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Retinol Fix Serum Extreme 3%

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Same product, same price, upgraded formula. Now with a next-generation 3% time-release complex with 0.3% encapsulated pure retinol for our most effective anti-ageing serum yet.
Description

Time to upgrade your beauty sleep. We’ve made the switch from retinyl palmitate to ultra-effective encapsulated pure retinol. This high-performance, balm-like serum is now powered by a 3% time-release retinol complex with 0.3% AC Retinol Liposome encapsulated pure retinol for effective skin penetration, plus a peptide complex to target fine lines and wrinkles and help to improve skin tone.

What's changed?

Our brand-new encapsulated retinol formula contains a form of retinol that has been balanced and blended with other ingredients to ensure optimum anti-ageing results overnight, every night. Our new and improved formula will also help to lighten hyperpigmentation, especially those caused by sun exposure.

Why use encapsulated retinol?

Our formula now contains a slow-release complex with encapsulated pure retinol instead of a blend of retinyl palmitate and retinol (which comprised our old formula). Encapsulated pure retinol converts to retinoic acid (the most active form of retinol) quicker and is less irritating than other forms. We use three encapsulation techniques to ensure the range is suitable for everyone, for layering in a routine and to minimise the chance of irritation. The formula is also balanced with other skin-boosting ingredients like peptides, ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

How it works:

3% time-release complex: Containing 0.3% encapsulated pure retinol, ensuring effective skin penetration and stable delivery of retinol due to lipophilic (oil-loving) nature.

Bakuchiol: A naturally occurring alternative to retinol that promises similar results. Added to ensure a synergistic complex that encourages cell turnover further.

Peptide complex: Helps to refine the look of skin tone and texture and targets fine lines.

Retinol (vitamin A) is naturally yellow. Due to its higher concentration of retinol, this formula exhibits a more pronounced yellow hue. It should be noted that the colour of the serum may darken over time. This change is normal and should not raise any concerns.

How to use
WHEN
Step 2 in your skincare routine – treat

Apply to a cleansed face and neck before your moisturiser, in the evening only. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

HOW
Apply to a cleansed face and neck and allow to absorb thoroughly.

ROUTINE
For best results, use as part of a full Retinol Fix routine. If you are new to retinol we recommend starting with 1x per week and building up to 2-3x.

Step 1: Cleanse using your cleanser of choice, we recommend the Hyaluronic Fix Cleansing Cream
Step 2: Follow with the Retinol Fix Eye Treatment
Step 3: Apply the Retinol Fix Serum 3%
Step 4: Finish with the Retinol Fix Overnight Cream 3%

If you are going to layer this serum over a concentrate, we recommend our Hyaluronic Fix Extreme4 Concentrate which deeply hydrates the skin. This combination is perfect for those with sensitive skin, or those new to retinol, as it minimises the chances of irritation.

TIPS
Use SPF the morning after applying any retinol product – we recommend applying our Anti-Redness SPF 30 as the final step in your morning routine. This SPF was specifically designed to protect and calm skin after using Retinol Fix.

Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Retinol, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Phospholipids, Parfum (Fragrance), Propylene Glycol, Bakuchiol, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Hyaluronic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool.

Patch test before use. Avoid eye contact, if contact occurs rinse well with lukewarm water. Only use in the evenings. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Do not use on irritated skin. Over-usage can cause drying and irritation of the skin. Use SPF protection while using this product. Consult your doctor for use during pregnancy.
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The science

Retinol is the purest form of Vitamin A -  20% more potent than Retinyl Palmatate. It is classed as a first-generation retinoid which, in short, means it is a more effective option as it requires just 2 steps to convert to Retinoic Acid. It can penetrate the stratum corneum (very top layer of skin) more effectively due to its lipophilic (oil-loving) nature.

Encapsulated retinol is renowned for its slow release, meaning it can penetrate deeper into the skin with minimal disruption and irritation, it is also more stable which extends its shelf life. In the Retinol Fix Serum our retinol is
encapsulated in liposomes, which are oil-loving in nature, meaning they can better penetrate your skin and deliver your retinol hit in a slower, stable way.

Why you need it

Our new and improved Retinol Fix Serum tackles ageing from numerous angles, whether you want to focus on improving fine lines and wrinkles, fade sunspots, keep acne at bay or slow down the degradation of collagen in your skin over time. It also contains a peptide complex to help refine skin tone and target fine lines.

The formula

  • AC Retinol Liposome

    Containing 0.3% encapsulated retinol in an oil-loving liposome, meaning better skin penetration.

  • Bakuchiol

    Another anti-ageing powerhouse, this natural, plant-based alternative to retinol works just as well alongside it.

  • Peptide complex

    Helps to refine the look
    of skin tone and texture and targets fine lines

Beauty sleep in a bottle

Visibly smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.

niacinamide texture

Reaction-free results

We formulate our retinol products with other ingredients that help to ensure you don't see a negative reaction on your skin. Follow our usage directions to build up your tolerance.

Breakouts and blemishes skin texture

Blemish benefits

Everyone knows retinol as the gold standard in anti-ageing, however it can also be effective at reducing breakouts.

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