Over 12,500 Amazon shoppers give this $20 retinol cream five stars — it's on sale and arrives in time for Christmas

Adrianna Barrionuevo

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LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream is an Amazon best-seller in the skincare category. (Photo: Amazon)
LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream is an Amazon best-seller in the skincare category. (Photo: Amazon)

The holiday season can be stressful and all-consuming, but it also offers time for reflection. “Another year over,” John Lennon once sang, “and a new one just begun.”

And though we’re not through it yet, finally, there’s finally some light at the end of the tunnel. We’ll hopefully be able to step out from behind the screen this year and see our loved ones face-to-face, so it’s only natural to start thinking about who exactly those friends and family are going to see. New year, new you have never been more true. So with last year’s resolutions roundly laughed at (“travel more,” ha!) and this year’s written, why not give yourself the gift of self-care? To look better, feel better, and get ready for that first group photo when it’s finally time.

Sure, many of us have been slacking when it comes to skincare in quarantine, but there’s no simpler way to give those crow’s feet or fine lines a lift than with a potent retinol. The LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream has over 12,500 five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers, and it’s the perfect little gift-to-self that will have a big impact. Best of all, you won’t even have to wait, because if you order on Amazon now, you can get it in time for Christmas. And it’s on sale right now for just $20 (was $23) with the on-page coupon.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s why Amazon shoppers keep buying all the stock of this affordable anti-aging cream.

The price

A quick glance at the reviews for the LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream is all it takes to see that buyers are fans of the low price —on sale for just $20 today with on-page coupon— for such an efficacious product. “Amazing product. Incredible value. Beats my $75 serum!!” claimed an enthusiastic buyer.

Another called it “...a huge WIN for my skincare, at a terrific price!”

It’s not harsh on skin

The cream’s nourishing mix of ingredients is what makes this retinol great for those with sensitive skin, according to some LilyAna Naturals fans.

“I am 49 years old with increasingly sensitive skin,” explained a reviewer. “This cream is super gentle, no irritation whatsoever, even around my eyes. It goes on nicely, absorbs well & leaves my skin feeling soft, not sticky.”

Another adds, “This cream is nothing short of amazing! It just melts into the skin and really transforms it! It is very gentle under the eyes, and I had no issues with peeling or sensitivity, normally I have very sensitive skin.”

The skin-transforming effects

Formulation and price aside, more than 12,500 Amazon shoppers have given LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream a perfect five-star review. These are some of the popular results shoppers have experienced:

Fine lines: “After 2 months of use (missing a day here and there) I can clearly see fine lines on my forehead and around my mouth and eyes are softened and some are just gone. I put it on at night only because I work in the sun and need SPF for my day cream. I also apply this to my bust and neck. Don’t laugh, it is the best cream I have ever used and it really makes a difference.”

Deep wrinkles: “I have very deep wrinkles (I am 70 years old) and bought this after having read the rave reviews … I use it day and night as directed and I think that after having used it for 3 weeks I can truly see the results. I looked at myself in the mirror the other day and honestly thought that I look ‘softer’ than I have in a while.”

Firmness: “My skin has a much smoother and brighter appearance and looks firmer. I get compliments all the time on how smooth my skin looks. I am 50 years old, and I am on my 2nd bottle of this stuff and I won’t ever switch as long as the quality stays the same!”

Acne: “I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, I know my acne is hormonal and it’s not easy to deal with. After having my second baby, my skin was doing great. I knew I needed a retinol product but didn’t want to shell out massive bucks for the prescription strength cream so I decided to give this a shot. WOW!!!! I am so amazed at how well it works. It’s gentle enough that my commonly irritated spots don’t get scaly and flake but it does the job. People around have been commenting that I’m ‘looking great’ but they can’t pinpoint what it is. I think it’s the fact that this cream has helped the texture of my skin, less breakouts, faster healing when I do get pimples, and less redness. I’m happy!”

Dark spots: “It has cleared up many of the dark spots which were very quickly invading the skin on my face. Although the marks are still there, after using LilyAna’s Retinol Cream for just a few months my skin has dramatically improved and is much more even in color than before.”

Texture: “I’m 41 and have always had large pores and more recently the appearance of my skin was almost gritty looking like sandpaper. This product has reduced the appearance of my pores, smoothed my face and completely fixed the weird crepey pouch of skin on my neck! I’m very pleased with the results and will definitely buy this again. I’m now looking into their other products.”

Bottom line

This highly-acclaimed cream is universally loved, regardless of age or skin concerns — whether it’s acne or wrinkles.

As one reviewer explains: “I am 51 years old and using this for the deeper wrinkles around my eyes and lips, as well as firming the skin on my face. My son is 16 and suffers with some pretty bad acne. We have both been thrilled with the results,” explained a happy customer. “It was very immediate to see the healing effect it had for my son’s acne. His outbreaks lessened and the healing of the acne has come much quicker. For me, I can see the deeper wrinkles are lessening and the skin firmness is improving.”

So don’t wait. Order now to get it before the holidays and start freshening up for the year ahead.

Shop it: LilyAna Naturals Retinol Cream for Face, $20 with on-page coupon (was $23), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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