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A-Game 5 0.05% Retinal Serum

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    Note: RetinAl, not RetinOl. A moderate-strength, faster-acting than retinol, youth-preserving serum that diminishes and prevents signs of aging without potential irritation.

    • Light lotion, non-greasy texture
    • 0.05% Retinal improves a variety of aging skin concerns
    • Airless pump design for maximum anti-aging potency
    • Polishes fine lines, roughness & dullness
    • Builds smooth, firmer-feeling and youthful-looking complexion

    What makes this product unique?

    The skin hardly utilizes Retinol directly. The Vitamin A (Retinoid) Pathway ends with the creation of retinoid acid that is recognized by the skin’s retinoid receptors to jumpstart a range of youth-regenerating mechanisms (keratinocytes’ proliferation, collagen synthesis, strengthening of extracellular matrix etc.).

    Retinyl Esters --> RetinOl --> RetinAl (or Retinaldehyde) --> Retinoic Acid (the active form understood and accepted by the skin receptors).

    In short, the anti-aging power of RetinOl begins only after it is converted to RetinAl via retinol dehydrogenase (RDH), and lastly from RetinAl to Retinoic Acid via retinol dehydrogenase (RDH).

    Now skip one step. Geek & Gorgeous A-Game 5 intelligently uses retinal, offering an express pass to take full advantage of the supremacy of retinoid on slowing the aging process very gently.

    All Geek & Gorgeous products are fragrance free, alcohol free and never tested on animals.

    What does it do?

    With an unconventional blend of 0.05% Retinal, Geek & Gorgeous A-Game 5 amplifies your anti-aging regime while fast-tracking your path to a youthful complexion. Bypassing a step in the conversion process, the beginners-friendly, moderate-strength Geek & Gorgeous A-Game 5 speeds up the line-smoothing, brightening, firming and evening of skin tone processes, restoring a polished, healthily-glowing and younger-looking appearance gradually.

    Who is this product for?

    Ideal for those with aging concerns in need of an anti-aging serum that retains youthful-looking complexion

    Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Erucate, Glycerin, Triheptanoin, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cyclodextrin, 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

    Smooth 1-2 pumps of of A-Game to the face and neck after cleansing and applying water-based products, before a moisturizer.

    Geek & Gorgeous recommends experimenting with A-Game every other day to see if skin is well-tolerated, and slowly move up to once a day in 2 weeks.

    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

    Based on 4 reviews
    Impressed me!

    This really helped with my maskne! I could see an improvement with my break outs as well as the redness left of previous inflammation on my cheek. The texture on my skin (especially my cheek area) has also drastically reduced using this consistently. I also liked to use this on break outs that were still underneath the skin to bring them to the surface faster. Use it consistently and you'll see an impressive difference!

    Faris Sufian
    A gem like no other

    I love how this plays well with other products, and not only it is gentle but very effective in preventing new acne! My skin got a lot smoother after incorporating this into my routine!

    Nur Amal Safiah

    Using this retinal cream, I have to say, I love it!! It doesn't irritate me at all and when you compare it with other retinal products on the market, it is a bargain!

    Yen Zhen
    Should try this!

    It absorbs quickly and does not cause any discomforts. Works well in reducing my inflammation, improving my skin tones, and my overall wrinkles. Must try for those beginners!

    A-Game 5 0.05% Retinal Serum
    A-Game 5 0.05% Retinal Serum
    A-Game 5 0.05% Retinal Serum

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