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A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
1 oz/ 30 mL
1 oz/ 30 mL
1.7 oz/ 50 mL
SUNDAY RILEY

A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

4.2( 363 Ratings )
Details
VeganCruelty-freeFragrance-FreeGluten-FreeParaben-Free
Highlights
What It IsSunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum is an advanced-strength retinoid serum that delivers a 6.5% solution of stabilized retinoid blends and botanical, retinol-alternative extracts into the skin.
Research ResultsIn an independent blinded study of 102 women, after 4 weeks: - 90% of women saw boosted skin radiance - 90% agreed the product was gentler than other facial retinoid serums used in the past After 6 weeks: - 96% of women felt the product was effective in their addressing skin concerns - 92% of women felt the product was gentle and non-irritating - 86% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of sun-damaged skin - 84% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of dark spots - 82% reported that their skin tone looked more even - 80% felt that their lines looked smoother
What Else You Need to KnowA+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum combines a five percent retinoid ester blend, one percent liposomal-encapsulated retinol blend, and a half percent blue green algae with natural retinoid-alternative activity. This serum fights the signs of aging and improves the look of congested and UV-damaged skin. Encapsulated CoQ10 helps to improve the appearance of aging or damaged skin, while Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, cactus extract, and ginger balance and soothe the skin for a calmer, more even-toned complexion. New to retinoids? Start using A+ two nights a week, and then take two nights off. Gradually work your way up to every other night, and then every night.
Ingredients
6 ingredients
Effects
Honey
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Ginger
Hydrating
Retinol
Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Inflammatory, Brightening, Anti-Aging
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Reviews

