Intensive Clarity Treatment™: 0.5% pure retinol night is a nighttime treatment that pairs 0.5% pure retinol with antioxidants and lightening agents to promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion. Lilac leaf cell culture extract is a potent antioxidant derived from the stem cells of the lilac plant. Verbascoside is the major component of this particular stem cell extract, responsible for inhibiting P. acnes bacteria, minimizing inflammation and supporting the wound-healing cascade. Phytic acid, bakuchiol, phenylethyl resorcinol are powerful lightening ingredients to assist in minimizing all types of abnormal pigmentation such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or sun-induced hyperpigmentation.
Due to the 0.5% pure retinol, it is recommended to use this product 1-2 times per week initially, slowly adding in additional nights until nightly use is achieved. Although retinol is not as topically irritating as retinoic acid, when used in its pure form, retinol can cause some to feel increased dryness and slight flaking as the skin acclimates. Educating your patients on proper use of a vitamin A product is especially important.
Be sure patients know to use this product at nighttime only and to always use a PCA SKIN® broad spectrum sunscreen product during the daytime to protect from harmful UV rays.
To help facilitate patient education around stem cell extract and broad spectrum sunscreen use, PCA SKIN has paired the following SPF products with Intensive Clarity Treatment™: 0.5% pure retinol night:
Intensive Clarity Treatment™ + Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45
- For acneic hyperpigmented skin
Intensive Clarity Treatment™ + Perfecting Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- For hyperpigmented or photodamaged skin
Intensive Clarity Treatment™ + Protecting Hydrator Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- For adult acne
Intensive Clarity Treatment™ + Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- For dry, hyperpigmented skin
Intensive Clarity Treatment™ + Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45: Water Resistant
- For acneic or hyperpigmented skin when outdoors
Please consult a PCA SKIN Certified Professional to determine the best products for your unique skin type and condition.