We like the simple and declarative packaging from Hudson & James. More important are effective ingredients, results and fair value. This one contains THE trifecta of great skin stuff: Retinols have proven their worth in the ever gimmicky skincare world and are clinically found to be effective. With just a small amount, retinoids have the potential to transform the skin’s tone and texture. Good old Vitamin C in combination with Vitamin E are also effective and many try these first without the far more expesive retinol for budget friendly solutions, too.
Yet, Retinol is a skincare star. With just a small amount, retinoids (Retinol) have the potential to transform the skin’s tone and texture. I always recommend to see your dermatologist first before embarking on products with retinol. In these uncertain times, most will respond quickly to a question via email. Johnny
WHAT IT IS: An ambitious retinol serum with 15 Holy Grail ingredients.
WHY IT'S SPECIAL: Each ingredient has a powerful job to do.
GOOD TO KNOW: The results speak for themselves!
HOW TO USE: Shake well before use. Apply 1-2 pumps before bedtime to clean, dry skin.
For new retinoid users: Use 2 days on, 2 days off. Work up to every other day, then to daily evening use. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer.
FOR ADVANCED RETINOID USERS: Use daily at bedtime. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer.
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN: Apply a few drops of a hydrating oil before applying.
PRECAUTIONS: We do not recommend using retinol while pregnant. Please consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We recommend applying SPF during the day when using a retinol serum.
CAUTION: For external use only. Discontinue use if irritation occurs.
NO NONSENSE INGREDIENTS: No-GMO, No fillers, No parabens, No formaldehyde, No phthalates, No DEA / TEA / MEA, No synthetic fragrance, No synthetic pigments, No preservatives, No alcohol, No mineral oil, No peg's, No petroleum, No talc, No sodium lauryl sulfate, No triclosan, No soy, No dairy, No wheat, No gluten, No silicones, No glycols, No propylene or any word that begins with poly!
PROUD TO BE: Vegan, cruelty-free, 99% certified organic, transparent, conscious, plant-based and high performing.
ALOE VERA: (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice) Rich in Vitamins A+C, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, treats burns, acne, and dry skin.
ACIDOPHILUS: (Lactobacillus ferment) Anti-inflammatory and probiotic, balances skin’s precious microbiome.
VITAMIN C: (Ethyl ascorbic acid) Collagen boosting, helps prevent UV induced photo damage, potent antioxidant, helps neutralize free radicals, and regenerate damaged skin cells.
VITAMIN B: (Niacinamide): Helps treat hyperpigmentation, aging, dry skin, and rosacea.
BILBERRIES EXTRACT: (Vaccinium myrtillus extract) Strengthens and calms skin, neutralizes free radicals, contains quercetin and resveratrol, high in Omegas Fatty Acids 3 + 6 strengthening the lipid barrier of the skin, and prevents the appearance of wrinkles.
SIMPLE SUGAR EXTRACT: (Saccharum officinarum extract) Natural humectant to keep moisture within.
RETINOL VITAMIN A: (Retinyl) Helps prevents wrinkles and existing fine lines, brightens dull skin through exfoliation at a cellular level, helps fade age spots, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation, regulates oily skin and minimizes breakouts.
(ORANGE) FRUIT EXTRACT: (Citrus aurantium dulcis fruit extract) Rich in Vitamin C, helps to protect the skin from free radical damage, and stimulate collagen production.
LEMON PEEL EXTRACT: (citrus medica limonum extract) Detoxifies and purifies the skin, eliminates the formation of dark spots and uneven skin tones.
SALT OF HYALURONIC ACID: (Sodium hyaluronate) Supports skin firmness, helps to smooth wrinkles, hydrates and holds moisture in cells, plumps and protects the skin.
GLYCERIN: (glycerin): Hydrates and slows the evaporation of water from your skin.
UBIQUINONE: (Coenzyme Q10) Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, supports Collagen and elastin production, evens out skin tones, reduces U.V. sun damage, and improves skin’s hydration.
CUCUMBER EXTRACT: (Cucumis sativus extract) Superfood for skin composed of proteins, lipids, Vitamin C and minerals, moisturizing and emollient properties, soothes and relieves puffiness.
ETHANOL: (fungi): Penetration enhancer to improve the delivery of ingredients.
ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID: (Thioctic acid powder) Visibly improves texture, skin brightening, targets signs of aging, dullness and uneven skin tones.