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A-Passioni Retinol Cream
0.33 oz/ 10 ml
0.33 oz/ 10 ml
1 oz/ 30 ml
DRUNK ELEPHANT

A-Passioni Retinol Cream

4.4( 113 Ratings )
Details
VeganCruelty-freeFragrance-FreeGluten-FreeParaben-Free
Highlights
Why Cherie Love ItA clean, cutting-edge cream that combines 1.0% vegan retinol with nourishing, superfood-rich ingredients to effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage for a vibrant, younger-looking complexion.
Research ResultsIn an independent consumer-testing panel of 45 women ages 25 to 55: - 100% of testers agreed skin clarity was improved - 94% of testers agreed skin texture felt smoother - 88% of testers agreed skin felt firmer
What Else You Need to KnowRetinol and supportive peptides restore a look of bounce, resilience, and clarity to skin while visibly evening tone and texture without redness and irritation. Vitamin F and a curated blend of oils replenish lipids and moisture while antioxidant-packed ingredients defend against environmental stressors. This cream is free of essential oils, silicones, and fragrance. Drunk Elephant is committed to using only ingredients that either directly benefit the health of the skin or support the integrity of their formulations. The brand focuses on healthy pH levels, formulations the skin recognizes, small molecular structure that’s easily absorbed, and effective active ingredients that also support the skin’s acid mantle. All of their products are designed to be mixed together—what Drunk Elephant calls making a smoothie. (This is true for all of their products except their sunscreen, Umbra, which sits on top of the skin, protecting it from UV damage.) The result is skin that is reset to its happiest, healthiest state. Awards: - Men‘s Health, 2019 Grooming Award - InStyle, 2019 Best Beauty Buys - People En Espanol, 2020 Beauty Awards This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
Ingredients
85 ingredients
Effects
NIACINAMIDE ASCORBATE
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Hyaluronic Acid
Hydrating
Pineapple Fruit Extract
Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Panthenol
Hydrating
PCA
Hydrating
CITRIC ACID
Exfoliating
Lentil Fruit Extract
Hydrating, Anti-Oxidant
sodium lactate
Hydrating
Apple Fruit Extract
Soothing, Anti-Oxidant
Watermelon Fruit Extract
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Oxidant
Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12
Anti-Aging
CERAMIDE NP
Soothing, Hydrating
Glycerin
Hydrating
Sodium Hyaluronate
Hydrating
Simmondsia Chinensis
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Tripeptide
Hydrating
Ceramide
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Aging
Cetearyl Alcohol
Comedogenic
Jojoba Esters
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Stearic Acid
Comedogenic, Fungal Acne
Lauric Acid
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Glycine Soja
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil
Soothing, Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant
Tetrapeptide
Anti-Oxidant
Olea Europaea
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
Anti-Aging
Ceteareth-20
Comedogenic
Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer
Hydrating
Soybean Oil
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Vitamin E Acetate
Anti-Aging
Carbomer
Comedogenic
Coconut Alkanes
Comedogenic
Safflower Seed Oil
Hydrating, Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant, Fungal Acne
Vitamin E
Anti-Oxidant
Apricot Kernel Oil
Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
Anti-Aging
NICOTINAMIDE MONONUCLEOTIDE
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Rice Bran Extract
Hydrating, Anti-Aging
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Anti-Aging, Brightening
Broccoli Extract
Anti-Aging, Anti-Oxidant
Avocado Oil
Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic
Jojoba Seed Oil
Soothing, Hydrating, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant, Comedogenic, Fungal Acne
Glyceryl Stearate
Hydrating, Fungal Acne
Beta-Carotene
Anti-Aging
Kale Leaf Extract
Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Oxidant
Polypeptide
Soothing, Hydrating
Saccharomyces Polypeptides
Hydrating
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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 - 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 Retinol 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 Retinol Serum
SUNDAY RILEY-A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
Just some thoughts on DE produ
