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Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide

Retinol and Peptides (Proteasyl) in a single product effectively minimize the signs of aging for all skin types. The Retinol serum with Peptide nourishes and moisturizes skin to fight fine lines and wrinkles. This also firms and plumps skin. This anti-aging duo works well in tandem and gives the benefit of two age-defying products in a single bottle.

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    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct
    Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide - thedeconstruct


    Why is this beginner friendly?

    • Optimum Retinol Concentration: 0.2% Retinol is an ideal and effective dose to start the anti-aging journey.
    • Hydrating: 1% Peptide present in this serum soothes, hydrates, and plumps your skin.
    • Water-based: Spreads easily and leaves no sticky feeling on the face, making it suitable for all skin types.

    How Does it Work on the Skin?

    • 0.2% Retinol has anti-aging and skin renewal properties that increase cell turnover rate, thus producing fresh skin faster to keep various signs of aging at bay.
    • 1% Proteasyl Peptides facilitate collagen production and skin moisturization, thus firms and plumps skin.
    • Added Hyaluronic Acid tackles dryness, whereas Palmaria Palmata Extract works on dark spots and pigmentation.

    How to use?

    1. Apply 2-3 drops to dry skin after cleansing.
    2. Gently massage until the entire product is absorbed into the skin.
    3. Use of moisturizer is mandatory after using this product.
    4. It is recommended to use in night skincare routine only
    5. Start using 2-3 times a week and SLOWLY increase the frequency of usage to every day. If you've a sensitive skin then be extra cautious in the initial few weeks.

    DECONSTRUCTING Retinol & Peptide Serum - 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptide

    Retinol: A derivative of Vitamin A that works on acne, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation to improve the appearance of skin.
    Improvement of naturally aged skin with vitamin A (retinol) Kraft R, Kwak HSR, Schumacher WE et al. Arch Dermatol, 2007, 143, 606-612

    Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract: Concentrated proteasyl peptide, this evens out skin texture and hydrates skin
    Antioxidant Activity of Pea (Pisum sativum L.) Seed Coat Acetone Extract, LWT - Food Science and Technology

    Hyaluronic Acid: Water-soluble super ingredient that keeps the skin moisturised for long and improves skin texture overtime by working on signs of ageing on the skin. This ingredient is a holy grail for dry skin. 
    ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2015 Jul 13;1(7):481-493
    The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology, 7(3), 27–29

    Palmaria Palmata Extract: A plant-based seaweed that acts as a natural emollient and makes the skin smooth and supple.
    Michalak, I., Dmytryk, A., & Chojnacka, K. (2020). Algae Cosmetics. Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology, 65–85. doi:10.1002/9781119143802.ch3 

    Glycerine: A humectant that attracts moisture from the environment to lock it in the skin, providing hours of hydration and facilitating the repair of skin’s barrier. It works well on sensitive skin.
    Glycerol And The_skin_holistic_approach_20160817-5518-61mq0a.pdf

    Amylopectin, Magnesium Aspartate, Copper Gluconate : A water soluble and anti ageing compound which will boost skin benefits of active ingredients.
    Gillbro, J. M., Merinville, E., Cattley, K., Al-Bader, T., Hagforsen, E., Nilsson, M., & Mavon, A. (2015). In vivotopical application of acetyl aspartic acid increases fibrillin-1 and collagen IV deposition leading to a significant improvement of skin firmness. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 37, 41–46. doi:10.1111/ics.12250

    Rosa Damascena Flower Water: An antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory ingredient that soothes the skin. It works well for inflamed and irritated skin.
    Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 2015

    Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin: A combination of skin-softening, antimicrobial and a preservative required to keep the serum fresh and free from any microbial growth
    Contact Dermatitis. 2016 May;74(5):281-8

    Zinc Gluconate : An active ingredient booster and has a radical scavenging effect to inhibit cellular free radical formation
    Dermatology Research and Practice, volume 2014

    Pentylene Glycol: A synthetic humectant which is used as a solvent and preservative in skincare products.
    A Multifunctional Ingredient for Leave on Cosmetics Author: Dr. Marion Leschke, Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Germany 2006

    Lecithin: Lecithin is an emulsifier and an emollient that also acts as a penetration enhancer of the product into the skin.

    Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate: Safe emulsifiers used in cosmetic products to improve the texture and feel of the product.
    The Composition of NF-Defined Emulsifiers: Sorbitan Monolaurate, Monopalmitate, Monostearate, Monooleate, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 40, Polysorbate 60, and Polysorbate 80  John D. Brandner 20 Oct 2008

    Xanthan gum, Guar Gum:  Moisturising and thickening agent, and a texture enhancer
    Int J Toxicol. 2016, Vol. 35(Supplement 1) 5S-49S

    Sodium Gluconate:  An active ingredient booster and has a radical scavenging effect to inhibit cellular free radical formation.
    PubChem Compound Summary for CID 517056, Gluconate sodium


    Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, Retinol, Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Amylopectin, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Sodium Gluconate, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate



    • For smooth and hydrated skin

    Use with Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum- 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide. Apply 2-3 drops of Deconstruct’s Retinol & Peptides Serum- 0.2% Retinol + 1% Peptides and gently massage your face until the entire product is absorbed. Follow up with Deconstruct’s Hydrating Serum- 2% Hyaluronic Acid + 1% Niacinamide and moisturiser for best results.


