This post is sponsored by Medica Labs. All opinions on the Emu Medica Retinol Complex are 100% my own.
When it comes to skincare, Retinol can be a scary word! A lot of people associate Retinol with acne, dry skin, peeling and redness.
I use to think that Retinol was for women in their 50’s and 60’s! I’ve since done my research and have completely changed my mind. I’m happy to announce that at 30 something, I have Retinol in my routine. It’s an ingredient that does so much for the skin, yet people don’t reach for it as much because it ca be intimidating!
Retinol is credited for reducing fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production. It also helps to brighten the skin, clear up acne and fade dark spots. It’s really a miracle ingredient and I’m so glad I have finally taken the leap and added it to my routine.
I started using the Emu Medica Retinol Complex after they reached out and asked if I wanted to try it out. I had never heard of them, but after a little Googling and some great reviews, I agreed. I’m really careful about the products I choose to test and review. It has to be something that I need or have been really wanting to add to my routine.
Emu Medica Retinol Complex is formulated in the U.S.A. with Granactive Retinoid, Emu Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. It also contains Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Jojoba that is organically grown to help nourish the skin.
- Granactive Retinoid is superior to other forms of Vitamin A (Vitamin A is Retinol) and provides the magic of retinol at 2.5%. It is also known for being less irritating and promotes skin plumpness, elasticity and hydration.
- Emu Oil helps to enhance penetration of other active ingredients while providing anti-inflammatory properties which help to promote the skins healing, hydration and thickening. Emu Oil is also credited for helping reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
- Hyaluronic Acid is a powerhouse hydrating ingredient. It also has antioxidant properties and can help protect the skin from free radicals in the environment. It helps plump, hydrate, replenish and rejuvenate the look of the skin.
Medica Labs Emu Medica Natural Facelift Cream infuses powerful encapsulated ingredients deep into the skin for a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This refreshing serum firms the skin by protecting and regenerating collagen and elastin fibroblasts. This concentrated product will energize, revitalize and rejuvenate skin. Daily use reduces signs of aging, promotes even skin tone and increases elasticity for a more youthful appearance. Perfectly pH balanced, for all skin types.
My Experience with the Emu Medica Retinol Complex
I’ve been using the Retinol Complex for a little over a week now with no irritation at all. My skin isn’t sensitive to begin with, but I did expect some dryness. I’m really surprised that my skin has been fine. I’ve even using about three pumps every night and mixing it into a serum or moisturizer. It works better for me mixed into a moisturizer because it has the same consistency as most of the ones I use.
The Retinol Complex seems to absorb really well into my skin and doesn’t leave a residue behind. It’s not greasy at all either, which is really nice! I don’t really detect a scent and if there is one, it’s really faint and doesn’t linger.
I can’t tell if any of the fine lines around my eyes have lessened since I’ve only been using it for a little over a week. I’m going to keep using it because I’m confident it will help a bit. My skin feels more firm if that makes sense. It doesn’t feel tight, but firm. I feel like my skin is just drinking up the other oils and serums I use in my routines after I apply the Retinol Complex. It doesn’t leave behind a residue or really any trace of product, which is nice.
Final Thoughts on Emu Medica Retinol Complex
Like I’ve mentioned, I’ve been using the Emu Medica Retinol Complex for a little over a week. I’m pleased with how my skin feels and looks in just this short amount of time. I would recommend for someone like me that is a little intimidated by a full anti-aging skincare routine. The Emu has quite a few beneficial ingredients formulated into one bottle making it a bit easier to get through my routines. So far, it’s getting two thumbs up from me!! At about $50 for 60 mL., it’s not a bad deal at all!