth. I am telling everyone about my new find that I am so excited about!

  11. Jacquelyn Yoast

    I wanted to post this for anyone trying to decide which products are an absolute must. ALL of the CSS products amaze me, but if you must choose a few at a time, I would highly recommend this and with Vitamin C serum (I prefer the 20%). I’ve used Retinol before from another company and didn’t even want to try this, because I never liked how Retinol dried and flaked my skin. CSS sent me a sample when I ordered Vit C and some eye serum, and I am hooked! This is the total opposite of dry! It’s so moisturizing and smooth and your face literally feels like silk after applying. It smells dreamy, kind of like cake batter! (Or maybe I’m just hungry). And… actually works!

  12. Brenda

    I have used this for about a week. It is very creamy and feels great on my face. A little goes a long way. Makes my face feel so soft and smooth you wouldn’t think it is a retinol product. I will buy again.

  13. JoanCal

    I started using this product a couple of months ago. I really love the texture and how it feels on my skin. Still taking the time to notice gradual results and differences in my skin. I will continue to use for awhile.


    I like the product very much! It is applied very easy leaving a nice, smooth feeling on my skin. I would buy it again!

  15. o.m

    The best I’ve found. The products are very Gentle and super effective, it definitely works.

    And more importantly: a very trustworthy company. Smooth transaction.

  16. Aisha

    I am so pleased to find a gentle Retinol solution which doesnt make you look like a scaly fish! Ok a few mild flakes but it shows its working! So pleased and will continue to use this!

  17. Kim

    Thought I’d give this a try due to all the good reviews. And the reviews are right — this stuff DOES work. I don’t have many lines — but it almost got rid of them overnight. Again, It works! Totally worth every dollar i paid for. This is the best retinol in the market. Will definitely refer this product to friends and family!

  18. Chantal

    I am thrilled with this purchase: it’s so amazing and my skin really loves it: it’s very easy and pleasant to apply and the morning after, my skin looks radiant, smoother, brighter and feels great! A perfect buy, I’m very delighted!

  19. Tara C.

    Once again, CSS delivers! I’ve never tried a retinol product, but since I use other things in this line, with great success, I decided to give this one a try. It goes on smooth and leaves my skin feeling super soft. It’s not “goopy” or sticky, like I thought it might be. Love it!!

  20. Noora

    Love it, It does what it says.

  21. Cathy F.

    I’ve used this product for a # of years, and continue to get compliments on how beautiful my skin looks. I have always used ‘some’ sort of anti-aging product on my skin, but this has surely became my go-to! I use it 2 x per day…1 oz.

  22. Ben

    My all time favourite product at CCS. Fine lines gone and skin has never looked more plump and healthier! This is a MUST! I’ve tried and tested many products over the years and CCS are hands down the best quality products used. I’m a huge advocate!

  23. Elsa P

    this retinol product is the best! leaves skin feeling silky, love it!

  24. Samantha Campregher

    This is the best retinol I have ever tried. I am just in love with the CSS products and all the attention of CSS customer service. My skin is bright and beautiful again. Thank you so much

  25. Kelly

    I have tried several retinol product in the past and end up having to stop due to reactions. I have had no reactions to this product- other than great looking skin!

  26. JoAnne

    I so love this retinol product.You cant find a better one and the price is great.I have researched alot of retinols and this is tops. Leaves my skin extremely smooth. People tell me I look 10 yrs younger than my age and I credit it to years of using this product…I have no wrinkles,just a few lines and Im in my mid 60’s. Dr Oz says everyone should use a vit A product and this is really great. A little goes a long way. I will always buy this! If you ever need customer service, they are excellant.

  27. Monica

    Your skin will feel smoother if you try this. But the immediate results are slower and more gradual than the vitamin c, the B5 gel or eye serum, but sure it is expected because it helps to reduce wrinkles which is always a life time work. It is a worth investment to put on vitamin A on your face.

  28. Dianne M.

    I am thrilled over the retinol, the first one I can finally use! Your products and customer service is wonderful, far exceeds what I had expected!

  29. Nicole W.

    I am absolutely blown away. I didn’t expect to see any results for quite some time, and was willing to be patient, but I’ve been using this for only a month and can already see changes. First of all, this cream did not irritate or dry my skin, the way retinol products can in the beginning. Since the weather has gotten warmer and my skin is not as dry, I’ve only been using this at night, and haven’t needed to wear moisturizer every night. It makes a great night cream.

    Now, a month after starting to use this treatment every night, I am seriously impressed. Zero new breakouts, no clogs, no blackheads, my skin has a glow it hasn’t had in years, and the fine line I had near my mouth is barely noticeable anymore. Today I am wearing a bit of concealer on red spots from the healing breakouts and a bit of powder, and that’s all.

    The other day I wore my usual makeup and due to the texture of my skin improving, could not believe how good my face looked. Amazing product! Many retinoids will irritate your skin, none with this! I am using it in combination with several other CSS products and they aren’t kidding, they work really well together! Still can’t believe I get such quality for such a low price!

