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alcohol-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, allergen-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, oil-free
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My skin loves the formulation, it’s quickly absorb to the skin
It’s simple, it’s retinol. Just don’t forget to layer with moisturizer as it could get drying my skin
I’m a newbie to retinol. This is my first product with retinol. The first time using this, my skin is glowing the next morning. I use it whenever I feel like I need that booster for skin renewal. As weel as when I have an acne coming out. My impression about this product is, it works to calm my acne. One time, I used this on the acne that was about to come out ; then the next morning it’s gone. But, on an acne that filled with pus it may takes sometime for the acne to heal. I also feel that my sebum production is more controllable than usual. Overall, no tingling sensation or irritation, and no breakout. May need to give it sometime to see the benefit for wrinkle and skin regeneration.
Nothing bad about this product
Make my acne calmer, reduce redness on my face, i only use it 2 times a week
Absorbs pretty quick, somehow makes this product can't blend really well on my face
Immediate result on my skin in 3 days. Acne gone, skin looks smooth and tigther. May be because I get used to retinol product, so I never have purging phase when I use this product~ I already use 7 bottles of this
Not at all, even it really cheap for retinol product, only $11.9
A really good beginner-friendly retinol in my opinion. It has a very light weight and watery-texture to it, it can be mixed easily with moisturizer and great for layering. I have never experienced any irritation using it, but it can effectively help improve skin texture and prevent formation of clogged pores On top of that, the price is very affordable!
I think there is none
When I first started using it, I used the FSS Retinol Cream alternately. At that time there was absolutely no purging. After around a month of use, I just felt that this Somethinc Retinol makes purging; Suddenly my skin became rough and there were lots of whiteheads. This condition lasts (on-off) for around a month. Furthermore, this serum actually helps my hormonal acne heal faster. This serum doesn't make my skin tingling or dry. It feels gentle - but the effect feels faster (compared to the retinol serum I used before) 😍 At first I used it 3x a week, but after the purging period I used it every day. I feel that this serum helps my acne heal faster and helps smooth the skin texture. When this serum runs out and I take a few days off without using retinol, the texture of my skin immediately feels changed, it's not as smooth as before 😅 For matters of smooth skin, this serum is a kind of booster for the AHA / BHA serum that I use. The result makes the skin really smooth. Meanwhile, when used together with Vit C, the effect is my PIH faded more quickly.
I think it is none beside it needs to store at fridge, sometime it makes me to lazy to put it in my fridge hehe
After taking a break for about a year from retinol, I finally started to use retinol again. And this time I chose a local product from @somethincofficial 🤗 Somethinc has made this product with 1% encapsulated retinol as their star ingredient, whose molecule & other ingredients inside are wrapped up by a crystal shield from korean technology called Gentinol, with the intention of avoding skin irritation while penetrating into the skin. That’s why if you happen to see any color changing due to oxidation, you can still continue to use this products without any worry, because this Gentinol technology makes the retinol’s formula stable. 𝗠𝘆 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 To be honest I once underestimated this product after a month application because I saw no big difference (yes I was so impatient, my bad🙈), especially on reducing my acne & improving the skin texture, so I decided to stop using this product for a while. But because of my curiosity, I came back to this one again & after 2 months application, BOOM! I was very surprised because alhamdulillah biidznillah: 💚I can feel my skin was way way much more plump, smoother and brighter than ever, which I haven’t experienced it for quite a long time😭🤯 💚Where is my pores?! I finally can see a cleaner and smaller pores on my skin🤩 💚I realized that now I have less acne and my maskne & cystic acne are slowly healed✨ 💚I use it every night & it doesn’t dry out my skin, surprisingly quite hydrating for a retinol!💦 💚my acne hyperpigmentation are fading away 👍🏻 💚 it‘s pretty watery so it absorbs quite fast & not sticky at all👏🏻 I think this retinol works slowly but sure, so don’t be like me who was too quick to judge😅 and patience is needed here. And one thing that you should keep it mind is the color changing (it supposed to be crystal clear). I tried to continue to use it & alhamdulillah I see no bad reactions that happens to my skin. Do patch test if you have a bit worry. I’m really enjoying & loving with this product, I‘d say this would become my first local holy grail product, so happy!😍
Easy to oxidize, but it the color chance due to oxidation didn‘t irritate my skin tho. So i couldnt say this opinion would be a bad thing from this product. Just to keep it mind. And so far nothing bad from this product. Luvvv!!!
