Is Retinal Advanced suitable for sensitive skin?
Yes! It’s suitable for all skin types. Retinal Advanced has been clinically tested on a wide range of skin
types, including sensitive skin.
Can I use it day and night?
The use of retinoids can make the skin more sensitive to external factors, meaning that the effect of sun
exposure can be more intense. For this reason, we recommend using it at night, followed by a broad spectrum
sunscreen in the morning, reapplying during the day as directed on the label.
What is retinization?
Retinization is the time it may take your skin to adapt to retinoids (like retinaldehyde and retinol). When
introducing Retinal Advanced into your routine, it’s recommended to start slow: use it three nights at week
at first, then four nights the following week, going up to seven nights in the third week. If you notice
prolonged discomfort, limit use and if discomfort persists, consult your dermatologist.
Why is it a dual-phase texture?
Its dual-phase formula separates the oil phase (rejuvenating ingredients) from the aqueous phase (soothing
ingredients). Phases are separated in the package to help preserve the effectiveness and stability of the
formula. They are combined at the moment of application.
Can it be used during pregnancy or lactation?
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your doctor prior to use.
Can retinal be combined with vitamin C?
Yes! If you want to incorporate the two ingredients into your daily routine, it’s best to start with one
first and introduce the other after a while. We’d recommend using a vitamin C formula, like Flavo-C or
Flavo-C Ultraglican, in the morning and Retinal Advanced at night.
What’s the difference between retinal and retinol?
While both are retinoids, retinal (or retinaldehyde) is closer to retinoic acid (the prescription form) than
retinol, meaning it has a higher activity.