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(25 customer reviews)

R1,153.00 flash 2 | 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

Level 2 – Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (Granactive Retinol) 1.0%, 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 2 has been specifically designed to act as a medium strength anti-ageing and repair shot for the skin and should be used once a full course of nightly flash 1 has been completed without any skin sensitivity or reactions. flash 2 acts as a step up from flash 1 and helps to prepare the skin for flash flash 2 can be used by all skin types and contains a Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate strength of 1%.

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.

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 2 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 2
Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate 1.0%, 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 (25)

25 reviews for flash 2 | restore shot

  1. Anna (verified owner)

    A good quality product and delivers as promised, no more visible fine lines and pores, I am happy with the product. Looking forward to more improvements and younger looking skin, will definitely level up and purchase again. I highly recommend this product.

  2. Janique (verified owner)

    Wonderful retinol product!! It does not dry out my skin and the appearance and texture of my skin has improved so much! I would definitely recommend this product!

  3. Ashleigh (verified owner)

    I’m finally able to use retinol again after being pregnant and breastfeeding, and my skin has reacted well to starting with this. My aim is to use the Flash 3 after finishing this bottle as my husband and I love the whole range!

  4. Nthabiseng (verified owner)

    I would to say thank you to the team for recommending this. I have been struggling with hormonal acne and suffered dark marks :( . This product has helped me. It’s less than a month and I see my skin responding well. I would recommend this 100% . Happie chappie

  5. P Nkoenyana (verified owner)

    This product was recommended by the skin consultant Anna, it has done wonders for my skin. Followed the usage instructions and I’m happy with the change, two weeks later there’s a huge difference with my skin. It’s clearing up :)

  6. Mirriam (verified owner)

    a great transition from Flash 1 no reaction, thank you Dr. Alek for recommending it!

  7. Ashleigh (verified owner)

    I took a break from retinol for over a year and have now started using this product every second night. My skin has tolerated it very well and I am happy. I will definitely up the strength to Flash 3 for my next bottle!

  8. Trenelle (verified owner)

    This product was recommended to me by Dr. Alek.

    Its been 3 months since I’ve started using this product and I must say there is improvement in the way my skin looks and feels. My pore size has reduced significantly and my skin feels tighter.

    Also, I must say that this product lasts forever, I have been using it for approximately 3 months now, and I still have quite a bit left.

  9. Michelle (verified owner)

    Was a bit worried about getting a reaction from the retinol serum because I have only used a mild retinol lotion gel in the past but I have had no bad reaction to this product at all. I have only been using it for two weeks. My skin is clearer and my pore size is definitely better. Great product!

  10. Fiona (verified owner)

    I have only been using the flash 2 repair shot for 2 weeks – I wanted to introduce it slowly as I’ve never used a vitamin A serum before – and even in that short space of time, I’ve seen a remarkable difference! Looking forward to using it more.

  11. Nikki (verified owner)

    Recommended to me by Dr Alek. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and am enjoying the product so far. This product is gentle for sensitive skin and leaves skin smooth and even.

  12. Tamlynne (verified owner)

    I’ve started using flash 2 for about 2 weeks now and am enjoying the product so far. It’s the first time I’ve experienced such a mild but effective retinol based product. Looking forward to great results!

  13. Meaghan (verified owner)

    Love this product! Very gentle on the skin

  14. shihaam (verified owner)

    Have been using this product for just over 2 weeks. Its a bit too early to tell if it is effective. However, i love the texture and have had no irritations thus far.

  15. ndedoncker (verified owner)

    I had no irritation to my skin with this product. I can see that my skin looks smoother and more even. Can’t wait to see how my skin looks in a few months time.

  16. Monique (verified owner)

    Loving this! Cheated as I started on Flash 2 but my skin loves it and had no adverse reactions. Absorbs easily, doesn’t sting, doesn’t dry out.

  17. Lee (verified owner)

    I started with flash 1 and loved the results, but phew flash 2 is on another level. My skin is looking better than it ever has before – I got stopped the other day by someone wanting to ask if I go for lots of facials. Love this range, I can’t be without it – I use it on a few other small problem areas on my body and am very pleased with the results. Retinol irritation was very minimal with flash 1, and there has been none at all with flash 2.

  18. DerryAnn (verified owner)

    I previously used flash 1 and started on flash 2 a few weeks ago. I absolutely love this product and am experiencing no sensitivity at all despite having dry sensitive skin. Skin feels good and texture is improving. Highly recommend this product.

  19. Samantha (verified owner)

    This product really improved my skin overall. My acne has faded and my skin is even brighter. This product really works. Thank you Dr Alek for the recommendation!

  20. Chace (verified owner)

    I’ve seen a huge improvement on my skin since using this product! My skin is smoother and definitely more even! I can’t wait to see how it looks in a few months time! Absolutely recommend!

  21. Adri (verified owner)

    Recommended to me by Dr Alek. This product is gentle enough for sensitive skin and leaves skin smooth and even. Great product will re-purchase.

  22. Razana (verified owner)

    Love! Non drying for a retinol based product
    Feels good on the skin. Applies nicely.
    Initially had some purging but resolved within a week
    Leaves my skin feeling smooth and a little more even than before I started using this product
    A definite Re-purchase

  23. Zanele (verified owner)

    If you have congestion, black heads or white heads trust flash 2 to do magic upon your skin my nose is glowing no white heads and my right side lower jaw congestion is getting there I can see the difference even my large pores are decreasing immensely. I have sensitive skin but not affected or whatsoever. thank you Anne-Marie I am highly impressed.

  24. Avroys (verified owner)

    I am blessed with good skin. A while ago my skin acted up and I was not happy with it. I blame it on long-term lockdown stress and a few big changes in my life. I was recommended Flash 2. I have been using it for approximately a month now and my skin is looking amazing. I am so happy and am very excited to continue using the range of products.

  25. The_veganblonde (verified owner)

    I was so skeptical to use this as I am in my early 30’s.
    After speaking to Dr Alek and doing research on the benefits of Vitamin A I wish I had started using this sooner.
    Thank you Doctor Alek once again you have not let me down.

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