What Is It:


A creamy, lightweight retinol serum formulated with gentle encapsulated retinol and natural retinol alternatives. It smooths lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone, and speeds up cell turnover for clearer pores and improved elasticity—all without the harsh side effects of traditional retinol. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin types and first-time retinol users, with added antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for good measure.


Our insight:


Encapsulated retinol sends the potent ingredient deep down into your skin, bypassing the surface layers, which is where irritation occurs with non-encapsulated retinol. Also at work, two plant-based retinol alternatives, arophira and bakuchiol tackle pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles, and even scarring. The serums green tint?  It comes from the chlorophyll that delivers an extra dose of anti-inflammatories, for good measure.


How to use:


  • On the face and neck, smooth 2 pumps into clean, almost dry skin. Let it sink in for one minute before your next skincare move.
  • Every PM after cleansing. Use alone or between lighter serums and moisturizers.


Ingredients:


Encapsulated Retinol: The gold standard in anti-aging ingredients and healthy skin, retinol stimulates collagen production and cell renewal. In encapsulated form, it does so deep below the skin’s surface, preventing dryness and irritation. Bakuchiol: A natural alternative to retinol that effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and promotes elasticity and firmness—without the irritation and sensitivity commonly associated with traditional retinol. Arophira: A retinol-like natural ingredient that also reduces sebum, which can contribute to clogged pores and acne. Chlorophyll: An anti-inflammatory and natural ingredient responsible for the serums green hue. Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Retinol, Bakuchiol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Glycerin, Paeonia Suffruticosa Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Opuntia Conccinellifera Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorophyll, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Nylon-12, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Trehalose, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin


Brand info:


Versed is high-performance skincare with a purpose. We only use science-backed, proven-safe ingredients and deliver results for all genders, ages, skin tones, and types. And with dermatologist-tested, community-approved products, you don’t have to take our word for it.


What Is It

What Is It:


A creamy, lightweight retinol serum formulated with gentle encapsulated retinol and natural retinol alternatives. It smooths lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone, and speeds up cell turnover for clearer pores and improved elasticity—all without the harsh side effects of traditional retinol. Specifically formulated for sensitive skin types and first-time retinol users, with added antioxidants and anti-inflammatories for good measure.


Our insight

Our insight:


Encapsulated retinol sends the potent ingredient deep down into your skin, bypassing the surface layers, which is where irritation occurs with non-encapsulated retinol. Also at work, two plant-based retinol alternatives, arophira and bakuchiol tackle pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles, and even scarring. The serums green tint?  It comes from the chlorophyll that delivers an extra dose of anti-inflammatories, for good measure.


How to use

How to use:


  • On the face and neck, smooth 2 pumps into clean, almost dry skin. Let it sink in for one minute before your next skincare move.
  • Every PM after cleansing. Use alone or between lighter serums and moisturizers.


Ingredients

Ingredients:


Encapsulated Retinol: The gold standard in anti-aging ingredients and healthy skin, retinol stimulates collagen production and cell renewal. In encapsulated form, it does so deep below the skin’s surface, preventing dryness and irritation. Bakuchiol: A natural alternative to retinol that effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and promotes elasticity and firmness—without the irritation and sensitivity commonly associated with traditional retinol. Arophira: A retinol-like natural ingredient that also reduces sebum, which can contribute to clogged pores and acne. Chlorophyll: An anti-inflammatory and natural ingredient responsible for the serums green hue. Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Retinol, Bakuchiol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Glycerin, Paeonia Suffruticosa Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Opuntia Conccinellifera Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chlorophyll, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Nylon-12, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Trehalose, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin


Brand info

Brand info:


Versed is high-performance skincare with a purpose. We only use science-backed, proven-safe ingredients and deliver results for all genders, ages, skin tones, and types. And with dermatologist-tested, community-approved products, you don’t have to take our word for it.