    • Best suited for individuals above 25 years old.
    • Use of moisturizer is mandatory after applying this product.
    • Patch testing prior to use is advised.
    • Start using 2-3 times a week and SLOWLY increase the frequency of usage to every day.

    DECONSTRUCT'S Minimises the signs of ageing for all skin types. Moisturises skin to fight fine lines and wrinkles-  RECOMMENDED SKIN CONCERNS & SKIN TYPES

    This retinol peptide serum best suits people with

    • Oily skin
    • Acne prone skin
    • Normal skin
    • Combination skin

    Use retinol peptide serum, if your concerns are

    • Fine lines
    • Wrinkles
    • Uneven skin tone



    Where do we ship to?

    We ship to almost every city in India. We do not offer an international shipping option currently, but we hope to offer it in the future.

    How long does an order take to process?

    We try to process the orders within 24 working hours, in most cases we try to fulfil the order within 5 working days, but please allow us 7 working days to fulfil the order. Order delivery time may vary during peak periods(after/during product launches, holidays and special promotions)

    How long does it take to ship?

    We ship all confirmed orders within 24 working hours. You will receive an email once your order is shipped with your tracking number. We work as hard as we can to try to meet your expectations, but sometimes there may be delays – e.g. because of postal/carrier delays, logistics, bad weather, or things out of our control.

    How can you track your order?

    Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive an email with your tracking information.


    You can cancel your orders by writing to us on our Email ID – or please call us on 080-471-05772 (Monday to Friday, 10AM to 7PM & Saturday 10AM to 4PM)and we will help you in cancelling the order.

    How will I receive the refund for my cancelled order?

    For prepaid orders, money will be returned to the bank account/credit/debit card or where the payment was made within 7 business working days.We will be able to credit to the original method of payment, we cannot refund to another alternative card.

    Please Note: Orders can only be cancelled before they are shipped.

    Returns and Refund

    Thank you for shopping at The Deconstruct. We have made all our products with utmost care and deep scientific knowledge with an understanding of most skin types. If you are still not completely satisfied with a purchase, please reach out to us and we will put all our efforts to help you. Kindly make an unboxing video for an easy reference. 

    We offer refund / replacement only in following cases:

    1. Wrong product delivered
    2. Expired product delivered
    3. Damaged product delivered – Physical damage
    4. Missing product

    Step 1 – Raise a request within 2 days from the date of delivery along with an unboxing video through Email – or on Whatsapp at +919398249040 with the pictures of the issue
    you are facing and your order ID.

    Step 2 – Allow us 48 working hours to review your request.

    Step 3 – On reviewing your request, we will send our courier partner to collect the product delivered to you.

    Step 4 – After your product(s) is received, we will verify it and initiate the replacement or refund accordingly.

    Under what conditions return/ replacement requests will not be accepted?

    • Opened/used/altered products.
    • Original packaging (mono cartons, labels, etc.) missing.
    • The return/replacement request is generated after 2 days from the date of delivery.
    • The damaged/ missing product is reported after 2 days from the date of delivery.
    • Update received as product delivered but product not received and if reported after 24 hours from the time of delivery.


