The INKEY List Retinol Serum 30ml
Your go-to ingredient for skin renewal.
Derived from Vitamin A, Retinol is the gold standard for skin renewal, helping to target the signs of ageing. Released slowly, this serum helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less risk of irritation. It also boosts overall skin clarity and uneven skin tone for a brighter, more even complexion.
- 1% RetiStar stabilised Retinol
- 0.5% Granactive Retinoid
- Squalane for hydration and soothing
How much should I apply?
Squeeze or pump 1 or 2 times the size of a pea
How to use: Only use Retinol in the PM. On cleansed skin, and after Hyaluronic Acid if you are using it, apply a pea-sized amount and massage into to the face and neck. Follow with moisturizer, oil or both depending on preference. Start off using it 2-3 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.
External use only. Avoid direct contact with the eye area. This product may increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day. Keep out of reach of children. We do not recommend this product if pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor before use. We always recommend patch testing on the inside of the forearm 24 hours before using. Introduce new products slowly so that you can easily identify any sources of irritation.
It is not recommended to use Retinol and Alpha Hydroxy Acids at the same time as this can lead over exfoliation and sensitised skin so alternerate and use on different nights. Avoid mixing Vitamin C products at the same time (Use Vitamin C AM and Retinol PM)
Ingredients Water (Aqua / Eau), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Retinol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phospholipids, Caprylic/capric Glycerides, Squalane, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Carbomer, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycolipids, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol.
Q. IS IT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
There are irritation risks with Retinol. This is why we made our formula slow release to reduce the risk of irritation and make it suitable for most skin types. However, if you have very sensitive skin, or are pregnant or breast feeding, we suggest you try our Bakuchiol moisturizer. A natural alternative to Retinol. It also helps target signs of ageing and is suitable for all.
Q. WHY CAN’T I USE RETINOL IN THE MORNING?
As Retinol speeds up skin renewal, newer skin reaches the surface quicker. This can increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. That’s why we recommended only using Retinol in the PM and always using a broad spectrum sunscreen during the day.
Q. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Retinol can take up to six weeks to show results. This is due to the time it takes for your skin cells to be replaced. Consistency is key, so apply regularly even if you’re not seeing the effects straight away. It can be very tempting to increase use of some products to try and see quicker results, don’t overdo it though. More is not always better change for future. Overuse can cause irritation and sensitivity.
Q. WHEN SHOULD I START USING RETINOL?
We recommend starting at age 25, or when the first signs of aging begin to show.
Q. IS IT PREGNANCY SAFE?
Retinol cannot be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Try our Bakuchiol moistruizer instead.
Q. WHEN USING WITH OTHER PRODUCTS…
Do not use together: Vitamin C. We do not recommend using Retinol and Vitamin C at the same time. It is best to use Retinol in the PM. So, if using a Vitamin C, we would recommend using this in the morning. As it has antioxidant properties this is when you will get the most out of the product. AHAs (Glycolic, Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic Acid). If you are also using an AHA in your evening routine, and want to add Retinol, we suggest using these on alternate evenings and ensuring you start off slowly to ensure you do not sensitise the skin. Works well together:
Q. LOOKING FOR UNDER EYE ANTI-AGING?
Retinol (use pm) + Retinol Eye Cream
Q. LOOKING FOR HYDRATION?
Hyaluronic Acid + Retinol
Q. LOOKING TO CALM RED SKIN?
Niacinamide + Retinol
Q. WHAT IS RETISTAR? IS IT THE SAME AS RETINOL?
RetiSTAR™ is a stable form of retinol in a dispersion containing tocopherol, sodium ascorbate and PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil in caprylic/capric triglycerides to ensure maximum effectiveness. Conventional retinol creams and serums can flood the skin with retinol which can cause skin sensitivities and redness.
Q. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE IT?
Start of with 2-3 times per week and increase gradually if your skin can tolerate more frequent use.
Q. WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF THIS PRODUCT?
PH LEVEL: 5.53
Q. IS THIS PRODUCT VEGAN?
This product contains no animal derivatives, however we are not yet vegan certified.