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Green Cream High Potency Retinol Level 9 is an effective treatment for the following conditions:
Green Cream 0.9% stimulates exfoliation of dull-looking epidermal cells by accelerating skin cell turnover time, from the standard 30 to 35 day cycle, to 5 to 6 days, causing the skin to appear smoother and brighter. It also repairs cellular structure damage gradually in the epidermal cells, as well as in the dermal collagen and small blood vessels. This cream will even help shrink oil glands, which in turn reduces pore size and diminishes scars.
Another effect of regular use is that Green Cream will held build "infrastructure" by stimulating new collagen and a new thicker, plumper epidermis.
For sensitive skin types and people that want to ease into a retinoid regimen start with our Level 3-strength, high potency retinol. Though Level 3 is the mildest strength, you can still expect to see visible results after a few months of daily use.
Who is this for?
Suited for all skin types.
If you have never used a retinoid or your skin is sensitive to topical treatments, you should test a small area of your face and then, wait 24 hours for any kind of reaction. If no reaction, you should apply a small amount to your face once a week for 2 to 3 weeks. Next, apply Green Cream 3 times a week for a month. Ultimately, your goal should be to work up to applying Green Cream every other night. Be patient as your skin adapts to a retinol treatment. Even with infrequent applications, you should see some results. Also, it is best that you start with Level 6, Level 3 for sensitive skin, Green Cream.
After gentle cleansing with a mild soap or cleanser, apply a small amount to the entire face, initially avoiding the eye and neck areas. Start using Green Cream every other night for 1 to 2 weeks and gradually increase to once or twice daily as tolerated. For maximum benefit, use Green Cream in the evenings when possible as this product can easily be inactivated by light.
Occasionally, a burning or stinging sensation may be felt during the first few weeks of use. Redness or a mild rash can also develop. Discontinue use of the product for a few days and apply a bland moisturizer or mild hydrocortisone cream or lotion as needed. The latter should be discontinued when symptoms are improved.
Flaking may occur since dull sun-damaged cells are being shed and new, younger cells are being stimulated. As needed, using a mild exfoliant followed by a moisturizer can help shed the peeling skin.
D.I. water, ethanol, glycerine, aloe vera gel,octyldodecanol, retinol & polysorbate 20, cucumber extract, butylene glycol, cetyl dimethicone copolyol, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, tocopheryl, acrylates/C10-C30 crosspolymer, tea-carbomer, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, propylparaben, methylparaben, disodium edta, may contain FD&C yellow 5, red 40, blue1.
Where reviews refer to foods or cosmetic products, results may vary from person to person. Customer reviews are independent and do not represent the views of The Hut Group.
I have been using this product for over three years. I love the amazing effects that it has on my skin. My overall complexion is balanced, I can with ease just throw on sunscreen and not have to deal with a powder, foundation, etc.
There is definitely a transition period into this product as with any other retinol based product. During the transition period listen to your face: moisturize well, wear a real spf for face screen, don a good sun hat... Then enjoy the rejuvenation. The transition period is brisk.
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Wed Jul 20 16:34:14 BST 2016 by
Really keeps pores and oil under control. I have been using Green Cream for over ten years. I'm about to turn 70 and honestly - I love my skin. P.S. I am also a faithful user of sun screen.
Wed Jul 06 18:24:54 BST 2016 by
I just recently started using Green Cream again and just like before I'm really happy with the results! My pores look much better and my skin is starting to look it as well. If you have never used a retinol before start off with 3 because 9 is pretty intense for first-time users.
Fri Apr 01 02:35:45 BST 2016 by
I have been using this product for years. I started with the lower levels and have evolved to the highest. People constantly tell me that I look at least 15 years younger. Even my dermatologist is amazed at the results. Start low with a pea size amount then gradually build to higher levels. I use it every day and don't know what I would do without it.
Tue Mar 01 03:21:57 GMT 2016 by
I just started using this product about a month ago, and so far I'm quite pleased with the results! My skin is much clearer and smoother. Yay!
Thu Feb 11 02:59:15 GMT 2016 by
Love this product, used it a couple of years ago. Stopped because of a skin condition caused by something else. But I can use it again, so I restarted with level 6 and am back up to level 9.
Fri Feb 05 03:14:39 GMT 2016 by
I keep buying it because it works.
Wed Oct 28 18:55:23 GMT 2015 by
Wonderful Cream! I have been using for a while now and I do think it works well
Sat Sep 12 21:26:20 BST 2015 by
Wonderful product! I have been using it for awhile now and it has kept my skin in check. Love it!!!
Thu Sep 10 05:48:09 BST 2015 by
I have been using this for years, and love the product.
Tue Aug 11 19:17:46 BST 2015 by
I used this about 10 years ago -- don't know why I stopped (probably the price.) As far as OTC products go, this is one of the strongest retinols you can buy. I don't know what it is, but green tea combined with the retinol makes for a very effective anti-ager. My face already looks brighter and I've only been using it about a week. I started out with Level 9 because I've used Rx retinol and my skin isn't overly sensitive. I have a little itching but no peeling. I don't have any issues with the green color; I only use this at night (that goes for most retinols).
Sat Jun 27 03:00:18 BST 2015 by
It's really nice to find a cream that is clear about the amount of retinol it actually contains. Retinol is one of the few anti-aging ingredients that's actually be proven to work, and I found this % to be very effective.
I've been using it for about 7 months, and I probably would keep using it forever if it wasn't for the color.
The color actually shows up your face if you have a light skin tone, even after trying to rub it in -- delicately but thoroughly. It never really soaks in either, if I get up in the morning and use a white face cloth by mistake it turns green. Which means using it at night is the only option (and not a great one if you have a partner). BUT be warned, it will discolor your pillowcases and it does not wash out.
Even though I've read the company's explanation, I really don't get why this cream still needs to be green at this point... It's a great product otherwise, but I'm going to have to replace this cream instead of replacing my household items constantly. :(
If they ever remove the green coloring I would happily switch back.
Sun May 03 12:08:02 BST 2015 by
LOVE this product
Mon Apr 13 17:39:36 BST 2015 by
I can honestly say this is a great item. Makes my face feel smooth and soft. The green tea has done wonders for my skin.
Thu Feb 26 21:08:06 GMT 2015 by
I have been using Skinceuticals Retinol for over a year and looks like I'm making the switch to Green Cream! This stuff is potent and awesome!
Sat Jan 31 21:44:29 GMT 2015 by
This product is worth the wait. You will get brighter, clearer and softer skin but you have to patiently go through some initial peeling and a case of minor sunburn when first starting off. Once the redness and peeling subsides, you are left with "new" baby soft skin. Absolutely love it!
Sun Dec 21 12:05:11 GMT 2014 by
This stuff is awesome, I have been using this about 2 wks every night and I can not believe the difference. I have oily and acne prone skin and I can already tell my pores look smaller and my skin is clear. I would not recommend all skin types to use this nightly, my skin is not very sensitive
Thu Aug 08 07:00:00 BST 2013 by
I have been using Green cream for many years, it took several years to build up to level 9. I am 61 and have been using for over 6 years, I don't have to wear makeup because this product makes my skin look fantastic, very few wrinkes around my eyes and that's all. You just have to stick with it in to see the results, like exercise, but you will love it!
Mon May 13 07:00:00 BST 2013 by
Very strong, very effective Retinol cream. My dermatologist said that it is just as effective as any RX retinol. You may get a little skin irritation, but some cortisone cream works well if you have that problem.
Tue Mar 19 06:00:00 GMT 2013 by
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