flash 1 | restore shot

(15 customer reviews)

R1,035.00 flash 1 | restore shot

New serum bottles with better, smoother and more precise delivery, same powerful formulation.

Serum. Fine lines & wrinkles. flash is a night time use vitamin A serum of choice and comes in three different strengths (flash 1 : 0.6%, flash 2 : 1% and flash 3 : 2%) which are specifically formulated to act as a repairing night time antioxidant and for treating and preventing ageing skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, textured skin, hyperpigmentation, mature skin and sallow complexion. flash also targets and treats oily or acne prone skin by reducing sebum production and pore size.

Size: 30 ml

Skin types: dry, normal, combination, oily, acne, sensitive.

Skin condition: fine lines and wrinkles, textured skin, hyperpigmentation, mature skin, sallow and dull complexion, oily or acne prone skin.

Application: evening application.

Not to be used if you are pregnant or breast feeding or planning on falling pregnant!

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Skin results and statements are based on clinical trials performed by the brand and individual results may vary.

How to use

How to use

Night-time use only.

  1. Apply to cleansed, dry skin at night before any other moisturiser or serum.
  2. Use one full pump to cover the entire face.
  3. Wait for flash to be completely absorbed before applying any other topical products, such as bounce and marvel.
  4. Remember to always apply an SPF of 30 or higher that contains Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide the following morning.

If this is your first time using flash, please follow the introductory phase skin        regime instructions below.

The introductory phase skin regime

  1. Use every third night for the first two weeks, followed by every second night for an additional two weeks.
  2. If no skin reaction occurs continue to apply flash every night.
  3. Start with the lowest strength first flash 1 (0.6%), and slowly move up to the higher strengths of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate in flash 2 and flash 3 (1.0% and 2.0%).
  4. If any sensitivity is experienced, stop using the product until the skin has completely recovered, then repeat the introductory phase described above.
  5. Your skin will then begin to acclimatize to the Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate.
  6. Always use a sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher that contains Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide during the day when using this product.
Features & Benefits

Features & Benefits

Formulation properties:

Level 1 – Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (Granactive Retinol) 0.6%, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate  2% (BVOSC lipid soluble Vitamin C), Vitamin E 2%, Ceramides 2%, and Hyaluronic Acid Complex 5%.

All flash products are designed to deliver a potent repair shot and counteract the signs of UV sun damage and intrinsic skin ageing. Specifically designed for improving skin texture and hydration, flash minimizes pore size, increases collagen production, diminishes pigmentation, and improves fine lines and wrinkles. flash can be used by all skin types. flash 1 has been specifically designed to act as an introductory anti-ageing and repair shot for the skin that minimizes any side effects and prepares the skin for flash flash 1 can be used by all skin types and contains a Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate strength of 0.6%.

Skin types: dry, normal, combination, oily, acne, sensitive.

Skin condition: fine lines and wrinkles, textured skin, hyperpigmentation, mature skin, sallow and dull complexion, oily or acne prone skin.

Application: evening application.

The ingredient formula combines Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Vitamins C & E, Ceramides, and Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients have a combined affect in reducing the signs of ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, repairing the skin barrier, diminishing hyperpigmentation, protecting the skin against environmental free radical damage, and improving hydration. flash 1 will last 2.5 to 3 months if the recommended regime is followed with a single daily use. This product spreads very easily so only 1 pump is required for the entire face. Please see product insert for further info on how to apply.

Key Ingredients

Key Ingredients

Level 1
Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate 0.6%, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate 2% (BVOSC lipid soluble Vitamin C), Vitamin E 2%, Ceramides 2%, and Hyaluronic Acid Complex 5%.

