Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol


Visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots with PCA Skin’s Intensive Age Refining Treatment.

The night treatment combines retinol, a retinopeptide, stem cell extracts, and niacinamide, with a unique delivery system to stimulate collagen production, strengthen and firm the skin, and support the skin barrier.


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The Intensive Age Refining Treatment by PCA Skin uses retinol, a retinopeptide, as well as stem cell extracts to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Resultantly, this reduces fine lines and wrinkles, strengthens the skin, and softens age spots.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) provides extra antioxidant protection against daily oxidative stress. Furthermore, it also supports the skin barrier, while working to even skin tone and reduce discolouration associated with aging.

Hyaluronic acid draws water into the skin to reveal a plump complexion. On the other hand, squalene nourishes and balances oil production to provide a supple glow.

All ingredients are carried past the skin barrier and deep into the skin using PCA Skin’s patented OmniSome delivery system.

The 10-hour time release technology stabilises the active ingredients and releases them into the skin slowly, so they have the ability to work for longer.

  • Increase collagen and elastin production
  • Ultimate pure retinol 0,5% treatment
  • Delivers key actives deep into the skin for 10hr
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Makes the skin firmer
  • Anti-inflammatory and hydrating
  • Increase cell turnover

This night treatment is a potent solution for those looking to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it’s also great for targeting uneven skin tone and skin aging.

In summary, the Intensive Age Refining Treatment contains an array of anti-aging and nourishing actives that are delivered deep into the skin. This happens over a 10-hour period using a unique delivery system.

What’s more, this product strengthens the skin with minimal irritation due to the use of stabilised retinol.

IDEAL FOR: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Age Spots and Melasma, Aging Prevention

SKIN TYPE: Suitable for All Skin Types including Aging Skin, Pigmentation, Acne-Prone Skin, Mature Skin, Sensitive Skin, Normal Skin, Combination Skin

Do not use if pregnant.

Key Ingredients:

Retinol, 0.5%: Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that binds to retinoic acid receptors (RAR) in the skin. It is a potent antioxidant that has strong anti-aging, anti-acne, and brightening effects. Retinol stimulates cell renewal within the epidermis, and therefore, regulates skin cell shedding (desquamation).

This is particularly useful in treating and preventing acne (comedones), but also for treating hyperpigmention. As retinol is an antioxidant, it protects the skin from oxidative stress and prevents premature aging. Lastly, retinol is a clinically proven collagen and elastin synthesis stimulator with potent anti-wrinkle properties.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3): This is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a role in various cellular processes within the skin, and has many skin restorative properties.

Niacinamide is a powerhouse vitamin that rebuilds skin barrier lipids, controls excess sebum production, reduces pigmentation (regulates melanin production), protects against UV-photo damage, and is anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial.

Its ability to restore the skin barrier lipids helps to prevent water loss (water evaporation) from the skin immediately and overtime. All skin types and conditions benefit from Niacinamide.

Misristoyl nonapeptide-3: This peptide supports skin-strengthening and can mimic the collagen stimulation and cell renewal effects of retinol without irritation.

Orange Stem Cell Extract: This stem cell extract technology improves skin elasticity and firmness to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract: This botanical extract possesses many beneficial properties for the skin.

Oat extract has antioxidant properties and protects the skin from oxidative damage and premature aging. It also possesses anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, and therefore soothes the skin and reduces redness.

Sodium Hyaluronate: Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar compound that is naturally found in the skin. It supports the collagen and elastin meshwork in the dermis. Hyaluronic acid decreases with age, but if applied topically, will increase skin firmness, restore elasticity, and reduce wrinkles as it will rebuild the dermal meshwork and stimulate fibroblast activity.

Hyaluronic acid can actively bind 1000x its weight in water, allowing it to draw intense levels of moisture into the skin. Different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid compounds penetrate the skin at different levels allowing the activity of this active to be localised.

Hyaluronic acid is non-sensitising, anti-inflammatory, oil-free and has anti-oxidant benefits.

Sodium hyaluronate is a compound consisting of hyaluronic acid bound to a sodium atom. This compound promotes stability and avoids oxidative damage to the hyaluronic acid upon storage.

Squalane: This is an odourless, tasteless, clear oil that is non-comedogenic. Squalane has deeply nourishing properties as it replenishes moisture in the skin, while supporting the skin's natural moisture barrier, preventing water loss. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and regulates oil production in the skin.

Water/Aqua/Eau, cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Isoamyl Laurate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Panthenol, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Polysilicone-11, Retinol, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Polyscorbate 20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Phytosterols, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Pentylene Glycol, Squalene, Isoamyl Cocoate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Trideceth-6, Superoxide Dismutase, Decyl Glucoside, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3.


Cruelty free, Free from Synthetic Dyes or Fragrances


Use 2-3 nights per week in the evenings only. Apply a pea sized amount to skin after cleansing and before moisturiser. Follow up with Broad Spectrum SPF during the day as retinol can induce sun sensitivity.

Start using the night treatment 2 times per week and increase frequency to every other night or nightly use based on skin tolerability.

Do not use if pregnant.


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