Just some thoughts on DE products i’ve tried so far.⁣⁣ 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞: combo, acne prone, sensitive⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌱𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐢: i think it’s an awesome moisturizer! beautiful texture and really seals in everything. Again, we don’t know if the peptides actually work per application but I like how this feels on skin more than any other (thick,sealing) cream I have so i’m giving it a higher rating. It tends to make me oilier than usual when used during the day so I only put it on at night. Is it worth the price tho? absolutely not. ⁣⁣ ~ coconut alkanes❗️⁣⁣ 𝐀𝐥𝐭: @cerave night renewing cream, thicker but has ceramides and shorter ingredient list ⁣⁣ ⁣ 🌞𝐂 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐚: totally just did not work for me. Too heavy, made skin very oily and only exacerbated my acne. I think it’ll work better for dry skin.⁣⁣ ~ i’m probably one of the few people who don’t buy the company’s 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫-𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 & 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 claims 🤷🏻‍♀️ show us comparative data? ⁣⁣ 𝐀𝐥𝐭: @cerave vitamin c serum- way cheaper ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💧𝐁-𝐡𝐲𝐝𝐫𝐚: decent product. does nothing special than any drugstore hydrators. gives good hydration for my oily skin but may not be sufficient for dry skin. has pineapple, watermelon, apple extracts so has more potential to cause irritation. ⁣ 𝐀𝐥𝐭: @hadalabotokyo lotions, @neutrogena hydroboost, @pyunkangyul essence lotion⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌹*gift 𝐀-𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐢: it’s OKAY. I just don’t see the point of wasting $74 on a retinol if you can have @differinus adapalane ($14, for acne) or @curology tretinoin ($20, acne, anti aging) that are proven more effective and already in their active state? I guess it’s for those who can’t tolerate these retinoids and don’t mind shelling out 💸⁣🙈 ⁣⁣ 🌻𝐂-𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐨: pure luxury, unnecessary⁣⁣. the protini itself makes a good eye cream. ⁣⁣ 🌼𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐚 𝐨𝐢𝐥: scam. buy @deciem instead. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Overall, I think it’s a good fragrance-free (also cruelty-free) but overhyped brand. None of these delivers anything substantial to justify their prices🙈
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Melissa
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
How to Use Retinoids Without Wrecking Your Skin
How to Use Retinoids Without Wrecking Your Skin
Retinoids are amazing. Whether you’re using adapalene (Differin) to treat acne, over-the-counter retinols to prevent signs of aging or correct hyperpigmentation, or plan to start tretinoin (Retin-A) for both, retinoids are exciting and have decades of research to back up their efficacy. But they can be a bit tricky- after all, almost anyone who turns to retinoids is warned of flaking, dryness, purging, redness, irritation... side effects galore. Except, it’s honestly pretty easy to avoid most of those. The purging is somewhat inevitable due to how retinoids work, but mixing retinol with an oil or applying an oil in the same routine can help stave off a lot (if not all) of the irritation, redness, flaking, and/or dryness. Oils help to fortify the skin barrier with fatty acids, as well as seal in the moisture from your hydrating serums and/or your moisturizer. I figured this tip out after accidentally forgetting to apply an oil (a usual part of my PM routine) with my tretinoin and immediately experienced flaking around my nose. Here are my favourite retinol+oil combos... The Ordinary - Retinol 1% in Squalane is my favourite over-the-counter retinol, melding two wonderful and simple ingredients: squalane and retinol. They offer three concentrations, beginning at 0.2%, then 0.5%, and finally 1%. I saw no irritation slowly making my way between the various concentrations, the squalane drying down to a lovely satin finish if you use in the AM before sunscreen. THE inkey LIST - Rosehip Oil applied after my Apostrophe Tretinoin has helped immensely- I didn’t notice any flaking/dryness until the night I forgot to apply it after my tret, which is impressive! I also haven’t experienced any redness or increased sensitivity, which I credit partly to this oil (also partly to my soothing serums). It’s already been helping with my acne and hyperpigmentation, as well as some tiny bumpy texture that has been persistently plaguing my forehead since before the beginning of my skincare journey years ago. DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil applied after DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil is a dream team combination for aging, dry skin- as well as a wonderful way to correct texture and tone! I can’t recommend this specific combination enough for helping with uneven texture and uneven tone. It lightened some of my dark spots and really helped smooth the orange peel texture on my chin, with the oil keeping a lot of the dryness at bay.
