Youth Activating Retinoid Serum

Meet our skin youth elixir that addresses all your ageing concerns. The scientifically advanced, skin-smoothing serum with Retinoid and retinol-alternative targets existing signs of ageing while helping to future-proof your skin. Along with our exclusive soothing-and-repairing botanicals, this irritation-free blend keeps skin calm and beautifully radiant.

  • Velvety oil serum for a youthful, even, smooth and radiant skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles while boosting collagen 
  • Helps minimise pores, fade blemishes, and reduce age spots
  • Helps prevent future signs of ageing
  • Hydrates deeply while strengthening the skin barrier
  • Soothes irritation and reduces redness quickly
  • Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
  • Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Clean Formula

Was: $69
Now: $55
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Youth Activating Retinoid Serum

Was: $69
Now: $55

Ultimate Skin Ageing Fighter

Age Gracefully

Hydroxypinacolone retinoate is a highly stable form of retinoid that gives us anti-ageing benefits without causing irritation. Add the plant-based, stable retinol-alternative Bidens pilosa extract, and you have an even stronger action: wrinkles, fine lines and age spots are reduced, while skin texture, collagen and elastin production are improved.

Reduces Blemishes

The potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of thyme extract help improve skin blemishes (acne, pimples and blocked pores), smoothing uneven, rough skin as it decreases excess oil and pore size.

Soothes Inflammation, Protects & Fights Ageing

Enjoy a calm, nourished, strengthened and radiant complexion with our unique, soothing plant-extract blend that includes olive leaf, magnolia bark, camelina sativa seed oil, and bisabolol from chamomile.

Clean, Vegan & Cruelty-free Formula

Our vegan and cruelty-free clean formula is suitable for all skin types and is formulated without mineral oils, synthetic colour, sulphates and phthalates.

Proven Results

*Test results obtained from external studies of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR)
**Test results obtained from external studies of Bidens Pilosa Extract
***Test results obtained from external studies of Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract and Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
****Test results obtained from external studies of Bisabolol

All You Need To Know

This powerful, anti-ageing oil serum combines both non-irritating, stable vitamin-A retinoid and retinoid-like plant ingredients in a concentrated-yet-soothing formulation. The scientifically validated formula delivers highly effective anti-ageing benefits: it helps reduce lines, loss of elasticity, age spots and adult acne blemishes, as it refines skin texture and makes skin look brighter and less tired.

At the same time, a unique blend of plant extracts and oils calm inflammation and redness, strengthen the skin barrier and provide long-lasting hydration. The clean, vegan & cruelty-free formula is suitable for all skin types, including acne-prone and sensitive skin.
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Key Ingredients

All Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C13-15 Alkane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Ethyl Olivate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Bisabolol, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract.

How to use

Step 1: Clean and dry your face thoroughly.
Step 2: Apply 3-5 drops of serum to your face nightly. Avoid eye area.
Step 3: Moisturise.

*Very important: Always wear sunscreen the next day, as retinoids make your skin sun-sensitive so you burn more easily.
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Why Choose Us?


What is Youth Activating Retinoid Serum?

It is an advanced skin-smoothing serum that targets visible signs of ageing with retinoids and a soothing retinol-alternative. It reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and blemishes, as it boosts elasticity and firmness and improves skin texture.

How is Youth Activating Retinoid Serum different from other retinol and retinoid products?

Youth Activating Retinoid Serum formulation contains a highly stable and non-irritating retinoid, plus a plant-based retinoid alternative. While it fights against signs of ageing, it strengthens the skin barrier function and hydrates skin.

What skin types can use Youth Activating Retinoid Serum ?

It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and reactive skin (introduced slowly), and multiple skin concerns: sun damage, ageing skin, tired and dull skin, lacklustre and dehydrated skin, as well as acne-prone and oily skin.

What is the correct order for applying Youth Activating Retinoid Serum in a skincare routine?

Cleanser > Toner/Essence > Serum and Eye Serum > Lightweight Moisturiser (Optional) > Youth Activating Retinoid Serum > Moisturiser

Why must I apply Youth Activating Retinoid Serum at night?

Youth Activating Retinoid Serum should be applied at night because it enhances the skin’s natural repair process, which happens while you sleep. Plus, it can make skin sun-sensitive, so don’t use it during the day.

Do I need to use sunscreen the next day after using Youth Activating Retinoid Serum?

Yes, this is very important. Retinoids make skin more sun-sensitive, so they are prone to sunburn, which can cause skin damage. We strongly recommend applying sunscreen, such as Invity Youth Activating Invisible Mineral Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++, every morning.

How often should I use Youth Activating Retinoid Serum?

For beginners and people with sensitive or reactive skins, Youth Activating Retinoid Serum can be applied on alternate nights for 1 month, then switch to daily use. For regular users, it can be applied every night.

Can I use Youth Activating Exfoliating Serum and Youth Activating Retinoid Serum together?

You can use both serums - just use them on different nights.
Use Youth Activating Exfoliating Serum 2 times a week, and Retinoid Serum on the other nights. If you are starting out, use a skin-cycling routine until your skin acclimatises.
Night 1: use Exfoliating Serum.
Night 2: use Retinoid Serum.
Night 3: recovery night (with Youth Activating Facial Sheet Mask).

Why does my skin peel after I started using Youth Activating Retinoid Serum?

Peeling is a normal process when using retinoids, as they speed up your skin cell turnover, revitalising skin by inducing exfoliation of dead skin cells. To lessen this, try using the ‘sandwich’ method: apply a lightweight moisturiser such as Youth Activating Microemulsion before using Youth Activating Retinoid Serum. Or, apply Youth Activating Retinoid Serum on alternate nights until you feel comfortable with daily use.