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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.
  • Allergy and Toxicologically tested.
  • 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).
CPNP Certified 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.

13 reviews for 0,1% Retinaldehyde

  1. Tanika Swart (verified owner)

    I am a cult follower of Vitamin A’s! I used to be on Differin, but it is so much hassle to keep getting a prescription from a derm. This is a really great alternative with almost the same level of potency. It is very potent, so would definitely recommend starting with a lower %.

  2. Inkey_list_hacker (verified owner)

    This retinoid is amazing. It helps control my acne, doesnt dry out my skin (I have dryish/comb skin) AND helps with my texture issues (little bumps that’s come up around my jaw.)
    I would recommend starting SLOW, especially if u are sensitive or have never used retinoids before. I used the “Barrier repair oil 80% squalane” a drop or two on my skin before and after applying this. I started off using it once a week at night, and now I’m up to alternate nights one month later.
    can’t recommend this enough.
    just remember ONLY use at night and use your sun block during the day!

  3. Kathryn (verified owner)

    Loving this product! The texture of my skin has drastically improved

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