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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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Chien A. Retinoids in Acne Management: Review of Current Understanding, Future Considerations, and Focus on Topical Treatments. J Drugs Dermatol 2018; 17(12):51-55.
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.
Im using this 3 times per week without any adverse reaction and I love the texture
i have zero reaction and it did not dry out my skin , but my skin feels dewy and so soft , i am so in love with my skin right now and the compliments , my skin is bright and glowing
Such a gentle product to introduce Vitamin A to your routine. I'm moving over to the 0,1% Retinaldehyde soon, but I was very pleased with this product.
So light on the skin and no adverse reactions thus far. Worth every penny
Bought this as part of acne treatment for dry, sensitive skin.
zero adverse reaction and did not dry my skin. Started using it once a week, worked up to every night.
helped reduced breakouts. planning to upgrade to retinaldehye as skin is no longer sensitive (thanks to Skin functional!).