Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster
Looking to avoid using synthetic retinol? Meet a plant-based retinol alternative, the Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster. Formulated to harnesses and deliver powerful anti-aging benefits, without known sensitizing side effects like redness, irritation or peeling. These perfectly dosed retinol alternative capsules deliver provitamin A carotenoids that your skin transforms into its own potent retinoic acid. Known to help fight signs of aging including wrinkles, dark spots, and uneven skin tone, delivering your most youthful-looking glow. The Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster is microbiome-friendly, non-irritating and non-photosensitizing, so it can be used during the day and alongside other products that you typically have to avoid while using synthetic retinol, such as vitamin C and exfoliators! This vegan retinol is hypoallergenic, microbiome-friendly and pregnancy safe. Made for all skin types.
HOW TO USE IT
Twist twice (or use scissors) to break open the vegan capsule and pour the contents into the palm of one hand. Mix into your hands and massage completely onto your face, neck and décolleté. Use it after your serum and before your face oil or cream moisturizer. Use morning and night.
Amaranth, Buriti, Calendula, Carrot, Retinol, Vitamin A, Vitamin CFull Ingredient List
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract*, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract*, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Flower*, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus (Amaranth) Seed Extract*, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract*
ABOUT THIS BRANDAt the age of 32, just after giving birth to beautiful twin babies, True Botanicals founder Hillary Peterson was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She described that moment as a “wake up call” and took a serious look at how she could better support her health in every way possible. With this new awareness, Hillary tried searching for skincare products that gave her the results that she wanted, without risking exposure to toxins. Her search was unsuccessful. So she boldly took the problem into her own hands and set out to challenge the status quo of skincare. Guided by the world’s leading anti-aging scientists, green chemists, and pioneers in sustainability, she founded True Botanicals. Hillary has since ignited an unstoppable shift in the skincare industry, especially as clinical trials began proving that her safe and sustainable skincare could outperform leading conventional brands.
Great product but don't like the delivery system
I love the product and how it makes my skin look and feel. However, you are supposed to wear this at night. I have found that the orange color of the serum inside the capsules stains my pillowcase. Therefore, I had to switch to wearing this during the day time instead. I absolutely hate the delivery system of the capsules. I find it really hard to twist off this tiny end of a capsule and when I do get it off (have learned to use scissors) the serum goes all over my fingers and on the scissors before I can get it poured into the hand to spread onto my face. I just wish it was in a simple container that was more accessible for all to use easily. I doubt I will purchase again due to the fact that it is in capsules.
Thank you for sharing your experience K. Due to the high percentage of carotenoids in the formula there is a deep orange hue. This is safe to use AM or PM so you can absolutely wear it during the day to avoid any risk of staining your pillowcase. We've found that if you allow it a few minutes to absorb you minimize any risk of staining your bedding.
I received these caplets in my beauty box, and immediately reordered with the discount at Christmas. They’re very nice, and give my skin a soft glow when I use these daily. I have found absolutely no issue with opening them, and I am an older adult with arthritis. I think the packaging and delivery depend on whether you actually like them, not the packaging of the products. Try them, and find out how supple and soft they make older skin that is prone to dryness.
Love the glow!
I have been using True Botanicals Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster since it launched daily and they've become a staple in my daily skincare routine. I like to use them in the morning because they give my skin just a small amount of glow and I know they are giving me my daily boost of daily protection. I also like the capsule delivery. It definitely is different in the beginning but love that it helps to protect the provitamin A carotenoids and provides just the right daily dosage.
I discovered these through the Beauty Heroes box and fell in love with them. This oil feels really pure, potent and sinks in on contact. I feel like I wake up to noticeably better skin. I love how this is a pure plant form of Vitamin A. Really great product and am definitely repurchasing these. Also great for travel!
Delivery System Makes me Not Want to Use It
I hate the delivery system of the little slippery capsules. If your hand is at all wet, which it likely will be after a shower or washing your face, you'll likely shoot this capsule across the bathroom. Twisting the capsule also tends to cause failures at random places along the capsule so product might come out at a different part than you're expecting causing it to drip into the sink instead of into your hand. Also unless they plan on shipping refill capsules separately from the jar, this is no more sustainable than just putting liquid in a glass jar. The formula itself is fine, but I will definitely not repurchase based on how hard the capsuels are to use. Also I'm young and have no mobility issues in my fingers, I can't imagine using this if you did. And bringing scissors into your bathroom to use while wet and slippery seems like a terrible work around.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. True Botanicals intentionally chose a capsule delivery system for their Vitamin A Booster to ensure maximum potency of the provitamin A beta-carotene used and the capsules ensures that each ampoule is as fresh as possible. They can take some getting used to but we've heard great feedback from our community about how much they love the ampoules. We are also hoping for a refill solution in the future as well. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.