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Retinol Free Anti-Wrinkle Creams

Retinol Free Anti-Wrinkle Creams

Retinol is praised by some as the holy grail of skincare, with its ability to renew skin and get rid of wrinkles. But the use of retinol is not to be taken lightly, and this is why Nakin produce retinol free anti-wrinkle creams. We prefer instead to produce our natural anti-ageing face products using the power of plants, as they are so much kinder and nourishing to skin than retinol. We believe in helping skin to look as good as it can, but not at all costs. Instead, we love natural beauty that our skin also loves.

Retinol Free Anti-Wrinkle Creams

All of Nakin’s range is anti-ageing and will help to keep lines and wrinkles at bay. But we have two very special products that help to improve wrinkles, our anti-wrinkle eye cream and anti-wrinkle face serum. They get their power from the many plant actives in them, such as the line smoothing hibiscus peptide, ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant plant oils. Their extra retinol alternative power comes from the hibiscus contained within them, which is a peptide and wonderful natural line smoother. In our opinion it is the best natural alternative to retinol, and this view is also shared by dermatologists. This is because it helps with elasticity and the overall conditioning of the skin, but also helps to tighten and smooth out lines. This means that the lines and wrinkles are blurred out and skin looks smoother, but without the risk of irritation. Our natural products may not offer the same results as retinol on the surface, but instead they are kind and boosting.

Retinol Free Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream £20

This anti-wrinkle eye cream by Nakin is jam packed with stunning plant actives to smooth out wrinkles naturally. It is a weightless natural anti-ageing eye cream that reduces the appearance of fine lines, puffy eyes and dark circles for soft, smooth skin. An all in one age defence and repair cream, composed with an array of stunning plant actives that work on all skin types, especially for people with sensitive eyes. 

Retinol Free Anti-Wrinkle Face Serum £28

This anti-wrinkle serum by Nakin is the ultimate in multi-purpose natural skin. The active formula includes hibiscus, hyaluronic acid and pomegranate that work to condition, smooth lines and improves elasticity, restoring the appearance of skin. This anti-ageing serum is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.  

Retinol is an ingredient that can seriously irritate skin, and this is never something that we feel comfortable with. Of course, we all have different skin, and every retinol cream will have a different strength. But at Nakin we only advocate natural skincare products as these work in harmony with our skin. That is why we only use plant based anti-wrinkle ingredients in our face products, to make them the best anti-ageing skincare products.

The Problem with Retinol

The main ingredient of most synthetic anti-wrinkle creams in retinol. Although it is not a miracle treatment, retinol is proven to noticeably reduce wrinkles, as well as helping with pigmentation and acne scars. It also helps to build collagen in skin, for that lovely plump bouncy youthful look. To simplify what retinol is, it is a synthesised version of vitamin A. The problem with retinol though is that it is not natural, and it has side effects, plus can be very irritating to skin. Importantly it should not be used by people who are pregnant, have sensitive skin, or skin issues like rosacea. It is also well known that skin needs to build up a tolerance to retinol, and skin cannot be exposed to the sun while using it. This alone is enough to make us not want to use it on our delicate face and neck. At Nakin all our face products are kind and we only make skincare suitable for sensitive skin. Instead of retinol we suggest retinol free anti-wrinkle creams, that utilise powerful actives to smooth lines and wrinkles out. Read on to find out about Nakin’s options for these.

Why We Should Use Retinol Free Face Products

Retinol-free anti-wrinkle creams present a gentler alternative for those with sensitive skin, who may find traditional retinol-based products too harsh or irritating. These formulations typically leverage natural ingredients that support skin health without causing redness or peeling. By opting for these alternatives, individuals can still achieve significant anti-ageing benefits, including improved skin texture and reduced appearance of fine lines, without the adverse effects sometimes associated with retinol. It's an excellent choice for maintaining youthful, radiant skin with minimal discomfort.


We hope that you find our natural anti-wrinkle eye cream and natural anti-wrinkle face serum more than enough for smooth healthy skin. However, if you are going to use retinol to free your face of wrinkles, then it is important to take the right precautions. To start with, spend a long time researching the right retinol product. We suggest only using an exceptionally low level to start with. We cannot give an exact percentage here, as it depends on the type of retinol being used. High strength retinol is only available on prescription in any event. Then once you have the product, it is important to carry out a patch test before using it all over your face and neck. This would involve applying the product to a small area of skin. We suggest that this is on the face, as this is usually more sensitive to reactions than on the neck. It can take up to 6 days before a reaction shows, so be mindful of this. Then if the patch test shows the all clear, the next step is to use it very slowly before full daily applications on the face and neck. It is essential that you build up the use of retinol very carefully. It might be tempting to start using it morning and evening to zap those wrinkles away. But this is not a good idea, as it can be aggravating to skin. Instead start with a small amount once a week, and gradually build up from there. Every retinol product will differ though, and always read the actual instructions thoroughly, as our details are only a guide. You should also never use a retinol product if you are going out in the sun without SPF. Using a face product with retinol in is a commitment that needs proper consideration and time put into it.

We hope that you found our feature helpful about the best retinol free anti-wrinkle creams. There is of course nothing wrong with wrinkles and lines, and they are a sign of life. But there is also nothing wrong with wanting to smooth them out and have a smooth fresh plump complexion. We absolutely love looking after our skin using amazing plant extracts and are in awe of the amazing ways that nature can help our skin, without resorting to harsh anti-wrinkle creams like retinol. That is not to say that a product with retinol in will also not be amazing. There are just a lot of factors to consider before using a cream like this. The important thing is to always use the best skincare products.

Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK. If you would like to get in touch with Nakin then please email us at info@nakinskincare.com We would love to hear your thoughts and are also available to offer skincare and product advice.

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