Concentrated customizable nighttime Retinol treatment cream accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin aging. Active 0.5% microencapsulated pure Retinol helps increase cell turnover.Learn More
Concentrated customizable nighttime Retinol treatment cream accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin aging.Learn More
Concentrated customizable nighttime Retinol treatment cream accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin aging. Active 0.5% microencapsulated pure Retinol helps increase cell turnover. Powerful peptides and antioxidant Vitamin C help reduce uneven skin tone and discoloration. Formulated with a clinically-proven bioenergized Copper amino acid complex shown to reduce visible wrinkles and improve skin firmness. Ceramides and active Polysaccharides hydrate and prevent water loss in the skin, helping soften fine lines. Includes a moisturizing Buffer Cream to help acclimate skin to this highly-active form of Retinol. For best results, mix Overnight Retinol Repair with Buffer Cream and apply to cleansed skin at night, when cell renewal is at its prime. Once your skin is acclimated, you may use Overnight Retinol Repair prior to or mixed with your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Accelerates skin renewal and repair
Diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone
Improves skin firmness.
how to use
For best results, mix one part Overnight Retinol Repair with up to three parts Buffer Cream (included) and apply to cleansed skin at night, when cell renewal is at its prime. Once your skin is acclimated, you may use Overnight Retinol Repair alone, prior to or mixed with your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
This product should only be used at night. We recommend not layering it directly with other targeted treatment products.
Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.
Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.
AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.
how it works
AGE Smart works by impacting the main biochemical reactions that manifest the signs of skin aging: the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS, also known as free radicals), the generation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the development of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs).
I tried to make the switch to dermalogica from another similar brand. I like some of their other products so I thought it was time to try. But using the retinol testers for a week, my skin broke out quite badly. The flakiness was fine - I understand that is temporary but the acne was unlike I'd seen before. I would have a preferred an all-in-one anti-ageing hero cream over fussing with a buffer. Too fiddly and room for error.
Accelerated acne and skin darkening
After a week of using this combination of buffer and retinol my skin darkened and I started to get acne all over my face. Unfortunately I have to discontinue now.
I built the use up with the buffer cream and now use this every other day added to my moisturiser, I am amazed at the results, plumper skin, firmer jawline and no reactions, my skin looks great, I use this and the MAP-15 generator and look younger and my skin has never looked better.
I have used other expensive products in the past, some worked OK but they irritated my skin and caused break-outs thanks I never have that trouble with Dermalogica
I really like it, it makes a difference when you apply at night and you wake up much more plump in the morning. At first I used it with the buffer, I thought it would be very strong or something, burning the skin and so, but soon I realised I actually didn't need the cream and start using it alone after two applications. The only thing is not changing much is the coloured age spots I have in my cheeks, I thought it might but not really. Pity because that would make it incredible as I wouldn't need anything else for my night routine.
Just did not work for me
I am surprised. With every use of this product my skin started getting darker by the shade. Obviously, there the only visible difference was darkness in skin colour. I stopped using it but sad that it was so costly and did not work me.
Wanted to like it
I have used this product for a month now, building up usage as required and have had increasing under the skin bumps and breakouts. Discontinued use and my face is finally clearing up. Really wanted to like this one.
One of the best
I have used many retinol serums but this is one of the best Ive used. Saw results over night! I especially love the buffer cream.....I would love to purchase the buffer cream separately as my moisturizer??
a product with good reviews
I just started using this product this week so I am still waiting to see how it will work for me.
I am following the directions on how to apply to the skin. So far I have not had any skin irritation or problems with this.
Retinol overnight repair
Amazing, I am in love with this product. It was bought for me for Mother's Day and I have been using it every other night since. I do invest in high end skin products but I have never had results like this before. I have received so many compliments and I can really see the difference. I will definitely be buying this again and Would 100% recommend it 😁
Can i use antibac face wash whilst using retinol?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Special Cleansing Gel instead.
I have a bottle of "overnight retinol repair" from a few years ago. Does it expire? Will it be less effective or cause any side affects?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please refer to the Open Jar Label on the package.
i use medibac clearing skin wash once or twice a week to help with black heads on nose and neck, and to give a thorough skin wash, his helps. the rest of the time i use special cleansing gel. is the medibac clearing skin wash considered an exfoliant and will i have to discontinue its use if i was to start using the overnight retinol repair? if so, can i phase the two, one week use of retinol, the next week medibac, and keep alternating?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. At your discretion, you can use Overnight Retinol Repair at night and Clearing Skin Wash in the morning, depending on what your skin can tolerate. A patch test is recommended.
Am I able to use skin smoothing cream once my buffer cream runs out?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, that is not a problem.
Hi there. OOOppps. what if i only applied the retinol cream without the buffer cream and my skin is flaking and red, what would you suggest to soothe and how soon can i re-continue usage with appropriate mix of retinol with buffer cream?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Discontinue use of retinol and all exfoliation. Something like Calm Water Gel or even Barrier Repair can be used in the mean time to soothe your skin until it goes back to normal.
Hi, I'm using your retinol 1%, how I can target flaky skin, can I exfoliate? If not is there anything else I can do about it? Thank you
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Retinol already exfoliates the skin. Too much exfoliation can sensitize the skin. The best thing you can do is hydrate the skin to repair the flakiness.
How often should I use overnight retinol?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it nightly if your skin tolerates it.
Can I use the overnight retinol repair around my eyes
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For the eye area, try AGE Reversal Eye Complex.
Can this product be used around the eyes
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For the eyes, try AGE Reversal Eye Complex with .1% retinol.
Can you use the overnight retinol repair and the rapid reveal peel?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I do not advise you to use both of them together at the same time.