Retinol Serum

Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews
A post-facial glow without irritation. Retinol’s clinically-proven benefits are boosted by smoothing botanicals that detox and visibly renew skin, while squalane and algae oil nourish in our formula made for melanin-rich skin, sensitive skin, your beautiful skin. Includes 60 biodegradable vegan capsules.
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THE FIRST RETINOL MADE FOR US ALL

  • Gentle but powerful: Formulated to be approachable for your first retinol or the glow-up to your go-to.
  • Results, not regrets: Botanicals nourish skin as it renews for improved tone and texture and no purge.
  • With melanin in mind: We came across few studies or retinol trials for those with darker skin, so introduced our own. The results: a skincare ritual all can indulge in.

LUXURIATE IN A NEW NIGHTTIME RITUAL

  • Apply before bed to complement skin’s nightly renewal twice a week to start, working up to every other day.
  • Twist tip off one capsule and gently squeeze on fingertips to massage onto clean and toned face and neck.
  • The next morning, cleanse skin before applying other actives. Be generous with SPF and avoid extra sun.

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said they’d recommend it to a friend

88%

said their skin felt firmer, nourished, and replenished after using the serum and reported higher self-confidence

79%

saw an improvement in their dark spots, skin clarity, and wrinkles

Our hero ingredients

"Common Heir is the real deal — and if I may be so bold to say — the future of luxury skincare."

“A concentrated formula to improve skin texture and brighten dark spots in biodegradable, plant-based capsule.”

“Everything you need in
one tiny capsule.”

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Retinol potency lasts up to 18 months

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You asked, we answered:

THIS IS MY FIRST retinol. how often should I apply?
Like most questions in life and beauty, your mileage may vary when it comes to usage. The ideal cadence will depend on your skin, its sensitivity, and your previous relationship with retinol. We always recommend patch-testing first before introducing a new product into your routine, and/or speak with your dermatologist. Because retinol is a powerful active that supercharges your skin’s natural nightly renewal process, you’re likely to see benefits from consistent use over time. For your first-ever experience with retinol, if you have sensitive skin, or if you’ve had irritation from retinol in the past, start with a patch test. Then, try applying retinol once a week. Build up to two to three times a week. Then, every other night. Retinol pros may work up to nightly use.
WHERE DOES RETINOL FIT IN MY SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Focusing on fitting retinol into your nighttime rituals, we recommend applying onto clean skin after cleansing (or toning, for those of you who love a good toner or essence.) Our Retinol Serum is formulated with squalane and algae oil to protect and nourish skin through the renewal process, though you can follow it with a moisturizer if you prefer. Avoid layering retinol with benzoyl peroxide, AHA/BHA acids, or Vitamin C, which you can save instead for your morning skincare routine.
I'm pregnant. Is it okay to use retinol?
We don’t recommend using retinol when pregnant or breastfeeding. Check with your doctor to confirm when it’s safe to begin using retinol in your rituals again.