Not Safe for Pregnancy
Made in Australia
The esmi Resurfacing R0.25% retinol serum is the perfect introduction to the esmi retinol serum range especially if you're new to retinol or have sensitive skin as it is formulated with 100% encapsulated retinol to increase skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen synthesis for a fresher, firmer complexion.
Superior to standard retinol, encapsulated retinol has enhanced bioavailability and stability. The retinol is enclosed in tiny capsules which allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin layer before being activated. This is ideal for sensitive skin as it maximises skin benefits while minimising surface dryness, irritation, and flaking associated with a traditional retinol serum.
This gentle retinol serum teams additional antioxidant-powdered ingredients with retinol to further condition, protect and strengthen the skin.
Tackling signs of ageing, carrot seed oil is a skin revitalising combination of vitamin C to stimulate collagen, vitamin A for regeneration, and the moisturising benefits of vitamin E. Smoothing lines and encouraging a fresher complexion, carrot oil helps skin recover from sun damage and trauma, including scarring.
Help shield skin from UV and pollution damage with the rich antioxidant benefits of tomato extract. This natural skin booster also aids in oil regulation which makes it a great ally for oily, congested and acne-prone skin.
Sunflower oil is packed with linoleic acid to fortify the skin barrier and encourage moisture retention to guard against dehydration. Vitamin E also helps protect skin against sun damage responsible for speeding up signs of ageing.
The Range of Skin Treat Retinol Serums
The range comes in the following variations: 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.75% and 1.0%. This allows you to start at a lower concentration and increase your retinol % step by step when your skin is ready.
- Level 1: 0.25%.
- Level 2: 0.5%
- Level 3: 0.75%
- Level 4: 1.0%
This simple system sets you up for the best retinol serum experience with maximum effectiveness and minimal irritation.
Increasing the concentration: If you can't see any redness, peeling, or any other sign of irritation, your skin is ready for the next level. If you have sensitive skin, you may not be able to tolerate higher than Level 1 or 2.
Caution: Retinol is not a pregnancy or breastfeeding safe ingredient.
What will the cost of shipping be?
All orders receive complimentary standard shipping - no minimum spend! Your order will be sent using Australia Post or DHL and can be tracked. Need your order asap? We have express shipping options available for you for a small fee. For more shipping info click here.
When will my order be sent?
Orders received by 3:00pm, Monday to Friday, will be dispatched the same day! Please note that there may be slight delays in shipping at times of high volume orders. Please also consider public holidays when checking the shipping method. If you have any concerns or questions regarding your order please don't hesitate to contact us.
Can I return the product?
We hope that you will be delighted with your order, however, we do accept returns and are happy to offer you a store credit or exchange. You'll just need to:
1. Contact us within 14 days of receiving the product and
2. Return the item unused and in original, unopened and undamaged condition.
For more information about our Returns Policy click here.
Is this product right for you?
Chat to one of our qualified beauty therapists to find out if this product will suit your skin.
Superior to standard retinol, encapsulated retinol has enhanced bioavailability and stability. The retinol is enclosed in tiny capsules which allows the active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin layer before being activated.
Suitable for skin types concerned with ageing or improving the skin texture. Revive, refresh & resurface with the Encapsulated Retinol Range. Not suitable if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Environmentally conscious skin care that delivers results—no harsh chemicals, parabens, SLSs or fillers.
Jojoba Seed Oil
Has been shown to mimic the sebum flow in the skin, due to this jojoba oil is used to condition, soften and hydrate the skin. Helps to regulate oil flow. Has antibacterial qualities that help control control bacteria in the hair follicle.
Sunflower oil is packed with linoleic acid to fortify the skin barrier and encourage moisture retention to guard against dehydration.
Helps shield skin from UV and pollution damage with rich antioxidant benefits. This natural skin booster also aids in oil regulation which makes it a great ally for oily, congested and acne-prone skin.
How to use
Avoid the corners of your mouth, eyes, and nose (if your nose is sensitive), allow to absorb and follow with a moisturising oil. Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight so it is crucial to use SPF30 sunscreen each morning to protect your skin from photodamage.
Can you use retinol with other Skin Treats?
We recommend using retinol on its own, then applying a Skin Treat moisturising oil or a Probiotic Skin Mylck moisturising lotion over the top if needed.
If you are using other Skin Treat serums, we recommend applying the serums on alternating nights (ie - retinol serum one night and the other Skin Treat serum the next night) or the Skin Treat serum as part of your morning routine as the retinol serum should always be applied in the evening.
Reach out to our Skin Consultants before introducing esmi's range of retinol skincare to your routine to maximise results and avoid sensitivity: contact us or via chat on the website.
Lightweight & milky.
Every second night after cleansing, use the dropper to apply a pearl size amount of retinol serum onto skin after cleansing.
- Kirstan G.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 35 - 49What is your main skin concern? Dullness, Redness, SensitivitySkin Type DryRated 5 stars1 month agoBetter than magic
2 weeks in using level 1 retinol and I can already see my skin brightening up from its dull looking winter skin. Such an amazing product. I can’t wait to see the change once I’ve been using it longer. Highly recommend
- Jasmine H.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 25 - 34What is your main skin concern? Breakouts, Cystic Acne, Pigmentation, Blackheads & Congestion, DehydrationSkin Type OilyRated 5 stars1 month agoSmoother skin without drying it out
This retinol leaves my skin with a smoother texture while not drying it out like other retinol products have in the past. Absolutely love it!
- Rhonda W.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 50+What is your main skin concern? Dehydration, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, RednessSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 stars1 month ago5 stars
Light and soothing to apply. Absorbs quickly leaves skin feeling nurtured.
- Liana Boulay B.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 50+What is your main skin concern? DehydrationSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 stars1 month agoRetinol - this Stuff is amazing - after one night my skin felt so much better!!!
Again, these products are simply amazing - After one night of using this Retinol my skin felt so much better the next day - I could not believe it.!
- Jess R.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 35 - 49What is your main skin concern? Dehydration, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Redness, Pigmentation, DullnessSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 stars2 months agoGreat product
So far I am loving this product. It is my first time using it and am really enjoying the results I'm seeing.