Regenerating Moisturiser M4

with Retinol, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.

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    • An easily absorbed anti-aging day cream suitable for most skin types with hyaluronic acid, vitamin c and retinol.
    • Fights fine lines, blemishes and hyperpigmentation.Retinol is a cell-communicating ingredient that fights fine lines and blemishes. Anti-oxidants vitamin c and vitamin e combat hyperpigmentation and free radical damage.
    • Can be used under the eye area.
    • A high glycerin content and our finest grade of hyaluronic acid helps skin retain moisture.
    • Shea butter naturally emolliates dry patches and provides a quercetin boost along with some natural sun protection.
    • Argan oil (oleic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid) gives skin a supple feel and a dewy look.
    • Natural - paraben-free, no sillicates, polyethylene glycols (PEGS) or mineral oils and not tested on animals. Made in the UK.
    • Concentrated and long-lasting, 50ml of this hero cream offers exceptional value.

    A moisturiser packed with proven anti-agers. Keep your skin healthy and hydrated while fighting off the signs of ageing. We’ve formulated Anti-Ageing Moisturiser M4 to give you super-soft skin and a strong defence against lines and wrinkles. We've made sure that this moisturiser is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling hydrated and healthy, with the added bonus of vitamin C, vitamin E, retinol (0.6%) and hyaluronic acid. M4 also makes a great eye cream for those looking for a gentle yet regenerating eye treatment.

    It's taken me years to find a moisturiser containing retinol that is gentle enough for my sensitive skin. Absolutely could not live without this. My skin looks great. Definitely recommend.

    Adrienne Campbell, March 2018
    Skin type suitability

    Most skin types. Can also be used as an eye cream.

    Active Ingredients
    Aloe Vera
    an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory in one, great for soothing sore patches, relaxing spots, and even protecting from harsh UV rays.
    Argan Oil
    A touch of magic from Morocco, argan oil is what happens when some of nature’s most powerful ingredients get together. Oleic acid, vitamin E, anti-oxidants and ferulic acid work together to leave you with soft, healthy-looking skin.
    Ferulic Acid
    The best thing that ever came from bran, ferulic acid is a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents free-radical damage and stabilises essentials like vitamin E.
    Hyaluronic Acid
    A humectant, it draws water to the surface of your skin, keeping it soft, supple, and healthily hydrated. It’s also a helpful way to make sure other ingredients penetrate deep into the epidermis.
    Oat extract has superb anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties - great for dry and sensitive skin.
    Retinol’s the ultimate in anti-ageing. It’s a wrinkle-reducing, pore-tightening, fine-line-softening substance – and an excellent way to repair damaged skin. This product uses Retinyl Palmitate - a stable ester of retinol that can be stabilized with Vitamin E instead of BHT

    Esters of retinol also do not cause sun sensitivity in the same way that retinol does (see here) .
    Shea Butter
    An luxorious emollient and super-rich source of anti-oxidants.
    Vitamin C
    An essential anti-oxidant, vitamin C protects event the most sensitive skin against UV damage. And if the damage is already done, don’t worry – vitamin C stimulates useful collagen production, ideal for repair and restoration.
    Vitamin E
    A fat you can make friends with. Vitamin E is a clever fat soluble that hydrates and repairs your skin, leaving it full and fresh.
    Zinc Oxide
    Anti-bacterial, non-allergenic, non-comedogenic and filters UVA and UVB radiation.  Gently brightens your complexion.
  • After cleansing, apply a small amount of cream and massage into your face in upwards circles, letting the product absorb into your skin.

  • Aqua, glycerin (skin identical ingredient), cetyl alcohol (naturally derived non-drying coconut fatty acid), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, stearic acid (fatty acid), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, butryospermum parkii (shea butter) fruit, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol (preservative found in green tea), oatmeal, xanthan gum (natural rheology modifier), zinc oxide, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf oil, tocopherol (natural), retinyl palmitate, l-ascorbic acid (vitamin c), argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, ferulic acid, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil (gently fragranced only).

