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A powerful treatment with 1% retinol that firms skin, fades brown spots and smooths wrinkles.
This lightweight lotion combines pure retinol with potent antioxidants to immediately enhance hydration, diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote a more even-toned complexion. Licorice, oat extract and other soothing ingredients to help calm redness.
Improves skin tone and texture
Fades brown spots
Softens fine lines and wrinkles
Apply a pea-sized amount after cleansing and toning, and then follow with your serum and/or nighttime moisturiser. Avoid the lips, direct contact with the eye, and corners of the eyes. You may apply up to the orbital bone of the eye area. When first using the Clinical 1% Retinol, start with no more than 3 evenings per week, then gradually increase frequency to every other night and, finally, every evening as tolerated.
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Licorice root extract
Plant extract that has potent antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Can be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone.
Portion(s) of amino acids, some have a remarkable skin-soothing effect, others can improve the appearance of wrinkles, loss of firmness, and help to soften the look of expression lines.
Powerhouse ingredient that can improve a variety of skin concerns, most related to visible signs of ageing: It’s skin-restoring, wrinkle-smoothing, an antioxidant and improves sun damage.
Aqua, Dimethicone (skin-softening), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Castor Isostearate Succinate (skin-softening), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (texture enhancer), PEG-33 (stabilizer), Polysorbate 20 (texture enhancer), Behenyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancer), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate (stabilizer), Polymethylsilsesquioxane (texture enhancer), Retinol (skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (skin-restoring), etanorulayH muidoS (skin-replenishing), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (antioxidant plant extracts/skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), xilaS Alba (Willow) Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/skin-softening), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrolized Soy Protein (antioxidant/skin-softening), Sorbitan Laurate (texture enhancer), Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester (skin-soothing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Hydroxyethylcellulose (texture enhancer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tribehenin (emollient), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-softening), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-softening), Pentylene Glycol (hydrating), PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides (emollient), PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer (stabilizer), PEG-10 Phytosterol (fatty acid-based emollient), PEG-8 Dimethicone (skin-softening), PEG-14 (texture enhancer), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Glycoside (texture enhancer), Sclerotium Gum (texture enhancer), Arachidyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Carbomer (gel-based texture enhancer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).
If your skin reacts too strongly (resulting in red, scaly or dry skin) use Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment less frequently or mix one pump of Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment with your favourite Paula's Choice serum, Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster or night cream. If the skin continues to react, stop using the product. Protect skin daily with a moisturiser containing a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater.
The Resist 1% Retinol Booster and Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment have many similarities. Both of these contain 1% retinol, peptides, a large amount of antioxidants and substances that prevent skin irritation. The difference is mainly in texture, usage and skin type (although they are both suitable for all skin types). Resist 1% Retinol Booster has a thinner, fluid texture, so it can be easily mixed with your favourite serum or night cream. It is ideal for normal to oily and breakout-prone skin. It is also a great choice if you are looking for a higher concentration of retinol. You can blend Resist 1% Retinol Booster with your serum or night cream for a milder effect or more frequent use. Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment has a creamy lotion texture that is ideal for normal to dry skin. It is an intensive treatment with a high concentration of retinol. This product is suitable for when you are used to retinol treatments, and are looking for more powerful results. It is best to add this product to your skincare routine gradually - initially no more than every other day.
You can combine the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment with any other skincare product. If you combine the product with ‘active’ products such as AHAs, BHAs, products for acne-prone skin, products with retinol or with prescription retinoids, it is important that you monitor how your skin reacts, and then adapt the usage accordingly.
The percentage of retinol in Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is comparable to the strength of some prescription retinoids (which must not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding). Because of the relationship between retinol (cosmetic variant of vitamin A) and retinoids, we advise you not to use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor has given explicit permission. Although there is no direct evidence that cosmetic retinol can be harmful, we’d prefer to err on the side of caution.
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