Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A which is formed in the body by hydrolysis of retinyl esters. 

Retinol in small concentrations (0.075% to 1%) has been shown to provide some anti-aging effects, but this is a bit misleading because your body must use enzymes convert Retinol into retinoic acid.

Retin-A is the brand name for a pharmaceutical compound called tretinoin.  It is a synthetic form of Retinol made in a lab and is considered a pharmaceutical because it can have adverse effects if not monitored properly.  That is why by law, is it only available through by prescription.

Many cosmetics companies will directly inject Retinol because their formulations are mostly synthetic. 

Saranghae does not directly inject Retinol or Retin-A into our formulas because our formulas are derived from a combination of natural botanicals that contain Vitamin A, effectively delivering the same the benefits of Retinol. 

In fact, our formulation will deliver the following essential vitamins directly into your skin cells:ยท        

  1. Vitamin A.         
  2. Vitamin C.
  3. Vitamin E
  4. Vitamin D
  5. Vitamin K
  6. Vitamins B3 and B5
  7. Choline
  8. Folic Acid

While vitamins are important to skin health and effective in slowing down visible signs of aging, it is important to note that a small percentage of the general population may initially react adversely to a high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants.

If you experience redness, dryness or mild irritation when using Saranghae for the first time, please contact your personal concierge team at to design a personalized protocol for your skin.  We will help design the perfect routine for your skin.

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