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A Vitamin A derivative, is effective for ageing, acne and dark spot concerns. Retinol inhibits collagen breakdown that causes elastosis, unclogs blocked pores, reducing acne breakouts. Promotes cell turnover, encouraging new cell growth for a more even complexion.
Good To Know
Oil based serum.
Allergy and Toxicologically tested.
Lovingly created in South Africa
Best way to use
Limit initial use to three times per week, applying only in the evening after cleansing. Water based serums should be applied first and a moisturiser after this serum if need be. Gradually increase the frequency of application to every night.
Avoid layering with direct acids to avoid over stimulation of the skin and impairing the barrier.
For Your Safety
Patch test before use.
Keep away from children.
Store at room temperature.
Do not use on broken skin.
Use sunscreen every morning.
If irritation occurs, stop use. If problem persists, see a doctor.
Avoid contact with eyes.
Not suitable for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
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Fisher GJ, Voorhees JJ. Molecular mechanisms of photaging and its prevention by retinoic acid: ultraviolet irrigation induces MAP kinase signal transduction cascades that induce AP-1 regulated matrix metallproteinases that degrade human skin in vivo. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc 1998; 3(1):61-68.
The Cosmetics Notification Portal (CPNP) is an online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 882/2004, 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. The certification of our products includes: Microbiological, Physico-Chemical, Dermatological tests, CPSR – Cosmetic Product Safety Report. Packaging migration studies in the product, Stability studies, PIF documents.
I use this every other night (using another, weaker concentration on the alternate nights). I love this serum because of the concentration and its more oily feel, which almost negates the need for a follow up moisturizer. With the combination of the Vitamin C serum in the mornings, this product has transformed my skin. My skin tone is smooth, even and soft. I don't wear foundation because I don't need it with such a beautiful skin texture and glow. Cannot rave enough about this product and this brand!
A lovely addition to my evening routine. I have a dry and sensitive skin and I had no adverse reaction considering this is Retinol. This is another great product from the SF team and I'm a fan.