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Fine Wine Retinol Serum Moisturizer
Hit the pause button on ageing! PM
A time-tested potion in a unique formulation with glycerine, propanediol & tocopheryl acetate to give you youthful and radiant skin, without the usual irritation of Retinol.
Fragrance-Free | Cruelty-Free | Non-comedogenic | For All Skin Types
Let the love seep in with Serumique’s Fine Wine serum. A gentle action retinol moisturizer that delivers the wondrous benefits of retinol in a gradual, staged manner to minimise the irritation & maximise good results. For ageing, acne prone skin that needs some extra TLC, go slow & steady!
Recommended by Dermatologists
It is known to:
- Reduce lines and wrinkles
It exfoliates your skin and increases collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The glycerin keeps the skin hydrated, preventing wrinkles from appearing.
- Combats acne
In a two-fold mechanism, this serum exfoliates to remove dirt, dead skin cells, and oil from pores, preventing acne, while also seeping in to boost collagen which fades acne scarring over time.
- Increase skin cells turnover
- Make the skin toned and firm
By boosting collagen & elastin production, it revives dull & sagging skin to make it toned & youthful.
- 0.3% Retinol - A highly effective form of Vitamin A, it belongs to a group of vitamin A derivatives, known as retinoids. It can be used to combat concerns like acne and pigmentation. It can also reduce signs of aging and sun damage. When applied topically, retinol helps bring your skin cells and function back to a more youthful state.
- Glycerine & Propanediol - Powerful humectants that draw water to the skin and promote water retention.
- Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) - An antioxidant that helps in maintaining the skin’s natural barrier, hydrating the skin, and reducing wrinkles and inflammation.
Aqua (water), Glycerine, Argania spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Propanediol, Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Retinol (And) Polysorbate 20 (And) Butylated Hydroxyanisole (And) Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Phenoxyethanol And Ethylhexyl Glycerine, Sodium Gluconate.
Let's get nerdy!
Retinol, also known as topical vitamin A, belongs to the family of retinoids. It is known to boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and help with skin brightening. When topically applied, retinol gets oxidized to the retinal and then retinoic acid. The oxidation process is carried out by keratinocytes at a particular stage, so the oxidation happens only when keratinocytes develop and reach that stage. Retinol is lipophilic in nature, so it can go deep down into the layers of your skin. Out of all retinoids-retinoic acid, retinal, retinol, and retinol esters, retinol is capable of showing better results upon consistent use.
WRINKLES AND FINE LINES
When our skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, proteins that help keep our skin matrix intact, like collagen, start degrading. Decreased amount of collagen can lead to thinning of the dermal collagen framework. Also, ultraviolet rays penetrate deep inside your skin and cause unusual production of elastin. Another reason for the formation of wrinkles and fine lines is ageing. When our skin becomes dry, the sebaceous glands produce oil to keep the skin hydrated, but with age when cell metabolism decreases, the amount of natural oil production is less. This causes dehydration, causing wrinkle formation.
The stratum corneum (outermost layer of the skin) has dead skin cells, while the cells below the stratum corneum are still young and maturing. During metabolism, enzymes dissolve the between dead skin cells which leads to the separation of dead skin cells and subsequent shedding of the stratum corneum. This process of dead skin cells shedding and the younger cells replacing them is called skin cell turnover. However, with ageing, the rate of metabolism decreases because of which the enzymes which break the between skin cells are produced at a very slow rate. In that case, the dead skin cells stay intact causing the build-up of dead skin layers, hence slower skin cell turnover. The cells stay on top of the skin causing our skin to look dull and flaky.
