Benefits: Our multi-correctional sleeping oil contains potent and clinically proven rejuvenating actives such as stable Retinaldehyde, Paracress, Vitamin E and Co-Q10+ that work in synergy with anti-inflammatory Bisabolol to address skin conditions such as breakouts, fine lines, pore congestion, uneven skin tone and general loss of vitality. Furthermore, precious Olive Squalane, Hazelnut and Rice oils replenish skin's lipids overnight and help tone down redness and infuse skin with nutrients for youthful and glowing skin.
Retinal alone is wonderful for normalising and regulating skin function and its role goes beyond treating wrinkles. It can also increase cell thickness, affect gene expression, and increase the production of collagen from within.
Suitable for: Night use only. All skin types,however, it is best suited for hormonal adult breakouts, wrinkles, pigmentation, lack of vitality, photo-damage, enlarged pores and rough skin texture.
Directions: It is important to perform a pacth test 24 hour before a full face application. This night oil-serum provides a medium strength retinoic acid so we recommend you to take it slow and buffer extensively to avoid irritation.
A buffering technique is combining retinoids with a rich moisturiser to dilute the active and allow your skin to adjust. Ideally you would use one of our Ceramide rich creams - rehab light or rich which have been specifically formulated to help with the side effects of retinoids. A Niacinamide based serum such as our Hydration booster serum would be wonderful addition as niacinamide helps strengthen your barrier.
Avoid using this product more than once a week for the first month. After scaling and irritation have subsided you can apply more often.
After cleansing apply a few drops of our Hydration Booster Serum for an optimum skin preparation. Wait a few minutes till the gel has sunk in before applying a layer of Skin rehab rich or light cream. Finish with a few drops of Retinal oil. Massage gently, until fully absorbed. Avoid lip, nose,eye and neck area.
Side effects: Retinoids promote fast skin cell turnover so it is normal for your skin to experience some breakouts during the first couple of weeks as some bumps and cysts are brought up to the surface. This is commonly called "purging". This shouldn't last longer than a normal skin cycle of about 28 days. Other common reactions in the first few weeks of use are redness and dryness. Do not give up too early discouraged by what you see. Remember it’s only temporary. Once your skin has retinised you will only reap the benefits of this brilliant active. The main challenge with retinoids is to keep skin sufficiently moisturised. Apply a rich face cream a few times a day to keep up with the fast skin shedding.
At 0.05% concentration Retinaldehyde is as effective as 0.05% retinoic acid for the treatment of photoaging. In comparison retinol is 20 times less potent than tretinoin.
Like all non-prescription retinoids, both Retinaldehyde and Retinol have to be first converted by skin enzymes to the only active form of Vitamin A (aka Retinoic Acid) before they can start working their rejuvenating magic. Here’s the sequence of the conversion process:
Retinyl palmitate → Retinol → Retinaldehyde → Retinoic Acid (Tretinoin)
The closer on this cascade a compound is to Retinoic Acid, the more readily it can be converted, and the more effective it becomes.
Caution: Do not use while pregnant or breastfeeding. Use at night only. Do not use on damp skin as your skin is not able to distribute the active equally and you may experience irritation in patches. Always blot dry before application of each layer. Always wear an SPF protection the following day. As with all our products we recommend a patch test 24 hours prior to use. For external use only.
Do not use in the same routine with acids.
Fragrance: None added
Texture: Light to medium viscosity, quick sinking oil
Ingredients: Olive Squalane, *Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oill, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, *Sunflower Lecithin (Phosphatidycholine+Phospholipids), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Oil, *Spilanthes Acmella (Paracress) Flower Extract, Retinaldehyde, **Mixed Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Cyclodextrin, Ubiquinone (Co-enzyme Q10+), Bisabolol, Caprylic/Capric triglycerides, *Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil.
*Highest grade wild-crafted +organic & cold-pressed+virgin; **Non-GMO;
99.95% Natural Ingredients
30% Organic Ingredients
Safety assessed by a chartered chemist.
Shelf life: Use within 6 months of purchase
Keep in a dry, cool place away from light.
INTENSE NIGHT REPAIR OIL WITH 0.05% RETINAL
Olive Squalane - Similar to the skin’s sebum, squalane is one of the best natural emollients. It penetrates skin faster than any other oil, making it a great carrier for other actives. Squalane is also an antioxidant, prevents UV damage and the formation of age spots, promotes cell growth and is an antibacterial.
Hazelnut Oil - This is one of our favourite oils on the market. Hazelnut has one of the highest vitamin E contents of all the carrier oils. High vitamin E content means hazelnut is ultra moisturizing and slow to go rancid. It’s also very softening to the skin and even has mild UV blocking properties. Hazelnut oil is best known for its astringent characteristics. It is a drier feeling oil due to its polyphenol and flavonoid concentration; it also absorbs quite fast. This combination makes hazelnut oil fantastic for oily skin types because it helps to balance the natural oils on your skin. The antibacterial components also aid in improving the appearance of blemishes over time.
Bisabolol - Candeia tree derived this anti-inflammatory extract is extremely soothing and calming to irritated skin. It is not an essential oil!
Paracress Flower Extract (in caprylic/capric triglyceride) - Recent studies have suggested that Spilanthes Acmella extract has the ability to stimulate the production of collagen and enhance the penetration of other ingredients used in the formulation. It has been clinically tested to target the loss of skin firmness and appearance of deep wrinkles.
Non GMO Vitamin E - Powerful antioxidant; protects against oxidative damage; provides photo protection in combination with vitamin C.
0.05% Retinaldehyde - Retinoic acid is the true hero ingredient when it comes to battling signs of aging. It possesses proven ability to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of large pores and refine skin's texture like nothing else.
Ubiquinone (Co-enzyme Q10) - Ubiquinone represents an endogenously synthesised lipid‐soluble antioxidant which is crucial for cellular energy production but is diminished with age and under the influence of external stress factors in skin. Studies results demonstrate that stressed skin benefits from the topical Q10 treatment by reduction of free-radicals and an increase in antioxidant capacity.
Cyclodextrin - is a family of compounds amdeup of sugar molecules bount together in a ring. They are formed during the enzymatic degradation of starch.