To play alongside the (encapsulated) retinal, we’ve got niacinamide which evens skin tone and helps to strengthen your skin barrier, and peptides to support with firming and lifting around the mouth, nose, and brow. Orobanche extract helps balance the skin microbiota, keeping it happy, healthy, and hydrated. Then there’s mushroom extract and centella to help protect the skin from irritation. The whole formula is designed to support your skin for a clearer, bouncier and more luminous face.


A rundown on retinal. 

No, that’s not a typo. 

Very Amazing Retinal’s hero ingredient is, you guessed it, retinal (a powerful-but-gentle form of vitamin A). It’s just like retinol. But better and faster. 

Popular for good reason, retinal helps to improve the overall appearance of the skin, and lessen the signs of ageing. With consistent use this active is going to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and even skin tone. Genius.


We won’t accept anything less than Very Amazing of our skincare. Nor should you.

100% of faces who tried this vitamin A serum confirmed*:

  • their skin looked and felt firmer
  • their skin appeared more elastic and supple
  • and, their skin tone and texture had visibly improved

*Based on a 12 week consumer study of 33 participants.


Very Amazing Retinal is Very Useful in your evening routine, only. Post-cleanse, and on dry skin, apply 1-2 pumps to your whole face. Right down to the neck and chest. Allow the serum to absorb into the skin, before following on with additional serums (non-active, hydrating is ok!), face oils, and creams. And always wear SPF in the morning.

Do not use exfoliating acids on the same day. And if you are new to retinal or new to our formula, we recommend starting very slow. Try incorporating this serum into your evening routine once or twice a week, before gradually building up tolerance for more frequent use.

Reminder! Always patch test before use. Apply a small amount of product and let it sit on the skin for 24 hours. (Behind the ear and under your jaw are great areas to patch test, as they can be easily concealed if you do react.)

Here’s some helpful routines we baked earlier:


My skin feels smoother, hydrated, and soft to touch. Has evened skin tone and is just delightful to apply, not sticky or gluggy.

— Kim D.

It’s a lovely gentle formulation that won’t irritate the skin. Perfect if you’re thinking about venturing into the world of vitamin A and you want that glow without the irritation.

— Amy K.

As a first time retinal user, I went in slowly. But I shouldn’t have been concerned as this did not irritate my (sometimes sensitive) skin! I now use it three to four times a week and loving the results!

— Andy C.


No, please don’t. Layering two retinal serums will likely cause irritation. The skin can’t handle this many high-strength actives in the same routine. 

Very Amazing Retinal is, uh, very amazing at treating fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, redness, across the whole face. A serum designed to smooth and nourish the skin on your forehead, cheeks, marionette lines, and crow’s feet if - and only if - your eye area can tolerate this formula. 

If you’re looking to target fine lines around the eye only, or find this delicate area is much more sensitive than other parts of your face, that’s when you pick up De-Crease. Need or want both? Not to worry, just ensure you are cycling between the two products every other night. Never together.

Do not use exfoliating acids (AHAs, BHAs, PHAs) on the same day. It’s too much for your cute face. Have a stab at Skin Cycling instead.

Unfortunately not. Retinoids (vitamin A) are one skingredient you need to avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Alongside BHAs, oil of bergamot, and some soy products due to their potential to worsen hyperpigmentation. That means moving Very Amazing Retinal, De-Crease, and Clarifying Exfoliator to the back of your cabinet for a little while. 

As always, we recommend you consult your doctor to determine the individual needs of you, your skin, and your little belly friend. (Hey! Congrats, btw.)

Why is the sky blue? Why do nuts grow on trees? ‘Cos, nature. 

Retinal in its purest and most potent form, without manipulation, is a dazzling Bright Yellow.  

Formulated with encapsulated retinal (vitamin A), Very Amazing Retinal is gentle and indisputably effective. But, being so effective, there is a chance this powerful goop may leave a slight tinge on your skin upon application. Apply this serum at least 30 minutes before bed to allow plenty of time for it to sink in. Any yellow-ness will totally disappear overnight. 

If it doesn’t, definitely hit us up:

Very Amazing Retinal30 ML / 1.0 FL OZ