The Retinol Emily Ratajkowski Swears By

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Retinol is the skincare ingredient that keeps on giving. It's become increasingly popular over the last several years, and it's included in many skincare products, as well as being sold in its own serums. And this for good reason. According to Insider, retinol's benefits include reducing acne, reducing wrinkles, and brightening skin. Furthermore, it increases your blood flow to your skin, reduces your body's oil production, and increases your cell turnover. All of this keeps your skin fresh in a way that other products can't achieve alone.

Because of its amazing properties, celebrities and everyday people alike are using retinol to brighten their skin and make their faces look more alive than ever. Among these celebrities is Emily Ratajkowski, an actress and model known for such films as "Gone Girl," "I Feel Pretty," "Entourage," and "We Are Your Friends" (via IMDb). But not all retinol products are the same, just as not all retinoids (the family of compounds that retinol belongs to) are the same. So which retinol does Ratajkowski swear by?

Emily Ratajkowski turned to this product because her skin wasn't 'amazing'

Emily Ratajkowski has stunning skin, and as it turns out, it's come mostly natural to her, though the actress has admitted that she's gotten increasingly interested in skincare as of late. According to The Skincare Edit, Ratajkowski used to get just one facial a year, but now she takes skincare even more seriously and finds herself using new products and taking care of her skin better than ever.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Ratajkowski's skin suffered some setbacks. "My skin isn't amazing right now," she said, according to The Skincare Edit. "I've been picking a lot because I'm at home."

To fix this, one product Ratajkowski opted for is Joanna Vargas' Supernova Serum, a serum that includes retinol to refresh skin. "I've tried a lot of different retinols. I think Joanna Vargas' Super Nova Serum is absolutely the best," Ratajkowski explained (via The Skincare Edit). "It smells really good, it's not too heavy." The actress warned that it can be used too much, so it's sometimes best to use it every other day rather than every day.

In addition to retinol's standard benefits, including its age-slowing effects, this serum is said to detoxify your skin. Its key ingredients include persian silk tree extract, apple fruit cell culture extract, summer snowflake flower extract, and palmitoyl oligopeptide. This serum comes with a high price tag, but for those that can afford it, it's apparently a godsend.