  30. Tiffanie

    I was worried about retinol due to past experience due to severe skin drying. I’ve used this and my skin is not dry, it’s actually soft and supple. My dermatologist highly recommends retinol so I’ll definitely keep using this product in conduction with vitamin c serum. My skin looks and feels great – soft, even tone, barely a breakout, and people always think I’m 10 years younger than I actually am. I highly recommend adding the retinol product to your skin care routine.

  31. Garine A.

    I LOVE this product because it makes my skin incredibly soft! I have been using it every night for about 2 weeks and I do notice a difference in my skin texture. I will be buying this product again. Thank you so much!

  32. Kimberly

    This is the most effective retinol product I have used to date. Also, it is extremely gentle on my overly sensitive skin. I put it on at night and when I wake up in the morning my skin is soft and glowing. I love this product and I think the CSS staff is so helpful and knowledge about their products.

  33. Tammy

    This serum makes my skin feel incredibly soft and goes on so easily. I’ve been using it every night for 3 weeks and can already tell that I will continue to purchase it. Thank you for such a wonderful product!

  34. ania poland

    works brillantly, results are seem fast , as good if not better as Skin Ceuticals for better price , definitely recomended

  35. JoAnne

    I love this stuff.I have tried the more expensive 1.0 retinol and this is the best. Leaves skin smooth-non irritating. Also, if you ever need customer service, this company is the greatest! Love their products-all of them. You cant’ go wrong!

  36. Ludmila Y

    I use it at night after applying resurfacing serum. After trying many retinol creams over the years I would say this one is the best! I like it’s better than other brand Retinols that I used recently. And the price is great!

  37. Laura

    This retinol product makes my skin smooth with zero irritation. I have used similar products but have not experienced the problems associated with these types of ingredients when I use the CSS Advanced Formula Retinol 1.0 cream. I believe that it is one of the best retinol formula’s available.

  38. Erica C.

    I have been using this for quite sometime. It is just as good and is more effective as other more expensive Retinol brands.

  39. Ben L

    This product is simply amazing. Not only does it feel and smell great when applying but I noticed the difference within two days. My skin was more plump with reduced wrinkles. I’ve been recommending to all my friends. A must have for your skin regime!

  40. Dayana R.

    I love this product. I have been using it for a few weeks at night and I am amazed on how my face looks. My face texture has changed to being very soft, supple, dewy and clear. My skin looks radiant. I also mix it with my vitamin C & E with Furlic Acid for a double effect. However if you are using retinol especially 1% you need to get a UVA/UVB Broad spectrum SPF 30 and up sunscreen during the day. If you are not doing this, you are causing damage to your face and this retinol won’t be able to do its unbelievable magical work and you won’t see the effects. This is the best retinol I have ever used and it worth doing it right.

  41. alexandra antonioli

    Nice, not irritating as RX Retin A’s which I have used in the past. I feel it is moisturizing too as most RX Retin A’s are drying, this one feels great on the skin!

  42. Mary

    I have used many retinol products over the years, and I have to say that this is absolutely my favorite. Love the pump that gives you exactly the amount needed to cover the face and neck, and it is so much easer to blend in than that “other” product! Makes my face glow! I am SO glad I found Cosmetic Skin Solutions! Highly recommend!

  43. Lena

    Love this product. It spreads very easily. I heard retinol needs to be at least 1% in order for it to be effective for its indications and this retinol is a perfect 1.0%!

  44. Heather

    After only a few days I see a difference in my skin and so has my husband. My skin is luminous. I love this retinol cream

  45. Yvette

    I hope this product will be available forever because it is so good for my skin.

  46. Ileana

    Love the way this product makes my skin feel. My husband even noticed.

  47. Bradford J.

    After trying many retinol creams over the years I must say this one is the best ! After a few weeks my fine lines were visibly reduced and my skin more radiant. You simply will not find a better retinol cream especially for the great price and the best part is there’s no toxic ingredients.

  48. Megan H.

    I am a 29-year-old, redheaded female with extremely sensitive, easily damaged skin. I had never experienced acne until a few years ago and was so frustrated and embarrassed by the way my usually “porcelain” skin began to look. I had large, cystic acne that was causing horrible scarring. I visited my dermatologist and was given an antibiotic, but nothing to treat the pock marks and redness left from previous acne. I had tried Skinceuticals retinol and found it to be so irritating, painful and harmful to my skin that I was afraid to try something else. I decided to give this retinol a try based on it’s claim to be more gentle due to the chamomile and cucumber extracts. I have never been happier. My pock marks and redness are fading. My skin is dewy and radiant. I am so happy to have found something to not only help prevent, but to treat. I have also been using the Phloretin Serum and the Phyto Botanical Gel and love both of them as well. I have found a new skin regimen and I plan to stick with it for life!

  49. Lynn M.

    I have tried many retinol products over the years. This one is the best. My skin actually looks radiant. The cream is excellent. I use it mainly for fine lines on the forehead and smile lines on my cheeks. The lines on my forehead are now visibly reduced. They were not deep lines but I notice a difference after approximately 1 month of use. I am seriously impressed. Please note this cream is very strong. I still only use it every other day because the directions say to closely monitor skins progress during use and if irritation occurs, reduce the frequency of use until skin becomes better acclimated. I love the airless pump bottle. It dispenses perfectly every time unlike other retinol products with pumps I’ve used in the past.

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