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Using Another Brand Vitamin A Already?

DISCOVER HOW TO SWITCH

As a general rule, we say start on a strength lower than you were using from another brand. Unfortunately we do not know how stable the other brand’s retinol serum was; what was labelled as 1% retinol may actually be equivalent to a much lower concentration of retinol if it has degraded. Therefore, to stay on the safe side, we would recommend go lower in strength with our stabilised retinol serums to ease your skin into using them, and avoid irritation.

Most other brands only formulate with retinol and its derivative forms eg retinyl palmitate and hydroxypinacolone retinoate. Have a look on the brand’s website to find the retinol % content of yours. Then find that % below in our handy switching table. Not seeing your journey or got a question? Contact us for personal advice.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STRENGHT OF VITAMIN A
Don't know? 0-0.6% 0.7%-1%
WE WOULD RECOMMEND
RETINOL RETINOL
3TR INTENSE
RETINOL
3TR INTENSE
RETINOL
6TR INTENSE
RETINALDEHYDE CRYSTAL RETINAL 3
(If you have sensitive skin
use Crystal Retinal 1)
CRYSTAL RETINAL 3 CRYSTAL RETINAL 6
RETINYL RETINOATE R-RETINOATE
DAY & NIGHT
R-RETINOATE
DAY & NIGHT*
R-RETINOATE
INTENSE
PHASE IS REQUIRED? Yes Yes
*r-Retinoate - no
Yes

These recommendations are the starting points to move to a new vitamin A molecule. You can then move up strength if you want to from there. And there’s no need to phase-in again within the same vitamin A family. Want to know if you’re ready to move up?