Retinol versus Retinal

What's the difference?

Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is a derivative of vitamin A.

Retinol promotes cell turnover and collagen production. So it's been a long-time derm favorite to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, and improve skin texture and tone.

The short science story is that Retinol actually needs to be converted into retinal (retinaldehyde) and then into retinoic acid before it can be used by the skin. So, Retinal requires only one conversion step to become retinoic acid, making it more potent and faster-acting than retinol.

If you've had struggles with retinol because it irritates your skin, try retinal. It's easy.

How to Use

PM use only.

1. Cleanse. 2. Spray/mist 3. Serum or oil of choice 4. Night cream. 5. Radiance. Retinal Refining Cream.

If you currently use our Fab Four, use in place of or following Meta. Condition can follow.