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Pure retinol. Pure WOW. Amplify your age-fighting with a dermocosmetic serum powered by pure, potent, high-concentration retinol. (You can’t stop time, but don’t be surprised when consistent nighttime use reveals a level of skin vibrancy you haven’t seen in years!)
When using a high-concentration retinol product, it is important to gradually establish skin tolerance, also referred to as "retinization," before advancing to more frequent usage. If you are a first-time user of pure retinol,* Mary Kay’s gentle retinization process (below) is recommended for you.
During the retinization process, Mary Kay recommends avoiding physical and chemical exfoliation products, acne products, and products with high concentrations of vitamin C, since they may contribute to temporary dryness or irritation.
WEEKS 1 - 2
Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 1x per week, diluted with Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk
Directions: In the evening, cleanse skin and wait approximately 5-10 minutes. Mix a pea-sized amount (one pump) of Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 with one pump of Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk. Apply mixture to forehead, cheeks, nose and chin in an upward, outward motion, avoiding the eye area. Allow for full absorption before applying other skin care products. Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk can also be used throughout the day and week as needed to relieve skin. Use sunscreen during the day.
WEEKS 3 - 4
Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 1x per week, followed by Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk
WEEKS 5 - 6
Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 2x per week, followed by Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk
WEEKS 7 - 8
Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 3x - 5x per week, followed by Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Calm Restore Facial Milk
WEEK 9 AND BEYOND
Continued benefits come with continued usage. Usage frequency of Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 is based on skin tolerance. Once skin is retinized, product may be used as often as every evening, if desired.
*TimeWise Repair® products do not contain pure retinol. TimeWise Repair® products contain an encapsulated, controlled-release retinol that’s not designed to retinize your skin. If TimeWise Repair® products are your only source for retinol, Mary Kay recommends following the retinization process to help skin adjust to the potency of the high concentration retinol found in Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5.
Retinol (Vitamin A)
In an eight-week independent clinical study of Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5,
In addition, panelists experience visible improvement in:
1Results based on an independent expert evaluator assessing 22 women during an 8-week clinical study in which women used Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 every other night for the first 2 weeks, then applied nightly weeks 3-8. Data reflects the percentage of panelists who showed improvement or the percentage of improvement for an attribute compared to baseline measurements taken at the beginning of the study.
Dermatologists’ Council Seal
In developing the Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ line of products, Mary Kay went above and beyond the normal process of safety and claims review, providing behind-the-scenes access to an external advisory panel of U.S. board-certified dermatologists to help validate the formula and ingredients. The panel includes dermatologists selected for their extensive skin care expertise, scholarship and professional practice, and conducts a thorough review and evaluation of clinical tests, data, and scientific support for the formula and ingredients.