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RoC Retinol Review

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Are you looking for more information on RoC Retinol Correxion serums and moisturizers? Have you seen a RoC advertismenet and would like to know if RoC works? Have you been using RoC and just want to know if you should continue using the products? Are you looking for RoC retinol cream reviews? RoC Retinol Correxion is a skin care range that uses retinol to fight wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin tone and texture. Retinol is derived from Vitamin A to cobmat the visible appearance of fine lines and mild to moderate wrinkles on the face and neck to improve the look of collagen and elastin depleted skin.

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The RoC Retinol skin care range also included products to fight dark circles, sagging skin and sun damage. The most popular products in the range include RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream, RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen, RoC MULTI CORREXION LIFT Anti-Gravity Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen, RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Night Cream, RoC RETINOL CORREXION Deep Wrinkle Filler, RoC MULTI CORREXION Night Treatment, RoC RETINOL CORREXION Instant Facial Smoother and RoC RETINOL CORREXION MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System. RoC reviews are mostly positive, the company enjoys a healthy reputation. The products are priced between $10 and $40 and represent fair value for money. You can purchase each skin care product individualy, or get better value for money and enjoy a kit. There are a few combinations available but the most popular kit is the RoC Retinol Correxion Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System which features the Anti-Wrinkle Treatment and Resurfacing Treatment. Both products compliment and build on each other. The Kit is priced at $30 and represents a 30% saving on the retail price when buying each product individually.

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RoC claims that with continued use, it will give you ten years back. They also claim that RoC smoothes wrinkles up to 4x better than a leading dermatologist procedures. By dermatological procedures, they are referring to dermatological peels.  Retinol today is still the gold standard for treating photo aging and superficial aging. Similar to Neutrogena and L’oreal anti wrinkle products, RoC contains a safe dosage to effectively reverse subtle wrinkles. The products work with continued use but require maintainice to maintain results. If you have not used a retinol product, you will notice a visible improvement in your skin. It is advisable to wear a sunscreen when using any retinol products as it causes the skin to become sensitive to uv radiation and can worsen your skin.

Whilst the primary ingredient is retinol, some of the products include hyaluronic acid to help moisturize, fill and replish the skin with vital lipits. The product is dermatologist recommended, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic RoC can be purchased from major retails, including Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Ulta, Sams Club and Vitacost. The RoC Retinol Deep Wrinkle Cream was awared in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 the prestigious Allure Best of Beauty Award.

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  • Mimi 06.18.18 Reply

    Hello everyone! I am 29 years old and started using this product for fine lines around my mouth and my forehead. I also wax my face regularly, but I just recently found out I cannot wax and use this product. I waited 7 days before I attempted to remove the hair with tweezers and this made my skin discolor kinda looks like the skin came off. My question is how long does retinol stay in your system and will my skin remain to be sensitive and peel for ever?! Someone please help! As I do need to wax I am pretty hairy in the face !

  • Shelley 09.05.17 Reply

    Hands down best product….had a frown line between my eye brows and now almost completely unnoticeable I am 57 and most people think I am 10 years younger. I have been using this product since I was 40

