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A-Game 10
A-Game 10
A-Game 10
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A-Game 10

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Back in stock mid March.  :)

New airless bottle, same formula as before :)

A silky, light emulsion containing a high-strength amount of retinal to help against all signs of aging.   

30 ml

Skin type: all skin types, especially combination, oily skin

Skin concern: smart-aging, wrinkles, loss of firmness, pigmentation

Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free

Good to know: This product is for experienced retinoid users. If you are just starting out, we recommend A-Game 5, our mid-strength retinal serum


description

Retinal is the "big brother" molecule of the better known anti-aging superstar, retinol. While retinol needs two metabolic conversion steps to reach the active form, retinoic acid (aka  tretinoin), retinal is the direct precursor only one conversion step away from the active form the skin cells understand. It is estimated that retinal can convert more than 10x faster to retinoic acid than retinol, making retinal an outstandingly effective member of the retinoid family (vitamin A family).

6-6.5
pH
0.1%
Retinal
+
Allantoin
Biosaccharide Gum-1

Once converted, retinal helps the skin cells to produce more collagen and other structural elements, making the skin more youthful, firm and elastic. It also speeds up the renewal process of the upper skin layers making it smoother and more even. A-Game is a smart-aging must-have, but it is also useful as an adjacent product for fading pigmentation, as well as helping acne-prone skin.

In terms of strength and knowledge, we would compare our 0.1% retinal serum to a high-strength retinol product (typically in the 0.5-1% range), but with less irritation potential and possibly quicker results. 

Who is it for?

We recommend this product, if you have already used our A-Game 5, loved it and you feel that your skin is ready for the next level. In terms of texture, this product is more comfortable for combination and oily skin. 

Skin Type
ideal for combination, oily skin
Skin Problem
smart-aging, wrinkles, loss of firmness, pigmentation
Texture
bright yellow, silky and light emulsion 

how to use it?

Apply a pea sized amount to the face in the PM. In your evening routine, apply liquid and gel-type products first (for example a toner, or our other serums such as HA 5 or B-Bomb), then A-Game. Follow with a moisturizer. Wear a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater in the morning.

If you are using A-Game 10 for the first time, phase in application starting at 2-3 times per week for two weeks. If well-tolerated, move up to every other evening in two weeks and finally - if your skin tolerates it - every night. Do not use around the eye area. 

Do not use if pregnant. Topical use of retinoids during breastfeeding is considered low risk, however, please consult your physician first.

Good to know: A-Game has a bright yellow color due to the retinal in it. Based on our experience, it dissipates on the skin and does not leave a yellow tint on surfaces.

Shelf life: 18 months from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)

Ingredients & Research

key ingredients:

Retinal (0.1%) – An anti-aging superstar ingredient that is the direct precursor of retinoic acid (the active form that the skin cells understand) and shows an outstanding activity/tolerance ratio among topical retinoids. 

Allantoin & Panthenol – A classic ingredient duo known for their skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.

Biosaccharide Gum-1 – A carbohydrate molecule that has nice skin soothing and moisturizing abilities, and makes A-Game even more gentle and silky. 

full inci list:

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Erucate, Glycerin, Triheptanoin, Cyclodextrin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Allantoin, Retinal, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Pentylene Glycol, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

research:

Creidi, P., and Ph Humbert. "Clinical use of topical retinaldehyde on photoaged skin." Dermatology 199.Suppl. 1 (1999): 49-52.

Siegenthaler, G., J. H. Saurat, and M. Ponec. "Retinol and retinal metabolism." Biochemical Journal 268.2 (1990): 371-378.

Fluhr, J. W., et al. "Tolerance profile of retinol, retinaldehyde and retinoic acid under maximized and long-term clinical conditions." Dermatology 199.Suppl. 1 (1999): 57-60.

Creidi, Pierre, et al. "Profilometric evaluation of photodamage after topical retinaldehyde and retinoic acid treatment." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 39.6 (1998): 960-965.

Mukherjee, Siddharth, et al. "Retinoids in the treatment of skin aging: an overview of clinical efficacy and safety." Clinical interventions in aging 1.4 (2006): 327.

Dréno, B., et al. "Topical retinaldehyde with glycolic acid: study of tolerance and acceptability in association with anti-acne treatments in 1,709 patients." Dermatology 210.Suppl. 1 (2005): 22-29.

Pechere, M., et al. "The antibacterial activity of topical retinoids: the case of retinaldehyde." Dermatology 205.2 (2002): 153-158.

 

Customer Reviews

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Monika Tadić
Amazing product

I have seen the results after only couple of uses. My skin is glowing, texture improved immeditely and I can actually see my fine lines slowly disapperaing.

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Claudio
I love it but

But that orange color is too strong and remain on my beard. I don't think I will buy it again.

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Anastasia

Non Irritating, good price. I ordered this product one month ago . Till now I didn't see results (maybe it's early) . So, I'll come back after 2-3 months to write my review.

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Melanie Reichel
Awesome product

I love this product. I'm already anxious as it's almost empty and it's sold out now and I can't reorder now. Hope it's back in stock soon. Am addicted and can no longer live without it.

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Tina
So happy to find this product

I've been looking for a good retinal product with the right strength for a while, instead of using harsher products on my skin. So happy to finally find this! Excellent product in the right strength, which never irritates my skin, and is fragrance-free, so my skin isn't being sensitized over time. I have been using this 3-4 times a week and use a vitamin C serum & sunscreen during the day, every day. My skin loves it, and feels firmer & looks more even-toned than before.
The price point is also fair too, so I know I can use it long-term at this price. I am very grateful to everyone who has a hand in making this product available to so many of us. Our beautiful skin thanks you so much!