I've been using a microencapsulated 0.5% retinol cream for the past month. I use it at night only, and have shifted my use of a 2% BHA gel to the mornings so I don't irritate my skin.
I use the retinol about an hour after washing my face in the evening.
I'm curious to know if it's ok to use a moisturizer after the retinol. Are there ingredients to avoid that might reduce the effectiveness of the retinol? Is it better for me to use nothing after the retinol? It's a bit drying to my skin, so a moisturizer seems like a good idea but I don't want to undo the benefits of retinol.