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The ideal Retinol for beginners to introduce your skin to this powerful ingredient. Specially formulated with a slow-release, less irritating form of Retinol, the skin-renewing serum targets first signs of aging and hyperpigmentation. Working to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and overall skin tone and texture with continued improvement over time.​​

Hero ingredient Retinyl Acetate is a derivative of vitamin A and works to gently resurface and enhance surface skin cell turnover, improving appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. This form of slow-release Retinol has been specifically chosen as a gentler anti ageing serum option. The added Squalane, a key antioxidant ingredient, provides additional hydrating and soothing benefits whilst helping to smooth skin's appearance.​​

If you are looking to reduce the appearance of post-acne scars, wrinkles and dark spots, once your skin is comfortable with our Retinol Serum, upgrade to the next level with our higher-strength Scar, Mark, and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol.

The Inkey List Retinol Serum

    • Only use Retinol Serum in your PM skincare routine.
    • After cleansing and hydrating with Hyaluronic Acid Serum, apply a pea-sized amount of Retinol Serum and massage into to the face and neck.
    • For the fragile skin around the eyes, we recommend using Retinol Eye Cream
    • Follow with preferred moisturizer. We suggest Bio-Active Ceramide Moisturizer for those wanting to tackle first signs of aging and support barrier function.
    • Start off using it 1-2 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.
    • Apply SPF as the last step in your AM skincare routine. 
    • INKEY Tip:
      • When layering treatments, we suggest working from the thinnest to thickest consistency. Waiting a minute or so between applying each treatment will also help to avoid pilling.
      • If you have more sensitive skin, use Niacinamide before Retinol Serum to help decrease irritation.
      • Avoid using at the same time as AHAs (Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Lactic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar or Mandelic Acid), BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acid or C-50 Blemish Treatment), or PHA Toner. Use on alternate nights
      • If you have marks in the form of post-acne scars, dark discoloration or deep wrinkles which give the appearance of uneven texture and tone, we suggest trying Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol.

    When adding new products to your skincare routine, we always recommend patch testing. Learn more here.

    To keep your product working at its best, we recommend storing in a dry, cool place (ideally between 59-77 °F) and keep out of direct sunlight. Avoid direct contact with eyes. External use only. Keep out of reach of children.

    • 1% RETINYL ACETATE: A stable slow-release retinol to gently resurface skin and enhance surface skin cell turnover. Improves appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
    • 0.5% GRANACTIVE RETINOID: An additional slow-release retinol that helps to renew the appearance of skin and target first signs of aging, leaving it feeling plumper and more elastic.
    • Squalane for hydration and soothing.

    Aqua (water), Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Tocopherol, Hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Phospholipids, Glycine soja (soybean) oil, Glycolipids, Glycine soja (soybean) sterols, Retinyl acetate, Dimethicone, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, Hyaluronic acid, Dimethyl isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone retinoate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, Sodium lactate, Tocopheryl acetate, Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, Sodium hydroxide, Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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