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Products that contain retinol are thought to be beneficial for the skin. Known to promote younger, healthier skin. But do they work and do we need it?

#HelloRecommends: SKIN functional, a locally produced and manufactured skincare brand, that has been able to retain the retinoid molecule’s original potency while enhancing its stability and therefore their serums are able to be more potent for longer.


  • 0,3% Retinol (Oil-based Vitamin A)
  • 1% Retinol (Oil-based Vitamin A)
  • 0,5% Retinol (Vitamin A)
  • 0,1% Retinaldehdye (The Powerful Vitamin A)


Retinol is essentially a derivative of Vitamin A. Effective for ageing, acne and dark spot concerns. Retinaldehyde inhibits collagen breakdown, reduces dermal elastosis, and significantly improves photo-aged skin. It also unclogs blocked pores, improving black heads and breakouts. Promotes cell turnover, encouraging new cell growth for a more even complexion.


So it encourages cellular turnover, stimulates collagen, softens wrinkles, fades pigmentation, and gives the skin an overall youthful glow, we would say it is rather necessary to include in your skincare routine.


Remember when beginning with retinol, balance is critical. Retinol can be irritating to the skin when used too frequently. Start by applying it twice a week only.

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