Science has shown us that the best Retinol Creams are made for maximum efficacy and minimal irritation. They do this by buffering Retinol with ingredients that minimise the risk of an allergic response.
Mend Retinol Cream
When developing Mend Retinol Cream, we took this theory to the next level. In fact, by painstakingly infusing together ingredients that actually calm inflammation and irritation in skin cells, we were able to pack a powerful 2.5% of Retinol into our formula.
That's quite an anti-ageing punch, even if we do say so ourselves. But the beauty of Mend Retinol Cream, unlike other products, is that it's so gentle, your skin won’t know what hit it until you see the results in the mirror.
Pretty impressive, right?
Let's now take a closer look at the ingredients that make Mend Retinol Cream so special:
Aloe Vera is known for its calming and soothing properties. It’s also a well-recognised antioxidant and antibacterial, making it the perfect topical compliment for Retinol.
Additionally, Aloe helps to heal acne scars and is often used as a natural remedy for sunburn. On the whole, it’s an absolute powerhouse of a product, containing over 75 nutrients, 20 minerals, 12 vitamins, 18 amino acids and 200 active enzymes.
Organic Sunflower Oil
A natural anti-inflammatory, Sunflower Oil helps with wound healing and is frequently used to soothe acne and outbreaks of spots and pimples.
And like any good face-friendly oil, it promotes moisture retention in the skin. It is also non-comedogenic (it won’t block pores) and has been found to benefit dry skin conditions, such as eczema.
Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
This wouldn't be a Mend product without a generous blend of Hyaluronic Acid added to the mix. And if you have read our skincare guides, you will know just how much we love this ingredient here at Mend HQ.
Hyaluronic Acid is primarily used to hydrate the deep dermal layers of the skin while its humectant properties help lock in moisture. It’s also a glycosaminoglycan, which prevents the skin from sagging, as well as having antibacterial and wound healing qualities.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Another skin care wonder product. Jojoba Oil is light in formula and easily absorbed into the skin. It contains Vitamins E and B, plus antioxidants and minerals to protect and nourish.
It has antimicrobial properties too, making Jojoba Oil great for acne sufferers. It can also help to relieve the symptoms of dermatitis, rosacea and eczema.
An all natural emollient thanks to its high fat content, Shea Butter is widely used in sensitive skin cosmetics due to its incredible autoinflammatory properties.
It delivers a decent burst of Vitamins A and E, and also provides some UV protection. The cinnamic acid within Shea Butter helps to calm inflammation and is ideal for those who suffer with acne.
Vitamin E actively helps to improve the function of the skin barrier, providing protection from free radicals and UV radiation damage from the sun. An anti-inflammatory, it also works to help the efficacy of other compounds into the skin.
Organic Green Tea
A proven anti-ager, Green Tea is packed full of polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants and known skin-soothers.
It can reduce redness, irritation and swelling. Green Tea can even help fight skin cancer by promoting DNA repair, thanks to an antioxidant called EGCG. And like so many of our 'go to' ingredients, it’s a great infection fighter. Helping to reduce acne symptoms and kill bacterial inflammation.
Organic Gotu Kola
Even the skincare buffs may not be familiar with this one. Also known as Pennywort, it has many health benefits that extend far beyond skincare.
Gotu Kola is loaded with amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids and a skin firmer called triternene saponins. If that wasn’t enough, it adds yet more antioxidants into the mix, helping to accelerate skin repair time thanks to its circulatory benefits.
Another nutrient and mineral packed goodie, it’s also an antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory wonder. Horsetail is rich in the mineral silica, which can help with the creation of new collagen.
Wild Geranium Extract
This skin-loving ingredient helps to encourage new cell growth, boosting the efficacy of our Retinol Cream. A natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory astringent, it promotes skin healing, helping to tone, firm and reduce inflammation.
All of these added extras have enabled us to create a smooth emollient, silky-to-apply Retinol Cream that does not requires chemicals, fragrances or filler ingredients that are often found in other Retinol products. Less nasties, more of the gentle, all-natural good stuff, that's the Mend way.