  • Linda 03.27.16 Reply

    I am 45, with decent genetics and really didn’t start noticing wrinkles until about age 42…not to say they weren’t there, but no major concern. Have always been good about washing my face and using daily moisturizer with SPF 15 (Olay Complete for sensitive skin) beginning in mid- to late teens, almost daily, on my face. Wish I had used it on my chest & hands too. I tried the Boots 7 (advanced protect & profect serum, night & day cream that everyone is raving about 1time/day for about 4 weeks with my own Olay exfoliating cleanser & SPF moisturizer). It improved fine lines a little, but was so slow & I would not have know it was doing anything at all, if I did not take weekly photos. Without any research or recommendations, I had the urge/instinct to try RoC Retinol Sensitive Eye Cream, which I only applied a tiny bit under my eyes and on my Crow’s feet before bed/after washing my face. Wow, I saw a major difference the next morning with no additional serum or night cream. I can’t believe it. I am breaking it in slowly, every other day for the first 2 weeks, as I think is recommended for their eye creams. It also seemed to totally remove a little skin blemish I had under one eye too, after one use. Last night was my 2nd night and still very pleased. Not sure if I will be brave enough to apply on top eye lid or brow area, but I don’t have wrinkles there or sagging skin yet and kind of believe in only applying where there are problems because I believe the Boots 7 serum gave me smile lines, which I never had at all before using anything and am still trying to get rid of them. They greatly faded on their own, but not gone yet. I hope the great results continue and as I use up my other products, I plan to try their exfoliating cleanser, deep wrinkle serum for forehead and night cream. May stick with my Olay Complete Moisturizer, as it has done the trick for years, isn’t expensive, lasts a really long time and is not too greasy. I also like Aveeno products/Moisturizers, but their SPF has Oatmeal in it and that flakes when I have used it with any other products or serums underneath (however great if used with just a clean face). I hope my results continue to be amazing and that if I try any other of their products that I am as pleased or more so, as I am with their sensitive eye cream. The big test will be if it does anything for the dark circles, as it claims since that now is as big a problem for me as the Crow’s Feet & beginning forehead wrinkles. I only gave it 4 stars b/c I have not been using it long enough to give it 5, but if the results continue at this rate and I have no sensitivity issues…then it will be a 5 in the future. Definitely, the best OTC product that I have tried so far out of 3 brands. I feel lucky to have possibly stuck GOLD on my 3rd try.

  • Tiffany 08.27.15 Reply

    I have used Roc for 20 years and have enjoyed compliments on my skin since then. I am 46 years old and have been told I still look in my early 30’s. I am a non smoker and come from a family of good genetics. Roc has stopped the aging clock as far as my skin is concerned. It has reduced skin blotches (sun damage) and minimized any fine lines that are a normal part of the aging process. It is not expensive when compared to most skin care products. My great aunt is the person I thank for passing on this product to me when I was still quite young.

  • Ann 08.12.15 Reply

    This is strange how some creams 100% work on some people and don’t work on others.
    I guess buying a face cream is chancing 50-50. Every skin and personal circumstances are different.
    I guess we have to try , if we don’t like it we will not buy it again. Unfortunately even 1 buy from each of us is enough to make cosmetic giants rich.

    Hard decision to make. As we no one likes money wasting.

  • Anonymous 08.07.15 Reply

    I have been using this product for about a year now and have had many compliments on my skin. I have a before and after picture. What a difference. I love the ROC products and use all of them.

  • April 07.10.15 Reply

    Retinol and the traditional wax do not mix well. Waxing professionals should use a different type of wax if you are using Retinol based products.

  • Jamie 04.27.15 Reply

    I’ve used the ROC multi correxion 5in1 restoring night cream & the daily SPF moisturizer for two months now. I’ve noticed my skin seems fuller, bouncier, & brighter. It has slightly helped with my dark spots, but I’m hoping that it will make a bigger difference with continued use. Should I introduce the ROC serum into my regimen to help diminish my dark spots?

  • michelle 03.17.15 Reply

    hi, i am considering buying this line and have read that if you use the retinol serum, you should not use a moisturizer that contains retinol in addition, as it may be too harsh. is this true? i was going to purchase the serum, the night cream and the eye cream… was even considering the day cream with SPF, but heard not to use retinol during the day… is this all too much to use together? any suggestions on a moisturizer to use in combination with the serum without retinol? thanks!

  • Alena 11.16.14 Reply

    You can get Roc products on Ebay pretty cheap. Much cheaper than the drugstore. That’s where I always buy them.

  • Alena 11.16.14 Reply

    I recommend a Roc eye cream. I was using a Roc product on my face and on my eyes. It was too strong for my eyes. Now I’m using their eye cream. It comes in a small white tube with gold top. It lasts a long time. You just need a tiny bit. It’s different than other Roc creams and is very gentle on your upper and lower eyelids. You need something more sensitive for those areas, esp the upper eyelid.