Retinol.... I still love and hate with retinol products. I hate purging effect because of them. And this is one of them eventhough this also help me heal my texture skin and acnes after several times use it. I need more hydrating products to cover little dry effect or just i afraid the dry effect will come after use this. Better prevent them instead regret it. It works slowly, need patience to see the effect for skin. It has watery texture that fast absorbed. And didn't leave sticky feeling. This products made from 1% encapsulated retinol as their star ingredients which molecules & other ingredients wrapped up by crystal shield technology called Gentinol.
This can oxidize. So becareful about this.
✨Ceramide3 & Hyaluronic Acid in retinol protects the skin from free radicals, is anti-pollution, and maintains moisture in the layers of your skin. Works by penetrating skin cells, dividing, detecting targeted skin problems in the skin layer, & repairing problem cells. At the same time, these encapsulated crystal particles also create a protective shield on the surface of the skin to prevent it from becoming dehydrated. ✨Ingredients:Aqua, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ceramide-3, triethanolamine, Retinol, hydroxyethylcellulose, phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Hyalu. ✨My review: This retinol has a liquid texture, is yellow in color, and once applied, it easily absorbs into the skin. I use it only at night & fearing the dry reaction caused by using retinol, I layer it with a heavier hyaluronic serum & moisturizer. After I used it for 2 weeks, the pores got smaller, the skin texture was more even & brighter. This retinol cannot be used for pregnant women & those with very sensitive skin.
Unfortunately, after I used this retinol serum for 2 weeks, this serum turned slightly brownish. Looks like it has been oxidized & I stopped taking it again.
First retinol I've ever tried and it works well, my skin feel suoe4 plump and smooth the day after. Will continue to use this untill I need higher or stonger retinol product.
It doesn't have any bad after effects or anything.
I love all of this holiday series. This has a nice smell, I love the smeellllll. This came with cute green packaging with 20ml 1% retinol in it. You should store this in refrigerator to avoid oxidized. Cause mine was oxidized while I store this only in my room. I clearly see the change on my skin, it became smoother and softer the next morning. I used this in my last routine AT NIGHT. And you should wear sunscreen the next morning cz it may cause some irritation.
It was oxidized quickly, be aware.
It can absorb well on my skin. It's not dried out my skin at all. It can cure my acne scar. Affordable. I really love it so much.
I hope it can comes with box packaging
Packaging - glass bottle with dropper, not too heavy Texture - slightly thick not too runny Fragrance - no smell Feel and thought - I tried twice a week and ended using daily like the website said. It did purge me for few days but the acne did dry out pretty much quickly. So far I think it's good for beginner who want to try retinol.
This product is good but the one I got little bit yellowish when arrived, even tho it didn't cause any bad effect.
langsung ilang 3 hari pemakaian
gaada kurangnyaaaaa fix
Kind of gentle product! I love this. Easy to apply, it doesn’t make my skin oily and the effect is real! My dullnessss my dark spot allll my flaws is goneeeee
Nothing. I love this product
Bagus banget. Mmemperbaiki tekstur banget. Malem makke ini, pagi better
Kurang stabil. Daan warnanya berubah
Kesan pertama pake ugh nampol bgt di skin aku. Malam pake besok paginya skin jadi tampak plumppy and kenceng. Umurku 30 tahun dan ada keluhan garis2 halus yg udah nampak huhuhu. Terus kalo pas berjerawat dpake jerawat cepat kempes untuk yg belum besar kalo yg udah bentuknya nodule cepet matengnya. Byk yg bilang pake retinol agak tricky karna bisa buat kulit breakout tapi setahuku emg cara kerjanya gtu kalo kulit yg lagi bertexture alias mau keluar jerawat ya auto jadi nampak karna kan cara kerjanya meregenarasi kulit jadi jerawat2 mendem pada nongol tapi nantinya bakal better kok yg ptg setelah pake retinol dimbangi dengan toner and pelembab yg fungsinya calming and ngelock kelembapan. Kalo aku suka aku layer ama serum niacinamidenya karna makin nampol buat ngilangin bekas jerawat aku pake ini 2 hari sekali. Itu juga aku layer serum niacinamidenya. Di aku oke ga bikin kulit aneh2 kulit ku jadi kenceng. Kadang kalo jerawat pmsku lagi aktf suka aku totolin jadi ga 2hari sekali biar cepet ilang jerawatnya. Texture cair bgt gampang meresap dan ga lengket.
