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Kate Somerville RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream

What it is:A rich two-in-one night cream designed to gently infuse the skin with pure Retinol to help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, and even out skin texture and tone. What it is formulated to do:The RetAsphere Smart Release™ Carrier System protects pure Retinol in a lipid shell that melts evenly into the skin, helping prevent irritation and dryness. By penetrating deep into the epidermis, this patented, time-release technology helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and firmer. Seaweed Extract, with bio-derived Hyaluronic Acid, locks in moisture for sustained hydration, keeping the complexion healthy. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - Phthalates Research results:In an independent clinical instrumental study: In two weeks: - 70% of women experienced a statistically significant smoothing of wrinkles In four weeks: - 96% of women showed a significant increase in elasticity and firmness - 90% of women showed an increase in moisture
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Questions & Answers for Kate Somerville RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream

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How does this compare to Philosophy Help Me?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
estee
(Far Rockaway, NY)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I have had better luck with this product than Philosophy Help Me.
They do have a sample size available and that is how I came to use it.
Maybe you can try it that way.
answered 10 months ago
osmr
(Ohio)
answer 2
I like this rentionl night cream more than Philosphy's Help Me it is less harsh and adds mor emoisture to the skin.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
collegegal
(Lisbon, ND)
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Do I need to follow with a moisturizer or should this do the job of both retinol treatment and moisturizer at night?
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
missym11
(New York, NY)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you have to moisturize just before putting this product on. I originally returned this product after my face became red and iritated within a week of use. I then read where customers said they were moisturizing before and it was eliminating these effects. So... I repurchased and gave it another shot and it worked! I have been using for over a month now and have not had the previous issues. I have normal skin and really love this product but you HAVE to moisturize first. I use Bobbi Browns new hydrating gel cream and it works great with the Retasphere.
answered 1 year ago
phelpst
(Gulf Breeze, FL)
answer 2
I find it to be moisturizing also. It is a stronger retinol than what I am used to in over the counter products. If you find you have too much redness or peeling, then don't use it as often as she advises. Also, she states the need for using a sunscreen. This is true.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
degraham
(asheville nc)
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Usage as an eye cream?
Can this product be used as an eye cream or is it too strong for the eye area?
asked 5 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
(Minneapolis, MN)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
no, his is too strong to use as an eye cream
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Ashley2323
(Michigan)
answer 2
I use this all over my face, including the eye area without issue. I use it for two nights and then take a break for a night or two. I also use a serum underneath it. I have moderately sensitive skin.
answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
MsKitty01
(FL)
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safe for moms?
Is this safe for breastfeeding Moms...my baby is a year and a half.
asked 1 year ago
sweet
(Issaquah, WA)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I would be cautious and skip this product. While I understand this product was made for more mature women, I had an adverse reaction after sampling a thin layer on my face. I would not risk this on a baby.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
thewanderlust
(Los Angeles, California)
answer 2
Of course it is. I just wouldn't rub your baby's skin against your face bc retinol is too harsh for baby skin if she/he were to touch it. I highly doubt this product gets absorbed into your bloodstream. If you are not sure Kate ALWAYS ALWAYS answers your questions on her twitter account:)
answered 8 months ago
mixedsugar82
(San Francisco, CA)
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What is the percentage of retinol in this product?
I can't find the actual percentage of retinol anywhere on the packaging or anywhere online. I want to know what I'm getting for that price!
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
southbaykc
(Redondo Beach, CA)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't know the exact percentage but I assume it is quite high. My friends and I had adverse reactions to the product, and it turns out the retinol was too strong. Do a test patch first!
answered 6 months ago
thewanderlust
(Los Angeles, California)
answer 2
It does not give a percentage and I haven't been able to find any info online. I was using a .75% serum from my dtr office before using this and I would say they provide similar results. I love this product. This has added ingredients that provides extra benefits
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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for eyes?
I am starting to get slightly fine lines around my eye area and i wanted to know if this product was good for that and if its safe to use just around the eyes instead of the whole face. thanks
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
Dee143
(New York)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I would not put this around the eye area and would only use a product meant for eyes. This product states to avoid the eye area.
answered 1 month ago
rs0231
(Camp Lejeune, NC)
answer 2
My dermatologist says that it is okay to use RetinA around the eyes, which is much stronger than this. But, I wouldn't do that (the retinA)-I haven't thought about using this one around the eyes; but will give it a try. Use it with sunscreen as she recommends. Others have complained about redness and peeling-that is how you know it is working; but, if it bothers you too much, cut down on use to what suits you instead of every night.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
degraham
(asheville nc)
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Can I use this retinol product and still lay in the sun? I would be using SPF 30.
asked 1 year ago
LynnIvy
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
Retinol is supposed to make skin more susceptible to burning. Use lots of sunscreen. Reapply often. Big sunglasses, funny looking hat. That's what I do, and it's working.
answered 7 months ago
clovisorange
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
If I were you, I would go up on the spf and would not really lay in the sun (at least not my face and neck). I know it is tempting; but when you are older, you still care about being beautiful and lines and wrinkles just don't cut it. This product is a rather strong retinol.
answered 11 months ago
degraham
(asheville nc)
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Is this a moisturizer?
Is this product to be used alone or with a moisturizer?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
veritabelle
(Edmond, OK)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
This is DEFINITELY not a moisturizer! This is a retinol product only. It helps to use a moisturizer before applying this product, at least the first few times you use it, as it acts as a buffer so your skin can get used to it. Retinol products can burn the skin if you use too much or too often, so start out slow. Every other day, over moisturizer for the first few applications. See how your skin reacts. After about a month of using it, I'm now applying it under moisturizer and daily. But everyone's different, and it's better to avoid a burn or peel fiasco than it is to be overzealous in the beginning. But I've seen really good results with this product. My fine lines are almost entirely gone in a month!
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 2
It is a night cream with Retinol. It is a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MsKitty01
(FL)
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Should I use a moisturizer over this cream?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
BHempling
(Redding, CA)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
You definitely need to use a moisturizer with this product. As for whether you should use moisturizer before or after this product - at first, to get your skin used to the retinol, it's a good idea to wear moisturizer underneath, to act as a buffer between your skin and the retinol. Yes, it reduces the effectiveness of the retinol. That's the point in the beginning - to protect your skin. But after a few applications like this (and only every other day, at first), you can be the judge of how your skin is reacting. After one month of use, I've learned that I can use it under moisturizer, every day for a few days, but then I ought to take a day off. Too much cell turnover too quickly and you'll either get a burn or just flaky skin. So, just ease your skin into it. And remember to wear sunscreen during the day even if you only use it at night.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 2
It's is a 2 in 1 product: Retinol + night cream. You should not need a moisturizer over it. I have normal to dry skin and don't need one. Hope that helps.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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Also want to know percent of retinal & if a serum is recommended before applying
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
llsr
(San Francisco, CA)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
The percentage, I don't know. But to me, it didn't matter. Retin-A Micro at any concentration caused massive redness in my skin, all over - but this product did not cause redness AND it also reduced (and removed) many of my fine lines! It's even keeping my breakouts away. It took about 4 weeks of use (3 weeks of sample packs used every other day, plus about 4 days in a row of using the full-size bottle daily), but my smile lines are GONE and forehead lines are going away more every day. If I were you, I'd just go for it.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 2
No percentage is given, but I would say it gives similar results to a .75% product I was using before. I use a serum before applying this and have found I can use it every night with great results. No redness, no peeling- just expression lines starting to disappear and better tone.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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