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A+ Retinol Complex

$ 46.78

  • NZD: NZD 76.00
  • AUD: AUD$ 70.76
  • GBP: £ 37.02
  • EUR: € 42.92
  • SGD: S$ 62.50
  • MYR: RM 217.97


Experience visibly transformative results with this cutting-edge formula that harnesses Retinol’s (Vitamin A) extraordinary age-delaying capabilities.

Referred to as “the normalising vitamin”, Retinol helps regulate your skin’s natural processes, improve skin texture, minimise expression lines, and encourage clearer skin by decongesting pores and balancing sebum.

The synergistic blend of essential Lipids, Vitamin E, Panthenol, and New Zealand Kowhai extract protects and strengthens your skin’s delicate barrier function to unveil a youthful, more balanced complexion.

Daily Ritual: Apply 3-5 drops in the evening over your face, neck, and décolleté before moisturising. Use at the opposite time of the day to Vitamin C.

Skin Concerns: Premature ageing, loss of firmness, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, oiliness, breakouts.

NZ Kowhai & Retinol  30Ml. (1.0 fl oz)

Retinol (Vitamin A) is one of the most sought-after ingredients for treating ageing, acneic, and oily skin.

As skincare experts, we constantly monitor and compile research on ingredients associated with ageing skin. With 40 years of study behind it, Retinol has an astounding amount of clinical data supporting its benefits in ageing.

So, how does it work?
Treatment of ageing: Once applied to your skin, it is converted into Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin) – the same compound as the prescription drug ‘Retin A‘). Retinoic Acid signals cells to produce more collagen and less melanin whilst boosting cellular regeneration, thickening the underlying dermis, and reversing signs of ageing. Studies have also found that topically-applied Retinol stimulates Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps your skin hydrated and plump as it visibly reduces wrinkles.

Balancing treatment: Retinoids bind to DNA in sebocytes and inhibit the build-up of bacteria in clogged pores, leading to acne, blackheads, and breakouts. Effectively balancing the amount of sebum (oil) pores produce keeps your skin clear from imperfections.

We have included a synergistic blend of Phospholipids identical to those in your skin as part of this formula. They fill the spaces between your skin’s cells like mortar or cement, keeping your barrier functioning effectively as underlying tissues become less reactive. Adding skin-strengthening and repairing Panthenol enhances skin correction, reducing any potential for irritation or redness.

Caution: In the early stages of treatment, we recommend alternating the days you use A+ until your skin has built up enough tolerance for daily use. Because retinoids make your skin photosensitive and more susceptible to UV, we recommend using them at night, at the opposite time of day, to C + complex, as they may also cancel each other out.

Skin Health Benefits

  • balances oil levels, reducing blemishes and enlarged pores
  • encourages healthy skin by normalising cellular turnover (keratinisation)
  • addresses sun damage and evens out skin tone by regulating melanogenesis
  • replenishes 80% of Vitamin A found naturally within your skin in the form of retinyl palmitate
  • activates fibroblasts to improve dermal thickness by stimulating collagen types I, III, and IV


Retinol: Pure Vitamin A assists in regulating the production of new cells, reversing and preventing signs of ageing by boosting collagen, and enhancing your skin’s natural regenerative cycle to leave it looking even and youthful.
Kowhai: Known for its high antioxidant bioactivity and natural antimicrobial properties, Kowhai has a real affinity with your skin; calming, soothing, and conditioning – making it ideal if you have a dry or mature skin type.
Panthenol: Known for its skin-healing properties, Vitamin B5 helps stabilise your skin’s barrier and texture for a smoother complexion.
Phospholipids: Skin cells are surrounded by a membrane of essential lipids that regulate cellular activity. Due to their structure and critical role in membrane function, Phospholipids penetrate and replenish, making them highly efficient in nourishing and protecting your delicate barrier function.

Aqua – Water
Propanediol – Natural humectant
Ricinus communis – Castor oil
Retinol – Vitamin A
Tocopherol – Vitamin E
Simmondsia Chinensis – Jojoba seed oil
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Coco caprylate – Natural emollient
Panthenol -Vitamin B5
Sodium Levulinate and Sodium Anisate – Naturally derived preservative
Xanthan gum – Vegetable-derived thickener
Phospholipids – Naturally derived lipids
Pelargonium graveolens – Rose geranium flower oil
Sophora microphylla – Kowhai leaf extract

6 reviews for A+ Retinol Complex

  1. Britta

    This is a beautiful serum! It leaves my skin soft and nourished, without any irritation at all. In the past I used to shy away from active ingredients, as they always aggravated my skin, but Samantha’s formulas never ever disappoint! Every product is fantastic!

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Britta

      Thank you so much for this review.So pleased you love A+ as much as we do. We decided to add the ceramides and so pleased with the final formula as they act as a buffer for the retinol. And they bring so many other benefits to the skin. So this feedback really helps us thank you so much.

  2. Rita hayley

    I’ve used a lot of vitamin A serums but this one is very unique it’s extremely moisturising and although being a vitamin A does not irritate my skin love it

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Rita, we put a lot of thought into this formula in terms of irritation, which is why we recently upgraded with ceramides. So this is valuable feedback thankyou

  3. Jesdie

    Wanted to reach out to give you an update been using A+ and immortelle for three months and I can’t believe the difference I’m seeing in my skin it’s looking more youthful less lined and has a lovely glow really happy I found your company.

  4. jasmine Price

    Wonderful product non irritating on my sensitive skin, the additional ceramides really helped to replenish and repair my delicate skin

    • Samantha Miller

      So happy you are enjoying the A+, we have worked hard on this formula to ensure it keeps irritation tat bay, whilst still giving you the wonderful rejuvenating properties of Vitamin A. We hope you enjoy it.

  5. Peggy

    I am so over the moon with this product! I used the night drops previously-this formula is well absorbed and I even use on my neck! Such a noticeable difference.

    • Samantha Miller

      Hi Peggy. Love this invaluable feedback and really pleased you are getting the results you want. Thank you for your continued loyalty. samantha

  6. Krystal

    Love this product. The smell & texture is amazing. Has helped with my ageing skin! Feel 10 years young already:):)

    • Samantha Miller

      This has quickly become one of our hero products in the salon, with Vitamin A being one of the most researched ingredients in anti-ageing skincare for good reason – really happy its become a firm favourite. Samantha

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