Face Oil Serum

For Skin Regeneration & Resilience

[15 ml]
Universal Skin Types: Oily, Combination, Dry

@drteowanlin How does a retinol face serum compare with alternatives? If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider these retinol alternatives. Retinol is traditionally regarded as the holy grail of OTC cosmeceuticals. As a derivative of vitamin A, retinol works by stimulating collagen production and targeting skin receptors known as nuclei acid receptors. It’s also associated with the coveted retinoid glow which refers to a lifted, plumped and tightened skin appearance. However, one major downside is that certain skin types do not tolerate it well, i.e. sensitive skin, skin of color. Those living in sunny climates also experience much higher rates of photosensitivity. In this edition of skincare encyclopedia, we discuss 7 categories of retinol face serum alternatives that are suited for sensitive skin types. My list 👇 1. Naturally occurring sources of retinol 2. Retinyl Palmitate 3. Acetyl Hexapeptide 4. Oligopeptides 5. Bakuchiol 6. Adenosine 7. Sea buckthorn oil Have you tried any of these before? Which is your fav? Let me know in comments below! #skincareroutine #skincareactives #skincareactives101 #skincareingredients #skincareingredient #singaporedoctor #dermatologist #singaporedoctors #skincare #dermatologist #tiktoksg🇸🇬 #skincareroutine #skincaretips #skincare101 #skincareproduct #dermdoctor #learningsfun #learnontiktok #retinolskincare #retinolserum ♬ original sound - Dr.TWL Dermatologist


100% Plant Oil Selection*
Hippophae rhamnoides¹, Carthamus tinctorius,
Vitis vinifera, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis
Linum usitatissimum, Oenothera Biennis, Helianthus annuus, Glycine max, Triticum Vulgare

*selected & compounded based on skin concerns 


Cell Energy [Regeneration] [Resilience]
Collagen Stimulation [Lifting]
Pigment [Acne Scar Lightening] [Hyperpigmentation]
DNA Repair [Anti-oxidant] [Photoaging]
Skin Barrier [Moisture] [Elasticity]
Microenvironment [Sebum Regulation]


1 Draw out with dropper provided. Single gentle squeeze of rubber top will fill to the reference level indicated here:

The in-built dropper is designed to release small amounts without wastage.

2 Directly apply drop over the cheeks. Use the Rose Quartz Jade Roller to massage the oil. 

Starting over the cheeks, then the forehead, sides of the nose and finishing with the chin and neck. 

3 After 1 week of use, assess your skin’s reaction in terms of whether it is sufficient to regulate the oil production.

For combination/oily skin types you should notice your skin becoming less greasy. If you do not observe improvement, reduce application to half a drop for at least 3 months. You should also include our other pharmacy recommendations for oil control. You may also consult with a board-certified dermatologist who will assess if you need prescription medications.

For dry skin types If you find that your skin remains dry, you may increase to 2 full drops, focussing on the excessively dry areas. 

For active dermatological conditions such as cystic acne, rosacea, severe eczema and dermatitis, discuss with your dermatologist on how best to incorporate these into your regimen. 

Our Living Lab researches and tests a variety plant oils specifically for its hypoallergenic properties. These are also used in a dermatology practice on patients with problem skin such as eczema, rosacea and acne. However, if you are known to have sensitivities, dermatologists recommend a patch test* for all new skincare products. 

*apply a very small amount on an area of unbroken, intact skin i.e. on the underside of your jaw or on the inner part of your forearm overnight.


Zielińska A, Nowak I. Abundance of active ingredients in sea-buckthorn oil. Lipids Health Dis. 2017;16(1):95. Published 2017 May 19. doi:10.1186/s12944-017-0469-7