Cruelty Free Serums?
Adding a serum (or two!) to your routine is a great idea, but it can also be hard to know where to start.
Refining Serum | 2.5% Retinol
Not suitable for use during pregnancy
The Refining Serum is a 2.5% retinol serum and is the best option if you're already using a retinoid or have used something similar in the past.
By adding hyaluronic acid to the Refining Serum the aim is to make your routine less complicated - there's no need for layering serums. Retinol can slow the breakdown of collagen and increase your skins elasticity and then adding in Hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin.
The Refining Serum has been formulated to include hyaluronic acid so the usual effects of adding a retinol serum to your routine should be minimised.
Retinol serum can stimulate cell production which has an exfoliating effect on the skin, brightening and smoothing it. Another benefit of using the Refining Serum is the regulation of oil production which can minimise break outs in acne prone skin.
For more info about our cruelty free serums please check out the Serum Starter Guide here.
Available in three sizes;
Refill options are coming soon!
How to use Refining Serum
Even if you're currently using a retinol serum or have used one in the past, changing things up can cause disruptions to your skin. This strength of retinol is not recommended for sensitive skin.
If you're new to using a retinol serum please start with a 5ml vial for patch testing before you commit to a larger size. Start with one application in the first week, then two applications in the second week and three applications in the third week.
When you start using the Refining Serum apply it between two layers of moisturiser or night cream. So cleanse then use your toner (or skin drink), add moisturiser as a buffer, apply your serum and then add more moisturiser.
Protect the delicate eye area by using an eye cream before applying any retinol serum, and (unlike hyaluronic acid) apply the Refining Serum to a dry face.
Experiencing the effects of retinol is a long game, it can take up to six months to really notice a difference in your skin's tone and texture and the minimising of fine lines.
If using a pea size amount of Refining Serum three times a week, you can expect (approximately);
- Three weeks of use from a 5ml tester
- Five months of use from a 30ml bottle
If you're a daily retinol user, you can expect (approximately);
- 10 days of use from a 5ml tester
- 60 days or two months of use from a 30ml bottle
Refining Serum | 2.5% Retinol
I have used this serum for about a year and love it. It has made a huge difference to my skin
Have been using this for a few weeks now and am loving it. I’m already a user of retinol so I went straight for the 2.5% option and have had zero irritation. My 40 year old skin also needs more hydration so when I found an option for retinol and hyaluronic acid in one I couldn’t go past it. Saves me time in my routine which is such a bonus. I also love that this formula isn’t sticky or tacky like others I’ve used in the past, this one absorbs so quickly and smoothly into my skin. Will definitely repurchase!
Started with the small bottle and totally loved this product so I had to get the biggest bottle I could. Product makes my skin feel very hydrated and smooth. Noticed a difference in the texture of my skin and a reduction in small lines on my forehead
Skin always feels very hydrated after using this serum. a little bit goes a long way.