“Retinol is a type of retinoid,” says Robert Anolik, MD, an NYC-based dermatologist. “Retinoids are a category that includes retinol, retinaldehyde, tretinoin, and more.”
Generally, retinol works with all skin types. In fact, if you have naturally oily skin, you may find that using a retinol helps reduce overall oiliness thanks to its drying nature, according to Anolik.
Learn more from Dr. Robert Anolik on Healthline.