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.
Reviving Serum | 1% Retinol
Not suitable for use during pregnancy
The Reviving Serum is a 1% retinol serum and is a great entry level retinoid if you are just starting out with retinol serums.
The Reviving Serum has hyaluronic acid included in the formulation so the usual effects of starting out with retinol (dryness, redness or irritation) should be minimised.
Including hyaluronic acid with retinol in the Reviving Serum means there is no need for layering serums - making your routine less complicated.
Retinol serum can stimulate cell production which has an exfoliating effect on the skin, brightening and smoothing it. Another benefit of using the Reviving Serum is the regulation of oil production which can minimise break outs in acne prone skin. Add that with that the hydrating power of the hyaluronic acid, youv'e got yourself some magic.
You can find the full range of the travel mini sized products here
For more info about our cruelty free serums please check out the Serum Starter Guide here.
How to use Reviving Serum
Adding a retinol serum to your routine can cause disruptions to your skin while it adjusts. If you have sensitive skin, please start with a 5ml vial for patch testing before you commit to a larger size.
When starting the Reviving Serum use once a week and 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 Reviving Serum to a dry face.
Use the Reviving Serum twice in the second week and three times in the third week. You might find you can work up to daily use, but this isn't essential to see results.
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 vitamin C serum, use that in the morning and Reviving Serum in the evening. It's important to apply sunscreen daily when using any retinol serum.
If using a pea size amount of Reviving 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
Reviving Serum | 1% Retinol
This is my first time using a serum and I am totally happy with it and the results I am getting. Brought the tester and now on to the bigger bottle. Helps with my acne and my skin feels so much softer.
It was my 1st time useing a product like this,I was a little bit nervous as I've heard people can react ect but I found this super gentle I started off once a week and worked up to daily use. I have definitely noticed improvement in my skin and look forward to seeing more results over time.
I bought the 3mL tester of the revive Serum a couple of weeks ago and it's been awesome. The product feels so nice on my skin, and it's been great being able to buy a cheap tester before committing to a bigger bottle, what other companies do that! Will definitely be making another order soon :)
First time using retinol. Have been using for a few weeks now. I have always suffered with acne and congestion around the chin area. This is the first thing (other than accutane) which makes a difference. Skin also feels softer. I’m obsessed.