For fine lines & wrinkles
Helps to improve the appearance of visible signs of aging.
“This modern formula combines Retinol, Peptides and Plant-based microspheres to help deliver softer, smoother looking skin”.
The goods : “a 3-in-1 formula consisting of Retinol RA (Rapid Action), Retinol microspheres and Retinol-like peptide”.
So far for Indeed Laboratories. It pretty wells sums it all up. Retinol is widely recognised as THE number ONE anti-aging molecule. Internet is full of it, blogs mention it all over. Caroline Hirons wrote an excellent series on Retinol and Retinoïds, so place go and check that information out if you need more details.
Indeed Labs are famous for their HYDRALURON serum and this one I’ve discussed in a previous blog post. Indeed are a small lab (well, when compared to l’Oréal) and make some EXCELLENT, truly specific products, that are really worth being dicovered.
Their Retinol Reface is in fact a “dual” action type of Retinol, as it contains both the famous “classic” form of – potent – Retinol, plus another form called Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. It has a similar, but somewhat different mode of action and is often being used as a “softer” form of Retinol.
I personally very much LIKE the COMBINATION of two types of Retinol molecules, as they will both act in their specific way on our skin cells, meaning there is a “double chance” the product will be benficial for our skin.
Although some put this product in the category “mild/beginners”, I personally found it quite POTENT and felt some light reaction after using it only one night. Which is GREAT, by the way, because we want our Retinols to WORK, don’t we ?
Bottom line : truly active product, good association of Retinol and Retinol derivative, plus two Peptides, that will stimulate COLLAGEN production. (Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7).
Skin types : as soon as you see your first wrinkles coming
Use : at night, start 2/3 times a week, gradually build up
Routine : cleanse, tone, exfoliate (if your skin can take it), put on your Retinol. Stop. If you must, use a cream (neutral/hydrating) after about ten minutes. If you put a serum before your Retinol product, be aware that it will lessen the effect of your Retinol product !
I bought my product from The Sisters in Amsterdam