Common Heir

0.2% Retinol Serum

Common Heir

0.2% Retinol Serum

0.2% Retinol Serum

A gentle-yet-mighty nightly retinol treatment that delivers anti-aging benefits.

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0.2% Retinol Serum

60 capsules
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Suitable for

All skin types, including sensitive skin and melanin-rich skin.

Why we stand behind it

This 0.2% Retinol Serum is your new favorite nightcap ritual, a gateway retinol serum for those who have never tried, and a reimagined formula if you have. Designed with melanin-rich and sensitive skin in mind: A gentle-but-mighty retinol percentage, a holy trinity of super-smoothing botanicals like to boost efficacy and support skin barrier, plus squalane and algae to keep skin moisturized and protected. Complement the nightly renewal your skin naturally goes through with your own ritual: just the right nightcap before bed and no regrets the next morning.
Common Heir continues its commitment to make high-performance beauty sustainable, the retinol serum comes in perfectly dosed, no-guesswork capsules that are made of plant-based material and melt in water. The packaging protects retinol from oxidizing, retaining the potency it loses in pumps or droppers. Packaged pretty in a compostable box, make room for the world′s first plastic-free retinol on your bathroom shelf or boudoir.

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What is an undertone?

An undertone is the color beneath the surface of your skin, which never changes (even with a tan). There are three types of undertones:


I see red or pink undertones around the perimeter of my face and neck.
My skin burns easily, but barely tans.
My skin looks better in silver jewelry than gold.


I see both pink and yellow undertones around the perimeter of my face and neck.
My skin sometimes burns and sometimes tans.
My skin looks good in both gold and silver jewelry.


I see yellow or golden undertones around the perimeter of my face and neck.
My skin rarely burns, but tans easily.
My skin looks better in gold jewelry than silver.

Find your shade match

Take our 1 minute quiz and get matched to real people with your skin tone and type.


Squeeze and twist one capsule onto fingers. Gently massage onto face and neck after cleansing in the evening (PM use only.) Retinoid newbie? Start 1-2x per week, and work up to daily use.

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Common Heir

Common Heir was founded by two clean beauty vets to make sustainability a beautiful part of our traditions and rituals, so that you’ll never have to compromise. Common Heir offers high-performance products that are low impact on the environment and still clinically proven to deliver results. Their passion is around redefining classic beauty with modern approaches: their formulations, packaging, and how they give back. Common Heir products have thoughtfully sourced ingredients, world-first blends, and no plastic ever.

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