Sejauh ini oke oke saja belum nemu badnya dskin aku. Harga terjangkau dan terbilang gentle di kulit aku Oh ya aku dulu pernah kena efek krim steroid and hq udah sembuh lama c dan kulit jadi agak sensitif sejak itu tapi dskin aku ga ada efek aneh2 makanya aku rekomend buat yg pnya masalah acne, garis halus, bekas jerawat, ato kulit kusem. Kuncinya sabar and kudu pinter2 taw kondisi kulit maunya apa. Aku pake ini ga tiap hari seminggu 3x tapi tergantung sikon kulit. Musti pinter observasi kulit sendiri 👍
GILA AKU GATEL BANGET PENGEN CEPET NGEREVIEW INI!! gak tau ini cuman perasaan atau gimana ini review pertamakali pemkaian dan nanti bakal aku review lagi untuk updatenya semoga hasilnya seheboh ini terus 🤤 || Pemakaian pertama : awal pakai itu gak ada rasa apa-apa dan kayak aman-aman aja kebetulan ini serum retinol pertamaku jadi bener-bener degdegan takut gak cocok tapi ternyata pas bangun pagi beneran coy kulit langsung auto cerah gak pucat tapi cerah sehat gitu plus jerawat mendemku di area dagu yang gak kunjung nongol akhirnya mateng pas pagi harinya dan bekas jerawat berkurang banget aku sampek syok pas ngaca 😍 intinya langsung jatuh cinta tapi gak mau langsung kasih harapan banyak karena baru satu kali pakai dan niat mau mulai dengan pemakaian seminggu 2x dulu baru next week baru nambah lagi 3x sampai bisa pakai tiap hari 🤤 || 1 bulan pakai : sumpah seneng banget bener bener kasih perubahan bagus di kulit, tiap pakai bikin kulit makin keliatan sehat. Sempet aku pakai tiap hari selama seminggu tapi bikin kulit ku mayan kering. Akhirnya aku pakai selang seling sehari pakai sehari enggak. Dan jadinya di kulit ku enak banget 💚 bakal aku abisin satu botol soalnya irit banget woii 1 bulan pemakaian aja masih baru Abis 1/4😋 UPDATE 2bulan : akhirnya habis 1 botol dan yang paling kerasa adalah dia kontrol hormonal acne dan gak cuman anti aging nya tapi bisa ngecalm kulit yg lagi merah merah gara gara jerawat ❤️
Mungkin kedepannya bisa di revormula biar gak lebih gampang oksidasi. Sebenernya berubah warna pun masih aman di pakai tapi biar hati makin tenang mungkin bisa di buat lebih gak mudah berubah warna aja 🤍
I‘m not sure either with this product.. i‘m still on my early 20s.. they say that u wont really see the difference till ur 30 ish... good retinol for beginner.. it has a capsulated retinol technology.. which is not harsh at all on ur skin.
I just havent seen any improvement yet bcs the result will only show later on in my 30 ish. The smell is s bit chemical .. bcs it has no fragrance . Light texture göide on easily almost like toner
HOLYGRAIL! for me that new to actives Ingredients this one is reallt good and works well on me, just try the share in jar to try it works or not but REGRET RIGHT AWAY why I don’t buy the full size one bcs it is that gewd.
nope! or not yet idk.
A super duper affordable retinol serum with amazing results! I was quite surprised during the first week i add this serum on my night time routine, because there is no sting uncomfortable sensation when i apply this on my skin! Even when i also use an exfoliating toner contains AHA and BHA before! The results really match it claims! My fine lines have been reduced significantly, and it gives me a radiant skin with natural blushy cheek on the next day everytime i use this on the night before. Even though I'm not a retinol beginner, i think this one is a beginner friendly for those who want to add retinol on their pm skincare routine.
The product could easily oxidized when stored in a room temparature so it's quite tricky to store this when the refrigerator is not available. For some people, it might be okay if the product they use oxidized, for me personally i just don't like it. But, no worries. Because the brand said that the product could still work properly even the color has changed into slightly yellowish-brown aka oxidized.
This product going really well on the first and second months when I'm use it, size quiet small and didn't take much space when traveling
This serum didn't going really well for me and cause some acne on my face, idk if I'm using a wrong combination or what but it's happened to my friend too
My very first retinol product, loves it since it works well on my skin. It does dried out your skin a little bit consider it contains 1% retinol. So for dry and dehydrate skin out there, please pay more attention on the hydration & moisturizer. For me, I like it since it also helps control my excess sebum, whiteheads as well as my acne production. It does reduce my fine lines on the forehead. The texture is watery and light, while it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. Can be use on its own, or layering it with hydrating serum. Worth to try for people who are curious about retinol. Beginner friendly.
The color of the product inside does changing color for some reason. While I have been trying my best to keep in a place that is out of sunlight and dry place. Wonder why? But it is mention by the producer that the color changing doesn't effect the overall product effectiveness. Still, makes you worried a little bit doesn't it?
