And if you find yourself on this retinol journey—determined to find your perfect match, we collected our all-time-favorites that can treat a wide spectrum of needs. If you’re acne-prone and need a stronger option? That’s here. If you’re sensitive but looking to tend to fine lines? That’s here too. If you’re all-natural and looking for some alternative? Well, you’re in the right place. 

For full disclosure—my skin runs sensitive, and I cannot tolerate many stronger varieties. So I have not personally tried several on this list (I really do try to only recommend things I can vouch for!), but they come highly recommended from people I trust, and I vetted the formulas. You can feel confident starting here.