Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil), Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Pentylene Glycol, Phospholipids, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Vegetal Hyaluronic Acid), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Wildcrafted Resina Propoli (Propolis), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Rose Ether, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, X anthan Gum, Citric Acid.
How to Apply Kleem Organics ® Advanced 2.5% Retinol Cream for Maximum Results
The correct application of the cream is as important as the product itself.
We typically advise applying retinol creams at night, especially in summer. It’s still fine to apply the Retinol cream during the day, as long as you follow it with a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 40 or higher.
Cleanse your face properly with lukewarm water in order to dissolve dirt, oil or dead skin.
Apply a warm moist towel to your face for 3 minutes in order to gently open the pores of the skin and then use your favourite anti-ageing product containing rejuvenating ingredients. A vitamin C serum would be advisable.
Wait 15 minutes after washing your face before applying the Retinol cream in order to reduce irritation. When you wash your skin, you disturb your skin's natural barrier and waiting a short while will give your skin more time to recover. Also, applying retinoids onto damp skin will cause it to absorb faster, increasing the chances of irritation.
Retinoids will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, therefore it is best to apply them at night. If you feel comfortable with your retinol and want to add an extra boost, you can apply it in the morning too, but you should also be using a good sunscreen to protect your skin even more. If it’s your first time using Retinol, use it twice a week for one week, then three times a week for two weeks. If your skin has had zero reactions thus far (no burning, itching redness, or irritation), bump up your usage to every day, and then keep it there for a few months before attempting a twice a day usage.
Squeeze a pea-sized dab of retinol onto your fingers. Using your fingers, smooth the retinol over your face, starting first with your forehead (the skin there is less sensitive, so it can take a stronger dose if you accidentally apply too much), then moving on to your nose, cheeks, chin and neck.
If your skin gets dry it is okay to apply your favourite moisturizer after putting on your Retinol cream. Just make sure you wait anywhere from 10 minutes to 20 minutes after applying the Retinol cream to apply your moisturizer so you do not diminish the effects of the retinol. However, if you are experiencing too much irritation from the retinol, you could buffer it with moisturizer to reduce some of the redness and dryness.