Retinol is part of the vitamin A family and the most powerful form of vitamin A that can be included in skin care formulations without a prescription. Vitamin A is one of the most proven actives in skincare. It works in so many ways; as a messenger telling your skin cells to behave like the best version of themselves, by encouraging cell turnover for improved texture, and by stimulating collagen and elastin production.


Retinoids are chemical compounds of vitamin A. Some examples of retinoids that fall under this umbrella term are tretinoin (retinoic acid), retinol, retinyl palmitate, and retinyl acetate.

Retinyl Palmitate

Retinyl palmitate us an ester (fat) form of retinol. It is a low strength form of vitamin A and is naturally found in our skin where it works as an antioxidant. It absorbs gently into our skin, making it a good choice for sensitive skins or first time retinol users.


Rosacea is a chronic skin condition connected to over activity of the skin's blood supply.  Those who are experiencing rosacea typically develop redness across the cheeks, nose, and chin. On this inflammatory background, skin may start to break out leading to acne rosacea. The core cause of rosacea is unknown but can be linked to gut imbalances, intolerances, genetics, or lifestyle factors. 

Rice Bran

Rice bran is sourced from, you guessed it, rice. In its powder form, it has been used for centuries in Japan as a gentle physical exfoliator. It is also rich in vitamins and nutrients including vitamin E which is fantastic for soothing sensitive skin and squalene which aids skin hydration. Along with its powder form, it can also be applied as oil to reap its rewards.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is sourced from the rosehip plant. It is extremely rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acids which are fantastic at maintaining hydration levels in the skin. It is also rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage as well as vitamin A which aids cell turnover and stimulates collagen and elastin production.