Moonbeam Retinol Treatment Serum
The “just right” Goldilocks balance.
For: All skin types, especially overachievers. pH: 4.5-5.5
For those of us overachievers always trying to preserve our skin’s most vibrant years, it takes a little more than just sunscreen and not sweating the small stuff. Sometimes our skin needs a little extra kick, and while retinol definitely gets the job done, it has a reputation for being the whole boot factory as far as that’s concerned. We love retinol’s ability to help mitigate signs of premature (or timely) fine lines, loss of elasticity, and general dullness, while boosting skin’s ability to care for itself. This powerhouse serum is our most deeply penetrating yet, with a strategic team of 2.5% Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, skin density-building Monk’s Pepper, skin matrix-repairing Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, and phospholipids. This serum’s nourishing gel-oil emollient base (that fans of Galilee will appreciate) buffers our actives and provides a moisturizing cushion to help ward off irritation and dryness for your bounciest, firmest, and most radiant skin yet.
Helps strengthen and resurface skin for highly efficient skin cells that perform their best.
Helps smooth surface texture, including fine lines and dullness, and boosts skin density and firmness.
The “just right” Goldilocks balance of retinol penetrates deeply enough to work efficiently while the gel-oil emollient base you love from our best-selling Galilee serum drenches skin in nourishing hydration.
Go to bed with dewy, bouncy skin and wake up with glowing skin that only gets smoother, firmer, and more radiant over time.
How to use
Start slowly with this one. For retinol newbies, limit use to twice a week at night, gradually upping frequency as your skin’s tolerance will allow. Mild redness, peeling, or irritation may occur when using this product at first.
Apply a thin layer to skin after cleansing and toning. Follow with Grand Amino Cushion Cream to seal in moisture. Always always always use daily sun protection.
Warning: External use only. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
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And their benefits
A patented encapsulated form of Retinaldehyde that delivers the most bioavailable form of Vitamin A in a transient bond for effective stability, helping to prevent irritation and dryness — retinol’s most known drawbacks — while working to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, repair photo damage, and increase skin’s smoothness and bounce.
Vitex Agnus Castus Berry Extract (Monk’s Pepper)
This hardworking ingredient does the most to help visibly fade wrinkles, reduce inflammation, restore skin’s elasticity and density, and build cushion into skin’s texture.
These skin-identical lipids are highly moisturizing without being occlusive. They pull water from the surrounding air and hoard it where hydration is needed — in your skin.
Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract (DermCom)
This extract helps stimulate communication between skin cells, inducing the secretion of growth factors in keratinocytes that enhance the synthesis of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin matrix.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice
A natural anti-inflammatory plant extract that helps calm as well as hydrate skin.
A plant-based humectant that attracts water to itself and helps slow down evaporation of water from skin.
Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
A trifecta of emollient, plant-based oils that offer vitamins A and E as well as oleic and linoleic acids to help protect and moisturize skin.
A primary component within the sebum in your skin’s natural moisture barrier that gradually decreases with age. This lipid helps moisturize skin the way your skin knows best.