Get Excited: iS Clinical Releases the Next Generation of Retinol
Christopher Ehlers READ TIME: 5 MIN.
Few brands are as renowned among both celebrities and dermatologists as iS Clinical. Ever since their iconic Cleansing Complex touched my skin for the first time years ago, I've been a devoted fan (and my shower has never been without the famous blue bottle). Reputation and status symbol aside, the formulations are among the most effective on the market, and it's for that reason that their latest release – available now – has me giddy with excitement.
The iS Clinical Retinol+ Emulsion is (shockingly) the brand's inaugural retinol offering, and is available in both 0.3 and 1.0 strengths, the latter of which is only available from a licensed professional. Ever the masters of formulation, iS Clinical has combined retinol with a proprietary blend of Bakuchiol, other botanical boosters, antioxidants, and Extremozymes (more on those in a second). Together, they will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles, even skin tone and texture, and aid in a wholly radiant complexion.
What's unique about this product is their clinically advanced technology: Retinol is encapsulated with bio-identical lipids, providing precise delivery to the skin while also improving its resilience. Regarding the Extremozymes, it's iS Clinical's proprietary technology that combines extremophilic enzymes to combat dehydration, radiation, heat, cold, and free radical damage, resulting in more protected and revitalized skin.
One of the hallmarks of iS Clinical is its impressive clinical testing, which in the case of this product has demonstrated that both Retinol+ strengths are proven to encourage the skin's youthfulness, radiance, smoothness, and more. Concerning the 0.3 emulsion specifically, one clinical subject study revealed the following visible improvements:
On the ingredient front, here's a closer look what's in it:
powerful when combined with Retinol, as it shares its benefits but with higher skin tolerability.
fatty acids, which lessen irritation and soothe skin.
combination functioning as a natural preservative system and potentiator of Retinol activity, increasing its potency by 32%.
environmental stresses, brightening, and protection from photoaging.
in high-salt environments, including the Dead Sea, salty deserts, and marine environments.
With retinol being one of the most effective ingredients in skincare and iS Clinical being one of the beauty industry's most reliable brands, it doesn't get much better than this brand-new duo of Retinol+ Emulsions. $105-$130, iS Clinical.