At the last step of your Night Time routine, apply a moderate amount and spread across face. Gently pat in with fingertips. Vitamin A products can be drying, so if you experience dryness, apply another moisturiser or oil on top of the vitamin A cream.
Actives should ideally be used as often as possible for the best results. However if you have sensitive skin or have never used a vitamin A/retinol products before, you should start off slow and shouldn’t force yourself to use this product every single night. Pay attention to your skin and take notice if it starts acting up. If you can tolerate the product, then you can increase how often you use it (again use your own discretion).
Use a hyaluronic acid serum before you apply the vitamin A moisturiser for even better anti-ageing effects and to combat the drying effect of vitamin A.
Tips for the perfect Vitamin A routine
Vitamin A: Increases the rate of skin cell turnover, helps to smooth lines and wrinkles, and increases skin elasticity
Vitamin B: Niacinamide (Vitmain B3) fades dark spots, fight acne, soothes irritation and redness, inhibits excess sebum production, and increases skin barrier function
Vitamin C: Helps fight skin damage caused by sun, promotes collagen production, reduces the look of fine lines, and brightens the complexion
How to incorporate them in your skincare routine?
🔸️Vitamin A + Vitamin B3
Incorporating Niacinamide before or after vitamin A product can increase the skin’s tolerance towards vitamin A and reduce the chances of irritation. You can apply niacinamide before vitamin A if using a niacinamide serum but it would be better to apply a niacinamide-based moisturizer after vitamin A.
🔸️Vitamin A + Vitamin C
Vitamin C products are formulated to be at a low pH of 3.5, while vitamin A works best at pH of 5.5-6. You can apply them at different times of day (e.g. Vitamin C in the morning, Vitamin A at night) or you can apply vitamin C and Vitamin A on alternate nights.
🔸️Vitamin B3 + Vitamin C
Vitamin C and niacinamide are safe to layer because they react negatively to one another only under extreme conditions. They can be used together but if your skin is sensitive and if you worry about niacin flush, you can apply them on alternate days or you can apply them at different times of day. If your skin isn’t particularly sensitive, you can use them together.
Ingredients We Love
Sunflower Seed Oil – Hydration and antioxidant protection. Has linoleic acid for reinforcing the skin barrier which helps reduce moisture loss.
Hydrolyzed Collagen (1% Fish Collagen) – Has Type 1 collagen which is the most abundant in the human body. This makes it rich in amino acids, all good stuff for helping one product collagen.
Retinyl Palmitate (1.1% Stable Vitamin A) – Protects against UV damage, slows down signs of aging, and encourages healthy skin cell production.
Peanut Oil – Assists to combat the drying effects of vitamin A.
Black Currant Fruit Extract – Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants. Nourishes dry, damaged skin, and is also anti-inflammatory.
Adenosine – Known for its anti-wrinkle properties, this smooths skin making it look younger.
Full Ingredient List – Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Polysorbate 60, Panthenol, Ethylhexlglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Yeast Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Xantham Gum, Fragrance, Adenosine.