Adult breakouts have very different behaviours to teen ones. (Check out my blog on teen v's adult acne). The breakouts last longer, can leave a post pigmentation mark for quite a while and come with inflammation that adds to the ageing process on the skin. Oily skin types can be super for naturally protecting against the signs of ageing, but blackheads and breakouts are not.
Retinol is the show stopping ingredient in this formulation and why it has been named first! Retinol is the only ingredient to be clinically proven to reverse the signs of ageing. Its huge in the skincare market!
It was about time we targeted two big adult skin concerns together plus with a light weight oil that doesn't feel like an oil. Not everyone likes an anti ageing product that feels heavy. Most anti ageing target a mature skin that typically needs extra oil. This is so refreshing to fill the gap.
I have been fortunate as an ambassador to get my hands on this product before launch. It instantly sucks into the skin and I have seen instant refreshed skin. I'm not a huge breakout person but when I do get them I suffer. I have used Overnight clearing gel for blackheads and the onset of breakouts and always had it for that as and when needed moments. Retinol clearing oil is replacing overnight clearing gel and I can definately say that I will be wanting to use this much more.
I have always thoroughly road tested all the products. When retinol hit the scene I threw my skin into it and experienced the full sensitivity retinol effect, not so good but brilliant to know what to experience in order to advise clients better. This new formulation has been developed with:
To soothe and hydrate the skin to avoid irritation. After 10 days of use I haven't had any sensitivity and find this will be a perfect introduction to retinol for new beginners or those sensitive to the stronger counterparts. My fine lines have loved this formulation and I can see them fading, yet my skin looks hydrated well to help plump the skin too. The lipids in this formulation make it an oil but it isn't oily feeling.