A+ Retinoid Complex



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

This cutting-edge formula combines 1% Retinol with NZ Kanuka to assist in regulating skin processes; restoring bounce and resilience, decongesting pores, reversing sun damage, and dramatically diminishing the appearance of lines to unveil a clear, youthful complexion.

Daily Ritual: At sunset, apply 3-5 drops to your fingertips and gently press into your face, neck, and décolleté.

Skin Concerns: Fine lines, loss of firmness, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, oiliness, acne.

1% RETINOL + KANUKA   30mL 1.0 fl oz

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

It’s comes as no surprise that products developed to fight ageing skin represent the largest category of skincare products globally. In the past ten years, the scientific community has made great progress in developing ingredient complexes to address the numerous problems associated with ageing skin.

As a skincare expert I am constantly monitoring and compiling these studies, some of the most convincing and scientific data supports Retinol – pure Vitamin A for reversing the signs of ageing. Vitamin A is often referred to the normalising vitamin, for its ability to convert abnormal skin back to health. Because of this incredible normalising property, this one molecular Retinol is used in the treatment of acne and the treatment of 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 which, boosts the regenerative cycle of cells, hinders the formation of excess melanin, and balances excess sebum production in 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. In addition it is shown to stimulate cellular renewal and turnover.

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 the treatment of ageing skin, which is why it was so important for me to harness this potent ingredient both within a serum and an oil, as I have with Youth, The results are really promising, not only when treating ageing, but also for targeting acne-related issues and excessive oiliness. 

Caution: In the early stages of treatment while the skin builds up a tolerance, Retinol can cause significant irritation, redness, or peeling – especially around the eyes and mouth. Because retinoids make the skin photo-sensitive and more susceptible to UV radiation, I recommend to use it at night-time.

Skin Health Benefits

  • increases cellular turnover; refining and smoothing the skin’s texture
  • activates fibroblasts to stimulate collagen, improving dermal thickness, reducing fine lines
  • addresses sun damage by regulating melanogenesis, resulting in a bright and even skin tone
  • regulates oil production to reduce blemishes and enlarged pores, the anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory botanicals further, aiding in the management of breakouts and acne on an oily/combination skin


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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