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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
  • 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).

4 reviews for 0,1% Retinaldehyde

  1. bernadettepieterse13 (verified owner)

    I LOVE this product! I have oily, breakout-prone skin. The Vit A has improved my skin texture so much and I don’t get breakouts at all anymore. Would definitely recommend this product 🙂

  2. Kayla (verified owner)

    I am in my 20’s so I got this product for aging prevention, but I am amazed I wake up with “younger” plump smooth stress free skin. After a month of use I can see a massive different in texture, pigmentation and even a couple wrinkles. It definitely lives up to all its claims. Vitamin C serum in the morning and the powerful retinoid in the evening are my holy grail products! 🙂

  3. Mampolokeng Mphahlele (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this product for a month now. My skin feels so plump, soft and my texture is so smooth. My complexion is improving as well and its starting to even out. I don’t experience unbearable irritation which is expected from Vitamin A topical products. This is an amazing product and I would recommend to anyone who really wants to see a difference with their skin. This is a must have.

  4. Shazia Kader (verified owner)

    The Vitamin A that every needs! Simply amazing.

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