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FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum

First Aid Beauty

FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum

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1.0 oz Item 2509134

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Designed for sensitive skin and beginner retinol users. The formula combines retinol and advanced peptides, two gold standard ingredients to help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and impart firmer looking skin with a smoother texture. The 0.25% pure concentrate in the formula is balanced with First Aid Beauty's proprietary skin saver complex to deliver the benefits of retinol with minimal irritation.

The skin saver complex is comprised of hyaluronic acid, vitamins C + E, aloe, colloidal oatmeal, allantoin and ceramides that together help comfort, nourish and support skin health, alleviating the irritation often associated with retinol-based products, leaving the complexion feeling soothed with a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
Apply 1-2 pumps evenly over clean skin up to three times weekly gradually increasing frequency to every other night and then to every evening as tolerated. Avoid lips, eyes and eye corners. For PM use only.

Precautions: It is normal for some redness, flaking or dryness to occur when first using any retinol-based product. If this continues for more than two weeks, we recommend applying FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum over your favorite PM moisturizer.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Polysorbate 80, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Retinol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide NP, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Linoleic Acid, Allantoin, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triolein, Caprylyl Glycol,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Stearic Acid, Maltodextrin, BHT, BHA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate.

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First Aid BeautyFAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (3)
  • Non-greasy (3)
  • Softens skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Fine lines/wrinkles (4)
  • Sensitive skin (4)
  • Uneven skin tone (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (3)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

Great, moisturize,moisturize,moisturize, it works

By Anycas

from Oklahoma city, OK

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Enlarged Pores
    • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

    I am 34 and in need to start working on those anti-aging benefits of skincare, but I was really worried that this will make my now in control acne flare out. This product has been great for my mixed oily skin. I have used it for two weeks now, Sundays and Wednesdays nights and I plan to really slowly progress to every other day next month. It has been great, I can see my pores getting smaller and my skin soaking up the moisture and acne products better. Caution: It did cause me to develop dry patches on my cheekbones, and peeling around my chin after the first time using it, which I just address by moisturizing a lot after using the serum on Sundays and Wednesdays, using a smaller amount of my acne skincare and thermal water when I felt itchiness or tightness. My advice: It is worth it so far, do give it time to work, and layer it under your moisturizer, specially if you have sensitive skin. Consider purchasing thermal water also. Wear sunscreen everyday and specially the morning after using it. I woke up with amazing skin today after just 3 times using it, give it a try and work with your own skincare products to make the adjustments needed, cause you do need to do those adjustments like any time you add a new product to your skin care routine, it is SO worth it. Will buy again!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    The Price Tag Scared Me: SO GLAD I WENT FOR IT!!!

    By Lauren

    from Louisiana

    Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

    Ok, so I'm fairly young, 24 to be exact. I never thought I needed a retinol until I was at least 30. BUT Stephanie Nicole mentioned the importance of a good Retinol in one of her skincare videos, so I thought, what the heck, Why Not? IM SO GLAD I SPLURGED!!!! I have very oily skin, and although I wouldn't consider myself to be "acne-prone", I do get breakouts on my chin and jawline. I've been using this product for 3 weeks and I have not had a single breakout! I've also noticed my skin is a lot smoother, don't know if that's related, but it's definitely a perk! LOVE this product!

     
    5.0

    Beginner

    By NeNa

    from Tennessee

    Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

    I was a little worried about trying retinol until the girl doing my brows at Benefits Brow Bar told me her story. I was amazed with her progress and she told me to give it a try. I have adult acne and so much more going on with my skin since hitting 30. I have only used this a week and I have noticed a significant difference. I'm in love. The only con I have about this is not with the product itself but the fact that I've only had it a week (used every other day like it says) and it's not pumping anything out, like it's empty.....very unhappy with that, especially with the recent ULTA selling half used products fiasco. Other than that I would definitely recommend this for beginners :)

     
    4.0

    Worth the splurge!

    By Ebsr2927

    from Providence, RI

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

      I have sensitive combination skin that gets easily irritated using products similar to this so I was hesitant to try this. I'll be turning 30 soon and I've started to notice early signs of aging and I wanted a product that could help with that. I love the brand and after reading reviews I decided to pick it up at my local Ulta. I use it as my serum every night and it hasn't irritated my skin at all and has definitely helped firm my skin and even my skin tone. I've noticed a slight reduction in the size of my pores as well. It's pretty moisturizing on its own so on the rare occasion that my skin gets congested and I skip using my nightcream for a night this alone does just fine. The one thing I was disappointed with was the packaging. It's impossible to dispense when it gets low and there's no way to manually scoop the product out so you're not getting your money's worth but I'll still probably repurchase this product since I've seen great results so far.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy again

      By Ks

      from Braidwood

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness

        Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

        I use it at bedtime. My face is softer and lines are going away

        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Age:
        • 30-44

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Product

        By Caroline

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Clears Skin
        • Little goes a long way
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • Bad Smell
        • Greasy

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

        I bought this because my skin has been crazy lately with breakouts, redness, and uneven skin tone from acne healing. I was worried about using retinol since I have sensitive skin, but this product seemed safe enough for it after reading the description and ingredients. I started out using it as recommended, every few nights, and over the course of the month I've transitioned to using it every night. This stuff is a bit pricey but a little goes a very long way (you only need a pea size amount!) and I recommend using a heavier moisturizer after putting it on because you will notice your skin's a bit dryer once you start using retinol.

        This stuff doesn't irritate my skin, it's helped clear my breakouts, and I've noticed my skin looks much smoother, even, redness is reduced, and its even helped control oil. This stuff is seriously awesome!

        My only complaints: The smell isn't that great and it's a bit greasy but for how well it works, I don't mind those drawbacks. My final issue with the product is the pump dispenser on it sucks. After using it for a few weeks the product stopped coming out of the pump and I had to break open my bottle (because there's no easy way to open it) and sure enough half the product was still left inside. I explained this to FAB Customer Service and they resolved the issue the same day. Just for the awesome customer service and how great the product works I'll definitely be buying this again!

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great first Retinol!

        By Stephie ❤️

        from Salem, OR

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

          Having never used a retinol before I found this one to be great. I am 21 and have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin. The reason I bought a retinol was because they help with the skin cell turnover which is helpful for my acne. I really like this one because FAB has great skin soothing ingredients in the retinol to help keep it from getting overly irritated when using a retinol. I find that it works better for me to use it every other night. When I used it every night my skin was dry and flakey and just over all not happy (that is totally due to my skin type and not the formula). While you have to expect that with a retinol I just changed to using it every other night my skin went back to normal and has been loving it! I may try using it every night after I use it for a while longer but I definitely recommend that if you are like me and have never used a retinol just try every other night. You still get the benefits without the irritation. I can definitely say that when I run out I will be repurchasing, though I have a feeling that won't be for quite a while as a little goes a long way with this product!

          • Skin Type:
          • Dry
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worth a try

          By NA

          from NC

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum:

          Little early to tell. Pleasing so far.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 60+

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