Amino acid tyrosine is oxidized by the enzyme tyrosinase to form melanin. Melanosomes are intracellular organelles, present in melanocytes (melanin-producing cells), that are responsible for producing and storing melanin. These melanosomes are transferred from melanocytes to keratinocytes because of which pigmentation occurs. However, during excessive UV exposure, hormonal changes, and ageing tyrosinase activity increases, because of which the amount of melanin produced is more and melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes also increases, which causes dark spot formation.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
When retinol is applied to the skin it gets oxidized to retinoic acid, which in turn will go and bind to retinoic acid receptors in the cells. Retinoic acid receptors then alter cell proliferation, and cell differentiation processes. Conclusively, retinol can regulate cell metabolism and improve skin cell turnover, eventually, brightening our skin. Similarly, collagen fibres are produced by fibroblasts which are regulated by retinol. When collagen fibres are synthesized, they improve the overall collagen framework of the skin. Retinol reduces melanin production by decreasing the rate of tyrosinase activity.
Do's and Don'ts
Your Ideal DO's while using Retinol
- Do a patch test before using
- Use only at night
- Cleanse and dry your face before using
- Apply only a pea-sized amount
- Apply moisturizer after using (if you have dry skin)
- Always apply sunscreen the next day
Your Ideal DONT's while using Retinol
- Don’t use an exfoliator, Vitamin C or benzoyl peroxide on the same night.
- Do not use it if you are below 20 years of age.
- Do not use it during pregnancy or if you’re breastfeeding.
- Do not use higher concentrations immediately.
- Do not use it on sensitive areas.
1) Who can use Retinol?
Anyone aged 20 and above can use retinol to ensure healthy, youthful, and radiant skin.
2) What are the benefits of retinol in skincare?
It helps to boost new skin cell growth, brighten and smoothen your overall skin tone, stimulate the production and protection of collagen and elastin, prevent acne and work on active acne and helps fight sun damage.
3) Can I continue to exfoliate my skin?
We recommend exfoliating your skin once a week with a suitable AHA+BHA+PHA blend, but not on the same night as retinol.
4) Should I expect my skin to purge?
Retinol is a long-term regime. Yes, it is normal to experience purging in an initial couple of days. It causes an increase in cell turnover, which causes clogging and breakouts. But, soon after that, it starts showing its benefits very actively on your skin.
5) I have sensitive skin, can I still use retinol?
Yes, you absolutely can. But We recommend you start with the lowest concentration and at a low frequency (once a week) along with a good moisturizer and sunscreen. This way, your skin can adapt to the retinol with minimal fuss.
6) Can I use retinol if I am pregnant?
No, retinol is not a safe molecule to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
7) What is the additional care to be taken when using retinol?
You should always apply sunscreen without fail the next morning and also take care that you don’t use an exfoliator the same night.
8) Can I use any other serums along with retinol?
Absolutely! It is completely safe to use molecules like niacinamide & alpha arbutin along with retinol but you shouldn’t use exfoliators on the same night as retinol.
Why picking the right concentration matters?
Every professional was once a beginner, just like your skin. It is crucial to understand your skin’s tolerance and choose an ingredient concentration that won’t damage the barrier (or your faith in skincare)
It takes 6-10 weeks for the skin to adjust to a certain concentration of Retinol & show results. Serumique Suggests moving to a higher concentration only after 6-10 weeks! Our robust research allowed us to understand that the best results come through between 0.1-0.3% Retinol.
Fine Wine Retinol Serum Moisturizer
(Choose the stage below which suits you best, to reveal our secret!)
Picking the right concentration if you are a
Percentage to pick-
First-time users and people with sensitive skin start with 0.1%
Start with alternative nights & move up to daily
Move up to 0.2% after 2 months, or when skin has adjusted
Percentage to pick-
Used retinol a few times? Pick 0.2%
Every night, depending on your exfoliation routine
Move up to 0.3% after 2 months, or when skin has adjusted.
Percentage to pick-
Regular retinol user? Pick 0.3%
Every night, depending on your exfoliation routine.
0.3% is the ideal percentage that you must stick to. We do not recommend a percentage beyond it.
Sincere results @
Be consistent and your skin will thank you.
I picked up this product for my dad, and the changes are noticeable. His dark spots have lightened, and his skin looks healthier and glowing. He's been using it diligently for 2 months and enjoys his skincare routine. Consistency really made the difference!
- Disha Jain