CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

This is a brilliant entry serum if you have never used a retinoid, or have done previously and find them too strong. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and more even, whilst fine lines, breakouts and dark spots will appear reduced.

Clinicals

Clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.*
Redness reduced by 21%.**
Visible pigmentation reduced by 21%.**
Visible texture reduced by 16%.**

*Based on an independent clinical patch test, under dermatological supervision.
**Based on an independent clinical study involving 29 participants over 8 weeks.

Best Seller

Retinoid 1

Regular price $80.00
Regular price Sale price $80.00

30ml

An entry-level vitamin A serum that boosts skin clarity and promotes a smooth, even and radiant skin tone.

Free Shipping on orders over £50

Buy now, pay later using Clearpay. Learn more.

Targets

Fine lines and wrinkles | Dullness | Breakouts | Uneven Skin Texture and Tone

Suited To

All skin types. Ideal for sensitive, congested skin and/or anyone showing initial signs of ageing

About the product

Our entry level serum is your first port of call if you are just beginning your vitamin A journey and/or you are prone to sensitivity. At an active level of 0.2% hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), fine lines, dark marks and breakouts will appear visibly reduced.

Enriched with retinoid boosters such as bakuchiol and soybean extract, as well as moisturising supplementary actives – squalane and vitamin E – your skin will feel nourished, while it renews itself.

Key ingredients

Hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR) – A gentle yet effective retinoid that targets fine lines, wrinkles, breakouts, skin texture and hyperpigmentation.

Bakuchiol and soybean extract – Retinoid boosters that help to bolster results whilst soothing and protecting the skin.

Squalane and vitamin E – Conditioning agents that support the skin barrier whilst soothing and nourishing the skin.

All ingredients

Aqua (Water, Eau), Isononyl Isononanoate, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Glycerin, Squalane, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Bakuchiol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysilicone-11, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Polyisobutene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hordeum Vulgare Extract (Extrait d'orge), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phytosterols, Citric Acid, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenethyl Alcohol.

How it works

Encourages the skin to renew itself and helps promote collagen and elastin production, whilst simultaneously conditioning to reveal a smooth, even complexion.

How to use

Use in the PM, after cleansing. Apply a few pumps of the serum across your face and lightly massage into the skin. Allow to absorb and follow with your moisturiser, if preferred. Use sun protection during the day.

For Retinoid 1, initially we would recommend you use it twice a week, building up to 3-4 times per week depending on your skin’s need.

If you are currently using an acid product (e.g. AHA, BHA toner), we would recommend you use this and the retinoid on alternate days.

PM Retinoid routine example: Cleanse, Tone (hydrating toners/mists only), Retinoid 1 or 2 Treatment, Eye Cream, Moisturise (if needed).

View full details

CAROLINE HIRONS SAYS

This is a brilliant entry serum if you have never used a retinoid, or have done previously and find them too strong. Your skin will look brighter, smoother and more even, whilst fine lines, breakouts and dark spots will appear reduced.

Clinicals

Clinically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.*
Redness reduced by 21%.**
Visible pigmentation reduced by 21%.**
Visible texture reduced by 16%.**

*Based on an independent clinical patch test, under dermatological supervision.
**Based on an independent clinical study involving 29 participants over 8 weeks.

  • "Softer & smooth skin!

    My first experience with retinoid and so glad it’s with Skin Rocks! This has made my skin soft and smooth and is helping with my hyperpigmentation."

  • "BEST RETINOID!

    I have combination oily/sensitive skin that has always been easily irritated by retinoid products. The Skin Rocks Retinoid 1 is gentle and has made my skin GLOW. I can see a visible difference in my skin the morning after I use this product. Since I started using Retinoid 1 in January, I wear less make-up and get compliments on my complexion."

  • "This is an incredible product.

    Having previously tried retinoid, my sensitive skin just wasn't having it. Initially this caused a little dryness but that period passed really quickly and the result? My skin is smooth like glass! Feeling brave enough to try retinoid 2 when this is finished because if the milder one has results like this then I can't wait to see what the stronger one can achieve!"

FAQs

What ACTIVE % of retinoid is in Retinoid 1/Retinoid 2?

Skin Rocks Retinoid 1 contains 0.2% hydroxypinacolone retinoate. Skin Rocks Retinoid 2 contains 0.5% hydroxypinacolone retinoate & 0.05% retinal, meaning that the product contains a total of 0.55% active retinoid.

Which Skin Rocks Retinoid is stronger? How are the Skin Rocks Retinoids different to each other?

Skin Rocks Retinoid 1 & 2 differ due to the ACTIVE vitamin A system used. Retinoid 1 contains hydroxypinacolone retinoate (HPR), whereas Retinoid 2 contains HPR & retinal. Skin Rocks Retinoid 2 is currently the strongest variant we offer.

Which Skin Rocks Retinoid should I buy?

The Skin Rocks Retinoids have been developed as a series – you choose the most appropriate depending on your previous exposure to vitamin A products.

Skin Rocks Retinoid 1 has been formulated for beginners, or those with concerns around sensitivity: those who have not used retinoids previously/have used low-strength retinoids irregularly in the past.

Skin Rocks Retinoid 2 has been formulated for intermediate users: those who have regularly used mid/high strength retinoids in the past, with no issues with sensitivity. If a user has been using high strength retinoids/actives previously, Retinoid 2 is sufficient for maintaining results. Retinoid 1 is suitable for those with sensitive skin, while Retinoid 2 is not. You should not use a retinoid if you have experienced previous vitamin A irritation. You should always patch test before using a new product.

How do I know when to move on to a higher strength Retinoid?

Please wait at least 4 weeks for your skin to acclimatise to any product. We recommend using our retinoid products for at least 12 weeks before moving onto a higher strength.

Customer reviews

Hear it direct from our community.