Gentle Retinyl Botanical Serum - (Retinyl palmitate 1.5%)

Gentle Retinyl Botanical Serum - (Retinyl palmitate 1.5%)

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This is a gentle retinyl palmitate serum – the gentlest form of retinol. Perfect to start your Retinol usage with. Vitamin A is vitally important at a cellular level as it plays a role in metabolic processes, influencing our skin cells to function in a healthier and more youthful way.

Once in our skin, retinyl palmitate is converted to retinoic acid where it is able to make changes on a cellular level. Promotes skin cell turnover, improves skin tone, helps unclog pores, helps thicken the dermis to slow down the formation of wrinkles and stimulates collagen production. The added squalane and safflower oil help to  counteracts the appearance of dry flaky skin.

Yarrow and Cape Chamomile give this Gentle retinol serum a gorgeous blue tone. 

Cape chamomile’s rich aroma smells like sweet apples, with floral notes and an earthy, herbaceous undertone. cape chamomile is profoundly soothing for the skin. It also calms the emotions, and can get you through long periods of stress without sacrificing your peace of mind. Our wildcrafted cape chamomile essential oil comes from the mountain slopes of the South African coast, where the tiny white flowers are sustainably harvested and steam distilled.

This is the gentle retinol serum to start with. After 1 bottle is done you can then move onto our much stronger 0.5% Retinol Serum and then after that the 1% Retinol serum.

Ideal for dry, normal, combination, mature and oily skin types. 
Do not use if pregnant 

Squalane, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Retinyl acetate, Palmitic acid, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Oil, Eriocephalus Punctulatus (Cape Chamomile)


In a 30 ml amber bottle pump white

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Retinyl Palmitate

TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Exfoliator

MAIN BENEFITS: Promotes skin cell turnover, improves skin tone, helps unclog pores, helps thicken the dermis to slow down the formation of wrinkles

WHO SHOULD USE IT: Because retinyl palmitate is the least irritating of retinoids, it's a great option for almost all skin types and anyone who want to keep their pores clear and skin youthful.

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: While it’s important to ease into things in order to let your skin gradually acclimate to the ingredient, it can ultimately be used daily.

WORKS WELL WITH: Retinoids have a synergistic effect with antioxidants such as vitamins C, E, and ferulic acid. Pairing any retinoid with a sunscreen is also important, since they can make your skin more susceptible to the sun.

DON'T USE WITH: Since retinyl palmitate has exfoliating properties, avoid combining it with other chemical exfoliants, such as glycolic or salicylic acid, as well as harsh scrubs with abrasive ingredients, especially if you have super sensitive skin. It can also cause some dryness, so it's a good idea to pass on toners and astringents, too.