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Skinsitive
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
My Currently PM routine!! Like
My Currently PM routine!! Like I state in the video I have a few variations and my routine depends on what I have open that I need to finish up! pixi - Retinol Tonic Just OK, don’t see huge retinol benefits TRULY - Mary Jane CBD Glow Serum I really enjoy this serum! Light sweet scent leaves skin soft and slowing Kate Somerville - DeliKate Recovery Serum awesome serum! Very calming and hydrating. Great to use after a harsh mask EARTHEN SKINCARE - Clear #1 Eye Cream nice hydrating benefits but it’s supposed to brighten the eyes and I haven’t seen any of those effects DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream my Favorite retinol! Will continue to repurchase BABOR - Collagen Cream a nice hydrating cream but I’m still in the early stages of testing this
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sitstilllookpretty
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
Skincare Story: Acne to Eczema to Glow-Up
Skincare Story: Acne to Eczema to Glow-Up
When I started my skincare journey, I had the oiliest skin imaginable and dealt with constant hormonal breakouts. I tried every brand Sephora had to offer- each one filled with more fragrance, essential oils, and/or alcohol than the last. My skin quickly became overwhelmed and I broke out into terrible atopic dermatitis which would become chronic. And bam! I had eczema. It was... a struggle, to say the least. I went from oily to combination, with flare-ups that got me so dry I’d flake. Unpleasant. But I learned. I switched to fragrance-, essential oil-, alcohol-free skincare. Cleansers with gentle surfactants. Less exfoliation and more nourishing ingredients. Added hydrating products to reduce the dehydration that caused my oily skin and keep my now-combo skin happy. I gave my skin at least 2-4 no-actives rest days every week. My skin slowly recuperated. Now my hyperpigmentation is fading and my eczema flare-ups are less common. I still get breakouts, but they’re less painful and less long-lived. A few products (such as PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Azelaic Acid Booster and The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2% ) are amazing for their role in reducing my hyperpigmentation, but I can’t emphasize enough how my acne and eczema flare-ups wouldn’t have improved if I hadn’t eliminated my triggers by switching brands. I stopped using fragranced brands like Origins, Fresh, Herbivore, Dr Jart, Tatcha, and Summer Fridays, and switched to biocompatible brands like Drunk Elephant, The Ordinary, The Inkey List, and Paula’s Choice. By taking out all possible irritants, my skin found peace. My acne reduced in frequency + intensity and I nowadays a combo of PAULA'S CHOICE - 10% Niacinamide Booster and PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator keeps them short-lived. Skin rest days are still important but I can’t emphasize enough that your skin is an organ and everyone should be treating it as such 🙌🏽
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Skinsitive
10% Azelaic Acid Booster
PAULA'S CHOICE-10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Retinol Saves the Day?!? (Maybe saves my skin🧐)
Retinol Saves the Day?!? (Maybe saves my skin🧐)
DRUNK ELEPHANT - A-Passioni Retinol Cream I love this DE retinol! I choose to purchase the smaller size just because it was my first time trying this product from this brand and plus it came with the B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum! I found this product to work very well with my sensitive skin in regard to the reduction of my acne scars and milia. I was first introduced to retinol (vitamin A) approximately a year ago. It's an anti-aging ingredient that helps with skin cell turnover, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, correcting the texture of your skin, and helping the overall appearance of your skin. It's suggested to start using retinol in your early 20s. It can be super strong, so if you're just starting I would start off with using it once a week, to eventually twice a week, and then every other day. I have sensitive skin, so I like to apply a moisturizer before retinol, as a barrier between my skin and the retinol. Apply a pea sized amount (a little bit goes A LONG WAY)! DE recommends using the serum with the retinol, which I did but I didn't find it an absolute necessity. However, it's nice if you want an extra "boost" of hydration. I only use it at night just because it does make your skin sensitive to the sun. That being said, ALWAYS apply an SPF during the day even if you're inside. Although, retinol can be pricy, it lasts a very long time because you do use a small amount. I personally have not tried any drugstore retinols, but will be looking into them. As someone who suffered from acne and milia (still do) this is one product that has helped me A LOT! Remember to always do your research before trying new products. Let me know your fav retinol products!!💕
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sKinKare__
A-Passioni Retinol Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-A-Passioni Retinol Cream
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