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

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.

Retinoid 1 Refill

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30ml

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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

Running low? Ideal for beginners, this is a refill of our bestselling vitamin A serum that boosts skin clarity and promotes a smooth, even and radiant skin tone.

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

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.

  • "Great way to have more product and less packaging!

    Lovely retinol, made my skin so much clearer!"

  • "This has been a game changer for me.

    My skin has improved immensely. The fine lines are less visible and my skin is feeling a lot softer and smoother. I have had no sensitivity as promised and I'm considering going onto retinoid 2 after this has finished."

  • "My Desert Island Product.

    This is a repeat purchase of mine and is a permanent part of my routine. I use it three nights a week and it makes my skin look refreshed and it glows. Also, my lines have definitely softened. It’s great as I’ve never been able to tolerate other vitamin A / retinol products before. It’s fantastic to be able to get such amazing results without having a bad reaction for the first time. This product is worth every penny. I also appreciate being able to buy refills which not only saves me money but is also better for the environment."

FAQs

Can I use my refill without the pump?

No. It is essential to have the pump mechanism screwed onto the refill to dispense the product correctly, not waste any product, and protect the formula.

Can I use my refill interchangeably with either Retinoid bottle?

In theory, yes, but we advise you not to do this. For example, if you have purchased a Retinoid 1 and want to purchase a Retinoid 2 Refill, we recommend not mixing the packaging to prevent cross-contamination of formulas.

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.

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