  • ColourOff-white (unfragranced), Off-white (fragranced) - from the mandarin oil and retinol
    ContainerEcocert Recyclable Airless pump
    Rheology / GlideRich cream, easily absorbed.
    Odour Neutral (unfragranced). Mandarin (fragranced)
    Sulphate / SLS free / PEG free

4.60 Average

437 Reviews

Aimee Sturgess

After falling in love with South African brand "Nimue", I was wondering what I was going to do after running out of my face wash and moisturiser in UK. I am so glad I found FaceTheory! I have the aha/bha cleansing face wash and the regenerating face moisturiser and I am very pleased with both products! The moisturiser keeps my face feeling nourished, goes on really easy and you only need a small amount. Now I'm going back to South Africa- I'm sad I won't be able to top up on the products! Value & quality- great!

Sarah Clement

This is a nice, light moisturiser that doesn't leave your skin feeling sticky or heavy. I don't think the levels of retinol or vitamin C are very high at all (there's another one with higher amounts of actives I will probably buy next), so a good entry level product as well if you aren't accustomed to using a lot of vitamin A or C.

Marie Devaney

Pretty happy with this product. It is a little hard to pump out as it gets stuck but the actual product works very well over the serum I got from facetheoryfacetheory. I would purchase again but am a bit annoyed by the pump would prefer a different container!

Amelia Lyth

Brilliant with helping to control your spots whilst keeping your skin moisturised.

Ruth Moore

My first ever review ever! I recently purchased Regenerating Moisturiser, I am so pleased, it moisturises well (but so do many other products), but this is really different, my skin is plumper, conditioned. It looks so good, in fact, I’ve actually stopped wearing face makeup. Which is saying something as I am 67 years old. I’m delighted with it. Thank you very much.


Even though I was recommended this for my dry skin, this was too strong and drying on the skin. I got hyperpigmentation from the dry patches. It also stung quite a lot. So a big no for dry and or sensitive skin.

Hi There Sorry to hear this - drop us an email to and we'll either refund or replace with a more suitable product or you :) If you drop us a note about your routine too we can possibly help there - it maybe that too many actives applied in one go is sensitizing your skin a touch. Jamie


So my daughter told me about facetheory products. I am 49 years old and have dehydrated skin. Have been using this for about a couple of weeks and I love this. It’s not greasy, it sinks in beautifully and my face looks and feels so much better with a slight glow and I actually am happy to go out with minimal makeup and no foundation now. When I do wear makeup I actually use less foundation as my skin just looks a lot better


Yvonne Robinson

I have been using this product for a few weeks, I am happy with the feel of my skin, also it moisturises without giving me too much of a shine.

Helen Barnett

I live this product! I’ve been using it for over a year now and mixed with a few drops of the Argan Calming Oil, it moisturises and takes away any redness.

Aleksandra Wozniak

Nice light cream. Don’t need much to cover the face and neck.

Eleanor Brown

I have noticed my skin has become more hydrated but cannot be used on its own for the day as it makes me very oily! I use it before applying mineral make-up, and it looks flawless! Haven't noticed a major difference with my complexion yet, but I will continue use.


Lovely moisturising cream which I use for both day and night. Very gentle around the eyes so can be used as an eye cream too.


I am absolutely blown away by this product. I am telling u it’s sorcery in a bottle. I initially bought the cleanser with moisturiser. Within 24 hours I noticed a huge difference in tone and texture. Now get this, within 48 hours the fine lines appearing around my mouth (nasal labial fold) have practically disappeared. This is no lie!!! I have now ordered other items including the 3% retinol. I am more than impressed. Not only are they practically chemical free they are fair prices. Please don’t do anything stupid like change the ingredients. We all know new improved formulas are cheaper formulas and I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve stopped using a product because of this. In the meantime u have a customer for life. You guys are miracle workers and I am telling everyone about your products. I can not recommend you enough

Haleema Sadia

AMAZING! It says it's for combination skin but personally I have dry skin and it works wonders for me. I also have sensitive skin but it hasn't upset it. Excellent product - a little bit goes a long way. I use it both at night and in the morning after my usual face cleansing routine. Winter is round the corner and I reckon I will be using it much more. Hydration is key! Will be buying again!


