CAN THIS BE USED IN THE AM & PM? Our Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol should be used in the PM only.
CAN I USE THIS LONG TERM? For best results, we recommend to use this product for a minimum of 3 months. Once you have seen an improvement in the appearance of your skin, you can reduce application to maintain results.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE SCAR, MARK AND WRINKLE SOLUTION WITH 1% RETINOL? For best results, we recommend using Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol up to 2-3 times a week. Start using 1x every 5-7 days and gradually increase use to 2-3x weekly, consistently.
WHY CAN'T I USE RETINOL IN THE MORNING? Retinoids will increase the skin's sensitivity to sun exposure. It is important to ensure you are using SPF in your morning routine, daily, if you are using Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol or any other retinoid.
SHOULD I FOLLOW WITH A MOISTURISER? Yes. This formulation includes 1% Retinol. Nourishing the skin with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type will add protection to the skin barrier.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE SKIN? We do not recommend this product if you have sensitive skin or have never used Retinol before. We would recommend starting with our Retinol Serum instead.
WHAT CAN I LAYER WITH THIS PRODUCT? Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol will pair nicely with our Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. We do not recommend using Retinol and AHAs (Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar), BHAs (Beta Hydroxy Acid or C-50 Blemish Acid Treatment) or PHA Toner at the same time as this can lead over exfoliation and sensitised skin, so alternate and use on different nights. Avoid mixing Vitamin C products at the same time (use Vitamin C AM and Retinol PM).
CAN I USE THIS WITH REDNESS RELIEF SOLUTION WITH 10% AZEALIC ACID? Yes, however we suggest using Redness Relief Solution with 10% Azealic Acid in your AM routine and Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol in your PM routine.
WHEN SHOULD I START USING 1% RETINOL? If you have sensitive skin or have never used Retinol before, we recommend starting with our Retinol Serum instead. Our Scar Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol has been formulated for people who have marks in the form of post-acne scars, dark discolouration or deep wrinkles which give the appearance of uneven texture and tone. This product should only be used if you are experiencing these concerns and have previously used a Retinol product.
I HAVE ACNE, CAN I STILL USE THIS? Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol can be used if you do have acne, however this has not been formulated to target acne concerns. We recommend using Scar, Mark & Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol once signs of acne/blemishes have cleared, to effectively target post-blemish marks.
I AM NOTICING SKIN PURGING WHEN I USE THIS, HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST? It is normal to experience purging and even dryness when using a higher strength Retinol. Purging can take up to 3 months, although it can slow down after 4-6 weeks. We recommend keeping with your skincare routine, using your products consistently. Keep your skin hydrated with a serum like our Hyaluronic Acid Serum and nourished with a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. Learn more about purging in our blog post.
WHAT % OF RETINOL IS IN THIS FORMULA? 1% Retinol.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS? Products using Retinol can take up to 6 weeks to show results due to the time it takes for your skin cells to turnover. Consistency is key, so apply regularly even if you are not seeing the effects straight away! Please note that it can take up to 3 months of consistent use for more persistent skin concerns.
IS THIS PRODUCT PREGNANCY SAFE? No. Scar, Mark and Wrinkle Solution with 1% Retinol should not be used during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.
WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF THIS PRODUCT? PH Level 5 - 6
CAN I USE THIS WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION? Please consult a dermatologist or doctor if you are already using, or plan to use prescribed medication.
WHY IS THE COLOUR SO YELLOW? This is due to the higher percentage of Retinol in the formulation.