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.

Skin Rocks' Founder, Caroline Hirons holding Retinoid 1 against a rich blue background

Clinicals

AFTER ONE USE…
96% agree that skin felt moisturised after application.*
85% agree that skin looked more radiant after application.*

*Based on 52 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks.

AFTER THREE WEEKS…
93% agree overall skin tone is visibly more even.**
80% agreed pores appear less visible.**

**Based on 46 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks with regular use.

AFTER SIX WEEKS…
98% agree the product is gentle on skin.***
90% agree that skin looks clearer and decongested.***

***Based on 50 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks with regular use.

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Retinoid 1 Duo

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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).

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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.

Skin Rocks' Founder, Caroline Hirons holding Retinoid 1 against a rich blue background

Clinicals

AFTER ONE USE…
96% agree that skin felt moisturised after application.*
85% agree that skin looked more radiant after application.*

*Based on 52 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks.

AFTER THREE WEEKS…
93% agree overall skin tone is visibly more even.**
80% agreed pores appear less visible.**

**Based on 46 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks with regular use.

AFTER SIX WEEKS…
98% agree the product is gentle on skin.***
90% agree that skin looks clearer and decongested.***

***Based on 50 participants in an independent user trial over 6 weeks with regular use.

  • "Skin looks brighter and firmer.

    Excellent, a game changer for people with sensitive skin."

  • "Love this product, it's so light.

    My skin feels soft, hydrated and smoother. Highly recommend."

  • "Finally I've found something that works!

    Truth be told I have wasted a ridiculous amount of money over the years and never been happy with my skin. However, I am six weeks into using Retinoid 1 and the difference is unreal. I am so happy with the progress so far and I can't wait to see what happens with long term use."

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.

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