May 31, 2022
Patrick Kidd



When it comes to future-proofing your face, it goes without saying that retinol is the real MVP. Our lab spent over a YEAR perfecting NS1, our new potent-AF night serum, so you can start lifting some seriously heavy weight with your skin game.

This super concentrated, highly active elixir contained within this slick chrome bottle is where visible results lie. Specifically formulated to be extremely effective - targeting lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring, acne and enlarged pores - yet devoid of any irritation, this is the ultimate in targeted skincare, suitable for both those starting out with (and those well-versed in) retinoid use.

Before we get deep in ingredients and efficacy, though, you probably wanna hear why you even need it, so we’re gonna shoot some sh!t re vitamin A. Specifically, its synthetic forms - collectively known as retinoids.

Retinoids work transdermally to light a raging fire under your collagen production. They increase the turnover of superficial skin cells, stimulate the production of new blood vessels and fade keratosis - reducing pre-existing signs of damage, fine lines and wrinkles and working it’s ass off to prevent any more. Because retinoids are so badass, though, they can cause some uncomfortable and unsightly irritation - which is why we’ve invested in the Rolls Royce of retinoids, making NS1 our most expensive formula to produce, yet.

Granactive retinoid is a compound derivative of vitamin A, ten times more stable than retinol, and when compared to other retinoic acid esters is the most biologically available - providing extremely high dermal delivery with the lowest instances of redness, peeling and irritation.

Like it or not, as we age skin becomes thinner and significantly less elastic. So using 2% granactive retinoid, NS1 stimulates skin cell proliferation while you sleep, reducing the breakdown of precious collagen stores and restoring a youthful elasticity and suppleness. By speeding up cell turnover this way, fine lines are patently minimised and future wrinkle development is prevented.

Not quite done and dusted with the shameless self promotion, though, NS1 also employs a cocktail of no less than TWELVE different peptides, which are short chain amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins such as collagen, elastin and keratin. It’s these very proteins that are the foundations of our skin, and replenishing them as we age supports skin health across multiple levels.

But while using NS1 can literally turn back time without any weird side effects, one non-negotiable still remains, and that’s sunscreen. If you give a single sh!t about keeping your skin in quality condition, you should already be doing this anyway. But particularly when using retinoids, a solid SPF is imperative. Never not going out with a bang, we’ve also got a few more tricks up our sleeve, with the inclusion of niacinamide and two different sized molecules of hyaluronic acid. All from the vitamin B family, together they hydrate, heal and protect.

Then there is adenosine: a skin restoring agent shown in studies to have efficacy at concentrations as low as 0.01% for improving deep periorbital wrinkles, trehalose: a water-binding humectant for supercharged hydration, and dandelion leaf prebiome: employing advanced fermentation techniques to deliver powerful probiotics into the skin for optimal sebum levels, making this formula suitable even for oily skin.

A few drops of this silky, lightweight, mattifying super-serum as the semi-final step of your nighttime routine is a small investment in your future face.