A supercharged retinol treatment with 0.5% pure retinol and peptide technology that diminishes fine lines, brightens and reduces pigmentation.
Acne, dull skin, dry skin, fine lines, mild scarring, loss of elasticity, pigmentation, general skin health and radiance
Our retinol has been clinically proven to:
• Reduce UV damage in 86% of women aged 40-65 in just 4 weeks
• Significantly increase collagen and elastin production
• Increase skin firmness, especially around the jawline and eye area
• Diminish frown lines, crow's feet, and wrinkles around the under-eye and cheeks
• Reduce skin roughness by 53% in 24 weeks
• Actively reduce pigmentation by fading dark patches in women aged 40-65 following daily application for 8 weeks
Aqua (Water) Eau, Butylene Glycol (hydrating), Glyceryl Stearate (skin conditioning), Cyclopentasiloxane (protection/soothing), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (anti-inflammatory/moisturising), PEG-100 Stearate (hydrating), Polyacrylamide (film former/thickener), Glycerin (moisturising), Dimethicone (hydrating), C13-14 Isoparaffin (texture enhancer), Dimethiconol (texture enhancer), Laureth-7 (texture enhancer), Parfum (Fragrance), Allantoin (soothing), Citric Acid (anti-oxidant/exfoliating), Disodium EDTA (preservative), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier),Retinol (Vitamin A – exfoliating), Sodium Hydroxide (ph adjuster), BHT (anti-oxidant) , BHA (anto-oxidant), Myristoyl Tripeptide-31 (Dermapep™ retinol mimicking peptide– collagen boosting), Dextran (hydrating),Tripeptide-1 (peptide – collagen boosting), Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3 (peptide – collagen boosting), Benzyl Alcohol (preservative), Dehydroacetic Acid (preservative), Linalool (natural fragrance), Citronellol (natural fragrance), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (natural fragrance), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (fragrance)
How do I use the Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2?
This overnight treatment should be used in the evening after thorough cleansing and toning. Take 2-3 pumps and apply in circular movements to the face and neck, avoiding the delicate eye area, then follow with your SKINICAN night cream.
We recommend starting with the Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1 and progressing gradually up to Level 2. This allows your skin to become accustomed to retinol, reducing the risk of skin irritation. Once your skin is comfortable with Level 1 Overnight Retinol Powerbalm you can then progress to Level 2.
To introduce our Overnight Retinol Powerbalm, you may want to buffer with our Restoring Night Cream. To do this, start with 3 parts Restoring Night Cream and 1 part Overnight Retinol Powerbalm. Gradually reduce the amount of night cream and increase the amount of the Retinol Powerbalm until the Powerbalm can be applied directly to your skin.
As this is an overnight treatment, it should only be applied at night. During the day a daily day cream with SPF should be applied as your skin can be more sensitive to sun exposure when using retinol.
CAUTION: Due to the active nature of Retinol in our Overnight Retinol Powerbalm, it is recommended that it is not used for at least 5 days prior to sun exposure, waxing or advanced exfoliating/peeling treatments. Avoid contact with the eyes (in case of contact rinse thoroughly with water). Do not apply to irritated, broken or inflamed skin. Do not use in conjunction with other retinol products, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). Do not use if taking prescription acne medication
How does retinol work?
Retinol is a gold standard ingredient in skincare because it alters the behaviour of skin cells, making them act in a more youthful manner including promoting the rate of healthy skin cell renewal. It is a form of Vitamin A, an ingredient that stimulates cell renewal whilst refining pores and increasing collagen production and skin hydration. Retinol will also improve skin elasticity and skin tone for a younger-looking complexion, especially for those concerned with anti aging or premature ageing.
What does the addition of peptides in the Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2 mean for my skin?
Peptides are made up of amino acids and by adding powerhouse peptides to our formulation, we supercharge our formula for visible and more intense results.Tripeptide-1 works to stimulate collagen production in the skin which dramatically reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
I’ve never used a retinol product before. Can I use this?
Due to the key actives in this product, we do advise that you start your retinol journey with Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 1. However, if you have a very tolerant skin or a thicker skin then you may be able to start with Overnight Retinol Powerbalm Level 2. It is very important that retinol is introduced to the skin slowly to reduce the risk of irritation.
Will retinol help to actively reduce pigmentation?
Pigmentation can be difficult to treat as there can be a number of reasons why someone can be experiencing pigmentation. As Retinol has been clinically proven to actively reduce skin pigment, introducing the Overnight Retinol Powerbalm will have beneficial effects on skin tone. We would also advise that you try to avoid anything that triggers your pigmentation, that you stay out of the sun and you protect your skin daily with anSPF. For quicker results, we suggest teaming your Overnight Retinol Powerbalm with a professional SKINICIAN Ageless AHA Lactic Acid at one of ourSKINICIAN salons.
Can I use the Overnight Retinol Powerbalm during pregnancy or whilst breast feeding?
Due to the concentration of Retinol, this product is not safe for use during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
If I have sensitive skin can I use retinol?
If you tend to have skin sensitivity, we would advise that you use our Overnight Retinol Powebalm Level 1 as this contains 0.1% Retinol. If your skin then becomes used to this level of retinol after using one full bottle, only then would we suggest progressing to our Level 2. When progressing to Level 2, we would recommend buffering with our Advanced Restoring Night Cream for two to three weeks until the Level 2 can be applied directly to your skin.