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NCN All Trans Retinol Cream 2%

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Why Should I use NCN All Trans Retinol Cream?

As you get older, not only does the collagen in your skin start to degrade, but your natural production of it starts to slow down.  Collagen is important, as this is what gives strength, flexibility and elasticity to your skin. Without it, the result is wrinkling and fine lines.  The Retinol in this Retinol Cream is a proven ingredient that helps replace collagen within your skin.

All Trans Retinol Cream helps in a number of ways.

1) It stimulates Collagen production – which will help decrease and prevent those fine lines and wrinkles

2) Tightens your skin

3) Improves skin texture

4) Evens our your skin tone and helps with sun damage and hyperpigmentation

5) Can help prevent acne and calm rosacea

6) It’s an antioxidant

Plus, it’s Paraben free, Chemical free and suitable for ALL skin types

What’s in the NCN Retinol Cream and how does it work?

There’s 2 really important ingredients

At 2%, it’s the highest concentration you’ll need.  As a derivative of vitamin A, it stimulates collagen production and helps ensure new cells are produced at a faster rate.
The molecules are so small that it goes right through your skin to the deepest layers where it can really get to work.

Trylagen is an amazing additional ingredient. It boosts the production of 3 essential types of collagen as well as enhancing it’s quality.  And it also protects existing collagen from degrading faster.

Cucumber and Comfrey extract are also included to further enhance it’s non-irritating properties.

Who can use it?

This is a great product that’s suitable for all skin types.  If you’re age 30 upwards then Retinol is extremely beneficial as part of an anti-ageing skincare regime.

Unfortunately though, if you’re pregnant, or you’re trying to get pregnant then this product is not recommended for you.

As retinol can make you more susceptible to UV damage you should always wear an SPF cream when using this product.

When will I see results?

You might see early signs within a few weeks, but give it a few months and the impact will be more visible.

How to use All Trans Retinol Cream

Check out the instructions in the Additional information tab at the top

You should try this with…

You’ll need a good quality SPF cream to use with this as it can make skin more sensitive to the sun. Please ensure you have a good daily SPF cream for daily use. Pop over to our Sun Protection page to find a suitable cream.




Apply 1-2 pumps nightly to face and neck, avoiding eyelids. Use I'm Covered Physical Sunscreen SPF 32 during the day. Allow to completely soak into skin prior to applying any product(s) over it.

If you're using multiple skincare products, please refer to our How To Use section to see where All-Trans Retinol falls in the lineup of our skincare product application list. The products on that page are listed in the order they should be used.

Caution: Not recommended for use by women who are, may be, or are trying to become pregnant.

NANCI RECOMMENDS: If you have sensitive skin or experience any irritation at all, apply every other night.


Active Ingredients: Retinol 2% (Water, Phospholipids, Retinol), 5% Trylagen PCB.

Other Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Grape Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Corn Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Juice, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Palm Stearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Zemea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerine, Vitamin E, Cucumber Extract, Elder Flower, Mallow Extract, Comfrey Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Levulinate, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Optiphen.

7 reviews for NCN All Trans Retinol Cream 2%

  1. rebeccapeel (verified owner)

    I’ve used this product for quite a while now, as with may NCN products but wanted to give a honest review so have waited a few months! I use the retinol every night before bed and in the morning my skin is left feeling smooth, firm and rehydrated. If i do miss a few applications over the course of the week i can see the difference, so that was a good enough reason to keep this in my skincare routine alone!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    janecoyne (verified owner)

    Another great product from NCN that I love. It’s white, light, creamy and easy to spread. I use it in the evening and next day my skin is silky soft, plump and firm. After many years of using a stronger version of retinol, my skin became sensitized to it, and although this is a very gentle formula I can still only use it every other day. I’m very happy with this because it allows space to use one of the other NCN serums and still works well for me. I think the addition of Tylagen makes it an extra special must have anti-ageing heavyweight. Wonderful stuff.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    amelievondollar (verified owner)

    I’ve been using this a good 6 months now. Only a small amount is needed & using once or twice daily it lasts 2-3 months. I’ve used retinol products for 2 decades & other ones would bring me out swollen & sore around eyes until i got used to them & i don’t have a sensitive skin. This one is completely gentle, i wouldn’t know it was retinol at all. I’m still not getting a lot of change to dark spots or lines, texture etc but will persevere. Once you can’t pump any more out, turn it upside down & you will get another week or 2 worth of product out of it. Unfortunately the pump doesn’t remove near all of it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michelle (verified owner)

    Does what it says. It tightens the skin, gives a glow and has really done wonders around the eye-area. I switch between this product and the ghk cu copper peptide with efg. This way the products last longer. If it’s a combination of the two I can’t say, but can see results and I do no longer need to try other brands that don’t do what they say. I am very pleased. Thank you for this little bottle of wonder.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alison (verified owner)

    What can I say………it works! Lines around the eye have virtually gone since using this product on a daily basis. Wouldn’t be without it.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathryn (verified owner)

    I love this product it leaves my skin glowing and hydrated without feeling greasy. NCN products are like finding that niche boutique it has everything that fits you perfectly and really works.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kirsty Ashton

    I use this product every night and it doesn’t irritate me like other retinol products have. My skin is looking smoother, firmer and just better overall. I am very happy with all of the products I have purchased and the service has been perfect even after I kept asking so many questions!!! I would certainly recommend!

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