One of my biggest fears since childhood was having acnes. It may sound silly but growing up in a household full of people with no history of acnes was too much of a pressure to handle . Well, you know how the world works; you'll always have that one little thing you most hate happen to you no matter how much you'll try to avoid it. Same went for me too, as I started secondary school my face started breaking out here and there and I looked horrible. Those acnes took everyone I knew by surprise including myself, and my parents started treatment as soon as the first acne appeared.
My mom took me to various doctors and they all prescribed various kinds of facial cleansers and pills. The facial cleansers helped a bit, but the pills were doing nothing and that left my face covered in acnes, but not as visible as they were at first. Years after that during high school, I was still dealing with acnes but my complexion had darkened due to my acne scars. One day, my friend gave me some of her Sunday Riley's A+ high-dose retinoid serum to try and it worked amazingly! I immediately bought my own bottle of this amazing retinol serum and my face has never been this clear!
So, "what makes Sunday Riley A+ high-dose retinoid serum so special?" You might ask.
To answer that question, we have to take a look at the core of this retinol serum ; its ingredients. This retinol serum consists of A+: Water/Eau/Agua, Propanediol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Triheptanoin, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Hexyldecanol, Disiloxane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Diheptyl Succinate, Propylene Carbonate, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Phenyl Trimethicone, Retinol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Honey Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Algae Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Opuntia Ficus-indica Fruit Extract, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phospholipids, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Lecithin, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, 4-t- Butylcyclohexanol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Helianthus Annuss (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Polysilicone-11, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Stearic Acid, Brassica Campestris Sterols, PVP, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Potassium Phosphate, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.
Among all the said ingredients in Sunday Riley's A+ high-dose retinoid serum, there are three ingredients that play the most important role; RETINOL ESTER 5% + LIPOSOME-ENCAPSULATED RETINOL 1, COQ10 and Hawaiian white honey.
Q10 is a coenzyme that could be found in all of our body cells. It comes in handy when the skin needs energy to do the basic duties such as regeneration and repair.
It is mainly released as an antioxidant to deal with oxidative factors, making it vital for a smooth, healthy and radiant skin. But like all the other factors in our skin, coanzyme Q10 levels face massive reduction as we age, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles appearing all over your face.
Benefits of coanzyme Q10 for skin are providing the needed energy that the skin needs for natural regeneration and repair, giving skin a radiant and youthful look, as the Q10 coenzyme is highly antioxidant, it protects your skin against UV free radicals of from the sun, and therefore, there would be no aging due to sun damage, encouraging collagen production resulting in higher skin elasticity and so much more.