10 Reasons FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 is Different

Skin Care



FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol ($54.95, shop.futurederm.com) 0.5 has been selling so well and the response from readers and bloggers has made us unbelievably happy. You guys love it and it’s so rewarding to hear! Our retinol is different from other products out there and we’d like to take some time to tell you about it. But, don’t just take our word for it — we’ve included what users are saying too!

10. It’s Effective

FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 has a concentration of 0.5% retinol, which has been scientifically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 30% within two weeks of use (Archives of Dermatology). Our retinol increases the efficiency of the process in skin that converts retinol to isotrentinoin with its optimized delivery system and conditions. Not all retinol products are created equal, many have too little retinol or the wrong delivery system.

Just listen to what C.B. of the United Kingdom had to say, “I’d absolutely buy Futurederm again – I genuinely think that this is a product that actually does what it says on the tin, which is rarer than hens teeth in the skincare industry. Bravo.”

9. It’s More Gentle

FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 is microencapsulated, meaning users have a slow, sustained release that engages retinol receptors for eight hours instead of all at once, preventing irritation (and making it ideal for nighttime). In addition, our retinol is formulated with ingredients, such as witch hazel and aloe, to further reduce irritation. To minimize irritation as much as possible, we recommend using the product every second or third night initially and working up to nightly usage.

Check out what B.C. of Pennsylvania said: “I’m really loving this cream!  It’s great to finally be able to use a retinol based product that doesn’t cause super-dry, flaky skin!” And what J.L. of California said: “I’d been using your product every other day. So far I don’t experience any flaky or dryness like other retinol products.”

8. It Absorbs Quickly

Some retinol products take thirty minutes to absorb into skin, FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 is nearly instantaneous. That’s because it’s a lightweight gel formula. This means you can layer other moisturizers overtop!

Polarbelle had this to say “I love the soothing feel and the quick absorption of the product. I also love that I can use my serums and other creams every night like I’m used to.”

Phyrra of Phyrra.net said: “One of the things I loved about it is that its formula spreads easily over the skin and absorbs quickly into it. It doesn’t feel greasy. It just soaks in quickly and you can apply another moisturizer over top if you want (which I do).”

R.E. of Pittsburgh said, “I can’t get over how quickly this absorbs into the skin. As a chemist, I said it couldn’t be done. But they did it here!”

This is what FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 looks like right out of the bottle.
This is what FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 looks like just a few seconds after you rub it in.

7. It Works for Fine Lines AND Acne

It’s not unusual to still have problems with pimples and to start to get fine lines at the same time. Fortunately, FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5‘s formula has been shown to work, not just for fine lines and wrinkles, but also for mild to moderate acne. This is particularly beneficial, because retinol shouldn’t be used with some traditional products for acne like salicyclic acid.

Just listen to Kristie of Blushing Basics: “If you want a product that honestly, truly, one hundred percent can improve fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and moderate acne then this is your product.”

“I did not know that [retinol] had other functions such as treating acne and age spots. So far, I am very impressed with the product and have been using it for a week now.”

6. It Prevents Signs of Aging

By using FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 earlier rather, before signs of aging set in, you can effectively prevent aging. Skin begins the aging process around age 21 for many people, though signs of skin aging aren’t evident right away. Nicki’s dermatologist recommends that most people start using a retinol around the age of 25.

Kathryne of TheFabZilla said: “Just the other day, a friend asked me what I was using because my face looks “uplifted and tight”, to borrow her words.  Of course, I mentioned this retinol and where she can buy it … This product changed my not-so-good perception on retinol. So let me say this loud and clear ~ Wrinkles, I’ll see you in twenty years &  by that time, I am ready to embrace you!”

5. And it Smoothes Away Existing Signs of Aging

Just like the study says, retinol reduces wrinkles by 30% within the first two weeks of use. While your skin will be smoother within the initial weeks of using FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5, it may take 3-4 weeks to see results for wrinkles and 6-8 weeks to see results for sagging — but the process is well worth it!

Laura of My Newest Addiction, said: “I can see results already.  The lines around my mouth have reduced a bit and my forehead wrinkles (which is my biggest aggravation) appear less large.  Because my skin cells are turning over more quickly my breakouts have mostly been kept at bay.”

4. It’s Suitable For All Skin Types

With our super gentle formula and a multitude of uses, FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5 works for those with sensitive skin. Just to note, while our product works well for our reader Melissa who has rosacea, if you have eczema or another skin condition, be sure to consult your dermatologist to make sure retinol is right for you.

Our reader Melissa said: “So I am personally telling you that your Retinol 0.5 is phenomenal. I’m in my 40′s and have rosacea that is the vain of my existence, and so I’m very careful of exfoliators or scubs that I use. I also live in a dry and sunny climate which my skin can react to if I’m not diligent. I’m so glad I’m seeing a brighting effect that others have been talking about and without the tedious wait or the redness. Thank you for all your hard work and research.”

