Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that works to reverse the signs of ageing and prevent new wrinkles from forming, while also reducing the appearance of acne and scarring.
Retinol can sound scary since it’s rather powerful and if used incorrectly (such as applying too much too fast), dryness, redness and irritation may occur. However, with Pixi Retinol Tonic, the retinol inside comes encapsulated, meaning it slowly releases its skin-plumping goodness over time rather than all at once (read: less chance of irritation).
While other retinol formulas may dry out the skin, in the Pixi Retinol Tonic the retinol comes paired with soothing jasmine flower extract and hydrating glycerin, which work to counteract that drying effect and helps keep the skin balanced.
According to a cosmetic chemist, Ginger King, who was interviewed by Allure, the formula has a pretty low dosage of retinol, too, so it’s perfectly gentle on the skin and a great option for those who haven’t dipped their toes in the retinol game before (get amongst it!). It’s also a great two-in-one solution for those of you who tend to forget the whole toner/retinol step (guilty!).