Retinal Elixir

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


Ingredient Highlight

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Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract

This sea algae is a natural UVA-screening compound that protects the skin against photo aging. This red algae is a powerful antioxidant that has extended free radical protection. It can also produce Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help exfoliate and even out the tone of the skin.



This skin-restoring ingredient is a form of Vitamin B3 with multiple benefits for aging skin. Vitamin B3 can be found in natural sources such as Avocado, Turkey, Peanuts, and Mushrooms. The benefits of this ingredient include the ability to improve the appearance of enlarged pores, the epidermal barrier function, and uneven skin tone by inhibiting skin pigmentation, smooth fine lines, and improves the overall complexion.



Highly effective Retinaldehyde is a form of Vitamin-A that performs closest to retinoic acid, addressing anti-aging prevention while being the least irritating form of Vitamin-A available, making it perfect for all skin types. Retinaldehyde is a more stable form of retinoic acid which means less side effects like flaking and faster results.



No longer do you have to choose between all-natural products that produce little results and medical-grade skincare products full of chemicals. Our Retinal Elixir contains the most effective and stable Vitamin A technology without a prescription, all while remaining vegan and cruelty-free.

Our form of Vitamin A (Retinaldehyde, or “Retinal” for short) is highly effective and at the same time is the least irritating Retinoid for topical use. From anti-aging benefits to repairing sun damage and treating blemishes, Retinal Elixir increases the turnover rate of skin cells to combat your most stubborn skin issues, leaving your skin firmer and brighter, improving texture and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

This product is vegan and has never been tested on animals.

Clinically Tested
Allergy Tested

Retinal vs. Retinol
You may already know that Retinoid products are like superfood for your skin, providing stellar, age-defying benefits. What you may not know is the difference between Retinol-based products and our Retinal-based product. Retinol is one of the animal forms of Vitamin A, and therefore might not be an option for those seeking vegan products. The retinal used in our Retinal Elixir, however, is 100% vegan. Retinol has also been found to produce skin irritation and other side effects in those with sensitive or thin skin. Retinal is a great alternative for those looking to avoid the side effects, as it’s been scientifically proven to be gentler on skin.
How it works
Our powerful serum was developed with the cornerstone and most future-forward Retinoid technology available. It is comprised of the least irritating Vitamin A to skin, making it a perfect age-defying product for most skin types. It also provides active ingredients that brighten the appearance of the skin and works to deter free-radical damage as a critical anti-oxidant while vastly improving the look of the complexion of skin.


Key Ingredients:

IconicA® (Cyclodextrin, Cloud Berry Seed Oil, Retinal Retinaldehyde)– Performs closest to Retinoic Acid in a cosmetic topical, addressing anti-age prevention properties to skin while being the least irritating Vitamin A (Retinoid) making it perfect for all skin types.

Niacinamide – Amide form of Niacin vitamin B3; addresses cellular respiration, lipid synthesis, antioxidant, helps to improve epidermal barrier function, inhibits skin pigmentation, as well as smooths fine lines, improving overall complexion.

Carnitine (L) – Ingredient research has shown to transport fatty acids into mitochondria for energy production, which consequently increases natural skin turnover, while acting as a hydrating exfoliator.

SymWhite™ (Phenylethyl Resorcinol) – Skin brightener and antioxidant, potent levels of tyrosinase.

Bisabolol (L-alpha) – Acts to reduce and soothe skin sensitivities

Helioguard 365 [Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract] – A natural UVA-screening (not an SPF) compound from sea algae to protect the skin against photo aging; perfect for day and night use due to extended free-radical exposure and needed protection.

Complete Ingredient List:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Glycerin, Cyclodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Gluconolactone, Polysorbate 20, Retinal (Retinaldehyde), Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Carnitine (L), Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Bisabolol (L-alpha), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Origanum Majorana (Marjoram) Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedar) Bark Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Maltodextrin, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Lecithin, Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide , Iron Oxides, Mica, Potassium Sorbate.  *Certified Organic Ingredient

How to Use

Apply half a dropper of product to your face, neck and décolleté to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve complexion vibrancy. Wait until product is dry then continue to your next step.

For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If skin irritation develops or increases, discontinue use and consult a doctor.

This product contains Retinaldehyde and may increase your skins sensitive to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.


• Improved look of skin tone and texture
• Minimize the look of fine lines and skin discoloration
• Increased complexion vibrancy

2 reviews for Retinal Elixir

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    C Taylor

    I’ve always seen my mom use Retin-A and thought of it as a product for aging skin only. When I found out I could use the Kalvera Retinal for my acne I needed to have it! I love that I don’t get any drying side effects that I remember my mom having from using retinols in the past. I use this every night and it’s really helped clear up my adult acne.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Leah C

    Love how this product does not dry out my combination/oily skin and have seen a reduction in forehead fine lines in a few weeks time with daily use.

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