  • Alena 11.16.14 Reply

    I hope you like it. I’ve been using it for awhile and don’t plan to stop using it. It makes my skin look great and I’m going on 65yrs. My skin is tight. You should like it and have good results.

  • Alena 11.16.14 Reply

    Another thought. Aloe vera gel is very healing and hydrating. You may want to use that too. Best wishes. You can get it at any drug store and at some Dollar stores. I’d try to find it in a clear gel, since it sometimes comes in a green gel, that has dye in it.

  • Alena 11.16.14 Reply

    I haven’t used the Roc Retinol Sensitive night cream but I do use two other Roc products and I’m very happy with them. What I’d suggest is you look for reviews online of that product first, if you can find any. Roc customers are very devoted to their products. I’ve been using it for awhile and for the money you can’t beat it at all. I’m very happy with it.

  • Anonymous 09.07.14 Reply

    Hello Gail

    I too have this allergy, do the Roc products contain this chemical?

  • shreen 08.19.14 Reply

    Hi I have heard so much about roc anti wrinkle night cream .I live in south africa kzn ladysmith. I have been looking for this cream but can’t find it in any stores even durban and joburg .where can I buy this cream? Thank you

  • Anonymous 05.27.14 Reply

    This did nothing for my deep wrinkles . I think they should quit advertising it. It doesn’t do what is advertised.This is false. advertising

  • Gail 05.24.14 Reply

    Please help me, I have an M1 allergy and need to know the ingredients of your products before purchasing. I would like to speak to somebody, by e mail if possible.
    Do any of your products contain METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MIT)?
    I believe this product can come by several other names.
    And do your products contain parabans?
    I need a day cream, a night cream and a sun protection product. and look forward to your advise

    Thank you in anticipation.
    Gail. ?

  • Roc retinol 05.23.14 Reply

    I started using the day cream bug have noticed it burns a little underneath my eyes and outer part..,

  • Anonymous 03.29.14 Reply

    Copper ? What does that do ? I am approaching menopause and I have very sensitive skin can I still use Roc products for wrinkles & skin discoloration ??

  • Anna B 03.15.14 Reply

    It actually does thin the top layer of the skin, but it thickens the collagen, which gives the skin more body, fullness & elasticity. That’s good though, that’s what youthful skin looks like, bouncy and translucent. I’ve been told by dermatologists that you should stop using it for a week or two, depending on your skin type, before getting skin treatments like peels or waxing. Waxing always takes off a layer of skin though. It’s just that normally it’s a layer of dead skin cells so you don’t notice, but when you’re using retinoids or have recently gotten a peel you have fresh, live skin on the surface.

  • Divadoodledoo 03.06.14 Reply

    No…not true…in fact quite the opposite…Retinol should increase the thickness of skin…Prednisone, Hydrocortisone creams will thin the skin…perhaps that is what she meant? My initial reaction is that the technique of the aesthetician is to blame for your skin peeling.

  • Ange 02.09.14 Reply

    I had my brows waxed and some skin peeled off. The esthetician said it was possibly because I use retinol products and they thin the skin. Could this be true?

  • Anonymous 02.07.14 Reply

    Jane I have just started using the night cream but I’m not sure how much to apply to my face and neck, I’ve heard that you only need a pea size of the cream but not really sure.

  • Hannah 01.24.14 Reply

    I use the night cream and the SPF 30 day cream, and let me tell you – best product ever. It completely resurfaces your skin and makes your pores look invisible! It also completely clears my acne. I have extremely sensitive skin and when I use this stuff, it seems to make my skin a lot less sensitive and able to handle other chemicals (like hair spray, other lotions, etc.). If you have freckles though, make sure you stay OUT of the sun because ONE downside to using retinol is that although it corrects sun damage, it makes your skin much more prone to new sun damage at the same time! I have two new freckles that are literally black colored… have never experienced that before! But now that I am more careful about the sun when using this product, they are fading slowly, thankfully. I’m going to use this stuff forever

  • Lorena 01.03.14 Reply

    I’ve ordered Roc Night cream sensitive and after one day i can see results guess because it has HA in it.I didn’t like it at first i wanted a more high end product like Retin A since it has so much positive reviews but after reading Paula’s choice reviews on Roc i decided to give it a try.I belive in eating healthy and lots of copper will keep wrinkles at bay and sunscreen and exfoliation,but eating well is the key to youth!

