Why We Changed Our Stance on Retinol

Why We Changed Our Stance on Retinol

For years, we at Eight Saints advised against the use of retinol in skincare. Our stance was based on concerns about its potential for irritation.


We also believed there was a diverse range of alternative ingredients to retinol that proved just as effective with less risk of side effects. However, as we’ve continued to listen to our customers and stay informed about the latest skincare research, we’ve come to recognize the undeniable benefits of retinol.


Below, we’ll explore why we’ve decided to embrace retinol and introduce our new Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum.


Why Retinol?

In recent years, retinol has emerged as a cornerstone ingredient in skincare due to its proven efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall complexion.


As you age, your body’s collagen production naturally takes a nose dive. Your skin starts to lose its youthful plumpness and sagging occurs which can lead to wrinkles. However, retinol can help kickstart collagen production to give your skin a more youthful appearance.


Backed by extensive research, retinol accelerates cell turnover and stimulates collagen production, offering visible long-term benefits. Its strong safety profile, when used correctly, makes it an effective solution for most skin types.


Given its unparalleled results and high customer demand, we believe it's the right time to embrace retinol in our skincare line.


Customer Demand - We Listened

Retinol has consistently been the #1 requested ingredient by our customers. Your feedback is invaluable, and we’ve heard you loud and clear.


Proven Results

After reviewing extensive long-term studies and data, it’s evident that retinol stands out as one of the top skincare ingredients. It helps smooth away fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture.


Safety Profile

When used within reasonable limits, retinol has a strong safety profile. The skincare serum is effective in small amounts, making it suitable for most skin types when used correctly with very few side effects - if any.


Sensitive Skin Concerns

We still advise those with very sensitive skin to avoid retinol. It can irritate your skin causing redness, flakiness, and itching. With some individuals, it can worsen skin conditions such as acne.


For our customers who prefer natural ingredients and avoid synthetic ingredients, rest assured that we offer other excellent products that are also just as effective.


You can try our Up the Anti Anti-Aging Cream or Seeking C Face Serum - two great alternatives to retinol.


Introducing Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum

Our Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum is designed to provide all the benefits of retinol while ensuring a gentle experience for your skin.


When pollution, aging, and sun exposure have your skin feeling high and dry, turn the tides with our resurfacing powerhouse retinol serum. The highly effective retinol serum treatment reduces fine lines, resurfaces, and improves skin texture. In addition, it contains hyaluronic acid which hydrates and the super antioxidant green tea soothes any skin irritation.


Highlights of Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum

We use only clinically proven retinol as the active ingredient in Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum. It penetrates deep under the skin’s surface to speed up cell turnover and naturally stimulate collagen growth. You’ll enjoy younger and plumper-looking skin.


With consistent use of our Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum, expect to see a noticeable improvement in your skin texture and appearance, we well as diminished fine lines and wrinkles,


The product contains highly effective hyaluronic acid to pair with retinol. Hyaluronic acid helps to visibly plump skin by keeping it hydrated for a smoother appearance.


This combination of retinol and hyaluronic acid evens skin tone, minimizes the appearance of pores, and prevents breakouts.


In addition to retinol and hyaluronic acid, our Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum also contains green tea which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to reduce skin irritation and redness.


Key Ingredients

  • Retinol: A synthetic form of vitamin A that penetrates below the skin to speed up cell turnover and stimulate collagen production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: This moisture-binding powerhouse keeps skin plump and hydrated.
  • Green Tea: Stops pollution from prematurely aging skin by neutralizing free radicals.



At Eight Saints, we understand that changing our stance on retinol may come as a surprise to some of our long-time and loyal customers. However, our commitment to providing the best skin care products means we must adapt and evolve based on the latest research and your feedback.


We are excited for you to try our new retinol-based serum and experience the benefits of retinol for yourself - Smooth Sailing Retinol Face Serum.


As always, we are here to answer any questions and provide guidance on how to incorporate this powerful ingredient into your skincare routine. Thank you for trusting us with your skincare needs.