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phthalate-free sulfate-free paraben-free fragrance-free colourant-free free from drying alcohols mineral oil-free not tested on animals

retinol reface™

Skin Resurfacer and Intensive Wrinkle Repair

Retinol reface™ is a 3-in-1 formula combining retinol, a retinol-like peptide and retinol plant-based microspheres to help deliver softer, smoother and visibly younger-looking skin. Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A is considered to be one of the most effective ingredients in helping those with aging concerns. With three forms of retinol, this super concentrated night cream quickly and effectively targets signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without causing peeling, dryness or redness. Additionally, it enhances collagen production, reduces acne scars, promotes cell turnover and improves skin texture and tone. Retinol reface™ is gentle enough to use on all skin types. Paraben, colourant and fragrance-free.

Size: 1.0 fl oz/30 ml

(49 customer reviews)

58 in stock

How to Use

Apply 1-2 pumps evenly over a cleansed face and neck every other evening, working up to daily evening use. For best results, use consistently as part of your evening skincare regime.


  • Reduces visible signs of skin aging
  • Provides the same benefits as traditional retinol with less skin irritation or discomfort
  • Improves skin texture, cell turnover, collagen production, photo-aging and acne
  • Delivers softer, smoother looking skin
  • Formulated with next-generation retinol for an accelerated resurfacing effect while minimizing the level of sensitivity
  • Slow release formula works hours after application

Key Ingredients

Retinol RA (Rapid Action): Converts faster to retinolic acid – the best form of retinol, which may be found in medical or prescription forms of retinol. Conversion is important to ensure it is less likely to destabilize or irritate, allowing you to get the maximum benefits.

Retinol Microspheres: A soft, pure retinol encapsulated in plant microspheres that slowly releases into skin. This optimizes the effectiveness of the active, allowing it to work throughout the day after having applied at night with low irritant potential and maintained effectiveness.

Retinol-Like Peptide: Multi-faceted, anti-aging, retinol-like peptide technology that provides same benefits as traditional retinol, without the skin irritation or discomfort.

Retinol Breakdown


(49 customer reviews)

49 reviews for retinol reface™

  1. Jodie


    Age: 30-39

    Skin Type: Combination

    Describe Yourself: Beauty Curious

    Safe to use when bre

    I used this product before I was pregnant and loved it. I stopped when I was pregnant as my doctor told me to avoid Vitamin A products. Is it safe to use when breastfeeding?

    Would I recommend this to a friend? Yes

    • Indeed Labs

      It is not recommended to use any type of product containing retinol while pregnant or breastfeeding. Our bakuchiol reface pads are a gentle alternative to retinol, and bakuchiol is safe to use while breastfeeding. We always recommend consulting with your family doctor or dermatologist for these types of concerns or before introducing any new products to your skincare routine, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We hope this helps!

  2. Codi

    Carlstadt, NJ

    On my second tube!

    I had been wanting to start using a retinol product for a while, but my skin can be easily irritated so I wanted to ensure I started with something gentle. This is that product! I feel like it's doing a lot of work in the background, but it's formulated to be really gentle on your skin. I apply it, then wait 10-15 mins and then apply moisturizer. I haven't had any issue with dryness, redness, or flakiness. I'm on my second tube!

  3. Debbie

    Glasgow, Scotland

    Love the product

    Can I use a serum with Retinol Reface? If so, serum then retinol then moisturiser? I love the product but miss using a serum at night….

  4. Julie

    Newbury, UK

    Noticing a great improvement

    As a first time user I read the reviews on this product and thought I'd try it. I have been using this product for about a week now, firstly every other night, I also mixed this with a little moisturiser as advised when using retinol products for the first time. I am definitely noticing a great improvement of my skin tone and skin feels really soft, however, I seem to have started getting a headache at night, I didn't take much notice at first but each time I use this now the headache seems to appear. This is disappointing, and I am now wondering if I can now use anything with Retinol in?

  5. Maria

    Sunbury-on-Thames, UK

    Amazing cream

    Amazing cream. My skin is so much better since using this. I notice a difference the first few days.

  6. Sg

    Too soon to say as I've only used once but heard good things and I trust indeed labs. Questions however. Do I need to use SPF even stood in the window? Also, can I apply a spot treatment with salicylic and zinc on top of this? Are there any ingredients that you should not mix with this?

    • Indeed Labs

      Hello! We recommend using SPF every day as you are still exposed to UVA and UVB rays even when you’re standing by a window. We recommend that you don’t use salicylic acid at the same time as retinol. However, you can use it on alternating days when you aren’t using retinol. We also suggest that you avoid using vitamin C and acids at the same time as retinol. We hope this helps!

