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0.3% Retinol Serum 30ml


Formulated with SkinSense’s innovative double encapsulation of pure retinol at an entry-level 0.3% concentration, this lightweight serum is a great introduction to those new to the powerful anti-ageing ingredient. Retinol (Vitamin A) works by stimulating the skin's natural cell renewal process, which in turn promotes a fresher, more youthful looking complexion. Uneven skin tone, pigmentation and other imperfections appear reduced over time thanks to a gentle, yet effective increase in cell turnover. A double encapsulation of retinol ensures not only a stable and sustained delivery into the skin, but also reduces risk of 'over-loading' the skin and risking irritation.


For those new to retinol, introduce this into your night time routine gradually 2-3 times a week. Build up use to every other night. For more robust skin types and those already using retinols, use nightly. Retinol is a powerful active ingredient which can make your skin a little more sun sensitive so it’s important to wear additional sun protection during the daytime. Due to its potency, there is a clinical smell to the serum which totally dissipates after a few seconds.


Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Cetyl Phosphate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arginine, Parfum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydrated Silica, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Methylcellulose, Limonene, Retinol, Sodium Sulfate, Linalool, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cl 19140, Cl 14700.

*Please be aware that ingredient lists for products are updated regularly. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package for the most up-to-date list of ingredients to ensure it is suitable for your personal use.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Zoe Lawley
Love it

I have only been using this serum for around ten days and my skin hasn’t looked better in years. I have reduced breakouts and texture, and my skin also looks more hydrated - dehydration lines are gone. I have tried one other retinol serum which helped with texture but made me breakout and have dry patches. The initial smell of this serum is a little off putting but it quickly fades. I cannot stress how much I love this product - I have tried countless serums all claiming to individually help with breakouts, texture and dry patches, and so far this miraculously seems to do it all.

Smells off, very bad!

The serum itself feels nice on the skin but as another person mentioned it has an overpowering smell like vomit but to me it’s like rotten feet. I don’t get why this isn’t mentioned by others unless the bottle I got is “off”. I’ve never come across a face product that smells so bad and puts me off using it so I won’t be repurchasing for this reason. Yuk!

Jackie Goddard
Skin sense

Just love all of the products

Denise Terry
SkinSense makes sense

The products and service are second to none. I have not yet tried the 0.3% Retinol Serum as I have not finished the facial serum that I have been using, but am looking forward to using the product. All SkinSense products are superb, especially for very mature skin like mine. I would nor hesitate for a second to recommend any SkinSense product.

Halina Wootton
Blondyna 1

Really suits my skin used with the other retinol products.