DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal (0.05%) Review

DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal in its old Packaging

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The ingredient list:

Purified Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Squalane, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Cholesterol, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglutamic Acid, Ceramide NP, Stearic Acid, Retinal (0.05%), Oleic Acid, Tocopherol, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA

Price: $51 or around Rp 850.000 (price may vary depending on where you purchase it)

Buy on: olive and young, Shopee


It is come in 20 ml of product, in a plastic tube.


The texture is gel-like, light and non-sticky.

The application:

Apply after double cleansing – first essence – toner –   Serum – sheet mask – moisturizer- Dr. Different vita A cream- Sulwhasoo sleeping mask

Shelf Life: Only 6 months

The claim: Facial night treatment cream contains retinal and hyaluronic acid. The Rich Cream formula is quickly absorbed and moisturizes the skin. Firms up the skin, making it smoother and more supple Improves the skin’s moisture absorption and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

My Review:

I like the packaging of this product; it looks like a small toothpaste packaging, but it has a tiny end. The tiny point will help to distribute the right amount of retinol, so you will not waste the product when accidentally pressing the tube too hard. Which exactly what happens to me with Inkey list retinol serum. DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal texture is creamy, it is thicker than the Inkey list retinol serum. The scent is almost the same, as a typical retinol serum scent.

DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal contains hyaluronic acid that makes it more moisturizing. That does not mean the product is not potent enough. Usually with the use of retinol can make skin flaky, feels tight, and very dry, but DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal manage to minimize the effect. Still, use a proper moisturizing product following the usage of DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal.

DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal just like the name is a retinal product, it is not retinol. The difference between retinal and retinol is retinal is a stronger version of retinol. When using a retinol product, your skin will go a few steps conversion changing retinol to retinoic acid then absorb to the skin, while retinal is just 1 step ahead then retinol. To compare, DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal is a stronger retinoid product than Inkey list retinol serum.

Since it is stronger, that means you will see better results but on the other hand the risk of irritation also bigger. Using DR Different vita lift, A cream Retinal is comfortable, and since it is also feeling moisturizing, I use it 3 days in a row. And my skin got red. It is especially red on my cheeks and forehead. I should have remembered that with every new retinoid product I try, I must start slow to see how my skin will react.

I stop using it for 2 weeks and wait until my skin is back to its normal state. I started to use it every three days. For example, I use it on Monday then the next 2 days I am using hydrating or brightening product then use the DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal again on Thursday. My skin is reacting better, there is no redness occur. I find that the sandwich method suits me the most with DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal. I use DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal after moisturizer then tops it off with Sulwashoo sleeping mask. So skincare routine step when using DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal is double cleansing-toner-face oil-moisturizer- DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal-Sulwhasoo sleeping mask. With the sandwich method my skin is a lot calmer and well moisturized.

The Result

I would say it is a game-changer product. It is been a while I find an outstanding skincare product. After using it for 2 months I see improvement in my skin texture, it feels a lot smoother and even-toned. It definitely plumps my skin, makes the fine lines less visible. I use DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal in my eye bags too and it seems to reduce the fine line in that area too. Disclaimer, putting retinol product is not for everyone because it can be drying and for sensitive skin it can cause redness. If you want to try it, start very small, after you apply retinol product on your entire face use the remaining residue that is left on your fingers and dab it lightly on your under-eye area. Be very careful, you don’t want it to make contact with your eye.

I will definitely repurchase DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal again. Actually, I already have two back up of this product. I purchase it during on sale, and the price is 50% cheaper when on sale. Dr different actually have retinol eye cream too, the product name is DR.DIFFERENT Vitalift-A Eye & Neck. If you are worry using DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal on your under-eye area, just get the retinol eye cream instead. As for me, I will just continue using DR Different vita lift A cream Retinal on my face, neck, and eye.

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