StBotanica Retinol 2.5% + Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid Professional Facial Serum
- St Botanica facial serum has been developed to reduce signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and to improve skin tone, texture, colour and to restore skin’s pH balance by improving hydration levels.
- This facial serum focuses on reducing aging signs.
- It is a light-weight formula designed to penetrate and work even when used alongside other skin care products.
- The vegan formula, developed for all skin types, is claimed to be free of parabens and silicon.
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Skin aging is an unavoidable phenomenon which is influenced by several factors such as sun exposure, hormonal effects, metabolic processes and chemical reactions in the body. These factors can affect skin structure, its appearance and its functioning. The serum aims to enhance collagen production because it provides exfoliation which replenishes and provides a smooth skin.
St Botanica facial serum contains 2.5% vitamin A or Retinol, vitamin E, Hyaluronic acid, and botanical extracts.
1. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is known to aid in reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, reduces pore size and leaves skin supple and plump.
2. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is known to reduce the damage caused by free radicals and delay aging process. The presence of wheat germ is meant to boost collagen formation and for healthy, glowing skin.
3. Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid, which is also known as hyaluronan, is known to improve skin texture and appearance. It is a lubricating substance found in abundance in human body among parts such as skin, joints, inside eye sockets where collagen is retained thereby increasing elasticity and providing moisture to the body. 
Hyaluronic acid helps delay aging process by controlling water loss. Usually, dryness and sagging are also accompanied symptoms of aging because as we get older, the molecules in our skin lose power to bind and retain water. This results in decrease in skin volume too. Additionally, if one is subject to other environmental conditions that trigger aging such as exposure to harmful UV rays and pollutants, the need for use of hyaluronic acid becomes more essential.
4. Golden Virgin Jojoba
Golden virgin jojoba oil has properties which help moisturize, and acts as an emollient thereby preventing skin from experiencing rashes, scaling and rough patches. The antioxidants in jojoba oil help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and aid collagen synthesis too. 
5. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is known to protect skin from harmful UV radiation, which is one of the prime reasons for photo-aging. It has healing properties and aids collagen synthesis which, helps repair and replenish damaged skin.
Why Use This Serum?
Research has shown that retinol affects cellular processes such as cellular growth, cell differentiation, cell surface modification, and immune inflection.
Various studies and clinical trials have shown that retinol can act against harmful UV rays that damage the skin and also found that it prevents aging by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. 
Retinol 2.5% aims to promote renewal and repair of skin cells. This antioxidant is known to protect skin from free radicals. The serum has been developed to work on a molecular level to rejuvenate skin and stimulate collagen which results in tighter, smoother and younger looking skin. Retinol 2.5% also works to boost skin cell replenishment, reduce discoloration, and improves skin texture to provide a nourished, supple skin.
The formula is enriched with natural ingredients such as vegetable glycerine, vitamin C, wheat germ cold pressed oil, witch hazel extract, aloe vera leaf extract, vitamin E, jojoba cold pressed oil, green tea extract, horsetail extract, rosemary essential oil, xantham gum, vitamin B3, Potassium sorbate, propolis oil, vegetable glycerine, sorbitan olivate, and cetearyl olivate.
What Does Retinol Do?
Since several decades, retinol has been used in several topical creams to control acne. Vitamin A can aid help clear acne with its exfoliating property, thereby providing a young, rejuvenated skin. It also helps reduce outbreaks of pimples and scar formation. 
The first retinoid, Tretinoin, was approved by FDA, to work on reducing wrinkles. This retinoid was known to produce new collagen. Additionally, it also works to stimulate new blood vessels, reduce age spots, and inhibit the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.
1. Are there any side-effects resulting from use of this product?
St Botanica retinol serum has been developed using natural ingredients. This vegan formula is free of parabens and silicon; hence, it may not cause any side effects. However, it is advisable to consult a physician before using it in case of any allergens.
2. How long will it take for results to show?
Any natural product requires continued usage for results to show. Inclusion of this serum on a regular basis into your skin care routine may give you good results in due course of time.
3. Can the product really delay aging process?
Aging is an unavoidable natural phenomenon which has to be experienced by all. However, by using this retinol serum one can postpone aging process as it works to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dull and oily skin, acne, and other aging issues.
4. Is retinol safe for anyone?
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and has been commonly used in skin care products because of its potential to slow down aging process. Retinol is known to replenish skin surface making it supple and smooth, thus giving it a youthful look.
Aging process can alter the shape of skin cells but retinol contains retinoic acid which is absorbed by these cells which helps their regeneration process, thus restoring their normal functioning and aiding cell generation.
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|How To Use||
Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face and neck after cleansing and toning. Allow to dry and follow with a moisturizer.