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COSRX - The Retinol 0.1 Cream

COSRX - The Retinol 0.1 Cream

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RRP: £30.00


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💕 Why we love it! 💕

Elevate your skincare routine with CosRX The Retinol 0.1 Cream, your ideal initiation into the world of retinol. Specially developed for those who are venturing into anti-aging skincare, this cream is a gentle yet powerful ally against the first signs of aging.

Key Features:

  • Gentle on Skin: Perfect for first-time retinol users, this formula minimises irritation while effectively targeting fine lines due to dry skin.
  • Preventive and Corrective: With regular use, it works not only to correct but also to prevent early signs of aging before they become prominent.
  • Optimized Formula: A well-calibrated ratio of ingredients ensures maximum results without the common harshness of retinol products.


A standout-player in the highly competitive world of K-beauty, COSRX popularity spread by word-of-mouth through word-of-mouth rather than marketing. Founded with the simple mission of good, effective skincare ingredients with as little of the bad stuff as possible. Prioritising affordability and open communication with their customers over marketing - COSRX focuses their spending on ingredients and effectiveness rather than packaging and promotions.

COSRX does not test ingredients or products on animals.

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Key Benefits:

  • Potent Anti-Ageing Formula: Encapsulating the age-defying prowess of 0.1% pure retinol, this cream works tirelessly to boost skin elasticity and visibly soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Restorative Ingredients: The inclusion of panthenol helps to soothe and reduce skin irritation, allowing the retinol to work its magic without the harshness.
  • Firming Action: Loaded with adenosine, the cream combats skin sagging and enhances firmness, providing a sculpted and lifted appearance.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Enriched with tocotrienol, an exceptional form of Vitamin E, it offers potent protection against environmental stressors and free radicals.
  • Lustrous Skin: With each application, the cream restores the luster and vitality of your skin, leaving it looking radiant and rejuvenated by morning.



Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Trehalose, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Sulfite, Tocopherol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Retinol(0.1%), Allantoin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Tocotrienols, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, BHT, Beta-Carotene, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Glutathione, Sodium Hyaluronate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate

Please Note Ingredients are subject to change at the manufacturer's discretion. For the most complete and up-to-date list of ingredients, please refer to product packaging.

How to use

For best results, integrate this retinol cream into your nightly skincare routine. Apply a small amount to cleansed and toned skin, avoiding the eye area. Make sure skin is dry before applying.

Given the concentration of retinol, remember to avoid daytime use and always apply sunscreen during the day when using retinol products in your skincare regimen.

To achieve the best results without overwhelming your skin, follow the step-by-step acclimatisation process. 

Initial Phase – Building Tolerance:

  • Limit usage to three times per week at night, eventually increasing to every other night as tolerated.
  • Evenly apply the cream over the face, neck, and areas with visible lines using your ring finger for delicate pressure.

Weeks 1-2 – Adaptation Period:

  • Apply every other night focusing on targeted areas such as under the eyes, around the mouth, the forehead, and neck.
  • Use a small amount equivalent to the size of a grain of rice per section.

Week 3 and Beyond – Full Integration:

  • Gradually transition to nightly application, spreading the cream to the entire face after cleansing and applying essence or serum.
  • Continue monitoring skin tolerance and adjust accordingly.


Every skin type is unique, and the tolerance-building phase may vary. If discomfort occurs, maintain the initial phase until the skin fully adapts. Over time, as your skin becomes more accustomed to retinol, you can safely increase the frequency and application area for more comprehensive benefits.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Jeanne C

This is a nice gentle retinol. I've used other retinols and had burns. This hasn't happened with this formula. I like how it goes on so easily and use it each night.

Patty C
great retinol cream. very mild

great retinol cream. very mild and great to travel with since it’s mild. i use higher % when i’m at home and use this for maintenance during travel. easy to carry and very hydrating as well as travel tends to dehydrate skin easily.

works great

This works great on my acne.