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Retinol Reimagined

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I now know it’s a powerhouse of an antioxidant that teaches skin cells to act younger…and I can’t imagine my line without it.

When I first launched Drunk Elephant, I put retinol (vitamin A) on my “no” list. Like many, I was confused and scared by the ingredient. I thought that retinol exfoliated skin. It doesn’t.

I thought you couldn’t mix it with AHAs. You can. I now know it’s a powerhouse of an antioxidant that teaches skin cells to act younger
...and I can’t imagine my line without it.

With retinol, you don’t need a lot and like all our formulations, A-Passioni™ can be mixed with the other products before applying, which means you
can completely adjust the amount, allowing your skin to ramp up to a happy tolerance at its own pace. I used 1% pure vegan retinol and some other nutritious superfood extracts like passionfruit, apricot, kale and winter cherry. I threw in peptides and fatty acids, too. It’s a comforting, silicone-free formulation that I think skin of any age can benefit from and fall in
love with.

P.S. Mix A-Passioni™ with C-Firma™ for day (it makes retinol work even better) followed by Umbra to further defend against environmental damage. OR, alternate or even mix with T.L.C. Framboos™ at night. AHAs clear the way for retinol to get in and work its magic.

  • What It Is icon

    Retinol reimagined. A-Passioni™ Retinol Cream is a clean, cutting edge formula that combines 1.0% vegan retinol with nourishing, superfood-rich ingredients to dramatically diminish the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and sun damage revealing a vibrant, younger-looking complexion.

  • What it is formulated to do icon

    Retinol and supportive peptides restore bounce, resilience and a brighter clarity to skin while helping to even skin tone and texture …without the associated redness and irritation. Vitamin F, along with a curated blend of comforting passionfruit, apricot, marula and jojoba oils replenish essential lipids and moisture while antioxidant packed kale, winter cherry and xanthophylls defend against environmental stressors. It’s like a reboot of your skin back to it’s most healthy, youthful state.

  • Suggested Use icon

    Morning or night, apply a pea-size amount or less to clean, dry face, avoiding the eye area. May be mixed with any Drunk Elephant cream or oil. Limit initial use to once or twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then every night as tolerated. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen. TIP: Mix with B-Hydra™ for an extra shot of hydration and vitamin B.

Three bottles of  A-Passioni™

Myth Busted

Myth 1

Retinol can only be used at night.

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Myth 2

I’m too young to use retinol.

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Myth 3

Retinol exfoliates skin like AHAs.

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Myth 4

You can’t use retinol with alpha hydroxy acid exfoliants.

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A-Passioni™ Cream
  • 1.0% retinol

    a pure form of vegan retinol, one of the most well-researched ingredients in skincare capable of bringing balance to any skin concern. At a 1.0% concentration, retinol can dramatically improve the look and feel of uneven skin tone and texture, as well as ward off the damage done from daily exposure to UV rays, pollution or other free radicals.

  • triple peptide blend

    potent trio of peptides that helps firm and strengthen, boosting the agefighting benefits of retinol.

  • winter cherry juice

    extracted from the seeds of the physalis fruit—not actually a cherry—an exotic native to Egypt that contains more pollution fighting antioxidant carotenoids than any other fruit or vegetable.

  • passionfruit, apricot and jojoba oils

    a curated blend of rich oils with moisturizing and skin soothing benefits.


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