Gentle Retinol Night Serum
(formerly Gentle Retinol Serum)
Miraculously gentle and safe: 7% RETINOL+VITAMIN C
1oz | 30ml
Forty years of studies prove retinol's extraordinary age delaying capabilities, and just as many studies show the powerful effects of Vitamin C, especially when combined with Vitamin E. More recent studies show how A, C and E work together to support superior collagen-building and antioxidant effects. Our high tech formula permits anhydrous Vitamin C and microencapsulated retinol, with stabilization assist from Vitamin E, to coexist to deliver near-miraculous results.
Retinol is the safe Vitamin A derivative, not to be confused with retinyl palmitate, which one study shows may enhance tumor growth in the presence of UV, or isotretinoin, which dermatologists prescribe for severe acne.
Gentle Retinol Night Serum is for aging skin and Treatment Retinol is for acne related issues--same formulation but different categories because your additional products will be different depending on what your skin care concern is.
Boosts collagen production and speeds cell turnover with retinol and Vitamin C to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Clears pores and controls breakouts.
Delivers the same results as a Retin-A products but without the irritation.
7% RETINOL Uses microencapsulated retinol that does not degrade even in a lower pH environment.
ISODODECANE Stabilized form of l-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) 3%.
PHOTOAGING REPAIR COMPLEX Proprietary microencapsulated resveratrol and superoxide dismutase (SOD) for a powerful antioxidant boost.
SODIUM SALICYLATE Sodium salicylate moderates inflammation, allowing use of a therapeutic amount of retinol 7% without causing undue irritation, making it safe for sensitive skin.
CERAMIDE COMPLEX Key component of top layer of skin, prevents moisture loss, keeps skin soft and supple.
Camellia sinensis (green & white tea) infusion, Citrus aurantium bigaradia (neroli) hydrosol, encapsulated retinol (7%), Leucidal (leuconostoc/radish root ferment), Populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, Argania spinosa (argan) oil, Rubus fruticosus (blackberry) seed oil, Rosa rubignosa (rosehip) seed oil, glycerin, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), xanthan gum, saccharomyces/xylitum (kombucha) tincture, niacinamide, beta glucan, sodium salicylate, ceramide complex, non-GMO sunflower lecithin, n-acetyl glucosamine, Isododecane (stabilized l-ascorbic acid), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) oleoresin, idebenone, Photo Repair Complex (superoxide dismutase, resveratrol)
Essential oils: Citrus aurantium (neroli), Daucus carota (carrot) seed, Curcuma longa (turmeric), Helichrysum italicum (helichrysum), Rosa damascene (rose), Cistus ladanifer (cistus), Boswellia carterii (frankincense)
Use at night only. Shake well before each use. Apply a thin layer of Gentle Retinol Night Serum after cleansing and misting. Follow that with an application of our recommended oil blend, Rejuvenating Night Oil. May be used every night. Not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers or anyone who finds it too irritating. Please use sunscreen daily, as retinoid products do have exfoliant properties. If irritation develops discontinue use and consult a physician. Keep in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
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"For green beauty lovers who aren't afraid to give real retinol a try, Marie Veronique makes a retinol serum, and Goop makes a face cream with retinyl palmitate."
"Her vision at Marie Veronique is to deliver superior, non-toxic skincare drawing on nature’s genius and the brain of science through innovative formulations. Achieving optimal skin health and healing real skin issues drive us to produce safe products that truly work."
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"Kristina Holey's holy grail products: Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Serum isn't going to strip the skin of its barrier oils and make it vulnerable, but you still get the benefits of vitamin A: increased collagen and cellular turnover, and decreased inflammation."
“...skincare products containing retinol are powerful and can irritate the skin, so we recommend finding a non-toxic solution that is gentle and effective. Retinol should only be used before bed as part of your night-time skin routine and daily use of sunscreen is essential while using it to prevent damage from the sun. Some of our favorite Clean options for serums with retinol are Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Serum and Mad Hippie Serum.”
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"Many people have issues with Retin-A, but the great thing about this is that it's gentle (hence the name). I have had nothing but great experience with this and I'm addicted to using it nightly. Because this product exfoliates while it works, it's recommended for nightly use only and, this goes without saying, use an SPF daily."
"Many of you ask for a safer alternative to retinol creams and this would be it! I really love this Retinol Serum because it boosts collagen production, speeds up new cell turnover, and unclogs my pores which helps reduce the risk of blemishes."