Sally-Ann Creed® Retinol 0.5% Serum 30ml

Our Sally-Ann Creed® Retinol Serum is a must! This 0.5% concentration is a high potency Vitamin A derivative that is known to improve skin appearance as well as skin cell health due to its amazing ability to improve skin cell turnover along with collagen production. As we age our skin’s collagen stores break down, resulting in a saggier, more wrinkled appearance. Retinol is able to prevent collagen breakdown while improving both the frequency and quality of collagen production. Retinol is also able to unclog pores, inhibit the overproduction of sebum – which has been linked to acne and severe breakouts – and reduce the appearance of dark spots. Incorporating this serum, in conjunction with a Vitamin C serum, is a winning duo resulting in a radiant, age defying complexion! Why we love it? -Plumps up even the deepest of wrinkles -Long-term skin improvements both aesthetically and physically -Anti-ageing, acne clearing and dark spot fading properties -Diminishes the appearance of enlarged pores -Reduced collagen breakdown, and boosted collagen production resulting in firmer, healthier skin -It is alcohol-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and is not tested on animals To find out more about each specific active ingredient used in this formulation, click the read more button below.

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Product Description

About the Active Ingredient(s):
Retinol (Vitamin A):
You may have heard of retinol, along with retinoid, Tretinoin or Roaccutane. In a nutshell, these are all derivatives of Vitamin A and are considered the ‘holy grail’ of ingredients in skincare for anti-ageing, acne clearing and dark spot fading. Roaccutane is an ingested form of Vitamin A, whereas Tretinoin is a topical form. Both require a script from your healthcare provider. Retinol is also a topical form of vitamin A that is available over-the-counter. Retinol is not exactly the same as tretinoin, however it is just as effective with less side effects such as skin dryness, flaking and severe skin sensitivity. 
Vitamin A derivatives are able to reduce collagen breakdown while boosting the quality and frequency of collagen production in our skin. This increased skin cell turnover encourages new cell growth, that is rich in collagen – firmer, tighter and smoother skin. The new skin cells also help to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by sun exposure and acne scarring. Retinol is able to unclogs pores, while inhibiting the over production of sebum in skin pores therefore assisting in reduced acne breakouts. 
When it comes to retinol, it is important to remember two things. Firstly, patience is key. Build up your skin tolerance slowly as it can take 3 – 6 months of consistent use before improvements are apparent. Secondly, Vitamin A (regardless of the derivative form and application) increases skin sensitivity and in particular sun sensitivity. Always use sunscreen when incorporating this product into your regime.

Key attributes:

Active ingredient(s): Retinol (Vitamin A) 0.5%
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerine (Vegan Source), Xanthan Gum, Retinol Palmitate, Polysorbate, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

Allergens: None known. Always patch test before implementing use

How to use: At night, apply 1 pump onto fingertips, and gently smooth onto face
If new to retinol, limit use to two times per week. Thereafter increase use to every second night for two weeks, building up to nightly application
Always use retinol after water serums but before heavier treatments
Important to note: Do not use in conjunction with other retinoid treatments. Retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to UV radiation. Always ensure that you make use of sun protection while incorporating retinoids into your skincare regime.
Acne prone skin may experience an increase in acne during the first few weeks of application. This is known as ‘purging’ and should clear with time.
When pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended to avoid any skincare products that contain retinoids.

Storage instructions:
Store in a cool, dry place at or below 25°C. Protect from direct sunlight
Reseal after opening

Manufactured in South Africa for Sally-Ann Creed®

Warnings and special precautions:
Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider right away if this applies to you
For external use only. Always patch test before implementing use

This information is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Nor does it take the place of professional medical advice. If professional assistance is needed, a qualified physician or licensed health care practitioner should be consulted.

This unregistered health product has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its quality, safety or intended use. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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