Stimulate RE | Retinol Cream

Harley Street Formulations

Dual retinol cream for anti-ageing, dull, uneven & photo-aged skin with hydrating lipids and ceramides.

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Retinol Cream For Multiple Skin Concerns

Stimulate RE is a potent retinol cream for improving skin vitality.  It is formulated with 0.5% retinol and a retinoid derivative called retinyl palmitate. The formulation supports a hydrating base of lipids and ceramides which hydrates while exfoliating simultaneously.

Retinol is a skin superfood for multiple skin concerns. From fine lines and wrinkles to dull, uneven toned hyper-pigmented (dark spots) skin, retinol is a crucial ingredient to restore skin vitality. Retinol products are among the first line treatment for breakouts and acne.  Retinol belongs to a family of antioxidants that stimulate cell production at the DNA level.

How This Retinol Works

Stimulate RE has two forms of retinoids known as retinol and retinyl palmitate. Retinoids are a form of vitamin A clinically proven to increase cell turnover and repair damage. Stimulate RE increases the production of new skin cells, collagen and elastin, firming the skin. During this process, superficial dead skin layers shed and flake off. The pigment in dead skin layers exfoliates away, revealing bright and clearer skin within a few weeks.

Stimulate RE is an encapsulated retinol formulation. Therefore, it releases active retinol in the skin over time, lessening the associated skin irritation.

  • nut-free

  • vegan

  • gluten-free

  • soy-free

  • cruelty-free

  • 4.0-4.5

Stimulate RE Application Tips & Suggestions

Use Retinol Night Or Day

While using a retinol cream as part of your nighttime skincare routine, incorporate an effective form of vitamin C in your daytime skincare routine. Both Vitamin C and Retinol are antioxidants but work differently.

Retinol Exfoliates The Skin

Exfoliating the skin allows actives to penetrate deeper and deliver more effective results. HSF retinol will exfoliate the skin as a welcome side effect. Usually, this lasts 4-6 weeks. During this time, avoid further exfoliating with products or devices.

Using Other Skin Care Products

While using Stimulate RE, avoid layering other skincare products. The base of this formulation is hydrating with hyaluronic acid, lipids and ceramides. Hence, resist the urge for additional moisturising products. Initially, the skin flakes as it exfoliates, and this should not be confused for dry skin.

Recommended Skin Type(s)

Stimulate RE is suitable for all except very sensitive types. Retinal (as opposed to Retinol) is an excellent alternative for sensitive skin – See Stimulate RA serum.

Stimulate RE Retinol Cream Formulation

Active Ingredient(s)

  • Retinol 0.5% encapsulated
  • Retinyl Palmitate
  • Tocopherol

Supporting Ingredient(s)


  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Glycerin
  • Carnitine (L)
  • Jojoba Seed Oil

Ingredients (total 23)

Water (Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Retinyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 60, Squalane, Retinol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 isoparaffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth-7, Glycerin, Polysorbate-20, Cetyl Palmitate, Laureth-23, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Triethanolamine, Ceramide-3, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Directions of use:

Apply 1-2 pumps of Stimulate RE to the face and neck, massage firmly into the skin in the evening.

The product works well during the daytime also; it is a false myth that retinol cream is for night use only. Most individuals prefer using a Vitamin C Serum, an equally important ingredient, in the daytime as it increases sun protection.

Retinol Cautions

The product works well during the daytime also. It is a false myth that retinol cream is for night use only. Most individuals prefer using a Vitamin C Serum, an equally important ingredient, in the daytime as it increases sun protection.

Any active ingredient that increases cell turnover causes the skin to purge. It is normal to notice breakouts initially, even if your skin is not acne-prone. Don’t be discouraged and continue to use for optimal results.

Stimulate RE is not replacing any professional skincare unless prescribed by a dermatologist. Please do not use it during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Patch test this product in a small area before using it on the face. Do not couple with other actives like AHAs and BHAs initially or use on broken skin.

Sunburn Alert While Using Retinol Cream

While using this retinol face cream be extra diligent about sun care. Retinol can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.  Accordingly, wear sunglasses, hats and an SPF 30+.


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