Advanced Retinol Complex

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Advanced Retinol Complex (30ml):

This advanced liposomal retinol complex is a powerful tool for anyone interested in improving skin tone, texture, pores, fine lines, wrinkles & the skin’s general appearance. Retinol is one of the most researched and proven skincare ingredients for anti-ageing, pigmentation, pore control & acne. It acts to stimulate increased skin cell turnover and makes the skin behave like a younger, healthier skin.

ZENii Advanced Retinol complex utilises the latest microencapsulation and liposomal technology to ensure deep delivery and effectiveness. It is a light weight, oil free 1% microencapsulated slow release retinol serum with added vitamin C & E. Together Vitamin A (Retinol), Vitamin C & Vitamin E form the most powerful and effective anti-ageing skin ingredients.

Retinol is highly unstable in the presence of light and air. Mircoencapsulation of our retinol ensures that the active molecule is protected and preserved. It also facilitates controlled, slow release of the retinol and enhanced penetration through the lipid barrier of the skin. This protects the retinol from oxidation & degradation and helps maintain a stable shelf life. Microencapsulation helps to reduce skin irritation compared to non encapsulated retinols so you will find our retinol much easier to use and much less irritating than other retinols.

  • All retinols can increase photosensitivity of the skin so they must be used in conjunction with sun safety e.g. use antioxidant serums & sun protection (SPF) whilst on any kind of Vitamin A/Retinol regime.


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Good to know

  • Liposomal, encapsulated slow release 1% Retinol – less irritating and deeply penetrating 
  • Clinically proven to reduce fine lines & wrinkles
  • Supports collagen production & skin health 
  • Reduces pore size, firms and smoothes skin
  • Works as a powerful antioxidant neutralising free radicals 
  • Reduces uneven pigmentation & textural irregularities 
  • Most established anti-ageing skincare ingredient on the market
  • Includes vitamin E and vitamin C to prevent oxidation of the retinol before it reaches the deeper layers of the skin
  • Paraben free
  • Vegan friendly


Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl-Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Phenoxyethanol, Decylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, BHT, Parfum, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxal-dehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool

14 reviews for Advanced Retinol Complex

  1. Lee Harrison

    One of the most forgiving 1% retinols on the market, little to no down time with the slow release technology
    even smells amazing !!
    Myself and my clients love this product from the fantastic results to the price point
    Slightly extravagant I have but have been using this on my arms to even out past sun damage alongside the cool sense exfoliating polish

  2. tricia

    I would really recommend this product especially in conjunction with the micronutrient repair cream. I have seen a good improvement in the texture of my skin with no adverse effects.

  3. Suzy Scarlett

    I’d never used retinol product before, but this is beautiful to apply and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and so much brighter. My skin is firmer, less congested and the pigment so much more even. Love this product.

  4. Sam

    A high quality retinol serum that I frequently add as a booster to the Micronutrient repair night cream. I have not experienced any redness or irritation, and I definitely have smoother skin.

  5. Lily

    My sister had recommended me this product and I can not thank her enough!! I have suffered with bad skin and acne for the majority of my adult life and after doing some research, I’ve certainly learnt the importance of adding Retinol to your skin regime. I’ve seen a noticeable improvement to the overall quality of my skin (especially to those annoying ‘ice-pick’ scars!) and now a product I religiously use!
    I use this retinol around three times a week in the evening as one of the last products I put on my skin before bed!
    Thank you ZENii! x

  6. Haley

    This is the best retinol I’ve used. It doesn’t irritate my skin but is very effective. It’s helped to soften my fine lines and my skin feels amazing.

  7. Octavia

    I won’t lie, I went a little crazy with Retinols when I first read about them. I was using them far too much and using a % that was too much for my skin to handle. I love ZENii products and I messaged Dr Ward on instagram to learn a bit more about why my skin was reacting so badly. She messaged me back and since then, I have been using this one religiously twice a week only and the lower percentage of active ingredient is far far better for my skin. I can hand on heart say that I trust the brand and love my new skin.

  8. Rachael N

    I’m a complete retinol convert after trying this. It doesn’t irritate the skin and is so lovely to use. I noticed a difference very quickly. It’s a fantastic product.

  9. Jenny thomas

    I love this retinol so much! I apply it every evening after using the Zenii hyaluronic booster serum and it has not only improved my acne scarring it has given me a much more youthful appearance. I’m not exaggerating when I say it has taken years off my face. I was considering Botox before I started using this but it has reduced my wrinkles so much I don’t feel I need to anymore. I get so many compliments from people now asking what I use on my skin. I even had to convince my sister I haven’t had Botox!

  10. Gemma

    Retinols I have used in the past have always caused a slight bit of irritation, redness, peeling etc which have put me off of using them long term. The slow release of this retinol has enabled me to use it every night with no irritation! So happy! My skin looks and feel amazing and I have definitely noticed a difference in my fine lines.

  11. Lisa

    I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks now and would normally wait longer to write a review but felt compelled to because of the initial results compared to other retinol products I have tried. The first thing I noticed was how gentle this felt on the skin. I was expecting some redness and dry patches like with other products I have used but didn’t get it with this which really surprised me. I stopped using retinol previously as I thought my skin was maybe too sensitive for it and was disappointed at not having the chance to see what effect it would have on my skin. Since using this ZENii version my skin looks more radiant and I haven’t felt the need to apply any foundation this last week which is wonderful and very liberating! A true wonder product! Thank you ZENii!

  12. Nikki

    Love this retinol! I use it together with the Stem Cell Renewal Cream, and it has made such a difference. Fully trust Dr Ward and her brand – highly recommend!

  13. Anna Porter

    Unlikely other retinols I’ve tried, I have had no redness or irritation using this one. I was worried I wouldn’t tolerate it, but it’s a total game-changer. My skin is bright, soft and clear in the mornings. I love it.

  14. Sammy

    Just love this product – it has made such a difference to my skin texture as I head into peri – menopause. And I love that it causes me no irritation like some other retinols. I also love that I can add this retinol booster to other products in my night time regime. This is my winner product !!

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