Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum Review

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum

Whether you’re a diehard retinol fan looking for an exciting new formula or you’ve been wanting to venture into the world of retinol but you’re a little bit apprehensive, you’re going to want to hear all about Kiehl’s latest award-winning anti-ageing launch.

Developed alongside leading dermatologists and chemists, the new-for-2021 Kiehl’s Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum refines and firms your skin, while visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The potent anti-wrinkle serum is both effective and delicate as it’s been created to offer impressive results with minimal discomfort – it’s truly the retinol for all people!


The Most Important Thing About Kiehl’s Retinol Daily Micro-Dose Serum Is…

Kiehl’s patent-pending serum contains a daily-dose of pure retinol, delivering all the benefits of retinol without causing major signs of irritation and discomfort. Perfect for sensitive skin or first-time retinol users, the anti-ageing serum visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while refining the skin’s texture for a plumper, smoother complexion. It even minimises the look of pores! What more could you ask for?

Enriched with a powerful trio of ingredients, the treatment works by increasing skin cell turnover and strengthening the skin barrier for a younger-looking complexion that’s protected against external aggressors.

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum review


What Skin Type Is It For?

The Kiehl’s Retinol Daily Serum is suitable for all skin types; the dermatologist-tested formula can even be used on the most sensitive of complexions – and yes, it can be used around the eyes and on the neck too. It’s a win win!


You Will Love This If…

If you’re looking for an anti-ageing serum that’s both highly effective and gentle, the Kiehl’s Micro-Dose Serum is the one for you! But don’t just take my word for it – 90% of beauty lovers, including first-time retinol users, agreed that their skin felt comfortable while testing this serum out, while 93% said their skin texture felt more refined  – no wonder it won the 2021 Glamour Award for Best Retinol Serum. If you’re initially a little bit fearful of using retinol or perhaps you’ve had a bad experience in the past, then this kind-to-skin formula is a great place to start; it will effortlessly slip into your daily skincare routine without causing any unwanted redness, dryness or peeling.


Hero Ingredients:

Whether you’re combating your neck, face or crow’s feet, Kiehl’s anti-ageing powerhouse has you covered. Delivering the purest form of retinol available over-the-counter, the everyday serum accelerates your skin cell turnover to bring fresh, younger-looking skin to the surface. The addition of ceramides helps to strengthen the moisture barrier and enhance your tolerance to retinol, whilst the peptide-rich formula reduces the loss of elasticity for a visibly renewed complexion. This clever trio of innovative active ingredients blends together to optimise the effects of retinol and prep your skin so it’s ready to respond to the treatment – and in turn, this reduces the likelihood of irritation.

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum review

What Does It Feel Like?

The soft and nourishing texture easily blends into your skin and feels lightweight, comfortable and non-sticky as you massage it in.


What Does It Smell Like?

Like lots of retinol products, the Kiehl’s Skin Renewing Serum has an initially potent, almost medical smell; however once it begins to absorb, the scent soon dissipates.


How Do You Use The Product?

Use at night-time. After cleansing, apply the Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum to the entire face and the neck, if desired. You can apply it to the under-eye area, but take care to avoid contact with the eyes and the eyelid area.

Always use SPF the following day as retinol increases the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.

Kiehl's Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum Review

What’s Special About The Design?

Reminiscent of its night-time anti-ageing action, the luxurious glass bottle adorns a deep purple shade. Kiehl’s fans will recognise the signature American pharmacy style too, which is evident across the box and the bottle; plus, the handy pump design is great for non-messy application.






2021 Glamour Beauty Award Winner – Best Retinol Serum.


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