Dermaceutic Activ Retinol Serum 0.5%

R1,190.00

Medium-Strength Retinol

Early Ageing

Description Summary How to use Key Ingredients Works Well With

Dermaceutic Activ Retinol Serum 0.5 is a medium-strength, anti-ageing serum that reduces the appearance of early photo-damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and increasing skin radiance. Recommended for all non-sensitive skin types with signs of early ageing.

Key ingredients include Retinol Complex 0.5% that repairs and protects damaged skin. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells (basal layer) and regulates the migration and transformation of keratinocytes. Pure Vitamin C and Vitamin E with their renowned antioxidant properties, help to combat the signs of photo-ageing. A blend of Ceramides, Panthenol, Allantoin and a Mineral Cocktail helps to reinforce the skin barrier and intensely hydrate the skin. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free.

Dr Webster’s Recommendation:  A unique combination of Retinol together with other high-performance actives and energisers to restore, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin giving it a radiant glow. Formulated for those with signs of early skin ageing who would like to start using Retinol – it is always best to start low and slow and build skin tolerance. Those with sensitive skins or rosacea-prone skins should rather avoid this product and rather consider using Bakuchiol as a Retinol substitute – it has similar benefits to Retinol but is more gentle on sensitive, reactive skins: Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0 Serum. Always use a high-factor broad spectrum during the day when using this product to avoid photo-sensitivity and pigmentation.   Do not use during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.

Strength: Retinol Complex 0.5% | Vitamin C+E 1% | Ceramides 1% Product Size: 30ml SPF: None Application Area:  Face Paraben Free: Yes Use: PM

  • Apply to the face and/or neck in the evening after cleansing but before your Dermaceutic moisturiser if used.
  • This Retinol 0.5 is generally well tolerated by those with a sensitive skin but we suggest if you have not used Retinol previously to introduce it slowly over a couple of weeks (once or twice a week) or according to your own skin tolerance. It can be used nightly if your skin can tolerate it.
  • Limit sun exposure and always use a high factor, broad spectrum sunscreen daily but this is essential when using Retinol to avoid pigmentation.
  • All product packaging is 100% recyclable.

INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), DIGLYCERIN, TRIDECETH-9, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE, PANTHENOL, RETINOL, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALLANTOIN, CHOLESTEROL, SPHINGOLIPIDS, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BHT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BHA, CITRIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

*Ingredients lists can be subject to change without notice by the manufacturer. While we always do our best to keep our product information updated, Dermastore will not be held liable for ingredient changes that we have not been made aware of.

Customer Reviews ( 11 )

Marsan

Marsan (verified owner) - 3 years ago

Product Rating:

This is so so good!

Being in my early 30’s, I wanted to incorporate retinol into my daily routine to treat fine lines, skin tone and pore size. This product was the obvious choice with added Vitamin C and E and retinol at 0.5% for minimal irritation.. I have been using this for a month now and could not be happier. My skin tone has improved so much, my pores have definitely decreased in size (especially on my nose) and it has given my skin such a nice glow.

I started off using it every second night for a week and thereafter every evening with zero flaking or irritation! I had a bit of a breakout in week 3 on my chin and cheeks, but nothing serious and it has all settled now. My skin can be quite sensitive so this was amazing.

I use the Lamelle Serra Restore cream as a evening moisturiser a few nights per week and that has definitely helped with keeping my sensitive skin barrier in check. This is a definite repurchase and I am looking forward to moving to the 1% in due course.

Magdel

Magdel (verified owner) - 2 years ago

Product Rating:

This is my new favorite product! I have sensitive skin prone to breakouts, and the retinol-containing products that I have used in the past have all made my skin react to it. My skin does not have any bad reactions to this one. I apply it at night, and I can see and feel a difference in my skin the next morning. Will definitely repurchase!

Samantha

Samantha (verified owner) - 1 year ago

Product Rating:

I am in my late 40’s and have extremely sensitive skin. I also have butterfly rosacea (very mild). I have no sensitivity issues using this product.

To be honest I initially wanted to stop using the product as my skin purged dramatically. Looking back I am glad I did not give up, as the results are totally worth it. After continuous use and a few months later my skin is a lot clearer, with fewer breakouts and no clogged skin.

This is the first time using retinol and I really like everything about this product. There is no overwhelming scent and the pump bottle is easy and hygienic to use. I am so glad my dermatologist recommended this product. It is well worth the investment.

Vicki

Vicki (verified owner) - 1 year ago

Product Rating:

This is my first retinol…. and I love it. No irratation or flaking and my skin feels great. I’m definately buying the 1% when I run out of this one.

Stephanie

Stephanie (verified owner) - 11 months ago

Product Rating:

This is a great product. It does not make my skin feel irritated or red but leaves a subtle tingling sensation after application to let me know it’s working its magic. I apply it at night and in the morning my skin looks and feels amazing. Will definitely be repurchasing, or perhaps stepping up to 1% next time as I have been on Retinol for many years now.

Adrian

Adrian (verified owner) - 9 months ago

Product Rating:

This is the first retinol product I have used and I really like it. I’ve had zero issues with irritation (no redness or skin flaking), and it definitely seems to have a visible impact on fine lines when used consistently.

Candace

Candace (verified owner) - 7 months ago

Product Rating:

I didn’t think my sensitive acne-prone skin would be able to tolerate retinol. Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5 changed that. I only use this every second evening before applying my moisturiser. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and I have fewer breakouts. If I could pick only one skincare product, this would be it. 🙂

Catherine

Catherine (verified owner) - 5 months ago

Product Rating:

This is an excellent product and made an immediate difference to the look of my skin. Will definitely repurchase!

Jude

Jude (verified owner) - 3 months ago

Product Rating:

This is my first retinol and I didn’t have ANY reaction to it – negative or positive. I can’t see that it made any difference to the quality of my skin..but was a nice gentle introduction to retinol. I’m going to try 1.5 or 2% next.

celeste

celeste (verified owner) - 2 months ago

Product Rating:

Early 30s, type 2 combination skin.
This is my first retinol. I have tried to wait a full month before reviewing, as I wanted to monitor effects. I use every second night.
I am very impressed.
No dryness or irritation or flaking. There is a scent, but nothing concerning. The formulation applies very easily and absorbs well.

My skin is much smoother and brighter! Definitely less fine lines over forehead. I experienced some mild purging on my chin at about the 3rd week of use. Expected and much less than I used to suffer.

I think in time I might go up in concentration, but I am very happy with the results

Catherine

Catherine (verified owner) - 1 month ago

Product Rating:

A total game-changer. There was a definite improvement in my skin from the first use. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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Dr Webster also recommends

Dermaceutic Activ Retinol Serum 0.5%

R1,190.00
Earn 595 DermaPoints
Description

Dermaceutic Activ Retinol Serum 0.5 is a medium-strength, anti-ageing serum that reduces the appearance of early photo-damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and increasing skin radiance. Recommended for all non-sensitive skin types with signs of early ageing.

Key ingredients include Retinol Complex 0.5% that repairs and protects damaged skin. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells (basal layer) and regulates the migration and transformation of keratinocytes. Pure Vitamin C and Vitamin E with their renowned antioxidant properties, help to combat the signs of photo-ageing. A blend of Ceramides, Panthenol, Allantoin and a Mineral Cocktail helps to reinforce the skin barrier and intensely hydrate the skin. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free.

Dr Webster’s Recommendation:  A unique combination of Retinol together with other high-performance actives and energisers to restore, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin giving it a radiant glow. Formulated for those with signs of early skin ageing who would like to start using Retinol – it is always best to start low and slow and build skin tolerance. Those with sensitive skins or rosacea-prone skins should rather avoid this product and rather consider using Bakuchiol as a Retinol substitute – it has similar benefits to Retinol but is more gentle on sensitive, reactive skins: Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0 Serum. Always use a high-factor broad spectrum during the day when using this product to avoid photo-sensitivity and pigmentation.   Do not use during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.

Summary
Strength: Retinol Complex 0.5% | Vitamin C+E 1% | Ceramides 1% Product Size: 30ml SPF: None Application Area:  Face Paraben Free:  Yes Use: PM
How to use
  • Apply to the face and/or neck in the evening after cleansing but before your Dermaceutic moisturiser if used.
  • This Retinol 0.5 is generally well tolerated by those with a sensitive skin but we suggest if you have not used Retinol previously to introduce it slowly over a couple of weeks (once or twice a week) or according to your own skin tolerance. It can be used nightly if your skin can tolerate it.
  • Limit sun exposure and always use a high factor, broad spectrum sunscreen daily but this is essential when using Retinol to avoid pigmentation.
  • All product packaging is 100% recyclable.
Key Ingredients

INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), DIGLYCERIN, TRIDECETH-9, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE, PANTHENOL, RETINOL, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALLANTOIN, CHOLESTEROL, SPHINGOLIPIDS, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, LECITHIN, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BHT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, BHA, CITRIC ACID, GLYCERYL STEARATE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, SODIUM CITRATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

*Ingredients lists can be subject to change without notice by the manufacturer. While we always do our best to keep our product information updated, Dermastore will not be held liable for ingredient changes that we have not been made aware of.

Works Well With
Description  |   Summary  |   How to use  |   Key Ingredients

Dermaceutic Activ Retinol Serum 0.5 is a medium-strength, anti-ageing serum that reduces the appearance of early photo-damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and increasing skin radiance. Recommended for all non-sensitive skin types with signs of early ageing.

Key ingredients include Retinol Complex 0.5% that repairs and protects damaged skin. It stimulates the renewal of skin cells (basal layer) and regulates the migration and transformation of keratinocytes. Pure Vitamin C and Vitamin E with their renowned antioxidant properties, help to combat the signs of photo-ageing. A blend of Ceramides, Panthenol, Allantoin and a Mineral Cocktail helps to reinforce the skin barrier and intensely hydrate the skin. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free.

