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Venus in Retinoid revolutionizes skincare with 0.2% Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), one of the most potent yet gentle retinoids. This advanced ester form of retinoic acid minimizes irritation, making it ideal for nightly use. Enhanced with deep-penetration enhancers, it's best applied directly after cleansing to maximize its benefits.

Retinoids like HPR are adept at boosting skin cell turnover, effectively pushing out imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, rough texture, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne. This accelerated renewal process requires some time—typically a few months—to fully ramp up, during which gentle exfoliation is recommended. Once peak turnover is achieved, reduce exfoliation to 1-2 times weekly. Visible improvements are seen after one bottle, with remarkable transformations after continued use.

While Venus In Retinoid does thin the skin by increasing cell turnover, it simultaneously thickens it by promoting collagen production. Its unique formula features HPR, a cutting-edge retinoid which is an ester of tretinoin. All the power of pure retinoic acid without the dryness or irritation.

For beginners, start with 1 pump every 2 days, gradually increasing usage as your skin adapts over the first month.

Caution: Avoid retinoids during pregnancy or nursing. Discontinue if pregnancy occurs. Regular SPF use is essential.

Deionized Water, Ethanol, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Sargassum Fluitans/Natans Extract, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Bisabolol, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Magnolia Absolute, Glycerin, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Kumquat Oil, Mandarin Oil, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Extract, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (0.2%), Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate

Venus in Retinoid

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Venus in Retinoid revolutionizes skincare with 0.2% Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), one of the most potent yet gentle retinoids. This advanced ester form of retinoic acid minimizes irritation, making it ideal for nightly use. Enhanced with deep-penetration enhancers, it's best applied directly after cleansing to maximize its benefits.

Retinoids like HPR are adept at boosting skin cell turnover, effectively pushing out imperfections such as wrinkles, fine lines, rough texture, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and acne. This accelerated renewal process requires some time—typically a few months—to fully ramp up, during which gentle exfoliation is recommended. Once peak turnover is achieved, reduce exfoliation to 1-2 times weekly. Visible improvements are seen after one bottle, with remarkable transformations after continued use.

While Venus In Retinoid does thin the skin by increasing cell turnover, it simultaneously thickens it by promoting collagen production. Its unique formula features HPR, a cutting-edge retinoid which is an ester of tretinoin. All the power of pure retinoic acid without the dryness or irritation.

For beginners, start with 1 pump every 2 days, gradually increasing usage as your skin adapts over the first month.

Caution: Avoid retinoids during pregnancy or nursing. Discontinue if pregnancy occurs. Regular SPF use is essential.

Deionized Water, Ethanol, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Sargassum Fluitans/Natans Extract, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Bisabolol, D-Alpha Tocopherol, Magnolia Absolute, Glycerin, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Kumquat Oil, Mandarin Oil, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Extract, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (0.2%), Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate

Skincell Turnover

Venus in Retinoid, featuring 0.2% Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR), accelerates skin cell turnover in the epidermis. This action effectively 'fast-forwards' the removal of older, dead skin cells, allowing fresher, newer cells to surface more rapidly. This process is beneficial for correcting skin defects, signs of aging, and damage, leading to a rejuvenated skin appearance.

Builds Collagen

HPR in Venus in Retinoid specifically activates fibroblasts, the cells responsible for collagen synthesis. By regulating gene expression, it enhances collagen formation, contributing to the preservation of skin structure. HPR also inhibits collagenase, an enzyme that breaks down collagen, thus maintaining skin firmness and reducing signs of aging.

Fades Dark Spots and Evens Skin Tone

Venus in Retinoid's HPR component effectively regulates melanin synthesis and distribution by inhibiting tyrosinase, an enzyme crucial in melanin production. This action, combined with increased skin cell turnover, helps fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, leading to a more even and brightened skin tone.

Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate

A next-generation retinoid known for its efficacy in skin rejuvenation with minimal irritation. It directly targets and binds to retinoic acid receptors in the skin without having to undergo transformation like most other retinols do. HPR boosts skin cell turnover and renewal as well as collagen synthesis, effectively diminishing wrinkles while refining and smoothing skin texture.

Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate

A modified form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule known for its impressive moisture-retaining properties. This derivative is enhanced with acetyl groups, increasing its affinity for skin and improving its ability to penetrate deeper into the epidermis. This results in more effective hydration, leading to a plumper, smoother skin appearance. Sodium Acetyl Hyaluronate also exhibits longer-lasting moisture retention compared to regular hyaluronic acid, making it highly beneficial in anti-aging and moisturizing skincare products. Its capacity to attract and hold water significantly helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and in maintaining skin elasticity and resilience.

Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Extract

Rich in antioxidants, it helps combat free radicals, reducing premature aging signs such as wrinkles and fine lines. Its anti-inflammatory properties can soothe irritated skin and reduce redness, making it suitable for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Additionally, the extract contains anthocyanins, which promote collagen production, enhancing skin elasticity and firmness. Its natural astringent properties can tighten pores and reduce puffiness, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.

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Charlene M.

Great product! It really does work! Keep up the great work you do.

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Madison
10/10

Retinol sandwich will leave you with glass skin in the AM. Toner + Venus + Jaded = Insane. Will never not use this product.

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Glowy

It takes a few months for more noticeable changes to occur, but I noticed an improvement in my skin right away.

Right away I noticed I would wake up with more rested and hydrated looking skin. It’s more gentle on my skin (very little redness and breakouts) compared to similar treatments I had used in the past. I use VIR every other day to daily. Over time the fine line on my forehead smoothed out, and the dark spot I have on my cheek is broken up and faint. Can’t wait to see the continued results. As usual nothing else seems to work as well as Surreal Skincare products.

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Melanie C.
Miracle treatment

I have been using Venus in Retinoid since about a week before Christmas when I got my LTB box. The first night I felt tightening and a cooling effect after applying. Within a few days I felt as if my skins appearance improved. There was a glow that I hadn’t noticed before and my skins texture was noticeably smooth. Currently my pores which are usually clogged on certain parts of my face even with a religious acne regimen are barely visible at all. My skin is so smooth and even. I stopped using scurvy dog or high c and hyperpigmentation that I had gotten rid of is still gone which was a concern of mine. I no longer have clogged pores or pesky breakouts and my fancy foundation I bought has been collecting dust because I don’t need it. Also using highlighter which is my favorite just isn’t necessary anymore! Will continue to use and cannot wait to see what the next couple bottles bring! I did not experience any skin irritation while using this product unless I did not use sunscreen. Daily use of plain Jane mixed with daywalker immediately solved that issue. Highly highly recommend.

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Pritha
Shine Bright Like A Diamond 💎

I've shied away from the retinol zeitgeist because I just didn't want to deal with weeks of acclimation--the face-molting-dry-skin period--that everyone hates but agrees to deal with for the promise of a star wattage, smoothed out, even-toned complexion. Why? I'm risk averse and easily freaked out. That is why Venus in Retinoid is perfect: I do not experience any dryness. I layer Cheat Death over ViR for a double punch treatment and use Jaded to finish, to seal the deal.

The most important thing about ViR is that you MUST use SPF daily. Don't even think about anything else.

You will purge because such is the nature of the science behind this product: it gets the gunk out as it speeds up cell turnover aka renewal. I use it because I have hyperpigmentation concerns; a tiny bit of stubborn texture; the beginning of a forehead wrinkle I'm trying to kill without 'tox; and some sun damage that needs attention.

I started slow at first--every other night--BUT as this PRODUCT is super gentle, I switched to nightly. The trick is to be consistent as a Retinoid routine is a long tail game. You'll notice changes fairly quickly, within a month, but wait until you get to the third month (where I am in my timeline) because damn, Rihanna.