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A-Hit Retinol Skin Booster Serum

A bottle of Gym For Your Skin A-hit Retinol Booster Serum for acne and ageing skin
Morgan talks why and when to use Gym For Your Skin A-hit Retinol Booster Serum

What is it:

A 0.5% vitamin A (Retinol) booster serum that we recommend if you're someone who is looking for some serious support for fine lines, age spots, signs of sun damage, thinning skin. Also if you need help with moderate to severe acne.

Who is it for:

All skin types + tones. 30+age (younger in cases of severe acne). All conditions.

What it does:

Changes your skin rhythm:  Speeds up cell turnover in sluggish skin bringing fresh healthy skin cells to the surface faster. Slows down cell turnover in over-active acne skin, reducing pore congestion and breakouts.

Retinol is the only ingredient to reverse DNA damage caused by too much sun.

It prevents early ageing by supporting the skin’s natural protection. And it firms, tones and prevents the separation of the layers - which present as wrinkles and loss of support for the epidermis. 

Stimulates collagen synthesis and boosts skin elasticity.

Natural oils like starflower, safflower, apricot kernel, squalene, cranberry seed oil quickly absorb to supplement skin and will strengthen it right up over the long term.



It’s one of the best ingredients in skin rejuvenation and acne management but it’s important to be informed about how to use it correctly as it is a powerful. Start once a week for one week, then twice a week for two weeks, then three times a week for three weeks, and so forth. Build up as feels comfortable for your skin. Always use this product at night and use an SPF during the day.

For acne management, A-hit is brilliant. However we always recommend it after you have exhausted all avenues (ie ditched your foaming cleansers, wipes and toners, are using B-Hit and C-Hit and Reboot) and still have problems.

We tread carefully in recommending Retinol in younger skins as it can over-stimulate skin and make skin photo-sensitive - which is unnecessary stress for skin when there are more gentle ways to try first.

DO NOT use if pregnant or breast feeding.

Retinol is known to make you photosensitive and can cause irritation so introduce slowly and also pair it with an SPF during the daytime.

Pro tip

With heavier hitting products like a retinol, there really is no rush. Ease your way in to make sure your skin stays happy and you will reap the long-term benefits. A-hit is buffered with beautiful oils rich in omegas to support the skin and also makes the journey easier.


VITAMIN A (Retinol 0.5%)
Powering balance and recovery

(Blend of cranberry seed, starflower, squalane)
Powering strength + condition

Powering vitality


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  • Aqua, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Cetearyl Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Limonene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Picea mariana (Black spruce) Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce (Sweet Fennel) Oil, Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander Seed) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Petitgrain) Oil, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol, Phenoxyethanol

  • All GFYS products are healthy, vegan-friendly, FREE from potentially harmful ingredients including:Artificial fragrance, colour, parabens, chemical sunscreens, Phalates, SLS, MEA, DEA, TEA, Mineral Oil, Propylene glycol.

  • We don't want anything standing between you and the best skin you've ever had!
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A bottle of Gym For Your Skin A-hit Retinol Booster Serum for acne and ageing skin
Morgan talks why and when to use Gym For Your Skin A-hit Retinol Booster Serum

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