Retinoid Complex 1% Serum

  • 95% agree skin was smoother after 2 weeks
  • +15% increase in skin elasticity after 2 weeks
  • +24% increase in skin firmness after 4 weeks

Velvety serum infused with 1% retinoid complex in squalane helps reduce the visible signs of aging.

Use daily or to boost the results of a Skin Republic Face Mask.

    Independent Study, Instrumental test of skin using Primos 3D Lite and Cutometer® MPA 580, 22 participants, 14 and 28 days after use. Independent Consumer Questionnaire, 22 participants, 28 days of use.

    How to Use

    Cleanse face. Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck. Wait for a minute for serum to absorb. For an intensive treatment apply a Skin Republic Face Mask over serum or follow with a moisturiser.

    CAUTION: This serum contains high percentages of active ingredients. Patch test is essential. Apply a broad spectrum SPF while using the product and for a week thereafter. Do not use with other exfoliating treatments or retinoids. Can cause irritation, redness and peeling, especially around the eyes and mouth, in the early stages of treatment while skin builds tolerance. If persistent irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Do not use while pregnant. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool dry place at 5 - 25 C. Do not expose to high temperature. Protect from direct sunlight.

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    Key Ingredients

    Retinyl Palmitate

    Retinyl palmitate is a vitamin A derivative. As part of the retinoid family, retinyl palmitate helps speed cell turnover and improve collagen production promoting radiant and smooth skin. While also targeting pigmentation and dark spots for an even skin tone. As one of the most gentle forms of vitamin A retinyl palmitate is suitable for most skin types.


    Squalane is that it’s a hydrogenated version of squalene, a compound produced naturally by our sebaceous glands. Squalane moisturizes the skin and helps keep the skin’s outer barrier intact by creating a protective coating. This promotes luminosity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Squalane also has natural antioxidant properties which further help to protect the skin and prevent free radical damage.


    Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, BHT, Olea Europaea Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Limonene.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Skin barrier QUEEN

    My skin was dull and hyperpigmentation was at its peak after oratane . This girlie right here saved me . It also helped minimize the pores and ice pick scarring I had on my cheeks . Definitely a game changer .

    She is the queen she say's she is!!!!!!

    I left her because of what people said but I went back because she is the Queen she knows she is!!!!!!!! acne reduced, acne scars reduced, skin popping. Literally never looking back!!!!!

    Retiniod with Squalene

    Loved this serum. Still use it, but I miss the results of the old one with squalene in it. The addition of squalene definitely boosted the brightness.

    WOW at first use!

    A colleague gave me a bottle of this, I tried it, and went out the next day and bought a load more Skin Republic products, spent the evening on their Youtube channel and instagram.. obsessed is an understatement. The reason? I saw an immediate improvement to my skin. Immediate. I was REALLY overwhelmed. I cannot wait to see the results after a month... Skin Republic Serums are the way to go and this is NUMBER ONE for good reason.

    Best serum ever

    I simply enjoy using the Retinoid serum. My skin is smooth, bright and blemish free. I had terrible breakouts on my jawline from wearing a mask when covid started. I have been using the Rentinoil for close to 2 years now. The results are amazing in just 3 weeks. I use it along with my Skin Republic Vitamin C. I don't have breakouts any longer. Definitely not changing to anything else.