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4.3 Average Rating
By happy
Was a sun worshiper for many years. This product seems to help slow the aging process and also seems to be helping with repair! Love it!
Submitted on Jun 17, 2015
By lw
This serum has been really nice for my maturing, still blemish-prone skin. I have noticed a difference in texture feels smoother, and less blemishes as well.
Submitted on May 23, 2015
By angela
I have used this off and on for a year. I have definitely noticed that it brightens the skin and while I don't have age spots, I do have freckles that seem to be trying to spread, and this fades them. I don't have fine lines or wrinkles so I can't comment on that.Isabella now offers this in a sample size in their anti-aging skin care kit. If you are on the fence about this product I'd recommend buying that and trying the sample size. It lasted me almost a month, and by that time you should know whether it's going to work for you or not. Personally I'm going to keep buying it that way now, because this stuff seems to lose potency after a couple of months, even if you keep it in the fridge, and I couldn't use all of the jar in that time.Finally, I personally like the matte finish this gives my face. I use it without putting moisturizer on top (except on my poor eyes), and it's enough for me. But I don't have very dry skin.
Submitted on Feb 16, 2015
By Nancie P
This is the second time I've ordered this product. It appears to work slowly. I've not noticed a change in the texture of my skin yet and no reduction in wrinkles, but I have faith in retinol and in Isabella endorsed products so I am going to keep using it.
Submitted on Oct 22, 2014
First retinol product. Need natural and unscented. Modest initial improvement in fine lines. Considerable improvement in all aspects of skin tone in 3 months. Yay! Tried a few weeks without. Noticeable negative change so reordering.
Submitted on Sep 27, 2014
By Raptor
Very nice serum. Smoothes fine lines well.
Submitted on Sep 16, 2014
By Denise
Love this product and have ordered several times- the only negative is that the label covers the whole bottle which is frosted so you don't really know you are out if it until it is gone. So wish this wasn't the case. I'd actually give it a 4.5 because of that
Submitted on Sep 15, 2014
By Dorothy
Great product but be careful if you go out into the sun to be well protected. Your skin is definitely more susceptible to getting sunburned.

