A+ Retinol Complex

NZD $68.00


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) helps regulate skin processes, improving skin texture, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and balances uneven skin tone – encouraging clearer skin by decongesting pores and balancing sebum.

The synergistic blend of ceramides, essential lipids, and NZ Kowhai replenishes and protects the delicate barrier function and dramatically reduces expression lines to unveil a youthful complexion.

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

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

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

We are constantly monitoring and compiling research on ingredients associated with ageing skin. The most effective anti-ageing ingredient, Vitamin A (Retinol), has 40 years of study behind it, with an astounding amount of clinical data supporting its benefits in ageing. 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 your 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 signs of ageing.

Studies show that topically-applied Retinol also stimulates Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps your skin hydrated and plump whilst visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Retinoids also bind to DNA in sebocytes to balance the amount of sebum (oil) they produce, inhibiting the bacteria that leads to acne.

Retinoids are known for drying the skin; for this reason, we have included a synergistic blend of phospholipids and ceramides, identical to those found in your skin, which fill the spaces between your skins cells, like mortar or cement, keeping the barrier functioning effectively as underlying tissues become less reactive. Skin correction becomes easier, reducing any potential for irritation or redness.

Caution: In the early stages of treatment, we recommend alternating the days when 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.

Skin Health Benefits

  • normalises 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% 0f Vitamin A found naturally within the skin, in the form of retinyl palmitate
  • activates fibroblasts to improve dermal thickness by stimulating collagen types I, III, and IV
  • the addition of hyaluronic acid keeps the moisture barrier moist, hydrating dull, depleted skin


Retinol: Pure Vitamin A assists in regulating new cell production whilst reversing and preventing signs of ageing by boosting collagen, which enhances the skin’s natural regenerative cycle and leaves it looking even and youthful.
Kowhai: Known for its high antioxidant bioactivity and natural antimicrobial properties, NZ Kowhai has a real affinity with the skin; calming, soothing, and conditioning dry or mature skin.
Phospholipids: Skin cells are surrounded by a membrane made up of essential lipids that regulate cellular activity. Due to their structure, phospholipids penetrate and replenish this membrane, making them highly efficient in nourishing and protecting the delicate barrier function.
Hyaluronic acid: Found in every cell in the body, this ingredient can attract and retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water to provide intensely hydrated skin; hyaluronic acid draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere the skin, leaving the complexion both plump and hydrated.
Panthenol: Known for its skin-healing properties, Vitamin B5 helps stabilise the skin’s barrier and texture for a smoother complexion.

Aqua – Water
Retinol – Vitamin A
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Propanediol– Natural humectant
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Hyaluronic acid
Sodium Levulinate and Sodium Anisate – Naturally derived preservative
Phospholipids – Naturally derived lipids
Ceramide complex – Ceramides Np, Ap, Eop
Capryl glycol _Natural skin conditioner
Xanthan gum – Naturally derived gum
Sophora microphylla – Kowhai leaf extract

3 reviews for A+ Retinol Complex

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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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