Sunday is proud to be one of the foundation stockists of this new and highly innovative New Zealand brand, RAAIE. RAAIE takes proven high-potency cosmeceuticals, and blends them with the healing alchemy of New Zealand botanicals for your healthiest, most luminous skin.
RAAIE'S Retinal Elixir is a powerful serum for dramatically firmer, clearer, more luminous skin.
This luxurious overnight elixir combines encapsulated Retinal (an incredible, next-generation version of retinol/ Vitamin A), along with Bakuchiol to supercharge cellular turnover and reveal radiant new cells for a youthful glow.
Healing New Zealand botanicals such as Native Sea Algae, Alpine Rosehip and Harakeke Native Flaxseed are added along with clinically proven actives; Alpha Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Squalene, and Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) to refine skin, making pores look smaller and improving skin texture.
+ Firms & plumps the complexion
+ Smooths wrinkles & fine lines
+ Resurfaces skin texture
+ Boosts collagen production
+ Reduces acne
+ Evens skin tone
0.1% Clean, Encapsulated Retinal
Tthe ‘new-kid-on-the-retinoid-block’ that works 11 times faster than retinol but without the irritation
This advanced retinal reconstructs skin overnight to reverse sun damage and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and promotes an overall smoothness and evenness of facial skin tone. We go one step further by encapsulating our retinal to ensure the stability of the ingredient, so its potent power is protected until it meets your skin.
2% Bakuchiol: skin smoothing + works synergistically with Retinal
Plant-based antioxidant that offers similar collagen-boosting properties to retinoids but takes a different pathway. By combining bakuchiol and retinoids, we multiply the anti-wrinkle, skin firming effects.
5% Niacinamide: improve overall skin texture
A type of B3 that works your skin's natural chemistry to improve overall skin texture by rebuilding a lipid layer, minimising the appearance of pores, and preventing UV damage and inflammation.
3% Squalene: locks in moisture
Super hydrating natural emollient to lock moisture into your skin and relieve dry patches.
2 x Hyaluronic Acids: hydrating
Two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to supercharge hydration and give a dewy look on the surface of the skin, as well as hydrating deeper layers of the skin for lasting hydration throughout the day.
2% Native Marine Sea Algae : hydrates & brightens skin
Hand-harvested off the Southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This sea algae is pumped full of antioxidants rich minerals from pristine streams that come up from the Antarctic, providing long-lasting hydration and skin brightening benefits.
2% NZ Alpine Rosehip : nourishs & heals skin
A natural form of Vitamin A and essential fatty acids, especially omega-3 (linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) to soften skin and improve skin barrier function. Wild-harvested from Wanaka.
1% Harakeke Native Flax: seal in moisture
Packed with nutritious linoleic acid (omega 6), which helps maintain our skin’s natural barrier, and both hydrates and moisturises.
RAAIE products are free from parabens, phthalates, silicone, petroleum products (petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax), proplelyne and butelyne glycol, PEGs, sulphates (SLS, SLES), artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances.
These ingredients are proven to result in up to:
+ 70% redness reduction in 30 days
+ 52% wrinkle reduction in 4 weeks
+ Tactile smoothness improved by 21.1%
+ Photo damage improved by 12.0%
+ Under eye wrinkles reduced by 11.4%
Consumer testing *
+ 93% said their skin looked smoother
+ 91% said their skin looked firmer
+ 78% said their skin looked clearer
* Panel of 36 respondents between the ages of 24-56, over 6 weeks of using Yellow Moonbeam every day.
HOW TO USE
After washing face at night, wait a few minutes until your skin is completely dry then apply over face and neck. When it feels like it’s all soaked in, follow with your favourite moisturiser. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
New to Retinoids?
Start out using it every third day for two weeks, then every other day for two weeks, gradually working your way up to nightly use. Retinoids work there magic by boosting skin cell turnover so consistency is key. Don’t exfoliate on the nights you use retinoids because it may cause irritation. Always always wear SPF during the day when on a retinoid programme.
Pro tip: Make sure to start with dry skin. While we encourage moisturising products to be used on damp skin to help the actives absorb better, this does not apply to retinoids - they are powerful enough on dry skin. Also, consistency is key - we start to see skin smoothing results after a few weeks but the real hallelujah moment is after about three to six months of use.
Claims need peer-reviewed data - RAAIE only markets actives with third party research.
Vegan and Cruelty Free - vegan ingredients, tested on humans not animals.