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Retinol

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 78 reviews
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Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles

€9,99 / 30ml

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FAQ's Retinol

IS IT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?

There are irritation risks with Retinol. This is why we made our formula slow release to reduce the risk of irritation and make it suitable for most skin types. However, if you have very sensitive skin, or are pregnant or breast feeding, we suggest you try our Bakuchiol moisturizer. A natural alternative to Retinol. It also helps target signs of ageing and is suitable for all.


WHY CAN'T I USE RETINOL IN THE MORNING?

As Retinol speeds up skin renewal, newer skin reaches the surface quicker. This can increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. That's why we recommended only using Retinol in the PM and always using a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.


SHOULD I FOLLOW WITH A MOISTURIZER?

Yes, it is important to still use the moisturizer. This is due the fact retinol can have drying effects on our skin. If you’re only just starting out and your skin is on a sensitive side, you could apply retinol on top of moisturizer to minimise the risk of dehydration.


SHOULD I APPLY RETINOL IN MY ROUTINE?

Retinol is your PM ‘Treat step’. Layer it with your other serums after cleansing and follow up with a moisturizer or an oil.  


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE IT?

Start of with 1-2 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

Retinol can take up to six weeks to show results. This is due to the time it takes for your skin cells to be replaced. Consistency is key, so continue with you routine even if you’re not seeing the effects straight away. It can be very tempting to increase use of some products to try and see quicker results, don't overdo it though. More is not always better change for future. Overuse can cause irritation and sensitivity.


WHEN SHOULD I START USING RETINOL?

We recommend starting at age 25, or when the first signs of aging begin to show.


IS IT PREGNANCY SAFE?

Retinol cannot be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Try our Bakuchiol moistruizer instead.


WHEN USING WITH OTHER PRODUCTS...

Do not use together: Vitamin C. We do not recommend using Retinol and Vitamin C at the same time. It is best to use Retinol in the PM. So, if using a Vitamin C, we would recommend using this in the morning. As it has antioxidant properties this is when you will get the most out of the product. AHAs (Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic Acid). If you are also using an AHA in your evening routine, and want to add Retinol, we suggest using these on alternate evenings and ensuring you start off slowly to ensure you do not sensitise the skin.


WHAT IS RETINOL?

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and helps to promote skin renewal and enhance collagen production working beneath the surface of the skin. By stimulating renewal processes in the skin, newer skin cells reach the surface faster helping reverse and prevent the signs of ageing while brightening and smoothing skin.


WHAT IS RETISTAR? IS IT THE SAME AS RETINOL?

RetiSTAR™ is a stable form of retinol in a dispersion containing tocopherol, sodium ascorbate and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil in caprylic/capric triglycerides to ensure maximum effectiveness. Conventional retinol creams and serums can flood the skin with retinol which can cause skin sensitivities and redness.


I’VE HEARD RETINOL IS GOOD FOR ACNE? 

Our Retinol serum is targeted for signs of ageing; however, some retinol products can be used to treat acne. We would suggest seeking professional advice from your doctor / dermatologist to help you understand your requirements to help treat acne.  

CAN RETINOL HELP WITH ACNE SCARS? 

With properties of increasing cell turnover, and improving texture, retinol can help to reduce discolouration left from acne. It’s important to understand what type of scarring you have before treating with retinol so we would recommend to visit your doctor/ derm etc etc  

I’M NOTICING MY SKIN IN PURGING WHEN I STARTED USING RETINOL, HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? 

Purging can take up to 4- 6 weeks. During this period it is important to maintain consistent usage and keep the skin hydrated. It’s important to ensure you are using the right cleanser and moisturizer to keep your skin balanced. Using serums like Niacinamide can also help to restore and balance your skin. If your purge lasts longer than six weeks, discontinue use and seek medical advice.   


WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF THIS PRODUCT?

PH LEVEL: 5.53


LOOKING FOR UNDER EYE ANTI-AGEING?


Retinol (use pm) + Retinol Eye Cream


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Hyaluronic Acid + Retinol


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Niacinamide + Retinol

Retinol

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Your go-to ingredient for skin renewal.

Derived from Vitamin A, this slow release Retinol serum helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less risk of irritation. It also boosts overall skin clarity and uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion. A perfect introduction to using Retinol for those who are starting to see the signs of ageing.

When to apply

  • PM

Suitable for

  • Normal skin
  • Combination skin
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin

Targets

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
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Reviewed by Maria B.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Oiliness
  • Blackheads
  • Texture
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love it

Really nice retinol. It's the first time I use retinol so I was a bit afraid of the reaction of my skin but it agrees perfectly with my skin.

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Reviewed by viv
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Texture
  • Under Eye Circles
  • Dryness
  • Plumping
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Lovely and gentle

I’m a big fan of your retinol

Non stinging and feels nice on the skin

You don’t need a lot and I like the squeezy tube

It has improved my lines between my eyes and forehead

Would highly recommend and I will buy again

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Reviewed by chammybear
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I recommend this product
Age Range
25 - 34
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Texture
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Breakouts
  • Acne Scars
  • Oiliness
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

1st retinol experience

I've been put on Tretinoin for the past year by my dermatologist but since my pandemic breakout has significantly calmed down, I have gone for milder forms of retinoids which is why I gave this product a try. It's has a different texture than the other serums I've been used to and has a yellowish color. But upon application it glides well and isn't oily and doesn't feel heavy. I use it 2-3 times a week to give my face a break and I can say that I see the difference in my face whenever I wake up after applying it before bedtime.

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Reviewed by Almudena C.
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I recommend this product
Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Normal
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Under Eye Circles
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

I can see the progress

I am combining different products ( hyalurnic acid and retinol mostly) and I can really see the progress on my skin texture and brightness. I've even given it as a present to a friend. I think the rutine and price are really worthy.

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Reviewed by Marie
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I don't recommend this product
Age Range
55 - 64
Skin Type
Dry
Skin Concerns
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Not for me

It feels wonderful on skin and it sink in fast. Sadly I don't think it do much since it's so very low % retinol/retinoid. I did not realize that there was so little retinol in it when I bought it. I wont buy this again. I go back to a stronger retinol I have been using before. If you ever make a stronger retinol product, I be back. I love the texture.

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Hello Marie! Our Retinol serum equates to 0.1% Retinol, and we suggest it as great beginner product and one suitable for daily use offering effective active delivery while minimising the risks of irritation. Thank you for your feedback 🖤

Reviewed by Marina G.
Verified Buyer
I recommend this product
Age Range
18 - 24
Skin Type
Oily
Skin Concerns
  • Oiliness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne Scars
  • Blackheads
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

So far so good

I bought the retinol for my acne and so far so good.

I have sensitive skin and I haven’t had any irritation or problem!!

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