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Retinol is an all-rounder for skin regeneration. It is one of the most effective anti-aging factors and works effectively against impurities and unevenness. Retinol activates cell renewal and can thus refine the skin structure and reduce pigment spots. Retinol can also smooth wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen production and reducing collagen breakdown. This effect is further enhanced by the skin's increased moisture retention. The antibacterial effect of retinol also helps combat impure skin.

  • Ideal for skin that has not yet been treated with retinol
  • Smoothes wrinkles, refines pores, helps against impurities
  • Ideal for treating scars on the face
  • Also suitable for the neck, décolleté, and shoulder area
  • For sensitive skin, it is recommended to switch to the DOC.BERGER | EFFECT skincare system without retinol for the first 6-8 weeks
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    Retinol, phosphatidylcholine (lecithin >80%), tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    Retinol should only be used in the evening after an oil-free cleansing routine.

    While using retinol, consistent daily care with our Anti-Pollution Day Cream with sun protection factor 30 is mandatory.

    Slight redness or dryness is completely normal when starting retinol treatment.

    You will see and feel the full effects of retinol after 3 to 6 months.

    Increasing the retinol concentration to 0.5% should only be considered after 6 weeks at the earliest.

    Regardless of skin type, retinol treatment should always be introduced gradually. In order to get your skin used to the active ingredient, we recommend the scheme below.

    • Intolerance to any of the listed ingredients.

    AQUA (WATER), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, GLYCERIN, SUCROSE STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ETHYLHEXYL STEARATE, GALACTOARABINAN, CAP RYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, PHYTIC ACID, Tocopherol, retinol, hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables, phenylpropanol, butyrospermum Parkii butter (shea butter), pentylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate, ceramide 3

    Important travel notice:

    Our active ingredient serums have been carefully developed for your daily skincare routine. However, we would like to inform you that while travelling, especially on flights, there is a risk that the serums may leak due to changes in pressure or movement. Unfortunately, we cannot assume liability for such incidents. To minimize the risk of leakage, we recommend the following steps:

    1.) Seal check: Before your journey, ensure that all lids and closures of your products are securely and tightly closed.

    2.) Upright storage: Store the products in an upright position whenever possible.

    3.) Prefer carry-on luggage: When flying, carry the products in your carry-on luggage to have better control over storage conditions.

    If you have concerns, we recommend considering leaving the serums at home to completely avoid leakage.

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    FAQs

    Retinol is a form of vitamin A and a popular ingredient in skincare, known for its anti-aging effects. It promotes cell regeneration and collagen production, which can help reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. Additionally, retinol can refine pores, reduce pigmentation, increase skin moisture, and accelerate scar healing.

    Start with the lowest concentration, Retinol 0.3, and for the first two weeks, apply one pump of Retinol 0.3 serum every other evening. If your skin adapts to retinol without any issues and there are no signs of redness or flakiness, you can use Retinol daily for the next 3-6 weeks until it's finished. During this time, you can increase the amount of the Retinol serum to up to 3 pumps per evening. Transitioning from Retinol 0.3 to Retinol 0.5 should only be done after 6-8 weeks. The higher the concentration, the stronger the anti-aging effect. For very sensitive skin, increasing beyond 0.3% may not be possible, while other skin types may tolerate it.

    Retinol 0.5 is suitable for all skin types, especially for those looking to address signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. However, it may be particularly beneficial for individuals with normal to dry skin types who want to incorporate a higher concentration of retinol into their skincare routine.

    Retinol 1.0 is ideal for normal, mature, oily, and acne-prone skin. It is also used specifically to treat body scars.

    A high-quality retinol serum is characterized by an effective concentration of retinol that is potent enough to deliver visible results while remaining gentle enough to avoid skin irritation. Additionally, it should contain moisturizing and soothing ingredients, such as vitamin E, to nourish the skin and minimize potential side effects like dryness or redness.

    Retinol serum should be gradually integrated into the skincare routine, starting with application every other or every third evening to allow the skin to acclimate to the retinol. Apply after cleansing and before moisturizing. Gently massage a small amount of the serum onto the face, avoiding the eye area. Since retinol makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight, it is important to use a high SPF sunscreen in the morning. After a few weeks, the frequency of use can be increased if the skin responds well to the product.

    Yes, retinol can be effective in helping with acne. It promotes cellular turnover, which helps prevent pore congestion, one of the main causes of acne. Retinol also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness and swelling. It's important to start with a low concentration and gradually introduce it to the skin to avoid irritation. For severe acne or sensitive skin, it's recommended to consult a dermatologist before use.

    Retinol can be helpful in reducing scars, especially acne scars. By accelerating cell turnover, retinol helps renew the top layers of the skin, which can improve the appearance of scars over time. It also stimulates collagen production, contributing to improved skin texture and elasticity. For optimal results, retinol should be used regularly over an extended period. It's important to use sun protection while using retinol products as the skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays.

    In general, most people can tolerate retinol well, but it depends on how it is used. The key is to apply retinol ONLY IN THE EVENING and gradually increase the concentration. Going beyond 0.3% is often not possible for very sensitive skin.

    The ideal approach for incorporating retinol into your routine is as follows:
    1-2 Weeks: Apply retinol 0.3 every other evening.
    3-6 Weeks: Use retinol 0.3 every evening.
    6-8 Weeks: Transition to retinol 0.5. In the first two weeks, use it every other evening, then switch to daily application.

    If well-tolerated, after another 6-8 weeks, you can consider switching to retinol 1.0, which represents the maximum concentration available without a prescription.

    By following this schedule, you minimize the risk of skin irritation and can fully benefit from retinol's advantages. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask for further clarification.

    Yes, if applied incorrectly, retinol can cause skin irritation such as redness, dryness, or peeling in some individuals. Therefore, it's important to gradually introduce the skin to retinol and apply it ONLY IN THE EVENING. During the day, you should always use sunscreen with SPF 30, as retinol can make the skin more sensitive to light.

    Retinol should be avoided during pregnancy.

    Patience is key. Typically, you should plan for at least 2-3 months of consistent use to see visible results.