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retinoid creams

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for retinoid creams.

Retinoids are a class of chemical compounds that have been used for decades to treat wrinkles and blemishes. Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen and are available in a variety of forms. If you're looking for a cream retinoid, here are some of our customers' favorite picks!

IT CosmeticsBye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

Size: 0.37 oz·ITEM: 1868231

Color: Transforming Neutral Beige

916 Reviews


Legit wonder cream for rosacea...And I hate the heaviness of some creams and this one feels like I’m not even wearing it....It’s light enough for everyday use and doesn’t leave my skin oily like most creams. I need it to come in bigger sizes cuz I’m OBSESSED

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

What it is:
A revolutionary skin care cream that completely cancels out redness, color corrects, and delivers full coverage in one step.

What it does:
Bye Bye Redness™ is a color-infused skin care product that works as a skin-calming cream and completely cancels redness from view—all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in antiaging ingredients—including colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, aloe and avocado—it camouflages any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots, and more.


I use it over my A+ and also enjoy mixing it with my la mer soft cream for when my skin needs extra love. I usually get irritation from oils but this one caused no issues and is working great for my skin! ...Use it in the morning it erases the flakiness caused by retinoid applied the evening before. I recommend!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A radiance-boosting face oil that protects and enhances skin with an antioxidant-rich blend of cold-pressed superfood seed oils.


I went to Sephora looking for a different under-eye brightener, and was recommended to try this retinol eye cream. I already use a retinoid on my face at night (prescription from my derm, super strong, and I love it) but I keep that away from my eyes. ...I was on the hunt for a good eye cream that will help to diminish fine lines and am so happy to have found this miracle cream!

What it is: A gentle anti-aging eye cream made with time-release retinol and ruby crystal complex to smooth the look of lines and instantly brighten the eye area.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Dark Circles

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Time-Release Retinol: Softens the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Ruby Crystal Complex: Softens the look of lines and visibly brightens the eye contour.
- Olive Fruit Pulp: Helps reduce the appearance of redness and protects skin against environmental stressors.


They need to be treated with retinoids. I am unable to tolerate most retinol eye creams though which makes treating my eye area challenging. ...Love this eye cream. I have sensitive skin and tend to be irritated by other retinol eye creams, but I've been using this for awhile and have noticed a huge difference!

What it is: A rejuvenating eye cream that helps combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while leaving the eye area looking smoother, firmer, and more youthful.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Dark Circles and Puffiness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Microencapsulated Retinol: Works to help support natural collagen production and cellular turnover to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles; delivers retinol over time making it safe to use around the eye area.


Wonderful natural retinoid...I’m also trying herbivores natural retinoid and can comment on that after some time. ...It doesn't make my skin feel dry and flaky like other retinol creams. You can use additional moisturizer but the product alone is sufficient.

What it is: A nourishing overnight moisturizer with pure, high-grade retinol to visibly diminish lines, pores, and unevenness.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark spots, Fine lines and wrinkles, Dullness and uneven texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- High-Grade Retinol: The gold standard in the science of anti-aging, this Vitamin A derivative helps support natural cell turnover.


I really wanted to dislike this product because of the price but I honestly have tried over 10 “clean” eye creams that don’t even compare. The product itself is very thick like a lip balm. ...I shouldn't have to use a second eye cream and still feel meh about a $200+ eye cream.

What it is: A high-performance, supernatural eye balm that addresses sagging skin and under-eye bags to restore a youthfully firm, lifted look.

Skin Type: Dry

Skincare Concerns: Puffiness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dryness

Formulation: Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lipopeptides: These amino-acid-rich lipopeptides provide a triple-firming effect that helps support skin integrity, natural skin-aging defenses, and tone the look of skin.
- Triple Natural Retinoic Acid: Provides three sources of vitamin A to support natural retinoid activity and natural regeneration processes, which help minimize the look of wrinkles.

The INKEY ListRetinol Eye Cream

ITEM: 2404515

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL

141 Reviews


I've used prescription tretinoin for several years so I knew the benefit of retinoid but was uncertain about OTC retional. But all of those concerns vanished because wowww is this ever the real deal! ...It is hard for me to find nightly retinol/retinoid products that my skin will tolerate. This is certainly a mild, beginner strength product that, for the price, please try it, if you have sensitivities or just starting your retinol journey.

What it is: A nighttime eye cream formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while giving extra support to your most fragile skin.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitalease (Retinol): Stabilized retinoid compound with a slow-release formula that helps to avoid irritation usually associated with retinols.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This cream is formulated with vitamin A derivatives, which have been shown to help brighten skin and support natural collagen. It is also gentle enough to use around the eyes.


Very harsh for someone who is 21 and is just beginning to start using a retinoids product. I have been using the product every 3 nights for about a month. ...I've tried so many retinoids and retinol. I use this every other night, from the first night it's made a difference. drastic change in my old acne scarring. my skin is really soft.

What it is: A clean, cutting-edge formula with 1.0% vegan retinol and superfood-rich ingredients to diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 1.0% Retinol: Improves the look and feel of uneven skin tone and texture while warding off damage.
- Triple-Peptide Blend: Helps visibly firm and strengthen, boosting the age-fighting benefits of retinol.
- Vitamin F: Fatty acids work to improve the look of texture and suppleness and help calm skin.

Josie MaranArgan Pro-Retinol Eye Cream

ITEM: 2433761

Size: 0.44 oz/ 13 mL

589 Reviews


Great eye cream, but wish there was more retinol...I do wish it had actual retinoids in it instead of pink algae but I do find it to be brightening moisturizing and depuffing. ...I've been learning a lot about retinol and retinoids lately and am very happy to have my first go at them.

What it is: A clean, ultra-rich eye cream with gentle and effective pro-retinol to visibly firm, smooth, and revitalize the delicate eye area without irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness/Elasticity, and Dark Circles

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Dunaliella salina (Pink Algae) Extract: A pro-retinol that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Botanical Eye Hydrators: Horse chestnut extract, arjun tree (an ayurvedic tradition), and encapsulated hyaluronic acid boost restorative hydration to visibly plump and smooth the delicate eye area.


I absolutely love this face cream! It made my skin so soft and moisturized and make my fine lines look less deep. ...The Cream...The cream left my thirsty skin looking plump, glowy and hydrated.

What it is: A light, hydrating moisturizer powered by patented TFC8® that’s clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Highlighted Ingredients:
- TFC8®: Nourishes and protects skin, supporting cellular renewal.
- Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate): Supports improved skin-barrier function and moisture retention.
- Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): A potent antioxidant that visibly brightens skin and supports collagen production.

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