Retinol can be a pretty frightening ingredient for someone with sensitive skin - you’ve been told it’s an anti-ageing powerhouse but any forays into the realm have been met with flare ups, redness, irritation and maybe the odd breakout here and there. So maybe - you’ve decided retinol isn’t for you.
At low doses, retinal can be gentle enough on a compromised or sensitive skin that it doesn’t cause the same level of irritation, yet strong enough to stimulate cell renewal, ultimately leading to a more youthful, more even toned and textured complexion. This formulation combines powerful Retinal with calming and nourishing ingredients that help your skin to heal, rather than harm.
This could get really complicated - but essentially, Retinal is one step closer to the form of Vitamin A our body can actually utilise than Retinol. In this sense, it offers faster results, but is also less inflammatory and needs to be used at a much lower percentage. Comparing retinol percentages with retinal percentages is like comparing apples (retinol) with apple pie (retinal) - it’s completely transformed (and tastes all the sweeter).
The active ingredients are surrounded in a liposome called phosphatidylcholine, which has been shown to increase product penetration by 600%. This means your ingredients go further, and the fact that this liposome is constructed from a choline head and essential fatty acid chain means that the ingredients are protected during delivery, and the quality of the skin barrier is increased - preventing water evaporation from skin.
On clean skin, apply 1-2 pumps morning and/or evening. Spritz and gently massage into skin. Follow with additional serum(s) and moisturiser if needed.
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Phosphatidylcholine, Pentylene Glycol, Asiaticoside, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Niacinamide, Dimethyl Sulfone, Lactic Acid, Panthenol, Pyridoxine HCl, Fulvic Acid, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Retinal*, Hydroxyproline, Beta-Glucan, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle ) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Cyclodextrin, Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate.