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Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2031383
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$9.80

Gold in a Bottle...My skin loves it...I love the Retinoid so much!...I was using TO's Granactive Retinoid 2% in squalane for 6 months before I switched to TO's Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion because I wasn't seeing much of a difference in my skin, however I've been using this product now for almost 2 months and see incredible change
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A stable serum emulsion of a next-generation retinoid active that achieves better reduction in visible signs of aging than retinol—without irritation.

Solutions for:
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
The retinoid active used in this formulation helps to avoid the irritation associated with retinoid (including retinol) while improving visible signs of aging.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2270353
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$110.00

I love it so far...So far it's good...A must have retinoid serum...I have combination skin that get oily in the tzone, ever since I started using this serum my skin seems more balanced, I look glowy instead of oily (yes there's a difference)
What it is: An intense leave-on treatment with granactive retinoid and hexapeptide complex that helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 10-Percent Granactive Retinoid: Helps visibly improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Five-Percent Hexapeptide Complex: Helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Squalane and Ceramide NP: Hydrate and help lock in moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This formula’s professional-level concentrations of 10-percent granactive retinoid and five-percent hexapeptide complex work to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It is also formulated with squalane, ceramide NP, and a super lipid complex, which help moisturize and minimize the potential for irritation and dryness.

Clinical Results: Based on an in vivo study on 3 subjects for 14 days with application of 2% Granactive Retinoid twice daily:
- 60% of fine lines and wrinkles were shown to reduce.
Size 1.02 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1431436
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$69.00

This stuff is magic...I liked this product...Wonderful retinoid formula...The small sample lasted me 3-4 days and I fell in love, so I purchased a full-size bottle
What it is: A complex of naturally derived ingredients that combat the appearance of wrinkles and imperfections for visibly younger skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- White Beggar‘s Tick Flower Extract: Smooths the look of wrinkles and skin texture.
- Bakuchiol: Mimics retinol efficiency.
- Rosehip Seed Oil: Source of vitamin A that refreshes skin‘s appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This synergistic complex of pure, potent, pro-vitamin A, and retinoid analogue combat the appearance of wrinkles, imperfections, and age spots. The complexion appears brighter, toned, and healthy-looking without the effects of synthetic retinol.

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Size 0.85 oz/ 25 mL · ITEM 2321560
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$68.00

So far it's good...My skin loves it...This is a light weight retinoid serum made with pink algae....I love Josie Maran's products so much and once I heard about the new product, you bought it , I used this product for two weeks and saw a clear difference in improving my skin, a slight difference in improving wrinkles, but I'd love to see better results in the coming weeks
What it is: A clean, revolutionary pro-retinol serum derived from pink algae that is shown to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles—without the harsh side effects.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Pro-Retinol Derived from Pink Algae: Rich in beta carotene that converts to retinol in the skin to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Quercetin: An antioxidant that holds the retinol activity within the skin for longer-lasting activity and quicker visible results.
- Organic Argan Oil: Creates a hydrating barrier on the skin with vitamin E, antioxidants, and firming essential fatty acids—it’s also a natural source of quercetin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This clean, weightless serum works within skin for a smoother, brighter you in 24 hours. Powerful pro-retinol from pink algae and quercetin work together to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and dark spots while being gentle and kind to skin. Shown to not cause redness or irritation.

Clinical Results: Based on a clinical study of 35 women aged 35-69:
- 100% saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles in just 3 days
- 97% agreed the product did not cause redness or irritation

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Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2162220
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$85.00

Just love it but...So far I love it...A great retinoid that is actually hydrating!!...Next, as far as price , it's in the more expensive side, but in my opinion worth every penny, and since I only use a very small amount twice a week, I know it will last me awhile, so I rate it a 5/5
What it is: An advanced retinoid serum powered by a blend of retinoid ester and retinol to improve the look of lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while hydrating honey and antioxidant CoQ10 offer anti-aging support.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Retinoid Complex 6.5% (Retinol, Retinoid Ester, and Botanical Alt-Retinol): Helps reduce the appearance of pores, wrinkles and lines, and dark spots while promoting visibly clearer, smoother skin.
- Antioxidant CoQ10: An antioxidant that can improve the look of surface redness for a healthier-looking complexion.
- Hawaiian White Honey: A hydrating, calming, and soothing humectant rich in phytonutrients.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: With a five percent retinoid ester blend (just as powerful as retinol but gentler to the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin), one percent liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend, and 0.5 percent blue-green algae with retinoid-alternative activity, this serum fights the visible signs of aging and improves the look of pores and UV-damaged skin. CoQ10 gives antioxidant protection, while Hawaiian white honey, cactus, and ginger extracts visibly balance redness and soothe the skin for a calmer complexion.

