Garden of Wisdom Granactive Retinoid 5% Serum – £14.00 for 30ml
What category does the product fall into? (loosely)
BEGINNER/MILD – LATTE
-> INTERMEDIATE – CAPPUCINO <-
STRONG – ESPRESSO
EXPERIENCED LONG-TERM USER – DOUBLE ESPRESSO
Who is it for? Suggested skin type and age?
All skins, a beginner may prefer a lower % to start.
What form of vitamin A is in the product? I.e. Retinol, retinoate, retinyl palmitate etc
5% which is the equivalent of 0.5% of trans-retinoic acid once on the skin.
Distilled Water, Rice Bran Oil, Granactive Retinoid 5% (Dimethyl Isosorbide & Hydroxypinacolone) providing 0.5% Ester of All -Trans Retinoic Acid. Optiphen, Liposomes, Dehydroxyxanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid
What is the delivery system?
Granactive retinoids have a built-in delivery system.
How is it stabilised/buffered?
It’s already in an oil base so is gentler than its lotion counterparts.
How would you use it?
What the brand say:
Start off slow – apply once every three days in your PM regimen for the first two or three weeks gradually increasing application thereafter.
Use the smallest amount possible – applying more will not help it work faster. As a guide, use a pea-sized amount for your entire face.
Use in the evening – retinoids may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Use an SPF cream during the day.
Where in your routine?
PM after cleansing.
Potential risk for redness/irritation – out of 5.
Do not forget your SPF. Seek your physician’s advice if pregnant or breastfeeding.
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