  7. Christian Shelton

    I love retinol products for my skin. Currently use a .5% every other night but have to use a moisturizer after and it makes my skin very shiny and greasy in the morning. I have oily skin already, so is just using this product at night enough? I use La Roche Posay C10 in the morning, underneath my sun block. Is it ok to use the products together?

    • Indeed Labs

      Hi Christian! Our retinol reface has very light moisturisation as its primary purpose is to act as a retinol. Everyone’s skin is different so we always recommend testing our products to see what works best for your skin. If you want an oil-free moisturiser with a lighter texture, we recommend trying our hydraluron moisture serum. We hope this helps!

  8. Louise orton

    Hemingstone, UK

    First time using a retinol

    Hi, I've just purchased the retinol reface, first time using a retinol. I'm just a tiny bit confused about how to use this. Not sure if it's a serum or moisturizer??
    Would I use straight after cleanse at night and then any serums after then my moisturizer?? Or cleanse, serum, retinol then moisturize?? Also would you put eye cream before or after it too??
    Many thanks

  9. Helen alford

    I've been using for some time and love it. Can you please tell me what the difference is between 1% next generation retinoid fluid and 0.5% active microencapsulated pure retinol?
    Which is the two above have more retinol? Thank you

    • Indeed Labs

      Hi Helen! Thank you for your question! A number of different types of retinoids are used in Retinol Reface.  Retinoid is the term that refers to chemical compounds that are related to Vitamin A. All retinoids are converted from retinol to retinaldehyde and then finally into retinoic acid – retinoic acid is the chemical that benefits skin. The 1% next generation retinoid fluid refers to the ingredient Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, a less irritating form of retinol. In comparison, the 1% encapsulated retinol is a form of retinol that is encased in plant microspheres. This encapsulation delays their release within skin, allowing the product to work throughout the day. Both ingredients contain equal amounts of retinol. We hope this helps!

  10. Indeed Labs

    Yes, this product contains a high-quality grade silicone referred to as medical grade silicone.

  11. Andrew Collins

    Menai Bridge, UK

    Started using this product every night

    I have started using this product every night from the first night I bought it, I have never used retinol before in my life but it hasnt caused any irritation, is this ok to do this? I have been using for two weeks.

  12. Alex

    Alliston, ON

    Overall happy

    This product has helped the with the appearance of my skin. Its been just over a month and I have already noticed changes. It's made my face look alot smoother and more hydrated. So far I am overall happy with this product and the outcome and I plan to continuing using it.

  13. Janell

    Richmond Hill, ON

    Fantastic product!

    Fantastic product! I used it at night before bed and noticed fine as well as deeper wrinkles were greatly reduced. It also helped with dry skin and reduced age spots on my face. I love it!

  14. Janna

    Winnipeg, MB

    Worked wonders on the acne on my forehead

    This product is amazing! It has worked wonders on the acne on my forehead and scarring on my chin has significantly decreased. Would highly recommend this product !!

  15. Emma

    Loughborough, UK

    Love this product

    Love this product, although I'm slightly concerned after reading your reply's on some of the reviews.
    Should I not be using this under my eyes which I have been doing for the last month & got to say I'm pleased with the results. Could I be causing more damage by using it under my eyes?

  16. Tori

    Toronto, ON

    Clearing up my fine lines

    I highly recommend this product! I have noticed it clearing up the fine lines and my acne has also improved since using it. It has such a light feel and not greasy. Normally my skin breaks out transitioning from summer to the fall but I started using this product and my skin is the best it has ever looked.

  17. Elizabeth Van Meurs

    Peterborough, UK

    Firm staple in my skincare regime

    I have been using this product for about a month now and I have to say, I think its amazing! My skin just looks amazing, all glowy, & it feels so soft & plump. I put it on at night, and to be perfectly honest, I use it right up to my eye area & it has no adverse effects. I love this & it will rdmain a firm staple in my skincare regime

  18. Maria Lazepko

    Toronto, ON

    Helped repair any scarring or discolouration

    OBSESSED with this product. I use this about twice a week at night time and wake up with my skin feeling brand new. I feel like it's helped repair any scarring or discolouration I've had.

  19. Andrea

    Toronto, ON

    Excellent product!

    Excellent product! Been using it for the past 6 months, zero irritation and have seen great results on my fair skin. I like the pump application but it can use a bit of tweaking.