  • Ruby 11.07.13 Reply

    Roc retinol correxion serum will not help acne serums.
    I recommend it if you have fine lines and wrinkles.
    It will smooth out smaller fine lines within a few days but you need to use it everyday.
    Once you stop the lines come back but least it works.

  • Erika 10.20.13 Reply

    Does anyone know if this works on acne scars?

  • Velma 10.07.13 Reply

    I have been using this product for about a month now and I have not seen any improvement in my skin. I do have sensitive skin so I am using RoC Retinol Correxion Night Cream Sensitive. Apparently this is a mild version of the original and has half the retinol as the original Roc Retinol Correxion. The product is affordable so I do not feel as though I have been ripped off but if I could see some visible difference I would continue using this product indefinitely.

  • Badai 09.12.13 Reply

    I LOVE this product! It ralley takes the years off! I am 46 and, I have people tell me that I look like I am 30. I have been using it for about a year and, love the results. It ralley does get rid of the wrinkles and, makes your skin luminous. It even seems to help ease breakouts. You may notice a slight tingling when you first start using it, make sure you use sunscreen with this product. I have used far more expensive products and, found this to work better for far less money. I would highly recommend this product as well as any other of the ROC products.

  • Wendy 09.09.13 Reply

    I love this stuff. I used Roc Retinol Correxion Cream on my face after being recommended to use it by a friend who works in the beauty industry. It does cause your face to peel but it will make your skin look a lot younger if you use it continuously. All products have the potential to cause allergies, especially retinol based skin care products.

  • Tammy 08.28.13 Reply

    I had low expectations about Roc Retinol Correxion cream due to the low cost of this item but it seems to work and now I use the day and night cream everyday but I need to use my own spf sunscreen as I have very sensitive skin.

  • Judy 08.21.13 Reply

    I cannot rave enough about Roc Retinol Correxion Serum. This product smells sweet compared with other retinol products and it works. In my opinion, anybody who cares about their skin will use a retinol serum and Roc makes the best one.

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  • Katie 08.20.13 Reply

    Roc Retinol is exceeding my expectations! I have oily skin and most moisturizers cause me to breakout or for my skin to look shiny. Everybody says retinol creams are for aging but after doing lots of research online it doesn’t help wrinkles that much and it is actually more for spots and blotches.

  • Cat 08.09.13 Reply

    Roc Retinol Cream is hands down the best retinol product I have ever tried. It even beats the product the dermatology dispenses in her clinic. It helps with spots and takes away all the damage the sun has caused and believe me I had a lot of sun damage. I live on the water and sunbaked for most of my teenage and adult years and I was a full freckle face before I started to use Roc.

  • Roc Retinol Correxion 08.08.13 Reply

    i use roc retinol correxion deep wrinkle night cream religiously each night. Intially, I was hesitant to buy this product because I prefer using Estee Lauder products. I have my entire adult lift since our financial sittuation turned for a negative I have to cut back my spending. I have very happy with roc retinol correxion. When I use Roc, I feel like my face is totally soft and smoth.

  • Kate 07.27.13 Reply

    Roc retinol cream is great for fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps lighten age spots and sun spots. I started using roc last year and noticed my skin looked nicer. I just use one skin care product and even use soap and not cleansers but I think roc works.

  • Chris 07.22.13 Reply

    I have been using the RoC retinol cream for 8 years now. The package and everything is the same. It is a really good product and I like the way it makes my skin glow. I am 40 and have good skin because of the retinol and the compulsory use of sunscreen. IT does nothing for the deeper wrinkles but miracles for the smaller ones.

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