Skinstitut Retinol

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Skinstitut Retinol by Skinstitut

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Skinstitut Retinol is a high intensity correcting serum used to reverse, prevent and repair the appearance of skin damage. Suitable for most skin types, especially aged, breakout prone and pigmented.


  • Encapsulated delivery system

  • Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that promotes cell renewal in the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production

  • Skin appears smoother with a clearer, lifted and more even skin tone


  • Apply a pea sized amount every other evening, building up to every evening on clean dry skin

  • Gently stroke outwardly in a circular motion, gradually spreading onto entire face, neck and chest

  • Avoid the eye area

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wow - 13-10-2016 by

I have only used this once so far, and it's instant! My skin is glowing and I mixed a bit of Vitamin C powder in it and even my hands look smoother and brighter. It definitely is amazing so far. I can't wait to see long term results!

Great product, worth the money - 16-08-2016 by

This product really changed my skin. I didn't really have high hopes when I purchased this product because I have never heard of this brand before. But at that time I desperately needed a serum to help address my age spots and pigmentation. Even though this is not a miracle product, and doesn't give you perfect, supple, clear baby skin, it has help lighten up the pigmentation and make my skin soft and radiant. I get a lot of complements about my skin and even my family noticed the difference.

The only downside about this is that the package is not that great. opening it is a pain and sometimes too much product comes out. If you have sensitive skin, you have to be careful not to use too much as it can cause redness and skin sensitivity. I make this mistake the first few times I use the product and my skin was red and irritated. A small amount is all you need to see nice skin.

Great product - 22-07-2016 by

I used the retinol serum last night for the first time and woke up this morning to the softest, smoothest skin.
This product really does work and it's very affordable.
I have used other products that were pretty expensive and did not get the results this little beauty gave me.
I will definately purchase again.

Does the trick - 17-07-2016 by

Great serum treatment. minimises pores and my skin glows. I find if I spend too much on a serum I use it too sparingly. This serum gives results; not just because it's a great product, but because it's price point means I can use it liberally.

Does what it says - 04-06-2016 by

I have noticed dark patches of pigmentation on my bottom due to old scars that I had picked or neglected to take care of properly, I have been using this for 2 days and yes thats not a long time but I can already see a reduced pigmentation problem its lightened my skin dramatically and thats in 2 days! I have combined it with Even Blend Serum and the Vit C powder for added potency and they're working a charm

Ah-mazing - 19-12-2015 by

I have been using this product for 6 days in my new Skinstitut skincare routine and my scars, pigmentation + ACNE are already disappearing and on the mend. I love the smell of this product when used at night before bed... Rentoil is a must!

Love it! - 04-12-2015 by

5 star service and quick delivery. So excited to use the product!! Will write my review soon! Thanks adore beauty!

Love this product! - 18-08-2015 by

starter to use retinol after i had a severe break out on my forehead, within two weeks it had completely cleared my skin and made it look so smooth and clean!
definitely would recommend to a friend, and would buy this product again! :-)

Decent alternative to Cosmedix Serum 16! - 23-01-2015 by

I was looking for a cheaper alternative to Cosmedix as all the Cosmedix range has become too expensive. This is a gentle, effective Retinol that doesn't cause any adverse reactions. I mix it with my Vitamin C powder at night and am loving the results!

Brilliant! - 09-11-2014 by

When I was a teenager I had decent skin. I suffered the odd spot here and there but I never suffered from terrible breakouts or uneven skin. Cue adulthood and everything changed. Once I turned 24 my skin broke out terribly and ever since I've had break-outs galore and poor looking skin in general. Nothing I've used since has ever made a tangible or lasting difference.


I started using this a few weeks ago on a nightly basis and since starting, I've had one spot around that time of the month. That's it. One spot in four weeks? I haven't had such clear skin for two years probably.

I definitely recommend trying this product. It's cheap, it lasts and it works wonders. I'm kicking myself for not discovering it sooner.

good value - 14-09-2014 by

This product does just what you want it to without the hefty price tag that intricate packaging adds to skin care. The pump is easily manipulated for lots or little. I mix it with the vit C powder and get good results.

Results at a fraction of price you'd usually pay - 09-08-2014 by

Love Skinstitut Retinol! Feel I am getting all the benefits for half the price of similar brands I've tried before.

Skinstitut's Retinol gives me results without the hefty price tag, so I highly recommend.

This serum is amazing. - 26-07-2014 by

I love using Skinstitut Retinol - it is a gentle yet highly effective serum. It glides on so smoothly and absorbs quickly. I'm in my mid 40s and have noticed a real improvement in my skin's appearance since adding it to my night-time routine. Highly recommended.

Excellent - 01-07-2014 by

The product smells amazing. Because it's a serum you only need a tiny bit to cover the whole face and I love using it with their other products, like the Gentle Cleanser and the Glycolic 14% scrub.

Does the job without the high price tag - 30-06-2014 by

This product has a lovely texture and I notice the difference in my skin the next morning. It's effective yet gentle that I have not experienced any irritation or dryness that some retinol products can give. I am even able to use this every night without irritation. My only criticism is that although it smells nice it's got a very strong scent where I prefer to have little or no fragrance.

Lovely and affordable product - 12-05-2013 by

I love the smell of Skinstitut retinol and it's ease of application. You only need one pump to cover the whole face and you don't need to wait long for the product to melt into the skin. Have already noticed my skin becoming softer and brighter. This is a great product!

Made Noticeable Difference - 07-02-2013 by

This product is great, after just 1 or 2 applications I really felt and sore a difference in the appearance of my skin. You only need the smallest amount. I will look to buying their other products.

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  • From Skinstitut Retinol at 10/10/15 3:28 PM
    • Q: Hi, is this safe to use when pregnant?
    • A: Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for your product question. I would consider this product unsafe to use during pregnancy, as it is a Retinol (Vitamin A) based product. We always advise taking the ingredients list of any product you are interested in to your doctor prior to use.

      I hope you have a great day, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team at

      Kind Regards,

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  • From Skinstitut Retinol at 20/04/16 8:21 AM
    • Q: Which step in the skin regime would this be applied?
    • A: Hi Vanessa,

      Thanks for your product question.

      The stage at which you'd apply the Skinstitut Retinol is entirely dependant on the rest of your routine. Retinol products should only be used at night and generally underneath a moisturiser. An SPF product must be worn during the day to avoid increased sensitivity to sun damage.

      If we can assist you further, please feel free to contact us at

      Kind Regards,

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  • From Skinstitut Retinol at 15/05/16 12:51 PM
    • Q: What strength is the Retinol in this product?
    • A: Hi there,

      Thanks for your product question. The Skinstitut Retinol is a 1.25% potent encapsulated retinol which is the equivalent of 0.25% active Retinol.

      If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team at, or by calling us on (03) 9486 7179.

      - Alexandra
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