A+ Retinoid Complex

NZD $68.00

CLARIFY – BALANCE – RESTORE

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, breakouts.

NZ Kowhai & RETINOL 30mL 1.0 fl oz

We are 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, as a result, 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, topically-applied Retinol also stimulates the synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid, 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.

Caution: In the early stages of treatment, we recommend alternating the days on which 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 at night.

Skin Health Benefits

  • hydrates mature skin keeping it plump and moist
  • addresses sun damage and evens out skin tone by regulating melanogenesis
  • replenishes 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
  • normalises oil levels reduces blemishes and enlarged pores, encouraging healthy skin by normalising cellular turnover (keratinisation)

Ingredients

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.
Kowhai: Well known for its high antioxidant bioactivity and natural antimicrobial properties, Kowhai has a real affinity with the skin – calming, soothing, and conditioning dry, mature skin.
Phospholipids: Skin cells are surrounded by a membrane that’s 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, it is capable of attracting and retaining more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, to provide intensely hydrated skin.
Panthenol: Known for its skin-healing properties; it helps to stabilise the barrier and texture of the skin, for a smoother complexion.

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

1 review for A+ Retinoid Complex

  1. 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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