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I paired up with one of my fave new companies again for a one-two punch of retinol from InstaNatural! They sent over their Retinol Moisturizer Cream and their Age-Defying Retinol Serum. These two products are great to use together, for a double dose of retinol to make your skin look healthier and more youthful. Keep reading for my full review!

Up first is InstaNatural’s Retinol Moisturizer Cream, and here is some info from the InstaNatural site:

InstaNatural’s Retinol Moisturizer contains a robust formula of handpicked ingredients designed to transform older, damaged skin into a healthier and youthful appearance. Retinol is a powerful antioxidant derived from Vitamin A, one of the strongest and most trusted ingredients for anti-aging skin care. Once absorbed, Retinol is converted into Retinoic Acid, which starts working to help restore skin and diminish the appearance of sun damage and signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and more. Vitamin C – another powerful antioxidant – works synergistically to aid in this process of battling early signs of aging, as well as repairing existing damage to promote healthier skin. Simultaneously, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter and Green Tea deliver premium nourishment and hydration to keep your skin moisturized.

Key Ingredients:
+ 2.5% Retinol
+ Vitamin C
+ Hyaluronic Acid
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Shea Butter
+ Green Tea

I can’t stop using the cream on my skin at night, and the difference in my coloring is immediately noticeable. I received a note from the company letting me know that I would need to be careful to apply sunscreen during the day if using this cream, because of the retinol. This may make your skin susceptible to the sun, so keep that in mind if using during the day. I like it for night the best.

It is very moisturizing and is a thick formula, which pumps out of a tube, and leaves my skin feeling soft. The cream contains a 2.5% concentration of Retinol (Vitamin A), which provides a strong dose of this renowned antioxidant to deliver optimal results. Fun Fact from InstaNatural: “Vitamin A was first discovered more than 80 years ago and has since been recognized as a revolutionary skin-care ingredient for its formidable benefits.”

In addition to the powerful punch of Vitamin A, InstaNatural added in Vitamin C and Green Tea, to provide strong antioxidant power to fight against the signs of aging. These ingredients work to reverse the effects of sun exposure and hyperpigmentation. Goodness knows that I could sure use this cream to erase years of sun damage! According to InstaNatural, using their “Retinol Cream daily will help to improve skin tone and texture to reveal younger, healthier skin.”

Bonus! Vitamin A has also been known to help with blemishes. Retinol works to remove dead skin and unclog pores, which can help control breakouts!! Amazing!.

The second retinol product I tried was the Age-Defying Retinol Serum. Here is some info from the InstaNatural site:

InstaNatural‘s Age-Defying Retinol Serum contains a proprietary blend of antioxidants and nutrients that nourishes your skin while helping it to look younger and healthier. The serum contains Retinol (Vitamin A), which is an antioxidant that protects against free-radical damage that causes your skin to look and feel older. It is highly effective in reversing the appearance of sun damage and signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and rough texture. Vitamin C works synergistically to aid in this process of repairing and restoring damaged skin, while also stimulating new healthy skin to appear. Meanwhile, Hyaluronic Acid traps moisture in the skin to prevent further loss so you can enjoy a younger looking appearance with firmer, plumper skin.

Key Ingredients:
+ 2.5% Retinol
+ 20% Vitamin C
+ 10% Hyaluronic Acid
+ Plant & Fruit Acids

This serum is thick and luxurious, and feels amazing as you slather it on your skin. Also, it smells amazing! InstaNatural, I beg of you, add a fresh citrus scent to all of your products!! Back to the serum review: the product helps reduce the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, dark circles and hyperpigmentation. So this really ups the ante and doubles the effectiveness of the cream. 

The serum goes one step further and softens blemishes, clears pores and removes dirt, grime and dead facial skin with a wondrous combination of Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid that leaves your face feeling clean and renewed. Like all InstaNatural, the serum and cream are made in the USA and contain natural and organic ingredients.

Here are some directions from the InstaNatural site for using these products together:

Cleanse and tone skin first before using this serum.
Apply the serum to your hands or fingertips and distribute to your entire face, neck and surrounding area. Only a couple drops of the serum is needed.
It is important to allow the serum to dry.
Follow up with the moisturizer.
Wear sunscreen during the day as this serum contains Retinol which may make your skin susceptible to the sun. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend applying this serum once daily at night. Apply twice daily for oily and combination skin.
If irritation occurs when using this product twice a day, reduce application to once a day to ease irritation. 

Tip: Once you open the serum, be sure to close properly in order to limit exposure.

I hope you will try these amazing retinol products from InstaNatural. Let me know what you think!


**Disclosure- The product featured in this review was provided to me for consideration and Powered by BrandBacker.  This in no way influenced my experience with the product- all opinions are my own, and I was not paid to write this review. If you would like to read more about my Privacy Disclosure click here. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep SnapGinger snapping!

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