Is A Moisturizer After Retinol A Good Idea?
  • 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.

    Michael
  • Using  a moisturizer after retinol is fine. Check out this post from FutureDerm for details: http://www.futurederm.com/2014/02/04/11-things-you-never-knew-about-retinol-and-retinoids----until-now 

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