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.
The main ingredients:
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.
Our range of Retinol serums:
Start at a lower concentration and increase the % of retinol in your skincare step-by-step, when your skin is ready. This system sets you up for the best retinol experience with maximum effectiveness and minimal irritation.
- Level 1: 0.25%.
- Level 2: 0.5%
- Level 3: 0.75%
- Level 4: 1.0%
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
Every second night after cleansing, apply a pearl size amount of Retinol onto your skin, avoiding eyes and applying with caution around corners of
mouth and nose. Allow to absorb and follow with your favourite esmi Moisturiser, Skin Mylck or esmi Oil Skin Treat.
Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight so it is crucial to use at least SPF30 each morning to protect your skin from photodamage.
Can you use retinol with other Skin Treats?
If you are using other Skin Treat serums, we recommend applying the serums on alternating nights (i.e Retinol serum one night and the other Skin Treat serum the next night). Alternatively, use 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.
- Jessica J.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 35 - 49What is your main skin concern? Dullness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, SensitivitySkin Type DryRated 5 out of 5 stars2 weeks agoFirst time using Retinol
My skin is usually sensitive but I've had no concerns using the Retinol .25%. I'm excited to gradually go up to the nevel level . Skin is feeling amazing already.
- Catherine C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 25 - 34What is your main skin concern? Dehydration, Fine Lines & WrinklesSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months agoRetinol!
I’d heard about retinol before and just till a couples of weeks ago I started using it. It has been amazing very gentle on my skin I can see a difference already, it hasn’t made my skin broken through or dry it out it feels and looks very soft, I’m also using ageless hyaluronic serum and the face oil too 100/10
- Megan W.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 25 - 34What is your main skin concern? Redness, Fine Lines & WrinklesSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months agoResults are great
I love the texture and the feel of my skin after use! So glad I spoke to a skin consultant and added this to my routine.
- Sam A.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 25 - 34What is your main skin concern? Redness, Sensitivity, Dehydration, DullnessSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 out of 5 stars7 months agoFantastic product
Have been using for 2 weeks now and have seen a noticeable difference with my skin I can’t wait to how it’s looking in another 2 weeks I use once every 2nd night as instructed.
- Jac C.Verified BuyerI recommend this productWhat is your age? 25 - 34What is your main skin concern? Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Pigmentation, Dehydration, BreakoutsSkin Type Combination (Oily & Dry)Rated 5 out of 5 stars9 months agoBrighter and more hydrated skin
I have been using esmi products for over a year and they have made such a difference to my skin! I love all of their products and switch between many depending on what is occurring for my skin. I apply retinol every second day of an evening alongside my probiotic skin mylk (anti redness) which I use morning and night. I also regularly apply the hydrating moisturiser of an evening. They are my favourite products if I had to choose a few!! My skin so so much brighter and hydrated, I no longer have regular breakouts! The pictures speak for them self ❤️