Nourished Journal

Why your skin needs phyto-retinol

Nov 02, 2022

Why your skin needs phyto-retinol | natural skincare | nourished

Whether you are a long time skincare lover or a complete novice, you've most likely heard of retinol and its amazing benefits for the skin and complexion. This superstar skincare ingredient has been proven to minimise acne breakouts, improve the appearance of forehead lines and reduce pigmentation and dark spots. 

Amazing, right? Unfortunately not always. Often with potent ingredients, can come nasty side effects to the skin barrier & skin irritation. ​

Enter the White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir. This lightweight vegan serum is powered by a retinol alternative and is packed with botanical actives to amplify collagen production & improve skin texture. Many of the jigsaw pieces that enhance the skin's appearance and contribute to a youthful glow. 

The White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir beautifully restores delicate skin to its soft, smooth and visibly firmer nature. It’s just like retinol, minus the harsh side effects to the skin.

Retinol vs Phyto-Retinol

Ere Perez | White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir


What is Retinol?

Let’s start from the top. Retinols, retinoids, retin A, vitamin A are all names for forms of retinol and are included in skincare formulations to penetrate the dermal layer and stimulates brand new fresh skin cell formation, encouraging them to the surface and encouraging shedding of old cells. The effect? Via this mechanism, Retinol helps to unclog pore congestion, brighten skin, minimise the appearance of wrinkles & fine lines, reduce pigmentation. Retinol literally transforms skin to be smoother, clearer, firmer & more youthful.

Retinol is a powerhouse skincare ingredient, but it is definitely not for everyone. Many retinoids are derived from animal sources and can irritate skin, disrupting the precious skin barrier and causing redness, irritation and discomfort. Ouch!

What is Phyto-Retinol?

Phyto means “made from plants”. Phyto-retinol is vegan, botanical & gentle and has all the wonderful benefits you know and love about retinol.

It functions similarly in the skin to retinol, minus the unwanted symptoms like redness, increased sensitivity & irritation that many can experience when using traditional retinol. 

Unlike traditional retinols, phyto-retinol is gentle to the skin and suits all skin types, while giving the same great results like minimising fine lines, brightening skin and reducing hyperpigmentation.

White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir

Ere Perez | White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir

Ere Perez White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir features the star duo phyto-retinol of Bakuchiol, and Resveratrol. This pairing creates a game-changing retinol alternative everyone's skin can love.

What skin types best benefit from phyto-retinol?
If you’re noticing changes in your skin whether it be the graceful early signs of ageing, problematic breakouts or dark spots, then phyto-retinol is a great addition to your evening skincare routine!

 The White Tea Phyto-Retinol Elixir is an ideal entry level retinol product. With its blend of niacinamide, bakuchiol & hyaluronic acid, this gentle formula helps support the skin’s natural proteins, stimulate skin cell turnover and renew skin to be plump, bright & hydrated.

The era of gentle active skincare is here and phyto-retinol is here to stay.

Explore the complete Ere Perez skincare collection

Some more products including gentle Retinol:


 Sans [ceuticals] Activator 7 Body + Hair + Face Oil 

Sans [ceuticals], Activator 7 Oil, Retinol, Vitamin A, Nourished
Wildcrafted Organics, Bakuchiol Serum, Retinol, Vitamin A, natuurlijke huidverzorging