DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion Overview
Retinol has been an effective skincare ingredient for many years now. We love its ability to renew our skin and lift up the fresh, smooth glow from beneath the dull, old layers. But retinol is so often irritating as well. DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion claims to be different. It is designed specifically so you can have all the rejuvenation of retinol without the irritating side effects. Devotees of DERMAdoctor are singing its praises, so let’s take a closer look to see if Poetry in Lotion really can do what it says it can do.
The main active ingredient in the formula is Retinol. The implication is that the potency is a powerful 1%, but it is not specifically stated as such on the website or the label. The full name of the product is DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion Intensive Retinol 1.0. It does not state 1.0%, but this is the assumption that many consumers and reviewers make. While the exact amount is unknown, it is clear that the product is meant to contain a high level of retinol. This will help exfoliate the outer layer of dead skin, and encourage the production of collagen to firm, smooth, and soften new skin.
The problem with retinol is that it can be quite irritating. And the more potent the retinol, the more irritating it can be. That’s where DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion sets itself apart. It adds to the formula a “sophisticated anti-irritant complex” that includes such skin soothing ingredients as St. John’s Wort Leaf Extract, Meadowsweet Flower Extract, and Oleanolic Acid. It also uses a proprietary Moisturization Complex to help prevent the dryness and peeling often associated with the use of retinol.
The package insert recommends that you start out using DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion once every two nights. Cleanse skin and let it dry for 20 minutes before applying a thin layer of the serum. If irritation does occur, cut back usage a day at a time until it disappears. If you don’t experience irritation, up your usage to once a day.
DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion Pros and Cons
The Good About DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion
- It uses the power of retinol.
- It should be safe to use on sensitive skin.
- The pump packaging keeps the ingredients sterile and stable.
- An independent test using 50 volunteers for a patch test showed no irritation.
The Bad About DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion
- It is expensive.
- DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion reviews are mixed.
Where to Buy
You should be able to find DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion pretty easily. Several online stores have it, as do beauty supply stores, department stores, and even a shopping channel. The price is quite consistent at $75 for a 1 oz pump pretty much anywhere you go.
We agree that retinol can have some real anti-aging benefits for your skin. And that it also can cause irritation. So the idea behind DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion is a good one. We’re just not sure that it accomplishes the goal. With no clinical tests proving its effectiveness and mixed reviews from actual customers, we just don’t think spending $75 on DERMAdoctor Poetry in Lotion is a particularly safe bet.