Retinol has long been the gold standard of anti-ageing ingredients. It’s a form of pure vitamin A that aids in cell turnover for healthier skin, and it’s hailed as the beauty do-it-all that can tackle every skin woe, from uneven skin texture and wrinkles to pigmentation and breakouts.
Of course, there’s a caveat: retinol is notoriously sensitising. It’s a powerful, effective ingredient, but the side effect of all the good work is that it can cause the skin to flake, go red, and become irritated. These less-than-desirable effects make things a little more difficult for sensitive skin folks who are looking to level up their anti-ageing routine.
To help lower the harsh effects of retinol and ease it into anyone’s skincare routine seamlessly, IT Cosmetics has created the new IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream. Keep reading to find out why it’s perfect for sensitive skin.
IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream: Why it should be your go-to retinol
1. It contains free and encapsulated retinol
Unlike traditional retinol products on the market that only use free retinol, the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream contains Dual Retinol that’s comprised of both free and encapsulated retinol.
The latter is coated in a way that evenly distributes across your skin and penetrates more effectively with less irritation. In fact, the Dual Retinol starts to reach at least 15 layers deep into the skin’s surface by one hour, achieving near clinical-grade results in an over-the-counter formulation.
2. It combines the benefits of a serum and cream
To help you streamline your skincare routine, the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol combines the efficacy and potency of an anti-ageing serum with the soothing care of a cream, so you can have two products in one tub.
Besides Dual Retinol, the nourishing formula also contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), an anti-inflammatory ingredient that evens out your skin tone, lightens the look of dark spots, and minimises the appearance of large pores.
The serum-in-cream also features vitamins E and B5 to soothe and hydrate the skin, countering the harsh effects of retinol, such as dryness, redness, and flaking.
There’s ceramide NP in the formula too – one of the best barrier supportive, skin-strengthening ingredients around. This blend of ingredients condition and moisturise your skin, so you won’t have to splurge on numerous products to see visible results.
On top of that, you only have to use the product once either during the day or night. When you’re not using it in your morning or evening skincare routine, reach for IT Cosmetics’ Confidence in a Cream to nourish and hydrate your skin.
3. It is developed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists
As with most of the brand’s products, the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream is developed in partnership with plastic surgeons and dermatologists.
“I want to help share that same powerful feeling of transformation my patients experience beyond the walls of my office,” plastic surgeon, Dr. Dara Liotta (MD, FACS), shares. “That’s why I helped co-develop this product – to make transformative anti-ageing, wrinkle-reducing, skin-firming results easy for more people to access and experience from their own home.”
Dermatologist Dr. Kavita Mariwalla (MD, FAAD) often recommends retinol as her number one ingredient for anti-ageing results, which is why she loves the soothing care of the serum-in-cream to address redness, dryness, and flaking.
With the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream, you can skip the doctor’s appointment. This one-step anti-ageing product is great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Plus, it’s easy to incorporate into your existing skincare routine, even if you’re new to retinol.
IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream: First impressions
The IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream comes in a convenient pump packaging, which dispenses a pea-sized amount that’s perfect for my whole face and neck.
The light, floral fragrance soothed my senses, and its lightweight gel-cream texture absorbed into my skin in mere seconds. It also has a sunny hue that blends seamlessly into the skin, so you can use it day and night without worrying about a ghastly cast or stains on your pillow.
I applied the product on my face and neck in the evening, right after cleansing. The IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol is formulated to replace your moisturiser, so I didn’t have to follow up with a separate moisturiser.
This two-step routine was incredibly easy and quick, so I had more time to relax and unwind. The next morning, I woke up to dewy skin that had a lit-from-within glow.
As someone with sensitive skin, I was surprised that my skin didn’t react negatively to the formula at all. Most retinol-infused products trigger redness and irritation within minutes, but not this one. All I saw was smoother, more radiant skin in the morning.
After seeing these amazing results (pictured above) that other users experienced daily use, I couldn’t wait to continue using it day and night to discover how it could transform my skin.
In the morning, I used the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream™ to keep my skin well hydrated – a little goes a long way with this one. The rich texture melted into my skin, wrapping it in moisture. Plus, its citrusy scent is lovely and refreshing.
If you’re using the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol during the day, make sure you end your skincare routine with a broad-spectrum sunscreen, such as the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream SPF 50. This CC cream conceals dark spots and blemishes for an even complexion, and it’s also infused with the benefits of an anti-ageing serum for optimal results with continued use.
Try the IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream today and see the results for yourself.
Pssst! Purchase a full-sized Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-In-Cream (S$100, 50ml) and get a full-sized Confidence In A Cleanser (worth S$42). Use the code ITSERUM at checkout (online only) from 5 to 25 August 2021.
IT Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream retails for S$40 (15ml) and S$100 (50ml) at Sephora stores and Sephora.sg.
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