Obagi Retinol 1.0 Review

Review of: Obagi Retinol 1.0

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Comprehensive review of Obagi Retinol 1.0. See how this retinol cream compares against other wrinkle creams!

Obagi Retinol 1.0Product Name:  Obagi Retinol 1.0

Overall Rating:  5/5 Rating

Product Type:  Cream

Size:  1 oz

Price:  $48.00

Cost Per Ounce:  $48.00

Where To Buy:  Click Here

# Of Ingredients:  40

Interesting Ingredients:  Retinol, Bisabolol, Jojoba Seed Oil, Sage Leaf Extract, Shea Butter

Overall Opinion:

Obagi Retinol 1.0 is a top performer compared to just about any other retinol cream on the market.

Its 1% concentration formula is very effective, but also gentle.  We didn’t experience much redness or peeling with this product.

We also like some of the complimentary ingredients in Obagi Retinol 1.0.  It includes some skin soothing things like shea butter and bisabolol.

The only thing we did’t like about this retinol cream was the smell– but luckily it dissipates within a few minutes of application.

But overall, this is a great, reasonably-priced retinol cream, especially for those with sensitive skin.

Detailed Opinion:


Obagi Retinol 1.0 comes out of the pump tube as an off-white cream.

It feels pretty light and slick, it could also be classified a s a lotion.


Applying this one is pretty easy.

A few dabs will go a long way towards covering the face and neck.

Because this one is a little gentler than other 1% creams we’ve seen, we had no problem going right up to under our eyes.

Drying Time

Obagi Retinol 1.0 dries within a few minutes.

It wasn’t the fastest drying retinol cream we’ve dried but it was pretty quick.


This is one area where we weren’t really big fans…

This product smelled a little “clinical” and not all that pleasant.

Luckily, the smell dissipates within 10-15 minutes of application.

Short Term Results

Short term, we saw good results with Obagi Retinol 1.0.

Our skin felt smooth and soft the morning following application.

Longer Term Results

Longer term, we also liked the results we got with this retinol cream.

Because of the additional ingredients outside of retinol, this one seemed gentler than some other 1% creams we’ve tried.

So the results were great, but they took a bit longer to get (if that makes sense).

Once we started seeing results, we noticed firmer, smoother, more even skin.  It even helped with fine lines and crows feet.

Ingredients Analysis

Obagi Retinol 1.0 contains a 1% concentration of retinol (they also have a 0.5% product).

Even though 1% is pretty high, this retinol cream was gentle compared to some others we’ve tried.

That could be attributed to some of the skin soothing ingredients they’ve included like shea butter and bisabolol (which is an oil extracted from chamomile).


Obagi Retinol 1.0 costs about $48 for a one ounce tube.

That works out to $48 an ounce, which actually is pretty reasonable compared to what many of these retinol creams cost!


Obagi doesn’t sell their products directly on their website, so any guarantees are going to depend on the website where you buy it.

That’s not ideal but many websites such as Amazon, do offer moneyback guarantees.  So obviously you’ll need to check with wherever you buy it from.

Where To Buy

To buy Obagi Retinol 1.0,  click here.


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