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Sunday Riley A High-Dose Retinoid Serum (1.7 fl. oz.)

A highly concentrated face serum infused with retinol.

Elevate your skin care routine with A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum from Sunday Riley. This advanced-strength retinoid serum delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin. Combining 5% retinoid ester blend, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend and .5% blue-green algae with natural, retinoid-alternative activity, this serum fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV damaged skin. Encapsulated CoQ10 helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin, while rare, Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract and ginger balance and soothe the skin for the appearance of calmer, even-toned complexion.

Key Ingredients:

  • Retinol: fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV damaged skin
  • CoQ10: helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin
  • Hawaiian White Honey: balance and soothe the skin for the appearance of calmer, even-toned complexion

Key Benefits:

  • Improves look of congested and UV damaged skin
  • Soothes skin for a calmer, more even-toned complexion
  • Fights signs aging, addresses blemishes and dark spots
  • Gluten, paraben, sulfate, soy and phthalate-free

Clinical Studies*:

After 4 weeks:

  • 90% saw the appearance of improved skin radiance
  • 90% agreed the product was gentler than other facial retinoid serums used in the past

After 6 weeks:

  • 96% felt the product was effective in addressing their skin concerns
  • 92% felt the product was gentle and non-irritating
  • 86% saw a reduction in the appearance of sun-damaged skin
  • 84% saw a reduction in the appearance of dark spots
  • 82% reported that their skin tone looked more even
  • 80% felt that their lines looked smoother

*Results based on an independent blinded study of 102 women.

Apply 1-2 pumps in the evening to clean, dry skin.

For new retinoid users: Use two days on, two days off. Work your way up to every other day, then to daily, evening use. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, on alternate nights to sweep away dead skin cells.

For advanced retinoid users: Use daily in the evenings. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, in the mornings to sweep away dead skin cells. For sensitive skin: Apply a few drops of a gentle, hydrating oil (like C.E.O. Glow or Juno) to your skin before applying A+ serum.

Water/Eau/Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propanediol, Triheptanoin, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disiloxane, Hexyldecanol, Diheptyl Succinate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Retinol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Sorbitol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Polysilicone-11, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Brassica Campestris Sterols, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Stearic Acid, PVP, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate.

Brand:
Sunday Riley
Volume:
1.7 oz

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Sunday Riley A High-Dose Retinoid Serum (1.7 fl. oz.)

A highly concentrated face serum infused with retinol.

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Elevate your skin care routine with A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum from Sunday Riley. This advanced-strength retinoid serum delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin. Combining 5% retinoid ester blend, 1% liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend and .5% blue-green algae with natural, retinoid-alternative activity, this serum fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV damaged skin. Encapsulated CoQ10 helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin, while rare, Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract and ginger balance and soothe the skin for the appearance of calmer, even-toned complexion.

Key Ingredients:

  • Retinol: fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV damaged skin
  • CoQ10: helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin
  • Hawaiian White Honey: balance and soothe the skin for the appearance of calmer, even-toned complexion

Key Benefits:

  • Improves look of congested and UV damaged skin
  • Soothes skin for a calmer, more even-toned complexion
  • Fights signs aging, addresses blemishes and dark spots
  • Gluten, paraben, sulfate, soy and phthalate-free

Clinical Studies*:

After 4 weeks:

  • 90% saw the appearance of improved skin radiance
  • 90% agreed the product was gentler than other facial retinoid serums used in the past

After 6 weeks:

  • 96% felt the product was effective in addressing their skin concerns
  • 92% felt the product was gentle and non-irritating
  • 86% saw a reduction in the appearance of sun-damaged skin
  • 84% saw a reduction in the appearance of dark spots
  • 82% reported that their skin tone looked more even
  • 80% felt that their lines looked smoother

*Results based on an independent blinded study of 102 women.

Apply 1-2 pumps in the evening to clean, dry skin.

For new retinoid users: Use two days on, two days off. Work your way up to every other day, then to daily, evening use. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, on alternate nights to sweep away dead skin cells.

For advanced retinoid users: Use daily in the evenings. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, in the mornings to sweep away dead skin cells. For sensitive skin: Apply a few drops of a gentle, hydrating oil (like C.E.O. Glow or Juno) to your skin before applying A+ serum.

Water/Eau/Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propanediol, Triheptanoin, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disiloxane, Hexyldecanol, Diheptyl Succinate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Retinol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Sorbitol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Polysilicone-11, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Brassica Campestris Sterols, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Stearic Acid, PVP, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate.

Brand:
Sunday Riley
Volume:
1.7 oz

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Customer Reviews

Overall Rating : 4.78 / 5 (32 Reviews)
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A new staple

Bought this on a whim and have loved it. It leaves my skin with a smooth texture and sits quite well under my heavier PM moisturizer. 

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Super lightweight

You can barely feel this on thr skin which is nice for the summer time

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Retinol

Great serum for night time routine. My skin looks smoother the next morning. Using it every other day since I have sensitive skin.

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Fair

Smells great! Seems to help fade light blemishes with several months of persistent use. 

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Perfect Pairing

I love this product mixed with the Sunday Riley Luna in the evenings making a sort of facial cocktail before my moisturizer at bedtime!  My skin has improved dramatically due to my Sunday Riley nighttime routine!

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Effective without being too powerful

I'm used to using prescription-strength retinol, but I was looking for something with other benefits added like the peptides. I tried this one on a whim and it's very nice. I don't get as strong of a peel as I do with the SkinCeuticals brand but I do like this one. My skin feels refreshed and looks healthier in the morning after I've applied this with my CEO moisturizer.

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Gentle and effective

I look forward to giving this more time to try, so far it is gentle and effective in my night time routine

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Gentle and effective

I never have been able to tolerate prescription retinoid gels and creams because of dryness and irritation, but it's time to start taking care of the fine lines that have started making an appearance as I approach 40. After reading tons of reviews and researching all over the Internet, I ordered A+ from Dermstore last year. I'm able to use it every evening without any irritation at all, and it's made my skin so smooth while evening out my skin tone. I've noticed a big difference in the slight sagging I was noticing around my jawline--that skin has firmed back up, and I hear from people all the time that my face is glowing. I'm on my second bottle and have no plans to try anything else!

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Effective when used longterm

It took about 3 months to start seeing results. I was going to discontinue after I finished the bottle, but when I noticed the results at 3 months I fell in love and have been using it for about 9 months. I hardly get any acne or blackheads and my skin has been smoother and younger longer. Will be using this product for a long time.

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Effective but gentle retinoid serum

I've been using gentle/low potency retinoids and retinol alternatives for several years, but I'm not getting any younger and wanted to step up my game and try something "higher dose." Having been happy with other Sunday Riley products (Good Genes, U.F.O.) I decided to try this and have been really pleased. The serum is very gentle and plays well with my sensitive skin. I've noticed a clearing of hormonal acne and maskne and just overall a more even tone and smoother texture to my skin. It seems to be also fading some acne scars and redness on my cheeks. And definitely noticing less reactivity/calmer in general. I really like the smell but see how it might be off putting to some. It's really hard to describe and is a bit pungent, but in any case, it fades. The texture is a bit thin but two pumps does go a long way. I like how it combines with other products choose your own adventure style, and I appreciate that Sunday Riley provides suggestions on that. I'm currently using this every other night, and seeing results even at that pace!

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