Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Advanced retinol + retinal serum that improves fine lines, blemishes and dark spots with minimal irritation.

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Squalane + Retinol Night Serum

Advanced retinol + retinal serum that improves fine lines, blemishes and dark spots with minimal irritation.

88 reviews

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An innovative formula with an encapsulated duo of time-release retinol and retinal, working to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and texture, with minimal irritation.  Paired with a squalane and saffron antioxidant blend to hydrate skin & boost radiance.

  • Effective retinol serum for sensitive skin types made with non-irritating, sustainably-sourced ingredients, including squalane, saffron, rosemary, sunflower, rice bran and vitamin E.
  • Optimized by both squalane and an antioxidant blend to help deliver and enhance the results of the retinol and retinal, keeping the skin hydrated, with minimal irritation.
  • Time release technology, squalane and a powerful blend of antioxidants, proves to be an effective delivery system that allows the retinoids to penetrate more deeply into the skin while being gradually released over 8 hours, gently delivering dramatically visible results. 

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Retinoids are not recommended for those pregnant or nursing; always consult a physician before using new products.

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Directions:

  • Apply pea-size amount to clean, dry skin at night.

  • Start by using 2x per week and gradually increase.

  • Apply sunscreen the following morning after use.
RETINOL + RETINAL COMPLEX
  • 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.
  • ANTIOXIDANT BLEND: A blend of sustainably-sourced Saffron, Rosemary, Sunflower, and Rice Bran extracts plus Vitamin E, provide antioxidant protection and help to minimize irritation and support overall skin health, including texture, aging and blemishes.

All Ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Squalane, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Retinol, Retinal, Allantoin, Crocus Sativus Stigma Extract, Pseudozyma Epicola/Evening Primrose Oil Ferment Extract, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Hydroxyapatite, Dextrin, Carbomer, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide

  • Retinoids are the group of Vitamin A derivatives that have been proven to stimulate cell renewal, increase collagen production and improve collagen density. The active ingredient of Vitamin A is retinoic acid. Your skin is only able to use retinoids that are—or can be converted to—retinoic acid, because retinoic acid works by binding to retinoic acid receptors found on the outer membrane of cells. This serum contains two powerfully gentle retinoid ingredients, retinaldehyde and retinol. Retinaldehyde needs only one conversion to retinoic acid in the skin. Retinol goes through two conversions, first to retinaldehyde then it is converted to retinoic acid. The retinaldehyde in this formula is time released to ensure maximum stability and absorption while allowing the Vitamin A active to be released gradually into the skin while you sleep for minimal irritation.
  • We recommend this serum in evening use because retinol and retinal can cause sensitivity to the sun. It is also important to wear a daily sunscreen every morning and reapply during the day.
  • Yes, our Squalane + Retinol Night Serum is made with sustainably-sourced ingredients that are safe for people and the planet. This serum is best for those concerned with signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Can be used as a preventative and corrective treatment. It should not be used while pregnant.
  • We recommend using Squalane + Retinol Night Serum in the evening and choosing a day serum, like our Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum or Squalane + Copper Peptide Serum. Be sure to start using a small, pea size quantity of retinol when starting out, even alternating between the nights used. Since our retinol is a powerful serum, we don't recommend layering with other treatment products, but encourage you to layer with other moisturizers and oils.
  • Retinol and retinal work together to increase performance and minimize irritation of the skin for powerful, yet gentle results.

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K
12/02/2022
Kelly
United States United States

Hydration and retinol!

I want to thank Biossance and Influenster for sending me a complimentary bottle of this product to review. I was very impressed by the combination of ingredients here. Dryness while using retinol products is one of the reasons I struggled, but the squalene in this magic little bottle has improved things dramatically! I have been using this for a month and have seen some of my bumpiness and lines smooth out a fair bit. I love the light texture and it layers well with my moisturizer. I definitely recommend this!

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Age Prevention
  • Age 25-34
AW
12/01/2022
Amy W.

I love this brand.

I am giving this a try on my neck and chest. I have many years of mild sun damage from skipping my sunscreen. I am impressed at how gentle it is on my skin. I am feeling really hopeful about results. So far, my skin seems just a bit brighter from being moisturized with this product. I do not expect the sun damage to be erased but I really think this will blur it. I do love this brand.

  • Skin Type Combination
  • Top Concern Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Age 35-44
M
12/01/2022
Maeug

Cute glow

I have been using this product for a few days now and i haven’t been able to tell if it’s working or not. It gives my face a glow like other serums do. It is kind of creamy and fast absorbing. I love the fact that it is cruelty free and vegan. I’m going to keep using it to see any improvements on my fine lines

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Age 25-34
C
12/01/2022
Cars
United States United States

Ethical, "fine" retinol

Gifted by Biosance. Love the mission of Biossance- vegan, cruelty free, often receive great reviews (sponsored) from Dermatologists I follow. I love that their squalane saves sharks!! That said, I think it is a solid choice of retinol for those who ascribe to "the experience" and gravitate towards medium to high end skin care. It does what is supposed to and the added bonus is the squalane combo which definitely helps with hydration. Downside- we don't know the percentage of retinol and I am not very likely to spend $70+ on an unknown percentage of retinol. Probably will not buy, unless it happens to go on major sale at the same time that I need to restock my retinol. Normal to combo skin, 28.

  • Skin Type Normal
  • Top Concern Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Age 25-34
12/02/2022

Biossance

Thank you for sharing your experience! As retinoids are an active skincare ingredient, we have done a thorough amount of testing to ensure the optimal amount for the desired results. In our Squalane + Retinol Night Serum we have an active percentage of .05% Retinol and .05% Retinal for a total of .1% Retinoids. Please email our Customer Care team at customercare@biossance.com or reach out to us on LiveChat so we can better assist you. We are more than happy to help you out with selecting the right products for your skin type. The Biossance Team

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12/01/2022
Debbie S.
United States United States

Fewer lines already

I received this product to try from Influenster. The first time I used it, I did experience some mild stinging but not after continued use. I have some chronic rough patches between my eye brows and they already are going away. My fine lines are already showing signs of improvement. I love that this product is vegan!!! Thank you

  • Skin Type Dry
  • Top Concern Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Age 55+

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