Purified Water (Aqua), Dimethyl isosorbide, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (lipid soluble vitamin C), Glycerin (humectant), PEG-8, PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer (ceramides), Palmitoyl Myristyl Serinate(ceramide), Sodium Polyacrylate (ceramide), Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (vitamin A), Sodium Hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid), Dimethicone (emollient), cyclopentasiloxane (emollient), Polysilicone-11 (silicone with water binding capabilities), Isohexadecane (texture enhancer), Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate (stabilizer), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer and emulsifier),Polysorbate 80 (stabilizer and emulsifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Trimethoxybenzylidene Pentanedione (preservative antioxidant , skin protectant), Disodium EDTA, (chelating agent)Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin, (surfactant and preserving-enhancer),
Sodium Metabisulfite (Antioxidant, Preservative), Silicone Derivatives (emollients).

*no parabens have been used in formulations.

Warnings & Precautions

Warnings & Precautions

Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate is an active ingredient that may sensitise the skin with overuse. Dr. Alek Nikolic recommends that you introduce this product slowly into your skin care regime. flash must not be used if pregnant, breast feeding, planning to become pregnant, or using oral Vitamin A medication (such as Roaccutane). Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate can increase skin sensitivity to the sun, so remember to always apply an SPF of 30 or higher during the day.

Reviews (15)

15 reviews for flash 1 | restore shot

  1. Litha (verified owner)

    Love it! Skin feeling and looking smooth. pigmentation much better.

  2. Farah (verified owner)

    I cannot rave enough about this retinol. I am on my second bottle and will only be using this particular one for the foreseeable future. It has made a huge difference to my skin and it’s non-irritating! Love the texture too.

  3. Mirriam (verified owner)

    My first time using a retinol product and a product after so many recommendations and I do not regret this purchase!

  4. Farah (verified owner)

    This product is insane. It’s a miracle in a bottle, with zero irritation. I’m amazed at how my skin has improved. It’s visibly improved texture, smoothness, fine lines and pigmentation since I started using it about 2 months ago. I doubt I will change my retinol choice to any other besides this one!

  5. Nicole (verified owner)

    Love the product. It has made the world of difference to my skin.

  6. Raabiyah (verified owner)

    Good retinol. Over time gets rid of fine wrinkles

  7. Kelemental (verified owner)

    This one was an investment product for sure, and I was hesitant at first because of the price tag but I have no regrets! I have had no adverse reactions so far, and I use it in conjunction with AHA exfoliator. Excited to graduate to Flash 2! I’m just sad I didn’t start using it sooner.

  8. sgovender3 (verified owner)

    I have been using this product for awhile now, firstly great product and will away be part of my night time regime.
    I comment previously concerning the old pump bottle which I wasnot really happy with.
    The wonderful team at Skinmiles especially Olivera and Dr Alek sent me a replacement which is now package in a much nicer and easier pump bottle.
    No more wastage of product. Great customer service and they literally go to any lengths to satisfy their customers.

  9. Yvonne (verified owner)

    Lovely starter product, no irritation or sensitivity, can’t wait to continue my journey with this lovely range

  10. Lee (verified owner)

    Excellent starter retinol – I had almost no irritation; only a few very smaller dryer than usual patches that went away quickly. The writing can rub off on the packaging, but that has no effect on the product of course. I enjoyed it so much that I absolutely couldn’t wait to level up to flash 2.

  11. Aleshia (verified owner)

    A very gentle but effective product. Works well on my sensitive skin. Does not tingle or cause dryness.

  12. sgovender3 (verified owner)

    Amazing vitamin A serum. I love that my skin doesnot flask or tingle when using this serum. My skin seems to be improving in texture. However I am not a fan of the pump bottle.

  13. DerryAnn (verified owner)

    This is a great vitamin A serum for first time users or those with a more dry, sensitive skin like me. I have experienced zero sensitivity and have enjoyed using it. My skin texture has also improved.

  14. Amelia (verified owner)

    I used to use Retin A 0.05 and had to put up with the constant flaking. It’s a thing of the past since starting to use the repair shot. Now I get the benefits of retinol without any flaking or discomfort. A super find!

  15. Michelle Visser

    Been using this for a while at night. It is impressive and not causing any irritation or extreme dryness like some serums do. Yet again Ski.n is my favorite go to products.

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