Tuesday, September 28, 2021

IKARIA Beauty RENEW Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum Review

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

IKARIA Beauty RENEW Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum is the second product from this lovely brand that I have tried, and like the IKARIA Beauty Ageless Beauty Balm (Reviewed HERE), this is an impressive cruelty-free skincare product that is effective and a pleasure to use. This serum features the plant-based retinol, Bakuchiol, and it can be used day or night.

IKARIA Beauty RENEW Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum gently, and effectively, exfoliates dead skin cells revealing soft, supply and radiant skin. Unlike many retinol skincare products, this antioxidant-rich serum leaves skin hydrated rather than dry. My skin can, at times, be sensitive, and yet I experienced no redness, drying or peeling. I do, however, slather on high SPF sunscreen to keep my freshly exfoliated and revitalized skin protected. After sustained use, I noted that my little dark spots of sun damaged skin visibly lightened. This serum has a faint herbal aroma, from the ingredients not added fragrance, but it is barely detectable.

According to IKARIA Beauty,

Renew Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum is an advanced, plant-based retinol solution that helps promote dramatically youthful, radiant-looking skin in just seconds a day.

By combining potent plant botanicals with all-natural retinol alternatives, this formula works to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Our advanced ingredients also support healthy skin cell turnover — to help you achieve more radiant-looking skin.

Unlike many store-bought serums, which use synthetic retinol that can be extremely drying, Renew Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum features a powerful, plant-based alternative: Bakuchiol.

By using this natural alternative, you can enjoy all the anti-aging effects of traditional retinol — like smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking skin — minus the drying, sometimes irritating, effects.

Not to mention, because Bakuchiol is so “skin-friendly,” we were able to pack more of it in every drop — so you can enjoy maximum look-younger results with each application.


• Helps smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles

• Helps visibly even out & brighten uneven skin tone and texture

• Locks in moisture for plumper, more radiant-looking skin

• Ultra-soothing, for skin that feels silky-smooth and supple

Directions: Renew Daytime Fytó Retinol Serum is best used directly after your normal cleansing routine and before moisturizing. Apply a dropperful of serum onto cleansed face and neck in the morning. Follow with moisturizer and sunscreen.

Key Ingredients: 

Bakuchiol: Rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, this plant-derived form of retinol has been shown to help the look of fine lines, improve skin brightness, and help visibly even out skin texture and tone — for a more flawless, almost “airbrushed” finish.

Oat Bran Extract: Between its superior soothing properties and high antioxidant content, this plant-based extract is fantastic for leaving your skin feeling silky-smooth while helping it combat external aging factors — like toxins and pollutants.

Squalane: This plumping powerhouse is known for its ability to help “push” moisture into the skin while supporting a healthy lipid barrier — for a visibly firmer, smoother, more supple complexion.

Overall Assessment: This is a wonderfully effective plant-based retinol serum that can be used day or night. After having used this serum and balm, I am highly motivated to try more products from this cruelty-free brand. A+

$96.00 for 1 oz. from IKARIA Beauty (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. Copyright © 2021 www.lolassecretbeautyblog.com All Rights Reserved.


  1. This plant-based retinol serum is very intriguing to me because I don't have a "daytime" retinol serum. Hmmmm

    1. It is very intriguing, and it is quite effective! I have only tried two of their products, but I really like both of them a lot. I definitely want to try more from this brand.

  2. The results of this product are ones most of us strive for.

    1. I completely agree. It is a very effective retinol-based product. This is definitely a brand worth trying!

  3. i'm going through the retinol process right now, building up the days in a week that i use it and i hear you on the dryness. This sounds like a good option for those of us who want to go the retinol route.

    1. I know exactly what you mean. Some of them really cause a lot of drying, peeling and flaking, and I haven't had that experience with this one.

  4. Hi, Lola - Thanks for sharing a retinol alternative. I'm always looking for safe and healthy products for sensitive skin. - Angie, www.yourtrueselfblog.com


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