Clinical Results: In an independent blinded study of 102 women, after 4 weeks:
- 90% of women saw boosted skin radiance
- 90% agreed the product was gentler than other facial retinoid serums used in the past

After 6 weeks:
- 96% of women felt the product was effective in addressing skin concerns
- 92% of women felt the product was gentle and non-irritating
- 86% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of sun-damaged skin
Size 0.33 oz/ 10 mL · ITEM 2420487
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$28.00

I love this line...Okay guys so WOW...Overall best non-prescription retinoid I ever used...I have been using this product since it was first released, I have put my skin through a lot over the years so I thought I could disregard the usage recommendation and I used this two nights in a row the first week and I did have some drying but I laid off of it for a few days and hydrated my skin and it bounced back quickly
What it is: A clean, cutting-edge formula with 1.0% vegan retinol and superfood-rich ingredients to diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 1.0% Retinol: Improves the look and feel of uneven skin tone and texture while warding off damage.
- Triple-Peptide Blend: Helps visibly firm and strengthen, boosting the age-fighting benefits of retinol.
- Vitamin F: Fatty acids work to improve the look of texture and suppleness and help calm skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Retinol and supportive peptides visibly restore bounce, resilience, and clarity to skin while helping to even tone and texture without redness and irritation. Vitamin F and a curated blend of oils replenish lipids and moisture while antioxidant-packed ingredients help defend against environmental stressors.

It’s also free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.

Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of their formulations. The brand focuses on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support the skin’s acid mantle. All of their products are designed to be mixed together—that’s what Drunk Elephant calls making a smoothie. (This is true for all of their products except their sunscreen, Umbra, which sits on top of the skin, protecting it from UV damage.) The result is skin that is reset to its happiest, healthiest state.
Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.

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Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2031391
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$5.90

Wonderful buffer for prescription Retinoid...I started using it daily twice for the first like 4 days but then slowed down, lol but regardless I still use this product, especially I use it after I use the aha bha peeling solution I do by The Ordinary on Monday Night's and I use this product, speaking of this Niacinamide+Zinc that is, I use it after showers when face is clean and I use after washing face either after using a face cleanser or after washing face with just warm cloth & water
What it is: A high-strength vitamin-and-mineral blemish formula with 10 percent pure niacinamide and one percent zinc PCA.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3): Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and signs of congestion, visibly brightens skin tone.
- Zinc PCA: Visibly regulates excess sebum activity.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Niacinamide (vitamin B3) reduces the appearance of skin blemishes and congestion. A high 10 percent concentration of this vitamin is supported in the formula by zinc PCA to balance visible aspects of sebum activity. This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2211498
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$9.99

Smooth as a baby...I luv this serum...This is an effective, medical grade retinoid....I had no irritation at all so I started using every night still no irritation, I could honestly see a difference in my skin after the first couple of uses, my skin was brighter and smoother
What it is: A powerful retinol that is released slowly to help promote a smoother, more radiant complexion—with less irritation.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- RetiStar Stabilised Retinol 1% and Granactive Retinoid 0.5%: Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles; slow release formula for low irritating, effective active delivery.
- Squalane: Hydrates and soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: A derivative of vitamin A, Retinol is the gold standard for skin renewal, helping to target the signs of ageing and promote a more even looking skin tone. Released slowly over a longer time period, this serum helps target the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with less irritation risk.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
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Size 1 oz · ITEM 1224781
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$65.00

Not heavy at all...I like this serum...I was surprised that my skin reacted as well as it did to such a high strength retinoid, so this seems like a relatively good formula overall....I am not very old but I look waaay younger than my age- people always think I am about 5-6 years younger than I am...As long as I feel it is working, I plan to use it for a while- I didnt have deep lines on my face but it is working to prevent it- I highly recommend giving it a try
What it is: A potent serum with 1.5 percent time-released microencapsulated retinol that fights visible signs of aging by delivering a gradual stream of non-irritating retinol all night long.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Time-Released Microencapsulated Retinol 1.5%: Non-irritating, sustained-release helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, texture, and radiance.
- Vitamins C and E: Provide antioxidant benefits.
- Squalane: Moisturizes skin for a healthier appearance.

What Else You Need to Know: This potent solution of 1.5 percent time-released microencapsulated retinol delivers a gradual stream of non-irritating retinol all night long to visibly help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, texture and radiance. It is infused with squalane, bisabolol, and vitamins C and E.
Size 1.05 oz/ 30 g · ITEM 352054
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$49.00

Help Me is great...does a great job...A good OTC retinoid...As I am still young I do not yet have wrinkles so I cannot comment on it's usefulness for that but I still feel I have seen an improvement in my skin since I began using this about two months ago
What it is:
An advanced, age-fighting night treatment featuring time-released retinol.

What it is formulated to do:
This winner of Allure magazine's editor's choice "Best of Beauty" award for best antiaging treatment helps keep pores clean and minimized, reduces wrinkles and discoloration, and boosts tone and firmness. It delivers the key ingredient, retinol, through encapsulated microsponge technology, which offers stability for gradual release into the skin. The time-release innovation, along with a soothing dose of bisabolol, increases efficacy and helps prevent irritation.

What else you need to know:
Ultra-protective metal-tube packaging prolongs shelf life.

