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Retinol ReSurfacing Complex

Retinol ReSurfacing Complex

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Time-released microcapsules of Retinol and Retinaldehyde, the two most potent retinoids without a prescription, are blended with the plant-derived Vitamin A alternative, Bakuchiol, the powerful skin rebuilding peptide, Matrixyl® Synthe’6™, and a retinoid/peptide booster for rapid surface rejuvenation and visible clearing of the skin 

What's it do?

  • Pores, surface lines and wrinkles are blurred 
  • Skin feels remarkably softer
  • Rough, dry, flaky, ashy skin becomes noticeably smoother
In 24-to-48 Hours: 
  • Lips feel softer, smoother and slightly plumper
Within One Week: 
  • Surface lines begin to plump and visibly soften 
  • Age spots, sun spots, uneven pigmentation and discolorations from inflammation begin to fade 
  • Surface blemishes visibly lessen
Within One Month: 
  • Whistle lines, crow’s feet, deeper wrinkles, enlarged pores and mild scars become less noticeable 
  • Clears visible imperfections in acne-prone skin, including surface blemishes and open comedones 
  • Retexturizes non-cancerous sebaceous hyperplasia and ‘horny bumps’
Within 2-6 Months: 
  • Whistle lines, crow’s feet, deeper wrinkles, enlarged pores, mild scars, age spots, uneven skin tone and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation continue to improve 

What's it treat?

Rough | Dry | Flaky & Ashy | Surface Lines | Deeper Wrinkles | Crow’s Feet | Age Spots | Sun Spots | Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation | Uneven Skin Tone | Mild to Severe Acne-Prone | Enlarged Pores | Open Comedones | Rough, Dry, Aging Lips | Whistle Lines | Mild Scars | Milia 

How do I use it?

Apply 1-2 pumps to clean skin AM/PM. Always apply sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher during the day. May be applied under eye area and on lips. Apply a slightly thicker layer in areas of deep wrinkles and creases. 

During the first four weeks of use, the following application method may be advised: 

  • Week 1: Blend ¼ Retinol ReSurfacing Complex with ¾ moisturizer. 
  • Week 2: Blend equal parts Retinol ReSurfacing Complex with moisturizer. 
  • Week 3: Blend ¾ parts Retinol ReSurfacing Complex with ¼ moisturizer. Moisturizer may also be applied over this mixture if needed. 
  • Week 4: Apply Retinol ReSurfacing Complex full strength. Follow with moisturizer. 


What's in it? 

Retinol | encapsulated, time-released retinoid visibly improves signs of aging and acne-prone skin 
Retinaldehyde (Retinal) | patented Microsponge® delivery system provides a ‘reservoir’ of retinaldehyde for gentle, sustained delivery and easy conversion to retinoic acid without inflammation 
Bakuchiol | non-irritating, natural alternative to retinol delivers significant improvement in lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, elasticity, firmness and overall reduction in photo-damage; boosts Retinol efficacy 
Matrixyl® Synthe’6® | facial architectural peptide supports 6 skin rebuilding essentials for firmer, smoother, stronger and more volumized skin - especially on the forehead and around the eyes 
Allosteris (Soybean Extract) | boosts the effects of retinoids, peptides and skin’s natural growth factors for faster, deeper results 
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate | soothing molecule from Licorice counteracts the possibility of ‘retinol burn’ 
Cortinhib (Helichrysum Italicum Extract) | steroid-free plant extract, calms visible signs of redness, irritation and inflammation 

WARNING: If irritation develops, discontinue use. Avoid the use of other exfoliants.

DO NOT USE IF: You are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan on becoming pregnant while using this skin treatment. 

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