A+ Retinoid Complex

$66.00

CLARIFY  – BALANCE  – RESTORE

Experience visible, transformative results with Retinol’s extraordinary age-delaying capabilities.

This cutting-edge formula combines 1% Retinol to assist in regulating skin processes; dramatically diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst encouraging the signs of clearer skin by decongesting pores and balancing sebum, to unveil 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.

1% RETINOL + KANUKA   30mL 1.0 fl oz

With 40 years of study behind Vitamin A in the field of ageing, it’s no wonder it’s considered the “gold standard” in anti-ageing skincare. 

As a skincare expert I am constantly monitoring and compiling studies on ingredient complexes associated with ageing skin. The amount of clinical data that supports the benefit of Retinol is simply astounding, and without a doubt makes it one of the most sought after ingredients for reversing the signs of ageing.

Referred to in the industry as the normalising vitamin, for its ability to convert abnormal skin back to health, it’s because of its incredible normalising property, that this one molecular Retinol is used in both the treatment of acne and ageing.

So how does it work? Vitamin A’s role on the skin is truly remarkable; once applied, it is converted to Retinoic Acid or Tretinoin, which is the same as the prescription drug Retin A, a clever molecule that signals cells to produce more collagen. This increase in Retinoic Acid boosts cellular regeneration, whilst hindering the formation of excess melanin, dark spots on the skin, whilst balances excess sebum on the skin; inhibiting the bacteria that leads to acne.

In fact, studies carried out at the university Michigan medical school showed that topically applied Retinol reversed the signs of photo ageing and physiological ageing such as loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles and thinning of the underlying dermis. Retinol has also been shown to stimulate collagen and Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, which keeps the skin hydrated and plump.

Caution: In the early stages of treatment while the skin builds up a tolerance, alternate days. Because retinoids make the skin photo-sensitive and more susceptible to UV, I recommend to use at night-time.

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

Ingredients

Retinol: Pure Vitamin A assists in regulating new cell production while 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, helps to stabilise the skin 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
Glycerine – Vegetable glycerine
Retinol – Vitamin A
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Sodium PCA– Natural humectant
Propanidol– Natural humectant
Xanthan gum – Plant based thickener
Phospholipids – Naturally derived lipids
Capryl glycol _Natural skin conditioner
Xanthan gum – Naturally derived gum
Kunzea ericoides – Kanuka leaf extract
Pelargonium capitatum – Rose geranium leaf extract

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