According To Candace Marino, This Is The Best Retinol Product. Period.

WHAT: SkinBetter Science AlphaRet Overnight Cream

WHY: After trying every anti-aging product under the sun, it’s become clear that if we want real results, we’ve got to get the strong stuff.

The potent Vitamin C’s. The alpha hydroxy acids. The retinol.

And retinol—well, retinol is the real game-changer when it comes to “aging.”

But it’s an ingredient that can sometimes be intimidating— it can irritate and cause dryness and flaking and redness (don’t be scared, we have an easy, entry-level version here).

But if you want visible results—the deeply penetrating, wrinkle-reducing, tone-evening stuff—look no further than SkinBetter Science’s AlphaRet Overnight Cream.

AlphaRet is a highly effective retinol cream and a favorite of our go-to skincare expert, Candace Marino. In fact, “AlphaRet is currently the only retinol product I like, use and recommend,” she says.


According to Candace, “AlphaRet contains Retinoic acid (the strongest form of Vitamin A) in a nourishing base that also features lactic and glycolic acids to help with fine lines, color and texture.”

Which, in non-expert speak, means this potent formula actually makes a visible difference in wrinkles and uneven tone. It’s just a bonus that it hydrates and wards off free radicals.

The price is painful.

But when it works, it’s easy to justify that price against the 487 other products we buy, try, hate, and never use again.

WHERE: SkinBetter Science