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0,1% Retinaldehyde

The Powerful Vitamin A


Product Information

A powerful yet tolerable skin perfecting serum that improves skin’s surface as it treats signs of sun damage, uneven texture, wrinkles, and surface imperfections. More powerful activation of retinoid receptors in the skin with less irritation than Retinol.

The Mix Of Ingredients

Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Phospholipids, Ergothioneine, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Retinaldehyde, PEG-20, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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.

Key ingredient

  • Retinaldehyde
    Vitamin A derivative, is the precursor to Retinoid acid. Effective for ageing, acne and dark spot concerns, Retinaldehyde inhibits collagen breakdown, reduces dermal elastosis, and significantly improves photo aged skin. It also unclogs blocked pores, improving black heads and breakouts. Promotes cell turnover, encouraging new cell growth for a more even complexion.

Good To Know

  • pH 5,2 – 5,6.
  • Water based serum.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Silicone free.
  • Alcohol free.
  • Cruelty free.
  • Lovingly created in South Africa.

Best Way To Use

Limit initial use to three times per week for two weeks, applying two to three drops, only in the evening after cleansing. Apply every second night for two weeks and then move to application every night.

Suitable Skin Types

  • Combination
  • Oily

Say Goodbye To

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and 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.


  1. Hyuck Sun Kwon MD Ji Hae Lee MD, PhD Gyong Moon Kim MD, PhD Jung Min Bae MD, PhD. Efficacy and safety of retinaldehyde 0.1% and 0.05% creams used to treat photoaged skin: A randomized double‐blind controlled trialJ Cosmet Dermatol. 2018;(16).
  2. Céline Rouvrais DPharm Martine Baspeyras MD Valérie Mengeaud PhD Ana Beatris Rossi MD. Antiaging efficacy of a retinaldehyde‐based cream compared with glycolic acid peel sessions: A randomized controlled study J Comset Dermatol. 2018:19(6).
  3. Andres Cordero MD Gladys Leon‐Dorantes MD Annick Pons‐Guiraud MD Anonio Di Pietro MD Santiago Vidal Asensi MD Barbara Walkiewicz‐Cyraska MD Radek Litvik MD Virginie Turlier MD Sophie Mery PharmD Christelle Merial‐Kieny PhD. Retinaldehyde/hyaluronic acid fragments: a synergistic association for the management of skin aging. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2011:7(2).

8 reviews for 0,1% Retinaldehyde

  1. sf customer (verified owner)

    I started off using this Vitamin A initially, after the first application results are noticeable. This product is VALUE for money and very difficult to find in SA. Thank you SF for making skincare affordable and accessible to ALL.

  2. yaish108 (verified owner)

    Love this product. Its better than the retinol whichi had been using and its effective. I could see a difference after the 1st use!

  3. carmeleon2000 (verified owner)

    I have a combo sensitive skin with hormonal acne so I needed Vitamin A that’s gonna work and less irritating. Then I sent a DM to SF on Instagram first to make sure I made the right choice. I started using it once a week and worked my way up to twice a week. I was worried it was going to irritate my sensitive skin but it was actually not bad… I only had one or two itchy bump/redness one of the days but after that my skin got used to it. All I see now is a smoother, clearer and healthier skin. I am so happy I gave it a try. I am about to order the second bottle soon.

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