Barefaced RetinAL Skin Therapy Retinoid
Barefaced RetinAL Skin Therapy: Stronger than retinol but much better tolerated.
Why Retinaldehyde: We chose RetinAL (retinaldehyde) because it is the strongest retinoid available without going into prescription-strength territory. RetinAL is an estimated 20 times more effective than retinol, working 11 times faster, but with much less sensitivity and irritation.
How to use it: At night, apply 1-3 pumps to your face, neck, and chest after serums and before any moisturizer and/or facial oil.
How long does it take to see results: It can take 8-12 weeks to begin to see improvement. We recommend taking a makeup-free photo right now and then again at the 6 and 12 week mark to keep track of your journey!

RetinAL Skin

Sizes: 1 fl oz / 30 mL

If you've had trouble tolerating retinoids in the past, RetinAL Skin Therapy is designed for you. Our key ingredient, RetinAL, surpasses all retinols in strength by about 20 times while working ~11 times faster. Encapsulated in a time-released formulation, RetinAL Skin Therapy also includes bakuchiol and other soothing ingredients to ensure it's well tolerated with minimal sensitivity.

Extensively researched for their anti-aging benefits, retinoids require consistency for results. That's why we've made Retinal Skin Therapy gentle enough for daily use yet potent enough to deliver visible improvements.

*Not recommended if pregnant.

RetinAL Skin

Using RetinAL Skin Therapy

At night, apply 1-3 pumps to your face, neck, and chest before any moisturizer and/or facial oil.
Work into your routine by using three nights a week on alternating days and gradually increasing to 5-7 nights per week.

  • Increases collagen production for firmer looking skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles
  • Improves skin tone + texture
  • Added bakuchiol complements retinal to reduce sensitivity + allow retinal to work longer/more effectively
Suited To

Ideal for all skin types - even sensitive + rosacea-prone skin

Key Ingredients

Retinaldehyde, Bakuchiol, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Bisabolol

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