Raise your hands if you obsess over facial skincare but neglect the skin on the rest of your body! Now is the time to correct that! Just like your face, the skin on your body loses elasticity and is subject to aging, stretch marks, and environmental damage. So, why don’t you use skincare actives on your body too? The solution – Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion! This anti-aging body lotion by Active Topicals is enriched with potent actives to tighten and firm your skin while hydrating it. I am so glad that an Indian skincare brand came up with actives-based bodycare, something we all need! Here is everything you need to know about this unique body lotion!
What’s New About Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion
While most body lotions in India focus on moisturizing and hydrating ingredients, there are limited options when it comes to body care products with actives. Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion addresses this gap with an anti-aging and deeply hydrating formula that contains Retinol, AHA, Hyaluronic Acid, and Trehalose. This body lotion goes beyond the run of the mill body moisturizer and promises to fade stretch marks and deep wrinkles. It also claims to combat other signs of aging like age spots and loose skin.
When I first started using this body lotion back in December 2021, it was my first body product with Retinol, and I was impressed with how the brand brought out a unique and innovative body care formulation. And while I pen down this review in July 2022, it continues to be the best body lotion with Retinol in India, in my opinion.
The Key Ingredients
Some of the key ingredients in the Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion that make the formula so effective are the following –
- 0.2% Retinol – Popular anti-aging ingredient. Boosts collagen, evens the skin tone and brightens dark spots.
- 3% AHA – Gently exfoliates the skin. Removes dullness, pigmentation, and uneven texture.
- Hyaluronic Acid – Popular humectant that boosts the skin’s moisture levels. Plumps the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- Trehalose – Antioxidant and skin hydrator. Protects the skin against external damage.
Additionally, this is a fragrance-free body lotion and is also SLS and Paraben-free.
My Experience With Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion
My first observation about Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion was how nourishing it felt on the skin. It has a thick lotion consistency that reminds me of custard. The lotion takes a minute to blend on the skin, but after that it gives a soft, nourished, and almost velvety finish to the skin. Apart from its anti-aging benefits, it keeps the skin moisturized all day long, even in the driest of weathers. Despite being so nourishing, it is non-greasy and non-sticky!
After a few weeks of using this body lotion, I noticed that my skin looked more even-toned and supple. It also had a noticeable brightening effect on my skin. While I do not have many stretch marks or wrinkles on my skin to comment on how the formula would work on those, my skin does feel firmer after consistently using the lotion for several months.
To summarize my experience with Active Topicals Retinol Body Lotion, here is a quick pros and cons list –
|– Offers deep hydration and nourishment||– Takes a little while to blend completely|
|– Visibly brightens and firms the skin||– Might be a little expensive for some|
|– Gives a non-greasy velvety finish|
|– Fights the signs of aging|
|– Is fragrance-free|
|– Large 200ml tube lasts for months|
Clearly, the pros of this body lotion outweigh the cons, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to upgrade their body care routine!
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So, if you have been struggling with pigmentation, wrinkles, or other signs of aging on your body, try out this body lotion with Retinol for smoother, firmer skin!