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dr. brandt<sup>®</sup> </br>2% retinol complex serum
dr. brandt®
2% retinol complex serum

dr. brandt®
2% retinol complex serum

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL
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Why We Love This Product

Reveal newer, more youthful skin with a healthy glow by morning.
A nighttime skin renewing 2% retinol complex serum that gives your skin new life every night so it looks youthful everyday.
  • Step .01
    Cleanse face.
  • Step .02
    Apply a thin layer all over face. Do not rinse.
  • Step .03
    Use daily UV protection and avoid excessive sun exposure. If any discomfort occurs, limit usage to up to three times per week until skin adapts.

  • Paraben free
  • Sulfate free
  • Phthalate free

Both the immediate and long-term release of the 2% retinol complex improves skin texture and tone, counteracts dullness, redness, and the loss of vitality, and softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

  • helps smooth skin's texture
  • softens the appearance of lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores
  • helps protect against dryness, redness and irritation
  • actively counters dullness and loss of vitality for a healthy, youthful glow


Texture: Serum

Consistency: Medium weight; quick absorption

Scent: Fragrance free

    Results To Expect:

    The time-released serum allows the product’s powerful 2% retinol complex to deliver immediate and long-term effects overnight—with no downtime. In addition to improving the appearance of skin’s firmness, texture and tone it leaves dull skin bright and revitalized.

    • Moisturizes

    • Brightens Skin

    • Fades Dark Spots

    • Fragrance Free

    • Minimizes Lines & Wrinkles

    • Active Retinol Time-release Complex (Short and Long Term Time-release Retinol): Helps improve the look of skin texture and tone; helps minimize lines and wrinkles.
    • Hydra-balance: A combination of Lemon Tree Honey, Phospholipids and an Amino-acid help to hydrate the skin
    • Olivactive:  Contains antioxidant properties; helping to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation; and help protect skin against oxidative stress.

    Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl Laurate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Shea Butter Cetyl Esters, Triheptanoin, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Retinol, Glyceryl Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Limonene, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Maslinic Acid, Lysolecithin, Phenylpropanol, Bht, Sodium Phytate, Dimethiconol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mel (Honey/Miel), Pectin, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus(Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 40 reviews
    One of THE best 2% serums available

    I have tried several other (very) expensive brands of Retinol serums and I keep returning to Dr. Brandt’s. Why?- it’s the only one I have found which works as well as it claims AND does not dry/irritate my skin. I have difficult skin - it’s dry in places, but normal -to- oily in others. I also live in a very dry, no humidity climate.
    As a result of using this serum, I constantly receive comments from total strangers (other women) about my skin’s beautiful appearance. I get stopped by women across a wide age group - from about mid-30’s to 70’s/older. I am in my mid-60’s and don’t wear much makeup - So, my skin’s appearance is very clearly visible.
    By using Dr. Brandt’s serum (at night), my deep wrinkles (around eyes, forehead, lips) have noticeably shrunk ALOT - and my minor wrinkles have virtually disappeared. In addition, my complexion is no longer shallow looking, has lost its dark (and red) spots - and looks almost like the healthy skin of my 30’s. The serum has also performed miracles on my aged neck. I don’t believe I have ever awarded a skincare product from anyone a 5 star before, but Dr Brandt’s serum truly deserves it.


    I’ve used several different retinols and this one just seems to really do the job. Goes on smoothly, smells nice, and makes my skin smooth and reduces my fine lines. And no irritation!

    Worth the Money

    I have been using the Dr. Brandt Retinol Complex Serum for about a month. I only use it at night, because in my job I am exposed to a lot of sun throughout the day. I follow with a Dr. Brandt moisturizer. Since adding the serum to my daily skin care routine, I have noticed a clear change in complexion. My skin tone is much more even, brighter, and younger looking! Thank you Dr. Brandt!

    truly effective!

    This product truly changed my skin. As my late 20s approach, I was advised that is is a good time to start using a retinol (fun fact: after 25, you begin to lose collagen and elasticity in your skin btw) When I started using the serum I saw an instant improvement. A must-have for sure! I have gotten all my friends on this serum.

    My Go to Serum

    Wonderful product. I've been using the 2% retinol complex serum every night for the past month, and I've notice my skin is smoother and tighter. My pores are less noticeable and my complexion seem more even. I love this product and is now my go to serum.