Rei Gentle Retinol Cream
What is it? Monastery Made Rei is a potent yet gentle & deeply hydrating retinol packed with the world’s finest botanical ingredients. Rei assists in brightening skin, boosting collagen & reducing fine lines while fungi-derived beta-glucan helps protect the skin barrier and accelerate moisture retention.
Notes from the Curator: Rei is a potent yet gentle retinol cream with the ability to reduce fine lines, brighten and increase cell turnover while maintaining a nourished skin barrier.
Let’s get Nerdy: Beta-glucans are polysaccharides that occur naturally in the cell walls of functional mushrooms, such as Reishi. When it comes to the skin it has the power to reduce skin inflammation, puffiness, wrinkles and free radical damage while also preventing moisture loss.
- About the Brand
Monastery was founded by Athena Hewett. Athena has been a certified esthetician now for 20 years, starting her own skincare studio in San Francisco in 2011. Alongside her practice she introduced a skincare line inspired by her childhood summers in the Greek Cyclades, where her grandparents lived & owned an olive grove. Throughout her childhood, Athena learned from her grandmother & her mother, practices of picking & pressing local herbs & turning nuts into oils. Athena combines her love and understanding of plant-based potions, so ingrained in her upbringing, with her training & practice as an esthetician as well as her meticulous attention to sourcing high quality ingredients, to create her beautiful products for Monastery.
- How to Use
Smooth a few drops onto a clean face in the evening or during the day with spf. Pairs beautifully with gold or attar.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel Distillate), Leuconostoc (Radish Root) Ferment, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba), Beta-Glucan (Fungi), Retinol (Vitamin A), Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (Tara, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat Germ Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Artemisia Pallens (Davana), Rosa Damascena (Rose Oil), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Organic Dandelion), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Carrageenan (Red Seaweed), Hydroxyethylcellulose