Side Effects of ROC Retinol Night Cream

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RoC is a line of skin care products created by Johnson & Johnson to help reduce the signs of aging. One of its popular products is the retinol-based night cream called Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream. This product has some side effects.

Side Effects of ROC Retinol Night Cream
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Product Claims

According to RoC, the retinol night cream has been clinically proven to reduce deep wrinkles and diminish expression lines. The product also claims to make the skin appear 10 years younger.


RoC Retinol Night Cream is applied to the face and neck every night before any moisturizer is used. According to RoC, nighttime is when the skin is receptive for repair and renewal.

Side Effects

RoC advises that a mild tingling sensation or skin redness may occur with use. A skin rash is also possible with use of the product.


The product advises to not use the cream with other products containing retinol or alpha hydroxy acids. A sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater should be used each day due to the product making the skin sensitive to the sun.


According to the Cosmetics Database, some of the ingredients in this product have a toxic hazard rating of nine out of 10. If adverse or prolonged skin irritation results from using this product, discontinue use of the product and contact your doctor.

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