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SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum #1
SUNDAY RILEY A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum #1

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SUNDAY RILEYA+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum

Item 2550152

4.7 out of 5 stars. 477 reviews
Size:1.0 oz


Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty™

  • Clean Ingredients
  • Cruelty Free

Sunday Riley's Advanced-Strength Serum delivers a blend of retinoids and retinoid alternatives to fight signs of aging, and improves the look of congested skin.



  • Vegetarian
  • Formulated without artificial fragrances, sulfates, parabens, gluten, soy, and phthalates
  • Cruelty-free
  • Calms the appearance of redness for a more even-toned complexion
  • Balances and soothes skin
  • Fights the signs of aging
  • Improves the look of congested skin
  • Improves the appearance of damaged skin

Key Ingredients

  • CoQ10 improves the appearance of aging or UV-exposed skin, for a healthier-looking, balanced complexion
  • Retinol Ester Blend 5% + Liposome-encapsulated Retinol Blend 1% helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines and encourages signs of clearer skin
  • Hawaiian White Honey, Bisabolol, Cactus Extract, and Ginger balance and soothe the skin

Research Results

  • 84% reported that skin clarity was improved and saw a reduction in the appearance of dark spots
  • 86% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of sun-damaged skin
  • 80% felt that their lines looked smoother
  • 95% of women were happy with the results of the product
  • 87% of women saw renewed skin
  • 96% of women felt the product was effective in addressing skin concerns
  • In an independent blinded study of 102 women, after 4 weeks:
  • After 6 weeks:
  • 82% reported that their skin tone looked more even
  • 72% felt that skin appeared less red
  • 90% of women saw boosted skin radiance and healthy-looking skin, and agreed the product was gentler than other facial retinoid serums used in the past
  • 71% saw an improvement in the look of expression lines
  • 88% reported that skin looked brighter
  • 92% of women felt the product was gentle and non-irritating

How To Use

Apply 1-2 pumps in the evening to clean, dry skin. For targeted instructions, see below: For new retinoid users: Use two days on, two days off. Work your way up to every other day, then to daily, evening use. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, on alternate nights to sweep away dead skin cells.

For advanced retinoid users: Use daily, in the evenings. Follow with a hydrating oil or moisturizer, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno. Use an AHA serum, like Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, in the mornings to sweep away dead skin cells.

For sensitive skin: Apply a few drops of a gentle, hydrating oil, like C.E.O. Glow or Juno to your skin before applying A+ serum.

Precautions: We do not recommend using retinoids while pregnant. Please consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We always recommend using sunscreen during the day, if using retinoids in the evening.


Water/Eau/Aqua, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propanediol, Triheptanoin, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Disiloxane, Hexyldecanol, Diheptyl Succinate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenyl Trimethicone, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Retinol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Ubiquinone, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lecithin, 1,2-Hexanediol, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Sorbitol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Polysilicone-11, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Brassica Campestris Sterols, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Stearic Acid, PVP, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Phosphate, Benzyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate.

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