    1. Can I use Retinol everyday?
      Yes, you can use retinol every day as a part of your skincare routine. However, remember that Retinol products are very strong and we need to build tolerance towards it to avoid skin irritations.
      Start by using it 1-2 times a week in the pm routine and slowly start using it from alternate days to every day.
    2. How long do Retinol and Peptide serum take to show visible results?
      Results usually take a few weeks to appear, but some times it may require months of consistent use to see the results depending on the skin.
    3. I have dry skin, can I use Retinol and Peptide serum?
      Deconstruct’s Retinol and peptide serum also has Hyaluronic acid which will help soothe the skin and provide necessary hydration. This hydration helps in achieving glowing skin with regular use. 
    4. What age group can use retinol?
      Individuals anywhere in their mid-twenties and above should use Retinol as it has anti-aging benefits.
    5. Can Retinol be used during Pregnancy?
      Retinol should not be used during pregnancy.
    6. Can I use Retinol for acne scars?
      Although the major benefit of using retinol is to fight the signs of aging additionally, regular usage of Retinol also reduces acne spots to give a clearer skin.
    7. Do’s and don'ts of using Retinol serum?
      Do’s of Retinol serum: Start using a very small amount of retinol serum (1-2 drops) with a frequency of about just 1-2 days a week and then slowly increase the frequency of usage once the skin gets used to the active. Layer it with a good amount of moisturizer that will prevent the irritation caused by Retinol as it is a very potent active. Use good sunscreen in the morning routineDon'ts of Retinol: Do not layer it with strong actives such as vitamin C, AHAs, and BHAs because using them together might cause irritation and inflammation.
    8. Should you use Retinol every night or every other night?
      Since Retinol is a very strong active, we need to build tolerance towards it. Start by using it 1-2 times a week in the pm routine and slowly start using it from alternate days to every day.
    9. What to avoid when using Retinol serum?
      Avoid using it with all the actives like vitamin C, AHAs, BHAs, chemical peels, etc.
      Avoid it before and after waxing, laser, and chemicals peel.
    10. Should you put anything on your face after Retinol?
      Yes, we would recommend using a good moisturizer after using Retinol & Peptide serum. It will help to soothe the skin and reduce the irritation caused by Retinol if any.
    11. What does Retinol do for your skin?
      Retinol increases cell turnover rate, resulting in the production of fresh skin faster, and also improves uneven texture, protects the skin barrier, removes dead skin cells and gets rid of various signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines.
    12. How long does it take Retinol to work?
      Results usually take a few weeks to appear, but sometimes it may require months of consistent use to see the results depending on the skin.But generally, it takes about 10-12 weeks to work on the skin and see some results.
    13.  What does Retinol treat?/What does retinol serum do to your face?/Is Retinol good for your skin?
      Retinol serum repairs skin and increases skin cell turnover and thus enhancing collagen production. This helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and fine lines and has anti-aging effects.
    14. How can you manage the side effects of Retinol?
      It is recommended to use a moisturizer containing super hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides, etc after using Retinol serum. This will soothe irritated or inflamed skin caused by retinol, if any.
    15. Can Retinol damage your skin?
      Using excessive amounts of retinol in your skincare regimen can cause loss of hydration and dry out the skin. Avoid using a stronger concentration of retinol when starting out. We recommend starting with 0.2 percent of Retinol.
    16. Can you combine Retinol with other topical skin treatments?
      Yes, Retinol can be combined with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and NMFs. These ingredients will help to soothe the skin and reduce the irritation caused by Retinol if any.
    17. Do you leave Retinol on overnight?
      Yes, Retinol can be definitely applied at night and left on the skin overnight. Do not forget to layer with a proper moisturizer.
    18. Are Retinol serums safe for everyone to use?
      Yes, Retinol serum is safe for everyone to use, but it is recommended to be used by individuals above 25 years of age.
    19. What to expect when you use a Retinol serum?
      If you are new to using retinol you might face purging for about 4-6 weeks which is pretty normal.
    20. What happens if I stop using Retinol?
      If you stop using retinol your skin might regain its original condition.
    21. What happens when you first start using Retinol?
      If you have sensitive skin and if you have never used any actives before, you may experience some skin purging.Our suggestion would be to start it slow and gradually include it in your daily routine.
    22. How frequently should I use Retinol?
      You can use Retinol one or twice a week for better results and also to prevent unnecessary irritation caused due to daily use.
    23. How long should you stay on Retinol?
      It can be used for a longer duration until your skin issues resolve.
    24. Is Retinol better than vitamin C?
      Retinol and Vitamin C, both are different ingredients that serve different purposes. Retinol increases skin cell turnover rate thereby producing fresh layer of skin and helping with fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production. Vitamin C on the other hand exhibits antioxidant properties and protects skin from sun damage and further helps in boosting collagen production.
    25. Should teens use Retinol?/What age is best for Retinol? /At what age should I start Retinol?
      We recommend using retinol for individuals above 25 years of age.
    26. AHA, BHA, Retinol serum, and moisturizer, what’s the correct order to apply these?
      AHAs and BHAs should not be used in the same routine as that of Retinol due to possible chance of skin getting irritated. Retinol should be layered with a good amount of moisturizer to prevent irritation.
    27. Can I use benzoyl peroxide wash and then a Retinol serum in the same night?
      No, it is not recommended to use Benzoyl Peroxide face wash and Retinol on the same night as these ingredients cancel out each others positive effect and rather cause irritation/inflammation.

    Manufacturer Details

    Sprivil Healthcare Pvt . Ltd, L-1/4, Addl MIDC, Satara 415004.

    Country of origin: India

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 244 reviews
    Retinol & peptide serum

    My skin type is combination and sensitive most of the product react to my skin but this suits my face with no side effects I am going to order again truly amazing product..

    Pump packaging! Yay!

    So glad you've bought the pump packaging..I was hesitant to buy this for so long just because of the packaging! Now I will definitely buy it.

    Srashti raj
    Beginners friendly

    Absolutely safe and worth it for some one who have just started using retinol it is begginers freindly with no side effect and irritation light weight formula can be used in summers too
    Must give it a try

    Best Beginner Friendly Retinol

    This was my first retinol and I loved the fact that I got used to it without any purging feels like a savior to me! I can see a glow on my skin the next day of use and also the crow's feet around my eyes

    Anushikha Yadav
    Game changer!!!

    I’ve been using this serum for over a month now. Experienced minimal purging. My skin feels healthy and healed. It has also reduced the acne marks. Very nice product overall.

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