The concentration of retinol as 0.5% is clinically proven by research studies to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 30% within the first two weeks of use.
Retinol works largely by increasing cellular turnover and downgrading matrix metalloproteinases (enzymes that degrade collagen).
Our cream contains 0.5% concentrated retinol in a lightweight gel formula that is perfect for use with your favorite moisturizers. Most retinoid creams are thicker, taking up to 30 minutes to absorb into the skin. Ours absorbs in under a second, so you don't have to wait before applying other moisturizers.
Our formula is designed to optimize the retinol activation process in the skin. Retinol must be converted to isotretinoin by enzymes called retinyl ester hydrolases in order to become active within the skin. Our formulation is designed to increase the efficiency of this process with an optimized delivery system and condition.
Our retinol is also microencapsulated and time-released, targeting retinoid receptors in the skin for a full eight hours. This makes our cream ideal for nighttime use.
For best results, apply a pea-sized amount to thoroughly cleansed skin the evening. Carefully avoid the eye area. If you have never used microencapsulated retinol products before, there may be a transitional period. Begin by limiting use to two times per week, and then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening as tolerated. As with many products, best results can be achieved under the supervision of a health care professional.
0.5% Retinol, Aqua, Glycerin (hydrator), Alcohol (thins the solution), Octyldodecanol (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (thins the solution), cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (emulsifier), Allyl Metacrylates Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Salix Alba Bark Extract (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (anti-inflammatory), BHT (antioxidant), Tocopherol (antioxidant), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emollient), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (thickening agent), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Propylene Glycol (thins the solution), Diazolidinyl Urea (antimicrobial preservative), Propylparaben (antimicrobial preservative), Methylparaben (antimicrobial preservative).
Our product is tested for safety and efficacy and physician-approved. Our ingredients are deemed safe and highly efficacious in the concentrations they are used in our product, even with typical repeated use over time. As with any product, please use for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue for a week before hair removal waxing. Do not use if undergoing a skin peeling regimen. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Please use with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
Our FutureDerm line is formulated to be effective and gentle, and our blog answers beauty questions using real science. Ingredients are chosen after being verified by independent scientific studies and each product formulation is intended to maximize efficacy. Founder & CEO Nicki Zevola formulates products based on her research and scientific background as well as experience reviewing thousands of beauty products from a scientific perspective.
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