Suka dehhhh pakai produk produknya somethinc..udah lama pake ini dan hasilnya sangat memuaskan.warna kulit aku merata dan menyamarkan bintik hitam pula..
Tidak ada keluhan sih so far so good
Honestly this is the second local retinol product I've tried. For effectiveness, I give a value of 4.5 / 5.0 because it has a pretty good effect on removing redness on the face. The texture is liquid and quite quickly come into the face. Ohh love it this packaging so much it's awesome green wkwk. Oh yeah, have to be patient to see the changes. Don't be greedy please wait and routine using this over 3 weeks
Mmm.. i don't think so
A great product to start using retinol! Absorbs to the skin well, not leave any tacky and make skin plumpier!
Need to be more consistent to use this product
this is encapsulated retinol. it's quite mild on my skin because the retinol is 1%. but it does work to improve my skin tone and skin texture. Easy to absorb. If you want to the healthy glowing skin when you wake up in the morning just layering this retinol with the niacinamide. Trust me. It's so gewwwwwdddd.
But, what I don't like about Somethinc is, it's really easy to oxidize.
An amazing serum, moreover + niacinamide moisture beet serum❤️ the combination of champions ❤️ greatly helps to disguise the fine lines on my forehead and also helps fight acne ♡
Nothing. Everything corresponds to the product's claim. It's just that if the wrong use will have an impact on the skin becomes irritated. For example, not wearing hydrating toner then the skin will become drier which will eventually appear acne (based on experience)
it's good for acne and for acne spot
a little bit drying for me
This is the first product i tried from Somethinc brand. I've heard a lot of good things about this brand since this is one of the best local beauty brand in my country. I bought the special edition 1% retinol serum with new packaging. I absolutely adore this transparent green glass bottle. It's so pretty! Texture and scent It has very light texture, as light as water. After applying my skin feels as if as i put nothing. It's quickly absorbed into the skin. And this serum has no scent. What i love about this serum is how gentle it is. It's formulated with encapsulated retinol 1% which more gentle than regular retinol. I can use it daily and i never experience any irritation with it. It would be great for beginners.
None so far. I quite like it
I don't know if this is too soon to say this is my holy grail product but it is!! This is my first retinol EVER, I have acne since forever and January this year I decided to try a retinol products to help with my acne and guess what? This one works wonders on my skin! And I'm also glad that my skin don't really purge while using this. The texture is very liquidy more like a toner texture because it's soo watery bc most of my serums have thick texture, so I use this after using toner, before using essence (I use cosrx snail essence —you can check my retinol routine!) and use this serum every 2 days. It has a smell but doesn't bother me at all!
This product oxidizes sooo fast. Mine still have about 1/4 product left and already oxidized. I don't know if it's safe to keep using it or not :(
Just love it. First use in retinol and it work like magic. Really help with acne and everything. Make breaout recovery faster. Use it twice a day
None so far. But i want to try other product for compare
This is my very first retinol product and works like a charm. The texture is watery, absorb really well into my skin and not drying at all. I feel my skin is smoother in the morning after using this. This serum helps to control acne while improving skin tone and texture. Definitely my favvvv!
I wasn't experiencing any bad side effects
This product is suitable for skin with oily acne prone This product can control my acne, reduce acne scars, and make my skin smoother. Wow this is holy grail. 💕 this is my before after
can dry out the skin but can be resolved by properly moisturizing it.
This retinol so gantle for beginner , first time i used retinol and no side effect , just little purging on my T zone but it’s still gentle and no one realize it . Oh my skin texture getting better using it , and my acne get dry and go away . Thanks for this gentle retinol product i already stock it
No bad things about this product i really like and the price also friendly
Such a great retinol product and i started using this back then as a retinol beginner. It contains 1% encapsulated retinol which claims to have stable formulation and more gentle to use. It is targeted on blemishes, hyperpigmentation and also fine lines. This product comes in a dropper bottle and it has golden color. The texture is super nice! It is not greasy at all despite having slightly oil consistency. It is lightweight and sinks perfectly into my skin. It doesn't make my face looking shiny or uncomfortable. No tingling or irritation for me. During early days of application, I had one or two huge pimples appear on my face on the next morning. I learnt that retinol helps with my skin cell turn over and boost collagen production. After a while, i noticed my skin becomes a lot more supple, glowing and smooth. It makes my skin less dull and slightly improves my acne scars (pih) and blackheads. I also notice this product does take care of my pores, makes it look less visible and helps to clear out some tiny bumps. It sounds too good to be true, but really, Retinol works like magic!✨
It runs out pretty quickly (20 ml) but I understand that they make it in a small size to make sure the product stays fresh/in a good condition.
