The Dr. Brandt Retinol 2% Serum is a night time, renewing complex that releases a potent, yet gentle dose of retinol. This product was designed to improve skin texture and tone, brighten the skin, reduce redness and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as enlarged pores. Retinol-based product help to increase cell turnover and is widely considered to be the gold standard in anti-aging skincare ingredients. This particular retinol product features two seperate type of retinol including a short term retinol and long term retinol. Short term retinol is excellent for deliver quick results but can be irritating in potent dosages. Long term retinol on the other hand may not deliver those visible results but is much better tolerated by those who are just getting started with retinol-based products. In addition to this active ingredients, this product also contains a hydra-balance complex which helps to hydrate the skin, while the Olivactive complex works to reduce any irritation, redness or oxidative stress.