Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

Plant-derived retinol serum with niacinamide that fights signs of aging

689 reviews
Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum
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Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum

Plant-derived retinol serum with niacinamide that fights signs of aging

689 reviews

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  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

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Clinical Report

% Confirm

  • 100% saw a visible reduction in wrinkles after 1 week*
  • 100% agree that skin appeared brighter after 1 week*
  • 97% saw an increase in skin firmness after 1 week*
You asked, we listenedthe packaging of your favorite serum just got an upgrade.
Our lightweight, powerfully effective Squalane + Phyto-Retinol serum is now housed in an innovative, ultra-light bottle with our 100% recyclable, airless pump that dispenses every last drop of product. Featuring bakuchiol, a plant-derived alternative to retinol, and niacinamide, our anti-aging serum reduces the look of lines and wrinkles while visibly firming skin without irritation or sensitivity.
This Squalane + Phyto-Retinol serum formula was clinically evaluated and found to be non-irritating and effective for all skin types*.

If you thought you couldn’t get the benefits of retinol and niacinamide, think again.

  • Reduces the look of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Visibly improves firmness
  • Evens the look of skin tone
  • Plant-based alternative to retinol—bakuchiol
  • Features our 100% recyclable, airless pump that dispenses every last drop
  • 70% lighter packaging made from post-consumer recycled plastic to help minimize our carbon footprint through reducing carbon emissions in transit

For external use only. Use only as directed. We recommend a patch test prior to use if you are particularly sensitive. If irritation occurs, consult a dermatologist.

  • EWG EWG

    EWG

  • Vegan Vegan

    Vegan

  • Cruelty Free Cruelty Free

    Cruelty Free

  • Nontoxic Nontoxic

    Nontoxic

  • Paraben free Paraben free

    Paraben free

  • Synthetic fragrance free Synthetic fragrance free

    Synthetic fragrance free

  • PEG free PEG free

    PEG free

Directions:

  • Massage 1-2 pumps of the squalane + phyto-retinol serum onto clean face and neck, morning and night.

Tips:

Layering Guide:

  • Step 1: Cleanser
  • Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser
  • Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
  • Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
  • Step 2: Toner
  • Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner
  • Step 3: Mask
  • Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Facial
  • Step 4: Eye Treatment
  • Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel
  • Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
  • Step 5: Treatment
  • Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum
  • Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum
  • Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
  • Step 6: Moisturizer
  • Squalane + Omega Repair Cream
  • Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
  • Step 7: Oil
  • 100% Squalane Oil
  • Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
  • Squalane + Tea Tree Balancing Oil
  • Step 8: Sunscreen
  • Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
  • Step 9: Makeup
  • Apply foundation, BB/CC creams and any color cosmetics
  • Anytime: After Step 1, Over Makeup, or Throughout the Day
  • Squalane + Omega Repair Hand Cream
  • Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist
  • Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm
BAKUCHIOL
  • SQUALANE: Derived from sugarcane, it mimics body's natural hydrating oils to provide weightless moisture to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin and prevent overdrying.
  • Niacinamide: Helps even out skin tone, improves skin barrier function and skin texture

All Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Squalane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Bakuchiol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Lecithin, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene

  • Phyto comes from the Greek word “phyton” which means “plant”. When you see the word “phyto” it means that the product or ingredient comes from a plant source. We call our serum Phyto-Retinol because the main ingredient, bakuchiol, is a plant-derived retinol alternative.
  • Bakuchiol works by mimicking the beneficial activity of retinol. In clinical studies, bakuchiol was found to target several of the same gene expression receptors as retinol, and had similar effects on boosting Collagen I, II and III. Bakuchiol also has strong antioxidant properties and is suitable for daytime use, unlike retinol.
  • No, the product is free of retinol or retinoids. The “retinol-like” effects come from bakuchiol, a plant-derived retinol alternative that has similar benefits, but because it works in a different way, doesn’t have the irritation or sun sensitivity associated with retinol.
  • Our new component is made from 50% PCR and is 100% curbside recycle ready - this is the highest percent of PCR we are able to include without compromising the performance of the packaging or its recyclability. Our priority was to deliver a better user experience that minimized waste, increased recyclability, and lowered our carbon footprint.
  • We have switched to an airless pump component to minimize product waste left in the component. To remove the pump and ensure you have used up all product, simply pull off the white pump cap and remove the copper pump - if difficult to remove by hand, a pair of pliers will do the trick!
  • Since Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum does not contain any retinol or retinoids, it does not have the same contraindications as retinol. However, as with any product applied to the skin we recommend checking with your doctor before using while pregnant or breastfeeding.

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09/20/2022
Bonita F.
Canada

Zero Irritation Retinol

There's is nothing I hate worse than a face serum that is too greasy (and doesn't absorb) or is too tight with no moisture or plumping provided at all. But then I discovered Squalane+ Phyto Retinol and it's my must-have serum for sumner and winter. Read up on Bakuchiol which is the plant used in this serum as an alternative to Retinol and discover why it is as effective at stimulating collagen producing receptors in your skin without the irritation. This is my go-to for a night time serum in the summer when my combo skin needs less moisture. And in winter it works great in combination with a light night cream (no pilling...huzzah!) or even as a day time serum to combat he harsh prairie winds in January /February. No weird fragrances or smells, no petro chemicals nor parabens. I'm absolutely sold on this serum and if you try it you will be too!

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Lifting & Firming
  • How old are you? 55
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09/18/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Love this!

I love this product so much! It goes on smooth, sinks into the skin quickly and my skin feels and looks prettier each morning. I have super sensitive oily skin, and this product has never cause me any problems.

  • What is your skin type? Sensitive
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Uneven Tone & Dark Spots
  • How old are you? 45-54
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09/10/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Great product..feels silky on my skin & really firmed my neck in less than 2 weeks of use. Will definitely purchase again!

  • What is your skin type? Sensitive
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • How old are you? 45-54
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09/10/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Best pregnancy safe cream next to Retina

I started using this during my pregnancy and I love it. My skin is smoother and more even toned. I even use under my eyes along with Biossance eye cream to keep them hydrated. I highly recommend this product for anti-aging and simply maintaining smooth ski.

  • What is your skin type? Combination
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Age Prevention
  • How old are you? 35-44
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09/09/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Great product!

Really like this serum!

  • What is your skin type? Normal
  • What skin issue concerns you most? Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • How old are you? 55

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Our commitment to people and planet applies to everything we create. We innovate every aspect of our company and supply chain to do better for our world and be the leading pioneers in sustainable beauty.

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  • RENEWABLE RESOURCES

    Our squalane is derived from renewable sugarcane.
  • PLANET-FIRST PROCESSES

    Formulated using the latest sustainable methods. No deforestation and developed in far proximity from rainforests. Low water usage.
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    Sugarcane and Forest Stewardship Council-certified boxes (FSC).
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