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Yellow Moonbeam Retinal Elixir

Yellow Moonbeam Retinal Elixir

30ml. For dramatically smoother, firmer, luminous skin
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Wake up to luminous skin with this luxurious overnight elixir that 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
  • 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

SIZE: 30mL / 1.01 fl oz
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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 their 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.

Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide (5%), Betaine, Squalane (3%), Algae Extract (2%)*, Bakuchiol (2%), Coco- Caprylate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil (2%)*, Propanediol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil (2%), Cyclodextrin, Polyacrylamide, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Cyathea Medullaris (Mamaku) Leaf Extract*, Sodium Hyaluronate**, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Laureth-7, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Lonicera Japonica Flower (Japanese Honeysuckle) Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Retinaldehyde (0.1%), Sodium Phytate, Citric Acid, Glucose, Calcium Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum^, Limonene, Linalool, 1,2-Hexanediol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwifruit) Fruit Extract*, Caprylyl Glycol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Salicylate, Macropiper Excelsum (Kawakawa) Leaf Extract*.

^Includes: Amyris Wood Oil, Bergamot Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Oil, Cedar Virginia Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Wood Oil, Cypress Oil, Lemon Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Patchouly Oil, Vetiver Oil. COSMOS certified natural fragrance with raw materials originating only from natural sources or processes.

* NZ native
** Low & High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid

Vegan and cruelty free, products are also free from: parabens, phthalates, silicones, proplelyne and butelyne glycol, PEGs, sulphates (SLS, SLES), artificial dyes and synthetic fragrances.


They’re all from the same retinoid family, but retinal has been clinically proven to work up to 11 times faster than retinol. Retinal also has a much higher exfoliation rate than retinol, which contributes unclogging pores, making skin smooth, soft, even-toned, freaking RAD-I-ANT. 

It truly is a wonder ingredient, and the reason it is used less than retinol is:

a) It’s more expensive
b) In the past, it’s been hard to stabilize (meaning it loses its potency as it sits in the bottle on your windowsill). However, our Retinal is encapsulated (using amazing patent-pending technology) and releases slowly and gently into your skin overnight. 

What’s so good about Vitamin A?

Vitamin A has DECADES worth of efficacy data showing real change in the skin – the single ingredient most dermatologists/aestheticians would recommend for reversing aging and sun damage.

Retinoids are proven to be safe is you start slowly. Our collagen stores start to rapidly break down from 30 onwards, so this is a good time to incorporate retinols that encourage cellular turnover to keep the skin firm. Undoing the damage to your skin in later decades is that much harder.

Raaie do everything we can to source materials that are both safe for the planet and safe for the person. They also ensure our ingredients are sustainably produced, have a low impact on the land, and are easily regenerated. For example, in marine algae harvesting, our suppliers follow Tikanga Māori - a strict, traditional harvesting practice of the indigenous people of New Zealand. By using this time proven approach, we harvest our ingredients without compromising our environmental and social responsibilities. This respectful approach means they can offer high potency natural bioactives whilst respecting the land and water that the ingredients came from.

Raaie products are made in New Zealand.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Beautiful bottle!

The serum is really nice, it's a bright yellow and works well for my combination skin. I use it at night and it tightens up my skin a bit and leaves it looking a bit plumper which lasts for a few hours. The bottle is really beautiful too and makes me want to reach for it and keep up with my skincare routine.

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