  20. Oana

    I've never used retinol before. Would this be too strong for me?

  21. Annie

    Bradford, UK

    Feels nice

    I tried the cream last night. Of course it's too early for results but I've noticed something. I have a normal skin type. I know from other reviews that after using it you might need a night cream cause it may make your face dry. After applying it my face didn't feel dry so I didn't use any cream. This morning my face was quite oily. I am not complaining, better oily than dry, but just wondering, is this good, bad or indifferent? It feels nice anyway.

  22. margaret ng

    Toronto, ON

    Excellent product

    I have used Pepta -bright it is a excellent product and I am happy I tried this product always I am 62

  23. Bex

    Halifax, NS

    Favourite OTC retinol

    This is my favourite OTC retinol. I used a few tubes of this before I started prescription Retin A to get rid of my acne. I finished up Retin A about 2 months ago and have been using this regularly ever since. I love the glow it gives my skin, and I can see the red/brown/pink marks left behind fading every single time I use it. It's very gentle, and so soft that I don't need a moisturizer afterwards. I don't find it drying at all . I have repurchased more times than I can count and I will continue to repurchase. Thanks Indeed Labs!

  24. J b


    Which order should I use them?

    If i am.using vitamin c 24 and retinol reface, which order should i use them?

  25. Sherry E

    Oshawa, ON

    Skin felt smooth

    I was hesitant to try another retinol based product because my skin is very sensitive and dry. However, I was pleasantly surprised with retinol reface. From the moment that I applied the fragrance free serum, my skin felt smooth and not irritated at all. My only regret is that I did not begin using this product sooner!

  26. Violet

    Phoenix, AZ

    Skin never looked better!

    I love this product! My skin never looked better! The ingredients are amazing and Indeed really hit it out of the park with this Retinol product. Thank you.

  27. Veronica (verified owner)

    Albuquerque, NM

    Seems to be working really quickly!

    I just started using Retinol Reface, and so far it seems to be working really quickly! It's like my skin is clearing out, old damaged cells are disappearing, and the deep wrinkles on my forehead are smoothing out! No irritation, whatsoever!
    But I'm confused about which order to use Retinol Reface and Hydraluron serum. Which should I apply first? I've been putting Hydralon serum on AFTER retinol, based on the comment above which recommends night cream application after retinol – but my skin seems tighter (like a dry tight), even though it didn't feel that way after applying the retinol. Should I switch the order of application?


    What % of retinol is i this product

  29. Kim Coleman

    Vancouver, BC

    Love this stuff!

    Love this stuff! After following Caroline Hiron's recommendation – I tried the Retinol Reface and was so happy. Very little irratation and layered very nicely with other products. Will definitely buy again. For reference – I am a 42yr old woman with oily, congested sensitive skin.

  30. Lisa O'Gorman

    Shorncliffe Camp, UK

    Wouldn't be without this product

    Although my skin is oily it is also sensitive & very reactive, so was careful which level of Retinol I tried. But have had absolutely no reaction to this and no sensitivity. My acne has improved greatly and my complexion is clearer. Wouldn't be without this product

  31. Lisa O'Gorman

    Shorncliffe Camp, UK

    Skin looks much clearer

    Absolutely love this product & wouldn't be without it. Even though I have an oily complexion my skin is sensitive & reactive so was careful which level of Retinol I went for. But have had absolutely no reaction or sensitivity to this. My skin looks much clearer & my acne has improved. Couldn't recommend this product enough

  32. Katie Hughes

    Alloway, Scotland

    So far so good

    Iv just started using this product and so far so good. Quick question….should I use this product instead of my night cream, before it or after it and what about using anti aging eye cream alongside it. Have been doing research online and lots of different information. A bit confused.

  33. Carla Howard

    Thetford, UK

    Too early to say

    I've only just started using this retinol product and haven't found anything negative at all about it, it's too early to say if it's having any effect on my skin but I wondered if anyone could tell me if you can use it around the eye area – I'd like to apply it to crows feet and around the orbital bone ? Would this be ok ?

    Thank you

  34. Jackie

    Newmarket, ON

    Exactly what I've been looking for!

    Love this product! Smooths the fine lines in my skin without being heavy or greasy at all. Exactly what I've been looking for!

  35. Lucy holt

    London, UK

    Can see some decrease in lines.

    Can anyone tell me what % of retinaol is in this product. Have used it for a month and can see some decrease in lines.

