A+ Retinoid Complex



Experience visible, transformative results with this cutting-edge formula that harnesses Retinol’s extraordinary age-delaying capabilities.

Referred to as “the normalising vitamin”, Retinol (Vitamin A) assists in regulating skin processes; encouraging clearer skin by decongesting pores and balancing sebum.

Fine lines and wrinkles are dramatically diminished, unveiling a youthful complexion.

Daily Ritual: Apply 3-5 drops in the evening over the face, neck, and décolleté prior to moisturising.

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

NZ Kowhai & 1% RETINOL  30mL 1.0 fl oz

As an expert in skin health, I am constantly monitoring and compiling research on ingredients associated with ageing skin. Vitamin A (Retinol) has 40 years of study behind it, with an astounding amount of clinical data supporting its benefits in anti-ageing. Referred to in the industry as the “normalising vitamin” due to its ability to convert abnormal skin back to health, Retinol is one of the most sought-after ingredients for the treatment of both acne and ageing.

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

Retinoids bind to DNA in sebocytes and balance the amount of sebum (oil) they produce, inhibiting the bacteria that leads to acne.

Caution: In the early stages of treatment, alternate the days on which you use A+ until the skin has built enough tolerance to it for daily use. Because retinoids make the skin photosensitive and more susceptible to UV, I recommend using it at night.

Skin Health Benefits

  • normalises oil levels reduces blemishes and enlarged pores
  • encourages healthy skin by normalising cellular turnover (keratinisation)
  • addresses sun damage and evens out skin tone by regulating melanogenesis
  • replenishing 80% 0f vitamin A naturally found in the skin, in the form of retinyl palmitate
  • activates fibroblasts improving dermal thickness to stimulate collagen types I, III, and IV


Retinol: Pure Vitamin A assists in regulating new cell production whilst reversing and preventing signs of ageing by boosting collagen levels in the dermis; enhancing the skin’s natural regenerative cycle, leaving skin looking even and youthful.
Vitamin B5 or Panthenol is known for its skin-healing properties; it helps to stabilise the barrier and texture of the skin, for a smoother complexion.
Kanuka: Contains special compounds called arabinogalactans; powerful anti-inflammatories that help relieve conditions such as acne inflammation, eczema, and rosacea.

Aqua – Water
Retinol – Vitamin A
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Sodium PCA– Natural humectant
Propanidol– Natural humectant
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Sodium Levulinate and Sodium Anisate – Naturally derived preservative
Xanthan gum – Plant-based thickener
Phospholipids – Naturally derived lipids
Capryl glycol _Natural skin conditioner
Xanthan gum – Naturally derived gum
Sophora microphylla – Kowhai leaf extract


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