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overnight retinol repair 1%

clinical-strength customizable treatment

Available exclusively at professional skin centers! This active 1% microencapsulated pure Retinol formula helps accelerate skin renewal. A powerful bioactive peptide and antioxidant Vitamin C help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and discoloration.Learn More

clinical-strength customizable treatmentLearn More

price $97.00

overnight retinol repair 1%

Available exclusively at professional skin centers! This active 1% microencapsulated pure Retinol formula helps accelerate skin renewal. A powerful bioactive peptide and antioxidant Vitamin C help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and discoloration. Squalane from Brazilian Sugar Cane restores skin moisture and suppleness while active polysaccharides hydrate and prevent water loss to help soften fine lines. Soothing Licorice Extract and customizable Buffer Cream reduce the risk of flaking or irritation as skin acclimates to Retinol.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and discoloration.
  • Delivers powerful results for the more advanced Retinol user.
  • Microencapsulation technology helps preserve Retinol potency.

how to use

Mix one part Overnight Retinol Repair 1% with up to three parts Buffer Cream (included) and apply to cleansed skin at night. Once your skin is acclimated, you may use Overnight Retinol Repair 1% alone, prior to or mixed with your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

New to Retinol? Start with our original Overnight Retinol Repair and build up to Overnight Retinol Repair 1%.


Overnight Retinol Repair 1%: Water/Aqua/Eau, Squalane, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, C14-22 Alcohols, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Xylitylglucoside, Retinol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Apricot Kernel Oil PEG-6 Esters, Anhydroxylitol, Polysorbate 20, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Xylitol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glucose, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Tri uoroacetate, Magnesium Chloride, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. Buffer Cream: Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Caprylate, PEG-8, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Lactamide MEA, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium PCA, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of age smart product system

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

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AGE smart®

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.

how it works

AGE Smart works by impacting the main biochemical reactions that manifest the signs of skin aging: the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS, also known as free radicals), the generation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the development of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs).



I think this product is the best in dermalogica as you see the results! watch out as it is strong but powerful and works wonders for aging and pigmentation plus acne! The only reason im taking a break is because I was pregnant and now nursing but will go back asap

auckland nz


Not sure what the texture is supposed to be...


When I first started using the product, it was thick and grainy. Then it became more like a lotion. Now it's watery. In addition, it did not seem to make any difference to my skin, except for slight dryness the first few days. This is the first Dermalogica product that I'm disappointed about,

New York, NY


Just horrid !!!


The only age smart product I've used that did more damage than good. Product was grainy, watery, & scratched my face. Only had 11 applications in bottle even though I used sparingly. Product caused my bottom lip to break out in what looked like fever blisters. I will never ever purchase this product again.

Newbury Park, Ca.


I will definitely use this long term


I use at night!! I see a great improvement in the apparence of my skin. My fine lines are less noticeable. I also feel the texture has improved!!🙂

New Hampshire


soft skin


Tried this last night and my skin feels so soft today. I just use it on my forehead, neck and chest because those are the only places I need it. So far, it feels great. Love the Buffer Cream too.



Decreased acne pigmentation and bumps


In addition to my current regimen, I use this nightly and have worked up to the full 1%. I avoid application on my neck since it still gets irritated and red easily. I have noticed a significant decrease in post breakout pigmentation, whiteheads, and blotchiness after about 2 weeks of use.



This retinol packs a punch


Love the customizable aspect of this product because you'll definitely need the buffer cream! I was looking to step up my anti-aging game as I'm quickly approaching 30, so upgrading to the 1% was a no brainer. The instructions say to use 3 parts buffer cream to 1 part overnight retinol repair 1%, and I foolishly ignored them because I thought my skin could take the 1%. WRONG. Use the buffer cream as directed! I've noticed that my skin feels a bit tight the morning after use, but on the third day after, it feels amazing. It's definitely made an impact on my acne as well.

Pasadena, CA


overnight retinol repair 1%

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I am using this with the buffer cream as my night time moisturizer, is that ok? Is it too much to use every night?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your skin can tolerate it, you can use Overnight Retinol Repair every night. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Why can't I purchase the overnight retinol repair 1%? I have used the regular retinol repair and would like to move up to this one but it doesn't sell anywhere in my hometown.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Overnight Retinol Repair is exclusively sold by Dermalogica Skin Therapists at their spas. If you use our store locator, it will indicate which location carries 1% Overnight Retinol Repair. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can i use retinol with buffer on wrinkles around my eyes?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use Overnight Retinol Repair around the eye area. For the eyes, try Age Reversal Eye Complex with .01% retinol, which is a safe amount for the delicate eye area. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I've been using the product on its own and it seems like I am running through it very quickly. If I'm not mixing with moisturizer, how much should i use for each application? Not very happy with this product because of the limited use.


Hello AR, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You only need the size of a pea for the whole face. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, I started using this product with the buffer cream, and was wandering what is the application instruction with other products that I have. For my night routine I have in order of use: - special cleansing Gel - multivitamin power firm (eyes and lines) - calm water gel OR antioxidant hydra mist (Is it required?) -overnight repair serum (is it required with the retinol?) - Retinol 1% + buffer cream Before the Retinol I had been using the Super Rich Repair for 2 years. It felt very heavy and I preferred the light feeling of the night Serum, but I guess that night moisturizers usually are Should I use he Retinol with all of the above? Should I use the Retinol every night as a regular product and if so skip the daily microfoliant altogether or also have moisturizer for every other night? I would go to a face mapping but I don't believe it is offered n my area (Portland OR) Thanks, Confused fan ...


Hello Judith, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use the regimen in this way: Morning Special Cleansing Gel Antioxidant Hydramist Calm Water Gel SPF Multivitamin Power Firm Evening Precleanse Special Cleansing Gel Antioxidant Hydramist Overnight Retinol Repair OR Overnight Repair Serum (can be used on alternate nights)

If I use the retinol at night, can I still use daily superfoliant and or daily resurfacer ? What products should not be used when using retinol?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use any exfoliants while using retinol. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, I am just wondering if I were using a night time serum would I put serum on and then retinol... or just use the retinol and serum on different nights? Thank You!


Hello Katie, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use them on alternate nights. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does this product get rinsed off or stay on overnight?


Hello Angel, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply it at night and leave it on all night. Wash it off in the morning. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hello, I've been using the Overnight Retinol 1% for several months. Is it normal to still have my skin sting when I put it on? Thanks for your help, Jill


Hello Jill, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Retinol can cause some sensitization on the skin. Avoid exfoliation when using retinol. You can also try using the product every other night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I know this product contains 1% retinol and it is recommended to start with the 0.5% retinol. What will happen if I start directly with the 1% and use it less often? And if so, how often should I then use it?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use try using the product every other night to start. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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