Beauty Expert Reviews 124

What's a Beauty Expert?
Beauty Experts consist of estheticians, cosmetologists, makeup artists, and beauty professionals who supplied documented proof of their industry experience.

francellemua


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

Versed is such a awesome brand with products that work. The Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum addresses the problem with retinol being to harsh by encapsulating the retinal so that it penetrates deeply into the skin. Retinol we all know it supports skin turnover. Arophira is a retinol like ingredient that also reduces sebum. Chlorophyll is an anti-inflammatory. The texture is a light weight gel cream. It doesn’t smell. This is an gentle active serum with moisturizing ingredients that support the retinal not drying out your skin and prevent water loss. I used this at night on clean skin.... Read more


iamtiffanybossbeauty


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

Versed Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum is skincare moisturization like I have not seen in a Retinol Serum... most Serum have Retinol I must admit, but not all serums are gentle. In my 22+ years of experience as a professional MUA artist I have always looked for professional products to suggest that are safe for sensitive skin while still being effective, and affordable.
Vesed Pressed Restart Gentle Retinol Serum checks all those marks. All of Versed products are vegan. They contain no parabens, sulfates, silicones, PEG's, nor any other harmful substances. Versed skincare is clean affordable, effective skincare. It... Read more


jamiefisherbeauty


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

Hi Beauties! My name is Jamie and I am a licensed Electrician as well as a makeup artist based out of Los Angeles. I have over twenty years experience in the business and I absolutely love trying new products! First of all I would like to say that I Love Retinols!! I use them every single day and if I miss a night I can tell right away because my skin starts to look dull and the fine lines are way more pronounced. I typically use a retinol in an oil at night. The problem with the Retinols I have... Read more


andiespice


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

The thing about scrubbing your skin is that you really can do it too much. Ouch! I really appreciate the education event I attended where Versed skincare helped me identify the proper ways to exfoliate my own skin. My way is mine and mine alone, However! They make a product for everyone. This Retinol Serum is the baby bear of retinol but has an effectiveness of a very higher priced product. The packaging is simple and straight to the point. On the back you will find a list and if your skin type is... Read more


littleziggycaps


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

YAY! Finally, a retinol serum that doesn't terrify me.
Let's be real, I make no effort to hide my love for this brand. That being said, my skin is VERY temperamental, and retinoids love to irritate the sensitive skin of my face. However, I am a slave to my love of skincare, so I (un)enthusiastically talked myself into giving retinol another try. I have come to trust VERSED as a very gentle and honest product. So I took comfort in this and stayed hopeful that I would like this product.
Specifically designed to be an 'introduction' to retinoid products, this... Read more


itsjuliannaa


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

I finally found a retinol that I enjoy!

A lot of retinols can be irritating and hard to get used to! Sometimes when you use the wrong one, you just give up from the burn or irritation it gave you so why trust another one?
Why I love Versed retinol is because it’s so gentle yet effective. I could still you this without having to keep aquaphor in my bag just in case of a burn showing up. This has a lightweight creamy texture that feels almost like it’s a moisturizer. I add the Versed rich moisturizer after and it... Read more


jessica83


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

I am a retinol lover! I have been using retinal for a few years now and have tried different strengths and products on various locations of my face. VERSED as a skin care line in general is a really gentle line that always has the best interest of your skin and the environment invested in its products. VERSED Press Restart Gentle Retinol Serum is an excellent starter for people that are just being introduced to retinoid products. It is not a very intense retinol based product and it spreads evenly on your skin. I love that there is a gel... Read more


jcolemanmua


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

As a professional makeup artist in the industry for over 20 years, I find that using a serum under your foundation or mixed with your foundation can help your skin look and appear healthier. Versed press restart gentle retinol serum used on its own, left my skin feeling very silky and plump. Used with foundation, I found that used mixed with a foundation it helped to keep the skin looking plumped and dewy. The product for me is being used in a variety of ways, I love the versatility of this product being able that I can use it more... Read more


emilydior


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

Ok!!!!! Yes I'm so here for Versed’s affordable clean beauty brand and they really did it here by making my ultimate favorite ingredient (retinol) available in an affordable and gentle formula!!! So as a licensed esthetician who has struggled with my own skin, I have maybe 2 or 3 absolute go to ingredients that every client needs to incorporate for perfect skin--- retinol is probably my number one. It helps with anti-aging, acne, clogged pores, dullness, collagen production, and so much more. The problem w retinols is that they tend to be 1. Expensive and 2. Harsh!!! So many client's... Read more


debrathornberry


Verified experts are beauty professionals who receive free products for independent reviews without receiving payment.

So I have nothing but good things to say about this but I’m also a complete sucker for serums. They’re incredibly important in any skin care regimen. I personally believe that serums can easily replace primers in a makeup routine. I like this serum because it doesn’t have a smell. I hate products with perfume in them. If it has to have an odor, I’d rather it be subtle which this product is. The texture is kind of creamy and silky feeling and that’s how it applied to my skin which I appreciate. After trying only two products from the... Read more


SHOW MORE COMMENTS