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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

Question
How does this compare to Philosophy Help Me?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
estee
(Far Rockaway, NY)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
3 answers
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answer 1
Both are creamy in texture and gentle in application and wear, however Philosophy's Help Me is only a retinol. Whereas RetAsphere is a retinol AND a night cream. I would recommend that one apply a moisturizer after applying the Help Me treatment but an additional moisturizer is not necessary following the application of RetAsphere
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
blessedallure
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
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 1 year, 5 months ago
osmr
(Ohio)
answer 3
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, 8 months ago
collegegal
(Lisbon, ND)
Question
Also want to know percent of retinal & if a serum is recommended before applying
asked 1 year, 9 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 10 months 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, 8 months ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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Should I use a moisturizer over this cream?
asked 1 year, 9 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 10 months 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, 8 months ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
Question
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, 9 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 8 months 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, 8 months ago
degraham
(asheville nc)
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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, 9 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 1 year, 1 month 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, 8 months ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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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, 7 months 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 6 months 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 1 year 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
MsKitty01
(FL)
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Is this a moisturizer?
Is this product to be used alone or with a moisturizer?
asked 1 year, 10 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 10 months ago
depechelover101
(California)
answer 2
It is a night cream with Retinol. It is a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
MsKitty01
(FL)
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Is this cream for older people only?
I am 27 years old but I'd like to start using some anti-ageing products for prevention. Is this product best used for people who are older (50+), or is it for everyone?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
beebee
(San DIego, CA)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
I am 39 and I use the cream. I have been fortunate with my skin in that I have only a few fine lines around my eyes and no real wrinkles. I love this cream and find it both effective and soothing. I think it's never too early to take care of your skin. If you don't have any wrinkles or fine lines yet though, the amount of Retinol in this may be a little harsh to start out with. You might want to choose an antioxidant and/or Vitamin C cream instead.
answered 11 months ago
njredhead
(Maple Shade, NJ)
answer 2
I am 33 and use it. I don't think it's only for "older" people. If you want to improve the texture or tone of your skin, this will help. It is a wonderful product.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
MsKitty01
(Sarasota, FL)
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What is a good # SPF to use during the day with this product?
Since this product contains retinol, what is a good # SPF in my daytime moisturizer should I use?
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(NY, NY)
on RetAsphere™ 2-in-1 Retinol Night Cream
2 answers
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answer 1
For dry skin types i really love the Peter Thomas Roth Max Sheer All Day Moisture Defense Lotion. Not only does it have a great broad spectrum SPF 30 rating, but I also love the ceramides that help to plump and hydrate the skin cells while also locking in lasting hydration.

For Combination Skin, the Ole Henriksen Perfect Truth CC Cream is fantastic! Another great SPF rating here, and while this is a tinted product, i have to say that it looks and feels great alone or under makeup as your day time hydrator! The ferulic acid in this one is great at boosting the stability and efficacy of the vitamin c. I love ingredients and products that play off one another and make for positive results in the skin and this is definitely one that will help to boost the retinol that one uses on the skin. vitamin c helps to brighten, illuminate and firm the skin so in combination with nightly retinol use, one really cannot go wrong!

For very oily skin types, the Sephora Collection 8HR Mattifying Moisturizer with SPF 20 is a good route. I appreciate that this product gives the oily client all day matte wear while also providing a good dose of hydration and SPF. If you are oily/combination I would suggest to apply this moisturizer to your most oily areas only, and apply a different SPF moisturizer in your normal or dry areas. You can easily do this by using product sparingly and being careful not to overlap or dilute your SPF products.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
blessedallure
(Mesa, AZ)
answer 2
We recommend using Kate Somerville's Daily Deflector Waterlight Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ PA+++ Anti-Aging Sunscreen to protect your skin during the day.
answered 6 months ago
RandeeBT
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