Dr Webster’s Recommendation:  A unique combination of Retinol together with other high-performance actives and energisers to restore, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin giving it a radiant glow. Formulated for those with signs of early skin ageing who would like to start using Retinol – it is always best to start low and slow and build skin tolerance. Those with sensitive skins or rosacea-prone skins should rather avoid this product and rather consider using Bakuchiol as a Retinol substitute – it has similar benefits to Retinol but is more gentle on sensitive, reactive skins: Dermaceutic Derma Lift 5.0 Serum. Always use a high-factor broad spectrum during the day when using this product to avoid photo-sensitivity and pigmentation.   Do not use during pregnancy or if breast-feeding.

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  • Apply to the face and/or neck in the evening after cleansing but before your Dermaceutic moisturiser if used.
  • This Retinol 0.5 is generally well tolerated by those with a sensitive skin but we suggest if you have not used Retinol previously to introduce it slowly over a couple of weeks (once or twice a week) or according to your own skin tolerance. It can be used nightly if your skin can tolerate it.
  • Limit sun exposure and always use a high factor, broad spectrum sunscreen daily but this is essential when using Retinol to avoid pigmentation.
  • All product packaging is 100% recyclable.

Customer Reviews ( 11 )

Marsan

Marsan (verified owner) - 3 years ago

Product Rating:

This is so so good!

Being in my early 30’s, I wanted to incorporate retinol into my daily routine to treat fine lines, skin tone and pore size. This product was the obvious choice with added Vitamin C and E and retinol at 0.5% for minimal irritation.. I have been using this for a month now and could not be happier. My skin tone has improved so much, my pores have definitely decreased in size (especially on my nose) and it has given my skin such a nice glow.

I started off using it every second night for a week and thereafter every evening with zero flaking or irritation! I had a bit of a breakout in week 3 on my chin and cheeks, but nothing serious and it has all settled now. My skin can be quite sensitive so this was amazing.

I use the Lamelle Serra Restore cream as a evening moisturiser a few nights per week and that has definitely helped with keeping my sensitive skin barrier in check. This is a definite repurchase and I am looking forward to moving to the 1% in due course.

Magdel

Magdel (verified owner) - 2 years ago

Product Rating:

This is my new favorite product! I have sensitive skin prone to breakouts, and the retinol-containing products that I have used in the past have all made my skin react to it. My skin does not have any bad reactions to this one. I apply it at night, and I can see and feel a difference in my skin the next morning. Will definitely repurchase!

Samantha

Samantha (verified owner) - 1 year ago

Product Rating:

I am in my late 40’s and have extremely sensitive skin. I also have butterfly rosacea (very mild). I have no sensitivity issues using this product.

To be honest I initially wanted to stop using the product as my skin purged dramatically. Looking back I am glad I did not give up, as the results are totally worth it. After continuous use and a few months later my skin is a lot clearer, with fewer breakouts and no clogged skin.

This is the first time using retinol and I really like everything about this product. There is no overwhelming scent and the pump bottle is easy and hygienic to use. I am so glad my dermatologist recommended this product. It is well worth the investment.

Vicki

Vicki (verified owner) - 1 year ago

Product Rating:

This is my first retinol…. and I love it. No irratation or flaking and my skin feels great. I’m definately buying the 1% when I run out of this one.

Stephanie

Stephanie (verified owner) - 11 months ago

Product Rating:

This is a great product. It does not make my skin feel irritated or red but leaves a subtle tingling sensation after application to let me know it’s working its magic. I apply it at night and in the morning my skin looks and feels amazing. Will definitely be repurchasing, or perhaps stepping up to 1% next time as I have been on Retinol for many years now.

Adrian

Adrian (verified owner) - 9 months ago

Product Rating:

This is the first retinol product I have used and I really like it. I’ve had zero issues with irritation (no redness or skin flaking), and it definitely seems to have a visible impact on fine lines when used consistently.

Candace

Candace (verified owner) - 7 months ago

Product Rating:

I didn’t think my sensitive acne-prone skin would be able to tolerate retinol. Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5 changed that. I only use this every second evening before applying my moisturiser. It doesn’t irritate my skin, and I have fewer breakouts. If I could pick only one skincare product, this would be it. 🙂

Catherine

Catherine (verified owner) - 5 months ago

Product Rating:

This is an excellent product and made an immediate difference to the look of my skin. Will definitely repurchase!

Jude

Jude (verified owner) - 3 months ago

Product Rating:

This is my first retinol and I didn’t have ANY reaction to it – negative or positive. I can’t see that it made any difference to the quality of my skin..but was a nice gentle introduction to retinol. I’m going to try 1.5 or 2% next.

celeste

celeste (verified owner) - 2 months ago

Product Rating:

Early 30s, type 2 combination skin.
This is my first retinol. I have tried to wait a full month before reviewing, as I wanted to monitor effects. I use every second night.
I am very impressed.
No dryness or irritation or flaking. There is a scent, but nothing concerning. The formulation applies very easily and absorbs well.

My skin is much smoother and brighter! Definitely less fine lines over forehead. I experienced some mild purging on my chin at about the 3rd week of use. Expected and much less than I used to suffer.

I think in time I might go up in concentration, but I am very happy with the results

Catherine

Catherine (verified owner) - 1 month ago

Product Rating:

A total game-changer. There was a definite improvement in my skin from the first use. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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