Aging Gracefully is Fashionable | Kiehl’s Fast Release Retinol Serum

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If you have been an avid reader of this Blog, you would have known that I am on a quest to improve my skin health by integrating products that will help me to age gracefully. I welcome getting older as it means I have grown from my experiences and have a degree of wisdom that I can impart to the younger generation who are looking to chart their own paths.

The Kiehl’s brand has been really good to me over the past months and has allowed me to try a few of their products the minute they launch to share my experience with readers and how they fit into my skincare regime. Today, I will be sharing my experience with Kieh’s Fast Release Retinol Serum. If you are interested in learning more about this product, keep reading. 

Disclaimer: I received this product from Kieh’s for the purpose of review. 

Aging Gracefully is Fashionable | Kiehl’s Fast Release Retinol Serum

Kiehl's Fast Release Retinol Serum

I’ve tried a lot of Kiehl’s products in the past few months and I must say this is definitely the most interesting. The overall use of this product is to diminish fine lines and wrinkles by way of fast-acting retinol. The thing that makes it interesting is that you have to set up the product to “activate” the Retinol in a 4-step system.

How to Activate Fast Release Retinol Night Serum

Step 1: TWIST

Replace the bottom cap with the retinol capsule. The Retinol comes in a separate packaging that you have to literally add to the product.

Step 2: PRESS

Push down on the capsule to release retinol.

Step 3: SHAKE

Shake vigorously to fully mix & activate the formula.

Step 4: SWITCH

Replace the capsule with the original bottom cap.


The product is clear, but once I added the retinol, It took on a creamy yellowish colour to show that it was ready to be used. My problem areas are my under eyes as I have “under eye bags” and also really fine lines when I laugh too hard.  As the name suggests, the product is fast-acting. Though it’s only been a little over 3 weeks, I’ve started to see results.

The results are because of consistent use as per product recommendations and also pairing it with other Kieh’ls products and my Lifestyle. It is important to also consider things like Diet and Exercise when using new products as this can make all the difference. Never try to compare your skin journey or the success of a product with others as the product alone might not give you the desired results.

Kiehl's Fast Release Retinol Serum


The only thing I didn’t like about this product is that it features a glass tip with makes it hard to apply. I have to shake a few times and hope it comes out for which it usually splatters on the mirror and everywhere. I understand why the brand might have used glass versus plastic for the product, but I think a different tip or maybe a pump could be added so it’s easier to get the product from the bottle. 

The fact that it is in a bottle means I have to be extremely careful where I store and handle it if I’m not careful, it could easily break. The consistency also changes in the bottle even after I’ve shaken it a few times so it’s important to keep that in mind.


Rev up wrinkle reduction and take your nighttime skincare routine to the next level with the most efficient form of Pure Retinol at our highest concentration ever. Kiehl’s is delivering fast anti-aging results in 5 days with the new Fast Release Retinol Night Serum. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend after seeing the results and I’ll keep using it and give an update as I continue to use this product.

Are you on a skincare journey? Let me know if you’ve tried Kiehl’s and if you have any favourite products.

Disclaimer: I received this product from Kieh’s for the purpose of review. 

Written by: Lorane Rhoden


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