Fight Acne with Retinoids and Retinol to GLOW ✨
Fight Acne with Retinoids and Retinol to GLOW ✨
🚨If you suffer from stubborn acne (like I have) you may want to consider adding OTC retinoids to your routine! 🔑Retinoids, a vitamin A derivative, are a key player in the skincare industry. Many studies have proven retinoids fight acne, promote collagen, reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation to give skin a healthy glow. The good news is now there are plenty of options for Rx strength one now available OTC! 💁🏻‍♀️I only mentioned products I’ve use and that work! Best OTC Rx Strength Adapalene 0.1% proactiv - Adapalene Gel 0.1% Acne Treatment DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne Treatment This former prescription-only retinoid works to unclog pores by slowing pore lining growth and reduces the skin’s sensitivity to inflammation! This is a great introductory retinoid if you’ve never used any before. ✨Prevents pimple formation ✨Speeds blemish healing time ✨Reduces inflammation and redness ✨Evens skin tone and texture ✨Anti-aging benefits Best OTC Retinol Serums Why do I like OTC retinoids better than retinol? Retinol actually takes much longer to work. In fact, because retinol must convert at the cellular level of the skin, it can take 6 months to a year before seeing results. Retinol can be 20x less effective than a Rx strength retinoids. Murad - Retinol Youth Renewal Serum dermalogica - Retinol Acne Clearing Oil SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream ✨Gentle formulas - good for sensitive skin ✨Decrease fine lines over time ✨Serums contain other skin hydrating ingredients Myths True and False: ⚡️Retinoids thin your skin - FALSE They actually strengthen your skin by promoting collagen production. ⚡️Retinoids have drying side effects - TRUE and FALSE When you start using retinoids, skin may go through a process of Retinization, the adjustment period in which dryness, flaking and redness can occur. Symptoms subside in about 4 weeks and are almost eliminated my using a great moisturizer. ⚡️You should wait till your older to use retinoids - FALSE Retinoids and retinol are safe to use ages 12 and up! 💁🏻‍♀️Right now, I personally use Proactive adapalene 0.1% for acne fighting and anti-aging at the same time! How save retinoids improved your skin?
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PrettyCare
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Mix & match: retinol + HA 💦
Mix & match: retinol + HA 💦
Retinol can be quite drying and irritating when you’re first getting on it so it’s important to have the right products to prevent some of that dryness. My favorite to counteract the irritation from retinol is hyaluronic acid, I love to use an essence because it’s light enough so that the retinol can still penetrate through and helps skin retain moisture to help with retinol-induced dryness. This duo is amazing! The COSRX - Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence is just an incredible product that I’ve mentioned time and time again. It just works and lasts forever, I apply it after spritzing my face with the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Adaptogen Soothe + Hydrate Activated Mist with Reishi + Ashwagandha these three just work wonders together. Now the star of this trio is the SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum I love it because even tho it isn’t prescription strength it’s effective and does wonder for skin. I think it’s great if you’re in your late 20’s and starting to get into preventive anti-aging skincare.
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francinevega
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Some cool toned empties
Some cool toned empties
😍 = would repurchase or have already 🙃 = didn’t love it, didn’t hate it 💀 = would not repurchase 😍 Sunday Riley Juno Facial Oil- I’ve gone through about four bottles of this. It’s an antioxidant rich facial oil that’s a bit on the heavier side (I prefer to use at night). This stuff works wonders for my skin. It hydrated and balances out my combo skin and leaves me looking glowing like my skin just drank a green juice. It even helps with my acne. Favorite oil of all time. 😍 Hum Daily Cleanse- I bought these in a frenzy when I was going through a weird bout of adult acne and I was amazed. Not only did they clear up my skin but my skin is brighter and glowier than before. Have already repurchased these. 😍 Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinol Serum- This is my favorite OTC retinol I’ve ever used. It’s pretty strong for over the counter (.5% when converted by the skin) but I use this nightly with no irritation and it really helps with dark spots, acne, and firming. I also love that this has such a lightweight texture (I find some retinols can have sort of a thick pasty texture that I don’t love) and is balanced with soothing ingredients like CoQ10 and honey. 💀 Supergoop x Rebecca Taylor Defense Refresh Setting Refresh Setting Mist- This was kind of strongly fragrances to me and every time I used it I felt like I was inhaling the product which kind of freaked me out. It also made my hair greasy when I used it so I would not repurchase. 😍 First Aid Beauty Barriar Repair Cream- This stuff is amazing. The texture is really unique it almost foams up inside the jar but once you apply to your skin it’s lightweight and incredibly hydrating. In my opinion a great $30 dupe for the Tatcha Water Cream. 😍 Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in Mint Chocolate Chip. I still prefer the berry one but any Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a win for me. Nothing makes my lips smoother and plumper than this product. I’ve been through I think 7 tubs now. 💀 Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb- I know everyone loves this stuff but I just wasn’t sold. It was a little too fragranced for me and I honestly just forgot I had it for awhile. It wasn’t awful or anything but it didn’t really wow me and I would not repurchase.
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ass_out_for_antioxidants
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Acne and Scarring
Acne and Scarring
These photos are a year apart - I took the one on the right this morning. I am going through a transition/purge from switching my whole routine to something that doesn’t overexfoliate, overdry and overstrip like I was doing using some other products. I was beyond determined (still sort of am) to banish the acne and clear up the awful scarring as quickly and as harshly as I could just to fix my skin and after a year I have learned a valuable lesson. Time. Time will give you results. Trust in your skincare routine, don’t switch it up so desperately like I used to. Be patient and gentle with your beautiful skin because it can only take so much. I started over moisturizing and hydrating to fix my barrier, switched to a much more gentle exfoliator and a retinol that doesn’t dry the sh*t out of my skin. And look! It’s working! So instead look to nourish the skin instead of a quick fix and I think you’ll be okay 😘😘 Since this is Cherie, I’ll tag the products that work for ME! Please remember everyone is DIFFERENT and we all have different needs and results. SUNDAY RILEY - Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum FARMACY - Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm SUNDAY RILEY - Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer INSTITUT ESTHEDERM - Intensive Vitamin E² Serum
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glowwitherin
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
NIGHTTIME ROUTINE 🌙
NIGHTTIME ROUTINE 🌙
Swipe through to see what’s going on my face at night! HOLI FROG - Kissimmee Vitamin F Therapy Balmy Wash HOLI FROG - Tashmoo Water Lily Nourishing Milky Wash HOLI FROG - Superior Omega Nutritive Gel Wash THAYERS - Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Facial Mist Toner-Rose Petal SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum INSTITUT ESTHEDERM - Intensive Vitamin E² Serum SUNDAY RILEY - Juno Antioxidant + Superfood Face Oil FARMACY - Cheer Up Brightening Vitamin C Eye Cream with Acerola Cherry
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glowwitherin
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
Retinol 101
Retinol 101
Let's talk Retinol! 🌱 I've been always intrigued and also drawn towards Retinols and Retinoids because of their smoothing, brightening, firming, and zit-killing benefits, without hardcore irritating your skin. What is Retinol? In simple words, Retinol is just one from of derivatives of Vitamin A. Retinol and Retinoid (an advanced and more recent form of Vitamin A are available as countertop med, and doesn't need prescription) where in, the more stronger form that is Tretinoin need prescription. Retinol is just one of the many different types of retinoids (the umbrella term for all vitamin-A derivatives, including retinol) that are on the market. A drugstore anti-aging formula, for example, could contain retinyl palmitate (the weakest of the retinoids), or it could contain retinol (the next strongest and most tolerable) Simply put the benefits: ✨Prevents wrinkles ✨Brightens dull skin ✨Treats acne ✨Fades dark spots (Hyperpigmentation) ✨Boosts collagen production . . . . These are some of my favorite affordable and pricey options of Retinol. 1. @deciem @theordinary Ganactive Retinol 2% Emulsion The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion 2. @skillrorganics Antioxidant serum 3. @sundayriley A+ High dose Retinoid serum SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum 4. @theinkeylist Retinol THE inkey LIST - Retinol Anti-Aging Serum All of these have a their unique formula and texture, although the @inkeylist and @sundayriley ones are a little bit thicker, yellow gel serum. They're similar in formula. While @deciem one is my favorite so far, as it is very inexpensive and more on a liquidy side, which gets absorbed in skin quickly. The only Retinol I'd suggest to the ones who're trying it for the first time is @deciem Retinol 2% emulsion Retinol is my holy grail these days as it works on my hormonal acne as well. Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments! 🌟💕
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Beautycation_by_shruti
A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum
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