Isabella Customer Service: Thanks for your review. We checked with our aesthetician and you're correct. Even when you only use Vita-A Complex at night, your skin will still be more sensitive to the sun the next day. Youd have to stop using it for a full week before your skin returns to its normal level of sensitivity. This is no problem, though, as long as you use a daily moisturizer with SPF like Enessa Sol, which you should be doing anyway. As long as you use some form of sun protection, you'll be fine.
Submitted on Sep 6, 2014
By Denise
I love this product and have used for a couple of years- the only downside is that the label covers the entire bottle which is frosted so it is impossible to tell when it is running out unless you constantly take off the top. Really wish that would change. If so, I'd give it a 5.
Submitted on Jul 23, 2014
By NtnKtn
I've been using this serum for a little over two weeks. Started out every three days and now every other day as I work up to every night. It slides on and a little goes a long way. So far I can see a slight difference in the texture of my skin. I'm sure this will get better and better as I continue to use it. What I love is there is no skin flakiness and you can't beat the price.
Submitted on Jul 11, 2014
By Marjied
I really can't say I've noticed anything, but it hasn't been that long.
Submitted on Apr 18, 2014
By Nancy
I had been looking for a retinol product to work with my glycolic acid face wash to refine my skin and reduce fine lines. This is it! In the three weeks I have been using this, the results are dramatic! Very soft skin! Noticeably fewer lines! Reduced "age spots"! In the last week, two people have asked, "Just how old are you" And their response to my answer is, "But you don't look like you're 69!!"
Submitted on Mar 30, 2014
By Nicole
Ok- I am new to any retinol soften-my- wrinkles situation. With that, I would like to say this works! In my 44th year, I confess, I have not had much of any dedicated skin regime, other than occasional sunblock, and soap and water... In the last two years, the laugh lines are looking deep, so I thought I might try this. The difference is soft, but I notice it. The other thing slight thing I notice is there is there is a thinning of the skin. Which means it is working. So, hats off Lotus Moon complex, you are doing your job!
Submitted on Mar 21, 2014
By Mac
It's ok. I bought this because of the size as it's ok to use in on-board luggage.
Submitted on Feb 17, 2014
By Rachel
I tried prescription retinol in the past but it was too harsh for my skin. This formulation works beautifully and my skin can tolerate it.
Submitted on Feb 10, 2014
By Vita A Complex?
Not sure about this product yet. I cannot see any improvement so far. It is rather oily but it states that on the bottle. The 1st time I used this product i felt some flushing and/or tingling but since then, nothing. I am not sure its working but will give it some more time.
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013
By Oil art
I'm still on the fence with this. I need to use it a bit longer.
Submitted on Nov 24, 2013
By Miss Cattiva
This product works. Of all the product hype, Retin A is the magic ingredient that will deliver results because it works at the molecular level. Of the many I have tried including prescription strength versions, Lotus Moon has managed to develop a serum that works gently yet effectively.
Submitted on Jul 27, 2013
By Mal
Don't see any pore reduction as expected.
Submitted on Jun 17, 2013
By Kate S
I have only been using my Vita A Complex Retinol Plus for about 2 weeks and have noticed a nice difference in my skin tone. My skin glows and is looking like much younger skin. By the way, I'm 59 yrs. old. I would highly recommend this .
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013
By Liz
I was excited to try this after reading the reviews but it didn't work for my skin. After getting remarks about how "tired I looked" and "dark circles" I decided to give my skin a favor and return to using my Sea-Chi cream and my skin rejoiced. I exchanged the item for Enessa Argan cream I'm always trying something new! and Isabella had the different product to me within the week. I was very pleased with the quick service.
Submitted on May 28, 2013
By Susan K
Having ordered this product numerous times, I continue to give it an outstanding rating. I'm 70 now and look a bit younger and this helps!
Submitted on May 19, 2013
By Susan K
A wonderful product. I'm 70 and look younger, but this really helps. I've ordered this product about 3 times already and will continue to do so.
Submitted on May 12, 2013
By Erin
I was using a drugstore retinol product and an AHA product separately. They were OK, but I wasn't completely happy with them for various reasons, so I decided to give this a try. I love it! I've only been using it for a week, and I can already see more dramatic results than I saw after months of using the drugstore products. I might need to start using this every other night instead of nightly, though; it feels a bit stronger than what I had been using before. All in all, a great product!
Submitted on Apr 23, 2013
By Leanna
I use it every other night for great-looking skin. If I used it every night, my skin would get too dry.
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013
By mer
Love this stuff! I can see a big difference.
Submitted on Feb 2, 2013
By Trisha
I have used this for 6 months and I love it. It has made a difference in my skin, it looks very youthful w/o wrinkles.
Submitted on May 1, 2011
By Priscilla
I have been using this product for 6 months and the difference in my skin is amazing - fine lines have vanished and the discoloration on my neck from sun damage is gone - I can't believe it...
Submitted on Dec 4, 2010
Thank you for warning that a skin cream isn't appropriate for rosacea sufferers.
Submitted on Jun 24, 2009
While I was a little suspicious about buying beauty products through a catalog I have been delighted with the results. Thanks.
Submitted on May 23, 2009
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When it comes to anti-aging skincare, few active ingredients are as effective as retinol. Ask dermatologists what's best for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, and even age-associated skin discolorations, and chances are they'll recommend a product containing retinol. Not only is there strong science to support its effectiveness, but those of us in the skincare industry have witnessed its benefits for decades. Read more...

There's nothing quite like it because retinol is one of the few ingredients that penetrates the dermal layer, where collagen and elastin are produced. Without elastin replenishment, collagen begins to lose its elasticity and weaken. We first experience a loss in skin tone and resiliency, and the next thing we know, fine lines and wrinkles appear. The reason we see such great results with retinol is because it stimulates both collagen and elastin production.

While we've tried many over-the-counter formulas containing retinol, Vita-A Complex is our favorite. Retinol and glycolic acid polymer combine to work together like a little skincare miracle. The glycolic acid breaks down dead and dull cellular debris while the retinol helps stimulate cell turnover and collagen synthesis. The overall result is the gradual elimination of old, unhealthful skin and the accelerated emergence of younger, stronger skin. You'll also find that the Vita-A Complex boosts the effectiveness of any other treatment you're using. Apply nightly to your face and neck after cleansing and toning. Wait at least 10 minutes, follow with moisturizer, and then wait for the best skin of your life!
Ingredients: Distilled Water, Hamamelis Extract, Retinol/Glycolic Acid Polymer Complex, Spin Trap, D-Beta-Fructan, D-Beta-Glucosamine, Amino-Guanidine & Ethyl Hydroxide (derived from Nitrogen).
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