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Retinol

Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 69 reviews
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Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles

£9.99 / 30ml

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FAQ's Retinol

IS IT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?

There are irritation risks with Retinol. This is why we made our formula slow release to reduce the risk of irritation and make it suitable for most skin types. However, if you have very sensitive skin, or are pregnant or breast feeding, we suggest you try our Bakuchiol moisturizer. A natural alternative to Retinol. It also helps target signs of ageing and is suitable for all.


WHY CAN'T I USE RETINOL IN THE MORNING?

As Retinol speeds up skin renewal, newer skin reaches the surface quicker. This can increase the skin's sensitivity to the sun. That's why we recommended only using Retinol in the PM and always using a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.


SHOULD I FOLLOW WITH A MOISTURIZER?

Yes, it is important to still use the moisturizer. This is due the fact retinol can have drying effects on our skin. If you’re only just starting out and your skin is on a sensitive side, you could apply retinol on top of moisturizer to minimise the risk of dehydration.


SHOULD I APPLY RETINOL IN MY ROUTINE?

Retinol is your PM ‘Treat step’. Layer it with your other serums after cleansing and follow up with a moisturizer or an oil.  


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE IT?

Start of with 1-2 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.


HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?

Retinol can take up to six weeks to show results. This is due to the time it takes for your skin cells to be replaced. Consistency is key, so continue with you routine even if you’re not seeing the effects straight away. It can be very tempting to increase use of some products to try and see quicker results, don't overdo it though. More is not always better change for future. Overuse can cause irritation and sensitivity.


WHEN SHOULD I START USING RETINOL?

We recommend starting at age 25, or when the first signs of aging begin to show.


IS IT PREGNANCY SAFE?

Retinol cannot be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Try our Bakuchiol moistruizer instead.


WHEN USING WITH OTHER PRODUCTS...

Do not use together: Vitamin C. We do not recommend using Retinol and Vitamin C at the same time. It is best to use Retinol in the PM. So, if using a Vitamin C, we would recommend using this in the morning. As it has antioxidant properties this is when you will get the most out of the product. AHAs (Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic Acid). If you are also using an AHA in your evening routine, and want to add Retinol, we suggest using these on alternate evenings and ensuring you start off slowly to ensure you do not sensitise the skin.


WHAT IS RETINOL?

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and helps to promote skin renewal and enhance collagen production working beneath the surface of the skin. By stimulating renewal processes in the skin, newer skin cells reach the surface faster helping reverse and prevent the signs of ageing while brightening and smoothing skin.


WHAT IS RETISTAR? IS IT THE SAME AS RETINOL?

RetiSTAR™ is a stable form of retinol in a dispersion containing tocopherol, sodium ascorbate and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil in caprylic/capric triglycerides to ensure maximum effectiveness. Conventional retinol creams and serums can flood the skin with retinol which can cause skin sensitivities and redness.


I’VE HEARD RETINOL IS GOOD FOR ACNE? 

Our Retinol serum is targeted for signs of ageing; however, some retinol products can be used to treat acne. We would suggest seeking professional advice from your doctor / dermatologist to help you understand your requirements to help treat acne.  

CAN RETINOL HELP WITH ACNE SCARS? 

With properties of increasing cell turnover, and improving texture, retinol can help to reduce discolouration left from acne. It’s important to understand what type of scarring you have before treating with retinol so we would recommend to visit your doctor/ derm etc etc  

I’M NOTICING MY SKIN IN PURGING WHEN I STARTED USING RETINOL, HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? 

Purging can take up to 4- 6 weeks. During this period it is important to maintain consistent usage and keep the skin hydrated. It’s important to ensure you are using the right cleanser and moisturizer to keep your skin balanced. Using serums like Niacinamide can also help to restore and balance your skin. If your purge lasts longer than six weeks, discontinue use and seek medical advice.   


WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF THIS PRODUCT?

PH LEVEL: 5.53


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Retinol

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Your go-to ingredient for skin renewal.

Derived from Vitamin A, this slow release Retinol serum helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less risk of irritation. It also boosts overall skin clarity and uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion. A perfect introduction to using Retinol for those who are starting to see the signs of ageing.

When to apply

  • PM

Suitable for

  • Normal skin
  • Combination skin
  • Oily skin
  • Dry skin

Targets

  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Unven skin tone
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Great product

Not irritating at all and does its job.

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25 - 34
Skin Type
Oily
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Oiliness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
Rated 5 out of 5
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I love it

One od the best products I've ever bought. I'm planning to buy more as soon as I run out. Skin is clear, radiant, blemishes are gone, texture is improving.

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Reviewed by maria d.
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Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Normal
Skin Concerns
  • Breakouts
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Blackheads
  • Under Eye Circles
Rated 5 out of 5
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Love it

I genuinely love this product … consistency is lovely and glides on the face … no irritation what so ever and I do notice a difference since using

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Reviewed by Jodi H.
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Age Range
55 - 64
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Dryness
Rated 5 out of 5
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My skin is so smooth

I love this product. I wake up in the morning with smooth skin which is rare for me.

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Reviewed by Kia
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I recommend this product
Age Range
45 - 54
Skin Type
Normal
Skin Concerns
  • Redness
  • Under Eye Circles
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Rated 5 out of 5
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Gentle

Gentle, yet effective retinol. Really pleased with zero irritation with great results.

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Reviewed by Vicky W.
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Age Range
35 - 44
Skin Type
Combination
Skin Concerns
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
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Retinol

Second purchase of the retinol serum,feels lovely on the skin and I've had zero irritation,have recommended to several friends

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