If you’re on a mission to conquer pesky skin issues like wrinkles, spots, blemishes, and uneven texture, then retinoids are where it’s at.
This powerful group of vitamin A derivatives works by revving up your skin’s cell renewal process, gently sloughing off dead skin cells, and boosting collagen production for firmer, smoother skin. While retinoids can work wonders for your skin, they’re notorious for causing dryness, redness, and flakiness.
Don’t worry, because Taiwanese medical skincare brand DR.WU has launched the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% to address your top skincare woes as well as the needs of those with sensitive skin.
To find out if the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% lives up to its claims, Daily Vanity invited five readers to try the serum for three weeks. Spoiler alert: the average verdict for the serum is 4.1 out of five stars!
About DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5%
Unlike standard retinol skincare products, DR.WU’s Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% combines three potent forms of vitamin A: retinal, retinol, and retinyl palmitate.
This unique blend of ingredients forms the brand’s patented Tri-Retinoid complex, which provides exceptional anti-ageing benefits without the harshness typically associated with traditional retinol products.
But the benefits don’t stop there! This powerful serum also includes Argireline and Q10, which maintain supple skin and fortify the skin’s defences, giving you a younger-looking appearance.
And for those with sensitive skin, niacinamide (vitamin B3) and three types of soothing plant extracts have been added to ease sensitisation and irritation, making this serum suitable for all skin types.
DR.WU’s Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum effectively targets five major skin ageing concerns: it refines pores, reduces wrinkles, increases firmness, boosts radiance, and improves roughness.
This serum is also incredibly versatile. Mix it with other skincare products, such as serums, lotions, and creams, to maximise its benefits and you’ll witness a noticeable reduction in wrinkles, firmer and refined skin, and a brighter skin tone.
How to use DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5%
The brand recommends starting slowly with the serum, applying it once every three days, two to three times a week. As your skin acclimates to the serum, increase your usage to once every two days, three to four times a week.
Once your skin has adapted to the serum and there are no signs of irritation, you can use the serum daily at night.
In just three days, users of DR.WU’s Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% saw amazing results. 100% of DR.WU’s participants reported firmer, more radiant, and smoother skin, while also noticing minimised pores and reduced wrinkles.
It gets better – after just seven days of use, fine lines were reduced by 24%, pores by 8%, and eye wrinkles by 7%. These results were confirmed by both machine measurements and self-assessments from a study conducted by Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science.
The effects are certainly impressive, but did our DV readers see similar results? Keep reading to find out!
DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% retails for S$114.90 on DR.WU’s website, DR.WU’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada, as well as selected Watsons stores.
DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% reviews: 5 readers share their honest opinions
DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5%
All of our readers noted that the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% was lightweight and absorbed quickly, moisturising the skin without feeling greasy. It did not cause any tingling sensation or skin irritation, and it worked well with other skincare products.
Three readers noticed significant improvements in their skin texture, with pores appearing smaller and skin becoming smoother and more refined. Some readers have also noted a reduction in the appearance of scars, discolouration, fine lines, and wrinkles.
The serum is effective in brightening the skin and making it appear more radiant. It does not clog pores and helps reduce breakouts. Some readers have found that it can be more hydrating and moisturising compared to other retinoid products they’ve tried.
Overall, our readers recommend the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5%.
Yun Ting, 26
Skin type: Oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration, blemishes/acne, damaged skin barrier
I was shocked by how silky and lush the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% felt! It’s moisturising without being overly greasy, great for nighttime use in hot and humid countries.
There’s almost no scent, and it doesn’t cause a tingling sensation on my skin. It spreads and applies well without causing any streaking or pilling. My skin didn’t feel suffocated or irritated in the slightest. In fact, existing inflammation was brought down.
After three weeks, the serum visibly reduced the appearance of my scars and discolouration. My skin texture has become smoother and more refined, and I love that the product provides moisture without feeling greasy.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that this product worked wonders for my specific skin type. In less than one week, I noticed softer, smoother skin, and in a week, I saw smaller-looking pores.
Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin (e.g. small, rough bumps), dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, blemishes/acne
I tried the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
After the first use, my skin felt great, and I noticed that my pores appeared smaller and my skin looked brighter and more radiant.
Three weeks later, my skin still felt amazing, and the texture was much smoother and refined. The serum didn’t clog my pores at all, which was fantastic. I haven’t experienced any irritation or breakouts, which is a relief because I have sensitive skin.
I saw smaller-looking pores in just a week, brighter skin in one day, firmer skin after two weeks, and smoother skin after two weeks as well.
I really like this serum! It works well with other products and does not break me out.
Hui Min, 29
Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, textured skin (e.g. small, rough bumps), dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, blemishes/acne, damaged skin barrier
When it comes to retinoid products, I’m always on the hunt for one that brightens my skin. Thankfully, DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% was able to deliver a brightening effect in just three days.
Unlike other retinoid products, this serum absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky finish. I’ve also noticed that my skin feels more receptive to other skincare products after using the serum.
After three weeks, my skin texture has become smoother and more refined, and I appreciate that the product moisturises without feeling greasy. Plus, it doesn’t clog my pores which is a huge bonus!
After a week, I saw a noticeable reduction in the appearance of my pores. And after just three days, my skin was already smoother. Overall, this product has been a game-changer for me and I highly recommend it!
Compared to other retinoid products I’ve tried in the past, the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% is definitely more hydrating and moisturising.
It has made my skin brighter and clearer. I have fewer breakouts now, and I look forward to seeing more benefits with consistent use!
Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin (e.g. small, rough bumps), dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, clogged pores, blackheads/whiteheads
I found the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% really easy to apply. It made my skin feel soothed and hydrated without being sticky or greasy. I was impressed with its quick absorption and lightweight texture.
After using it for three weeks, I noticed that my pores appeared smaller and my skin looked clearer with fewer blemishes.
The serum improved my skin texture, making it smoother and more refined. Plus, it moisturised my skin without leaving it greasy, and it worked well with my skin type without clogging my pores.
This is the most effective retinol product I have ever used! I saw smaller-looking pores, brighter skin, firmer skin, and smoother skin all after just one week of use.
The DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% is more hydrating and soothing than other retinol serums I’ve tried.
Yun Ru, 31
Skin type: Normal, dry
Skin concerns: Dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, fine lines/wrinkles
After using the DR.WU Tri-Retinoid Intensive Revitalising Serum 1.5% for three weeks, I experienced no irritation or stickiness, and the serum was lightweight and absorbed quickly.
In just two weeks, I saw a reduction in my fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the corners of my eyes. However, I did notice that the skin around my nose and mouth became slightly drier.