FutureDerm Time Release Retinol 0.5 has become an international sensation. And it’s no wonder–FutureDerm Time Release Retinol 0.5 includes 0.5% microencapsulated retinol suspended in a light gel. While other retinols can irritate sensitive skin, our unique formula gently delivers the anti-aging benefits of retinol for up to eight hours.
Microencapsulation does three things: First, it protects your retinoids from light, heat, and air, so they don’t degrade as quickly as you’re opening and closing the package.
Second, it helps the retinoids work for longer. As the “capsule” dissolves slowly in your skin over the course of eight hours, you’re getting this nice, slow, sustained delivery of retinol into your skin, instead of that one-and-done approach.
As for the third and last benefit: microencapsulation also makes the retinol more gentle. Instead of getting 0.5% retinol at 8 PM, you’re getting 0.250% retinol at 8 PM, 0.125% at 10 PM, 0.0625% at 12 AM…it doesn’t work exactly like this (don’t hold me to those concentrations!), but you get a bigger dose up front, and increasingly smaller, slower, sustained doses for the rest of the night. Which is, in a word, amazing.
0.5% Retinol, Aqua, Glycerin (hydrator), Alcohol (thins the solution), Octyldodecanol (emulsifier), Butylene Glycol (thins the solution), cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone (emulsifier), Allyl Metacrylates Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), Salix Alba Bark Extract (anti-inflammatory, antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (anti-inflammatory), BHT (antioxidant), Tocopherol (antioxidant), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (emollient), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (thickening agent), Triethanolamine (pH adjuster), Propylene Glycol (thins the solution), Diazolidinyl Urea (antimicrobial preservative), Propylparaben (antimicrobial preservative), Methylparaben (antimicrobial preservative).
How to Use
For best results, apply a pea-sized amount to thoroughly cleansed skin the evening. Carefully avoid the eye area. If you have never used microencapsulated retinol products before, there may be a transitional period. Begin by limiting use to 2 times per week, and then gradually increase frequency to every other night, and finally once an evening when tolerated. As with many products, best results can be achieved under the supervision of a health care professional.
Our product is tested for safety and efficacy and physician-approved. Our ingredients are deemed safe and highly efficacious in the concentrations they are used in our product, even with typical repeated use over time. As with any product, please use for external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue for a week before hair removal waxing. Do not use if undergoing a skin peeling regimen. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Please use with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.