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Why is our retinol encapsulated?

Why is our retinol encapsulated?

If you've on the quest for youthful, radiant skin, you're likely no stranger to the incredible benefits of retinol. This powerhouse ingredient is renowned for its ability to reduce fine lines, smooth skin texture, and even out pigmentation. However, not all retinol serums are created equal. One retinol serum that is a cut above the rest is our 0.25% Encapsulated Retinol Serum.

Now why did our founder and formulator Elly decide not to use any older forms of retinol in her serums and chose an encapsulated form? For many reasons that we will get to in a minute. But firstly, what is encapsulated retinol? Well, it’s a retinol molecule wrapped in a carrier system which will be a lipid or fatty acid molecule.

One of the primary advantages of encapsulated retinol is its enhanced stability. Traditional retinol serums are notoriously sensitive to light and air, causing them to act unpredictably and degrade. This can lead to a loss of effectiveness and potential irritation when applied to the skin. Encapsulation technology, on the other hand, protects the retinol molecules from these external factors, ensuring the serum remains potent and stable allowing the product to work its magic where it’s needed which is deeper in the skin’s layers. This form of retinol means you can enjoy consistent results and the full benefit of the 0.25% of retinol.

With this enhanced stability and more effective delivery to the deeper layers of skin you can see significant results from a lower dose of retinol which also helps to reduce risk of irritation and unwanted side effect that you can get when bombarding the skin with a high dose serum. The encapsulation process also allows the retinol to be released gradually, ensuring a controlled and even dispersion across the skin. This controlled release not only helps maximizes the effectiveness of the retinol but also minimizes the risk of irritation that is often associated with traditional retinol serums. This makes our serum an excellent choice for individuals who have previously struggled with traditional retinol serums or are concerned about the adjustment period.

When comparing encapsulated retinol to traditional retinol serums, one of the standout benefits is its ability to provide long-lasting results. Because encapsulated retinol remains stable and doesn't degrade as quickly as other forms of retinol, you can expect consistent, visible improvements in your skin over time right down to the very last drop of product. This is further guaranteed without airlock packaging which ensures the product will not oxidise within the container.

Whether you're aiming to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation our 0.25% Encapsulated Retinol Serum is a true game changer for individuals seeking the transformative effects of retinol without the downsides of irritation, instability and inconsistency. If you are looking to start incorporating retinol into your skincare you can find out more on our blog “How to add retinol into your skincare routine”  


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