  36. awillo

    Cincinnati, OH

    This stuff is a miracle

    I was buying this at the drugstore for a couple of years when all of a sudden it disappeared! I searched for months online but couldn't find it, and heard it was discontinued. I tried so many other retinol products during that time, some very expensive ones even, but they all left my skin irritated and worse off. I was so relieved when, on a whim, I googled it a week ago and found it here! This is absolutely indispensable. I have cystic acne and skin that has been wrinkly, shiny, and rough since I hit puberty. This stuff is a miracle. It makes my skin firmer, smoother, and keeps my acne under control without irritating it. I use one or two pumps every night or, when my skin gets sensitive (especially in the winter or if I haven't used the product in awhile) 2-3x per week. It moisturizes while it does it's work, so I can usually skip the CeraVe on retinol nights unless I'm really dry.

  37. Nia (verified owner)

    Newark, NJ

    Thanks for making this one

    The hunt is over for an effective, non irritating low priced retinol!

    Thanks for making this one indeed. Before I was using an hydroxypinacolone retionate retinol emulsion from a different company and it felt great but the retinol in it was too low to do anything for me. This one is much better because of the high retinol and the ingredients make it very soothing and smooth going on! Especially love the way this has made my under eye area look.

  38. Rula

    North York, ON

    Looking forward to seeing good results

    I just bought this product from shoppers drug mart and looking forward to seeing good results.

    Judy, you can find it in Toronto at Shoppers at 465 Young Street location.

  39. Matthew Young

    Toronto, ON

    Skin looks renewed

    It's my go to over night application product following an application of Snoxin. Skin looks renewed in the morning upon waking.

  40. Sue

    Toronto, ON

    Skin tone improved

    Most retinol products I have used in the past were really harsh and made my face red, raw, and irritated. Retinol Reface is very smooth and gentle on the skin.
    Over time, my skin tone improved, my line and wrinkles aren't as visible and my pores are a lot more clear. I've recommended this to a few fam members and friends.

  41. Alex Rivashi

    Toronto, ON

    Third repeat purchase of this product!

    This product has made a subtle but definitely noticeable difference to my skin. It won't fully make wrinkles vanish, but gives the skin a smoother, plumper and more hydrated appearance, more so than what even the high end expensive moisturizers claim to do. I found it to be gentle and had no irritation whatsoever, even when used up to the eye area. It's also non greasy. This is my third repeat purchase of this product – says it all really!

  42. Jessica Murphy

    Phoenix, AZ


    This serum is amazing!!!! I was previously using retinol that my dermatologist prescribed along with Cetaphil or CeraVe face moisturizer but this stuff takes the cake! I've been using it morning and night for two weeks now and I can't imagine going back to anything else!

  43. Pablo Oppenheim

    Phoenix, AZ

    Very good

    Very good product

  44. Carol Wells

    Phoenix, AZ

    Works well

    Works well, gradually decreasing deep wrinkles

  45. Chelsea Kyles

    Phoenix, AZ

    Removed my wrinkles

    This product removed my wrinkles in 1 month!!

  46. Sarah Noohrian

    Phoenix, AZ


    LOVE this retinol reface!! I'm getting older and the wrinkles on my face are getting worse by the year. I've been using this product every day and it makes my skin feel tighter and wrinkles less noticeable. Thank you!!

  47. Sheena Salazar

    Phoenix, AZ


    Does a fantastic job smoothing wrinkles and acne scars! I noticed a difference after 1 use

  48. Katie

    Phoenix, AZ

    Noticed a massive improvement!

    I noticed a massive improvement after one application. This is my first time using a retinol product, but I have spent a lot of time researching, before trying it out. I thought I would share with others. Someone suggested a jar packaging below. Although I do agree that it would be nice to have a jar, retinol reface contains active ingredidients that degrade rapidly when exposed to oxygen. Not to mention jar products are easily contaminated with bacteria. Although it may not seem ideal, air tight packaging for beauty products is just as important as keeping your food stored correctly, or your probiotics refrigerated etc. If you are considering using this product, I highly suggest doing your research or Seek professional advice first. Everyone has different skin and it will react differently. Its also worth mentioning that everyone's tolerance to this product will also vary. Kind of like chilli. Some people love the extra hot vindaloo's and have no side effects, but others can only handle mild. I thought it was important to share with others because I don't believe it's fair that people write negative reviews about a product without fully understanding what they are using. Before buying, know the risks, and know that regardless of anyone else's experience with this product, there is no guarantee that it will work for you. Trial and error guys and gals. I do hope this helps and hope others enjoy the product as much as I have.

  49. Yanick

    Phoenix, AZ

    Can't live without

    Can't live without this product.

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