Retinol & Rainbow Algae Repair Serum

Rated 4.4 out of 5
Based on 55 reviews
Gently targets post-breakout marks and hyperpigmentation

£28.00
/ 30ml

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Good-To-Know
Fragrance-free
Palm-free
Cruelty-free
Suited For
Acne-prone skin
Sensitive skin

All of our products are free from animal products as certified by The Vegan Society

Gentle, slow-release Retinol, nutrient-rich Rainbow Algae and Tranexamic Acid work together overnight to help reduce the appearance of post-breakout marks and target hyperpigmentation, providing a more even skin tone with a smoother, brighter complexion.
Hydrating Squalane and Microalgae deliver a unique texture for easy use and layering.

  • 2% Encapsulated Retinol Complex (0.2% Retinol): Slow release, gentle retinol helps to smooth skin and even skin tone
  • 1.5% Rainbow Algae Complex (0.15% Rainbow Algae extract): Helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and even skin tone
  • 2% Tranexamic Acid: Help reduce appearance of and onset of dark spots
  • 4% Squalane: Hydrates the skin
Sourcing Story
Our beautiful Rainbow Algae is like a chameleon of the sea, becoming iridescent in water and changing from blue to green to purple. Sourced in France, each stem is hand cut individually, ensuring all roots are left fully intact to regrow. 

In all our formulas, the % levels of our ingredients have been mindfully chosen to be at the optimum levels for impact individually as well as being able to work in synergy to deliver visible results whilst being gentle enough for all skin types.
Full ingredients list
Aqua (Water/Eau), Squalane, Triolein, Glycerin, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Phospholipids, Retinol, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cystoseira Tamariscifolia Extract, Tocopherol, Citric Acid.
Key active ingredients
Gentle but effective:

+2% Encapsulated retinol:
0.2% pure retinol is encapsulated in phospholipids, which allow the retinol to penetrate through several layers of the epidermis. Once the phospholipids penetrate the skin they breakdown to release the retinol making its mode of action much more effective. Delivered via this method, the retinol is clinically proven to gently increase cell turnover which in turn helps to maintain a healthy skin barrier function, helping reduce the uneven tone of blemish-scarred skin even on gentle skin using this low level, slow release retinol.

+1.5% Rainbow algae complex:
In vivo studies show this concentration of Rainbow algae complex evens skin tone and provides a brighter complexion of blemish-scarred skin.

+2% Tranexamic acid
This ingredient is proven to work additively with actives like Retinol to supplement evening of skin tone and fading the appearance of acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Added benefits:

+3.996% Triolein:
Proven to deliver instant and long term moisturization. Triolein works in tandem with squalane and glycerine (below), to maintain the skin barrier, increase moisturization and reduce Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL).

+4% Squalane
Sustainably sourced from sugarcane, squalane is a go-to moisturizer and helps to keep skin supple and soft and helps maintain a healthy skin barrier function.

+3.75% Glycerine:
One of the often-unsung heroes of skin care. Glycerine acts as a humectant holding onto moisture and reducing TEWL thus helping to maintain a healthy skin barrier function.

Apply 4-5 drops in the evening after cleansing.
For best results, use daily. Formulated to be gentle but if new to retinol, you may want to start out using 2-3 times per week.
Do not use in the same routine as exfoliating products. Do not use around eyes.

Your Impact
Through our partnership with Rainforest Trust, every serum purchased helps to fight climate change by protecting tropical forests from deforestation.