I originally bought this product because I suffer with oily skin. I wanted a good moisturiser (preferably anti aging) I could use before I applied my make up. Unfortunately I have had to stop using it before applying my make up as my skin still gets quite oily. However, I do still use this at night. It goes on nice and does feel like it tightens my skin. Although it doesn't seem to work for my initial intended use I'm still using it at night.

Hi Anonymous Supergel Oil-Free is probably the better product for you - this product is definitely better suited to cobmination/dry/mature. Jamie

Arlene Jury

Decided to try this product and brand as I was looking for a cream with added retinol. I never expect too much in the first instance as I work with well known product brands but am always looking to try something different. Pump action tube with no frills but dispenses the product evenly. Nice creamy formula which when applied sits on the top of the skin white. It doesnt go in to the skin immediately but there is no need to keep rubbing just give it a minute and it will soak in nicely. Smell is very uplifting and fresh and your skin will feel a tightening effect once applied which I liked. We all want a tighter firmer skin right? I have been using this for 2 weeks and have already noticed a difference in the texture of my skin as it is much smoother. What I will say is if you are looking for a cream to nourish and brighten give this a go, I am pleasantly surprised with how much brighter my skin appears. It definately has an illuminated look about it. Will check back in a couple of months to let you know if my lines have been improved also. Definately worth the investment for the cost!!


Absorbs well. No stickiness.Caused no breakouts in fact helped in calming breakouts . Skin feels very smooth. Just been using for 2 weeks so too early to see its effect on fading spots.


A great straightforward moisturiser. It has definitely helped to hydrate my skin and has gott rid of vertical fine lines. I'm very happy.


I absolutely love all the products I have used so far. I Suffer from hyper pigmentation around my mouth in the sun and I was feeling very self conscious, but these products have definitely helped reduce this to almost unnoticeable!


Nicki Cross

I can really recommend this cream. It helps to re-hydrate my skin and makes it feel smoother and healthy. I can feel a very slight tightening of the skin so maybe the hyaluronic acid is doing it's stuff. Love the fact that Facetheory is a small company. They replaced an item very quickly without any quibble when it arrived damaged.


Leaves my skin with a nice mat finish.

Andrea Perry

Beverley Park-Whittaker

I was looking for a face cream to hit the lines and keep my skin moisturised. I have extremely sensitive and damaged skin on my face so have always stuck to other branded creams that haven't really done much. Apart from Clinique and Elemis, they all leave me with flakey bits and I hate it. This Regenerating Moisturiser is lovely. Been using it a week or so, no flakey bits, nice and soft, no irritation whatsoever :) Hopefully over the next few weeks it might also hit the lines too! :) Great product and fantastic service from Facetheory. Already told other people about it too.


I had high hopes but after one application it felt tacky & thick on my skin :( then putting my make up over the top it kind of looks like it's bringing out my tiny little spot patches more, I think maybe this cream just isn't for me which is a shame as I was really excited after all the reviews.

Hi Sarah Sorry you didn't get on with this - please contact us at and we'll either send you a replacement that might suit you better or a refund if you prefer. Jamie

Carole Bailey

An excellent product which I have been using for a couple years, with superb results

rochelle Dixon

really nice and light on skin skin feels fresh and less break outs

Xanthe Gunn

Really nice, rich but not greasy


It was good choice! The cream is all I was looking for, love how it melts in my skin and hydrate it nicely. It also smooth my skin and makes it very soft. Love it!