A skin perfecting Retinol serum that improves skin’s surface as it treats signs of sun damage, rough texture, wrinkles, and surface imperfections.
Retinol is an inherently unstable ingredient and is typically dissolved in oil to maintain it’s stability. 0.5% Retinol is a well tolerated, stable formulation which can be used by a wider range of skin types. A powerful therapy without the inherent oiliness of conventional Retinol therapies.
SKIN functional strives to continuously bring you the best product and therefore there may be formulation updates which may result in the ingredient list on the website and carton differing.
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
pH 5,5 – 6,0.
Water based serum.
Lovingly created in South Africa.
Best Way To Use
Limit initial use to three times per week, applying two to three drops, only in the evening after cleansing. Gradually increase the frequency of application to every night.
If using a water-based serum, this would be applied before the 0.5% Retinol.
Suitable Skin Types
Say Goodbye To
Fine lines / wrinkles
Dullness / poor complexion
Loss of firmness / elasticity
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 someone with a mushroom allergy.
Sunburn alert: This product contains an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
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