The first retinol serum, dont make mybskin irritation, works on me
I love this product really well
My very 1st retinol product in age 25. I like that this one has debunked my anxiousness of the side effect from using retinoids such as drying & sensitizing. This one do nothing but help my acne healing & firming my skin. I expect more on the anti-aging effect, but can’t say anything about it now yet since I’m still having it for 5 months.
Nothing. All is good 👌🏻
First experience using skincare containing Retinol. I decided to choose a serum containing Retinol from Somehinc because previously it was compatible with Somehinc's Niacinamide serum. I put this serum on my night skincare routine list. Initially I use it every 3 days. And the goal I use is also to prevent signs of aging. what I felt, I used it at night, the next day my skin felt really moisturised. after about 2 weeks I feel my face is getting brighter, supple and the black spots of acne scars are also fading😍. Besides that, since I used this serum I didn't get pimples either. I feel great with this serum and I balance it with Somethinc serum which is Niacinamide. 💕🤗
not safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women
I love the watery texture also i didn't have any peeling from this product. I also didn't have any burning sensation. Overall good product but not as I expected
At first I was thinking maybe it was my skin purging so I kept an open mind and tried toget through it.. as time has continued I have so many cystic ance spots so i stopped using this. I think this is not for sensitive skin.
Thank you very much to @go.picky for giving me the opportunity to try one of the products from @somethincofficial 💚 I am a beginner in trying Retinol, at first I was a little scared because my face is quite sensitive and the effect is dry, irritation from after using retinol. But I still have the courage to try this retinol. To be honest I didn't expect much of retinol, but after 2 weeks of using it I was really amazed that retinol works so well on my face! 😍 Price : 155,000 / 20ml Texture and scent : the texture is watery, translucent slightly yellowish and for a very calming rose-like scent, for me the scent doesn't bother me at all Key Ingredients : Retinol, Glycerin, Ceramide 3, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid Honest Review: after 2 weeks of using it, I'm starting to fall in love with retinol! I was scared at first but now I can't wait to use it every week 😍 I put the Retinol slot on Sundays and Mondays. Even when I use it, my skin doesn't feel dry, or irritated, my face is very moist! besides, my acne is getting better under control, my facial texture has improved, and inflamed pimples are calmer since using this Somethinc Level 1% Retinol. Most importantly, when you use retinol, don't forget to put on sunscreen! r#reviewskincare #somethinc #gopicky #racuninskincare #pickyreview #pickysomethinc
there are no side effects from using this Somethinc Level 1% Retinol, I like it a lot
very gentle for beginners and very watery so easy to absorb. surprisingly i love this product for me who is the first time try retinol. and help my cystic acne a lot! and THERE'S NO DRYING AND BURNING EFFECT. I LOVE IT 💜😭
Gampang oksidasi jadi cepat menguning, jadi harus di taruh di kulkas
Been using this for more than a year, I see a little improvement on my fine lines (not really visible). Absorb easily into my skin
Easy to oxidation even when I open it less then 2 months, I always store this in dark and cold place so I'm sure the problem is in this product. Make my skin purging really bad for more than 4 months even though they claims is gentle for sensitive skin. This is my 2nd bottle and I'm not thinking to bought this again
It has powerful yet gentle encapsulated retinol that suitable for those who have normal, oily and/or acne prone skin. It's free from fragrance, alcohol, sulfate, paraben, silicone, allergen and oil, and it's non-comedogenic too! Honestly I've experienced purging when I used it for the first month! I had painful acne around my jaws & cheeks at that time. Before this, I used The Ordinary 0.2% Retinol and I didn't experience any purging. I think it's because of the higher percentage of retinol (1%) that caused my skin purged! 😱 As I continued to use this 1% retinol in my night routine, I could see that my acne became lesser and less painful too. My acne scars fade slowly when the time goes by. Thus, I still keep using it and you can see the picture, I already used it more than half of the bottle 😆 I keep it in the fridge because it can oxidize easily if it's expose to sunlight or hot/warm room for long time. My skin becomes clearer and less acne formation as well! Of course I still have pimples here and there depends on my body condition (unhealthy diet & changes of hormones), but honestly this retinol works well on my acne-prone skin! 😉 Don't be scared if you wanna incorporate retinol in your skincare routine. Start with lower concentration and slowly increase it depends on your skin tolerance as well. 🤗 Make sure to moisturise your skin well because retinol can make your skin drier and please use retinol only at night yeah~ Don't forget to use sunscreen the next morning as retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sunlight! 😌
My skin experienced purging when I used it in the first month but after that my skin becomes clearer and less acne formation. So far so good now!