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A gentle retinoid designed to smooth the skin and reduce puffiness under the eyes and fine lines around the eyes, face and neck. Helps to lift minor pigmentation and has photoprotective capabilities.

1 fl. oz./30 ml


Water, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Tetrapeptide-21, Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Phytonadione, Xylitol, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Inositol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 60, Tocopheryl Acetate,Pentylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

How to Use

Apply the retinoid cream to clean face, neck and under the eyes every other evening for the first two weeks. On week three, if your skin tolerates every other night without becoming dry or irritated, you may increase usage to every evening. For maximum benefits and to protect your skin, you must wear SPF 30+ sunscreen and a hat while using this product. Incorporating this product into your routine is a key step in skincare for aging skin, helping to ensure that your skin receives the care it needs to look its best.


Is 101 Gentle Retinoid suitable for sensitive skin?

Absolutely! The 101 Gentle Retinoid  is a retinoid cream specifically designed with sensitive skin in mind. Its formulation includes Retinyl Palmitate, a milder form of vitamin A, which ensures that you can enjoy the benefits of skin renewal and collagen production without the harshness often associated with stronger retinol products. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles while maintaining skin type integrity.

Can I use 101 Gentle Retinoid cream on my face daily?

For new users, it's recommended to apply retinoid cream to a clean face, neck, and under the eyes every other evening for the first two weeks. This gradual introduction to retinoid cream allows your skin to adapt to the active ingredients without becoming dry or irritated. If your skin type tolerates the product well, you may increase usage to every evening from week three onwards. Remember, for skin care products containing retinol or vitamin A derivatives, wearing sunscreen, like our  Daily Habit SPF 30  daily is crucial to protect your skin from increased sensitivity to the sun. 

Additionally, to maintain optimal skin health, consider how often you should moisturize your face and adjust your routine to ensure your skin remains hydrated and protected. 

What is Retinyl Palmitate?

Retinyl palmitate, a 101 Gentle Retinoid active ingredient, is a form of vitamin A that is known to aid hyperpigmentation and sunspots. It’s also considered an effective acne treatment by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation. Overall, retinyl palmitate is an important ingredient in skincare because of its ability to improve the appearance and health of the skin. Pro tip: Incorporating a serum and moisturizer into your routine can enhance these benefits.

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What's Inside

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Antioxidant, brightening, photoprotective


Reduces under-eye puffiness

Retinyl Palmitate

Photoprotective; smooths out fine lines on the face, neck and around the eyes; smooths the skin.


Improves collagen, elastin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Paraben Free
  • SLS Free
  • No Animal Testing



Life is hard. Go easy on your skin. Wash with cold or lukewarm water.

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