Research results:
In an eight-week independent clinical study, clinician grading showed:
- 100% of subjects had improvement in fine lines
- 100% had smoother skin
- 94% had improvement in wrinkles
- 88% had firmer skin
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2031433
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$6.80

I love this line...I love this serum...Layering this under the 2% retinoid product, Indie Lee Squalane oil, and a good moisturizer has brought my skin back to life....I began using it day and night a few weeks ago and I still love it so much but during the day after using this with my origins moisturizer I find that my face is extra greasy looking, I am going to try the glycolic acid toner by the ordinary in the morning and continue the lactic acid at night but I still couldn't be more grateful for this product, it has been months since I had my skin completely clear like it is now
What it is: A high-strength lactic acid peeling formula for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tasmanian Pepperberry: Reduces visible signs of inflammation and sensitivity that are often associated with exfoliation.
- Lactic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.

Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2480705
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$69.00

My skin loved it...But is good cream...It feels really emollient and moisturizing, which is nice for a retinoid product....I have always felt that age is a number, but earlier today I was in a conversation about children and my age and the woman I was speaking with thought I was a good 10-12 years younger than I am
What it is: A trailblazing, cutting-edge formula—designed with an expert panel of scientists and dermatologists—that’s super concentrated with visibly age-diminishing ingredients like CL1870 Laser Focus Complex™, an expert peptide-rich blend, plus a potent retinoid and hyaluronic acid.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Highlighted Ingredients:
- CL1870 Laser Focus Complex™: Supports natural collagen production for a visibly stronger skin-support structure.
- Potent Retinoid: Supports natural cell renewal to shed dull surface skin and speed fresh cells to the surface for less-visible wrinkles.
- Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate: Rapidly hydrates, visibly restoring suppleness and volume to diminish the appearance of fine, dry lines.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This advanced serum targets the full range of lines and wrinkles from three separate angles. It supports natural collagen production with CL1870 Laser Focus Complex for visibly stronger skin, smooths the look of texture with a potent retinoid for a resurfaced appearance, and hydrates with hyaluronic acid for a re-plumped look with less-visible wrinkles. Skin is left visibly rejuvenated, smooth, and supple to the touch with a look of youthful radiance and bounce restored.

Clinical Results: In consumer testing on 358 women, after 10 days:
- 84% said deeper wrinkles looked reduced
- 94% said skin looked smoother
- 87% said skin felt more plumped
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2031375
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$6.80

I love their squalane retinoid serum....I really like it on my skin, let it very glow and I stopped using my acne cream, and use just this product, in beginning, it was peeling off because I applied it directly on my skin, after that I started put it after a toner and then do my moisturizer, worked very well
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A hydrating formula with ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This formulation combines low, medium, and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, as well as a next-generation H.A. crosspolymer at a combined concentration of two percent for multi-depth hydration. This system is supported with the addition of B5 for enhanced hydration.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil, alcohol, silicone, nuts, and gluten.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.
Size 1.69 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1785856
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$48.00

It has helped calm down my sensitive skin, which was freaking out due to the dry, cold winter air + my prescription retinoid; it keeps the flakes at bay and soothes any redness, and does NOT break me out....I loved this product, however I was finding my self putting it on in layers I'd need 2-3 after I washed my face I have very dry skin and if I just put one layer on it would feel like I hadn't put any moisturizer on to begin with I'd often find myself putting the Lala whipped moisturizer on as well as this
What it is: A cool drink of water for thirsty skin, this hydrating serum visibly replenishes the complexion and improves the look of skin texture and tone.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Serum

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pineapple Ceramide: Boosts luminosity and improves the appearance of skin‘s texture and tone.
- Provitamin B5: As a humectant, it attracts hydration to the skin and holds it there, visibly improving skin‘s barrier function.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: With a smaller molecular weight than hyaluronic acid, it is able to penetrate skin and deliver intense hydration to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote visible firmness.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with biocompatible ingredients like provitamin B5, pineapple ceramide, and a lentil/apple/watermelon complex, this lightweight serum—which has a pH level of 5.7—delivers steady hydration all day as it visibly diminishes drabness, dryness, and fine lines. Your skin will appear healthier, brighter, and more youthful.

This serum is free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance.

Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of their formulations. The brand focuses on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support the skin’s acid mantle. All of their products are designed to be mixed together—what Drunk Elephant calls making a smoothie. (This is true for all of their products except their sunscreen, Umbra, which sits on top of the skin, protecting it from UV damage.) The result is skin that is reset to its happiest, healthiest state.

Drunk Elephant is a supporter of IEF (International Elephant Foundation) and is cruelty-free.

Award win:
- Women‘s Health, 2019 Best Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Clinical Results:
In an independent consumer-testing panel of 50 women ages 25 to 55:
- 96% found skin looked healthier and felt nourished
- 94% found skin had a healthy glow
- 92% found skin looked radiant and no longer appeared drab or dry
- 90% found skin was quenched and visibly brighter
- 86% found skin felt plumped with hydration

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Clean at Sephora is a curation of brands committed to evolving the beauty industry. When you see our Clean seal, you can be sure this brand's products are formulated without certain ingredients that are potentially harmful to human health and the environment and also address ingredients clients are concerned about, including phthalates, formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers, oxybenzone and octinoxate, hydroquinone, triclosan, coal tar, methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone, insoluble plastic microbeads, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.