3. It Evens Out Skin Tone

After using FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5, you’ll start to notice not just that your skin is smoother and firmer, but also that your complexion starts to even out. Over time, it’s been shown to help treat sun spots.

Mind Body Solutions’ D’Vyne Beauty had this to say: “As I washed my face (I prefer to use organic and natural products),  on Week 4 day 3, I looked at my refection…only to be blown away by what I saw! My affirmations never looked this good before! I had no dark or uneven tones anywhere — in fact, my complexion appeared lighter (which often happens during the winter months, as it recoups from the sun damage of a sweet summer’s passing). I was indeed — gazing upon flawless skin! And it wasn’t in any magazine!”

And J.G. of Pennsylvania told us this: “When I wrote my glowing review of the product on Amazon, I had only been using it for a week or so.  Now I have been using it for about two months, and I can’t believe the difference.  My face is very smooth, and a few dark spots at my temples have faded.”

2. There’s a Money Back Guarantee

If after 30 days, you are unsatisfied with our retinol, you can return it to us for a full refund — but we don’t think you’ll want to!

1. Do The “Slide” Test: Slide You Hand Over Your Face — Does Your Skin Feel Smooth … or Something Else? FutureDerm Smoothes Overnight

The first night both Nicki and I used FutureDerm Time-Release Retinol 0.5, we woke up with smoother skin. In fact, one of the women in our office explained that she saw a coworker’s beautiful skin and stopped by her office, closed and locked the door the door, and said, “Your skin has been beautiful. You have to tell me what you’re using on your face. I need it.” Her coworker told her, “I’ve been using FutureDerm!”

Jen from My Beauty Bunny, exclaimed: “A holy grail product! I was instantly impressed with how smooth my skin was after using for only a few nights. I didn’t have any redness, irritation or small bumps, which is often the case when I try strong products like this one. My skin looks great, and I owe it to this little bottle!”

C.S. said: “I have only been using them about a week but can already tell a difference. My face is feeling smoother and has a look of smaller pores and a refinement to it.”

Bottom Line

We’d love to have you give FutureDerm Time Release Retinol 0.5 a try. It’s formulation was based on science and so we can tell you that both the ingredients and the delivery system have been proven effective. If you’ve tried it, comment and tell us what you think of it!

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  • Holly

    How does the FutureDerm 0.5% retinol compare to the Skinceuticals 0.5% time-released formula? I’m a Skinceuticals junkie but always interested in trying new skincare products. Thanks!

  • En

    I’m also completely amazed at the results. After two weeks, my face is absolutely glowing. It was so pronounced that MALE colleagues have asked how I achieve “the glow.”

    FutureDerm comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • @erika

    Oops, sorry. I tend to be overly detailed and a bit complicated. Lol! I did write a follow-up post on my blog that specifically discussed the implications of the previous post that I linked, and how that applied to the combination use of retinol and acidic products.

    So if you’d like, you can read the follow-up post: http://thetriplehelixian.com/2012/09/10/part-ii-retinol-metabolism-contd-retinol-degradation-and-strength-combination-use-of-hydroxy-acids-and-retinol-v-0-03/

    But to answer your question, you can absolutely use salicylic acid during the day and retinol at nighttime. They won’t interfere with each other since the time in-between is so long.

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • erika


    Thanks for the link….I read it, twice! But unfortunately…I still don’t fully understand 😐 lol

    So what you’re saying is….retinol works best on non-acidic skin….

    I use salicylic acid (for my acne) in the morning and retinol at night.

    Would the salicylic acid in the morning still interfere with the retinol at night?

  • @erika

    Yes, it would be best to stop using acidic products with retinol. I actually did a post on this WAY back in the day. Lol!


    @Ana @Beauty By Krystal @Kath TheFabZilla

    Thank you for all the support! We’re so glad you enjoy the product!

  • Hi Nicki, dropping by to say that I still use Futurederm. I can really see big improvement on my skin, it’s firmer than ever. Happy woman here!

  • I will have to buy some soon, I love Retinol and I am almost out of my SkinCeuticals one

  • Ana

    Just a tip, you should put a tab for shipping on your shop or maybe include it in the customer service’s tab. It’s nice to know shipping price before buying something 😉

  • erika

    “This is particularly beneficial, because retinol shouldn’t be used with some traditional products for acne like salicyclic acid.”

    I’ve been using FutureDerm retinol at night and saliyclic acid in the morning. I had no idea retinol shouldn’t be used with salicylic acid– should I stop?

    I’d also like to chime in and say FutureDerm retinol reduced a smile line that was forming on the left side of my mouth. It’s almost completely gone!

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