• Apply Retinol 1%, keep away from eyes, eyelids & mouth, and any Mucosal membranes. Spread evenly and quickly on the face and neck. Only 1 pea size pump to full face and a separate 1 pump pea size to the neck after Active Cleanser. Only use Retinol at night.
Do not use Retinol while your face is still hot. For example, straight after sport or if you have been badly sunburnt wait until you cool down or the sunburn subsides before re commencing use.
In the event your are experiencing a red reaction on your skin or sudden breakout of pimples, it is likely your skin needs to adjust more slowly than others as your lipid barrier becomes accustomed to this new exposure and rapid cell tunover. We recommend that for the first 3 weeks to use 1/2 pump of Retinol and 1 full pump of Active moisturiser mixed together every 3rd night . This method will act as a buffer, slowing the entry of the Retinol down. Therefore reducing irritation until your skin can tolerate a full dose of Retinol. On the 4th week you can continue with the same remedy but apply every night (as tolerated), and then the 5th week use 1 pea size pump to your clean face and then apply Active Moisturiser a few minutes later. Adjust your methods as your skin tolerates the changes. You will have success with this method if you are new to highly active ingredients.
SOME CONTRA-INDICATIONS (WARNINGS) FOR RETINOL USE ARE:
• Do not use Retinol if you are allergic to Vit A.
• Do not use Retinol if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or planning to become so.
• Do not use Retinol if you are consuming large amounts of oral Vitamin A. This will be generally sold as Tretinoin. Always check with your pharmacist if you are unsure.
• Always use SPF 50 with any Cosmetic Society Product.
• Avoid waxing & chemical depilatories on areas treated with retinol.
• Use Retinol with caution if you are using products containing Sulphur, Resorcinol, or Salicylic acid in high doses.
• Sunburn. Wait until the sunburn has subsided before continuing with retinol use.
• Eczema & other skin disorders or diseases. Please consult with your GP if Retinol is suitable for you.
• Do not use on broken skin.
Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceteareth-20, Glycerin , Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Retinol, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid,Tocopherol,Steareth-21,Steareth-2,Polysorbate 80, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer,Triethanolamine,Parfum.
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