Retin-C Retinol Scar Treatment Oil

with Retinol, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin E.

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    • A 2% retinoid, vitamin c and vitamin e scar treatment oil in a dry, non-comedogenic base.
    • Perfect for treatment of acne scars, stretch marks and other areas of discoloration where increased cell-turnover is required.
    • Squalane and Jojoba Oil make a perfect non-comedogenic base.
    • Ethoxylated vitamin c lightens and brightens and also fights acne bacteria.
    • Concentrated and long-lasting, 100ml of this face and body oil offers exceptional value.
    We've formulated an oil that's perfect for scar treatment of all kinds including acne scars and stretch marks.  With 2% gentle retinoid retinyl palmitate and oil-soluble ethyl ascorbic acid (stable oil soluble vitamin c), this dry, non-comedogenic oil is perfect for all skin types.
    Active Ingredients
    Jojoba Oil
    A natural emmollient oil extracted from the Jojoba seed by mechanical pressing. Non-comedogenic and technically a wax rather than an oil.
    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.
    Olive Squalane is an exceptional natural emollient. Clear, odourless and sustainable.
    Vitamin C
    An essential anti-oxidant, vitamin C protects event the most sensitive skin against UV damage. The vitamin C in Retin-C is stabilized and oil soluble.
    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.
  • Apply liberally to affected areas. Avoid use during pregnancy.
  • Squalane (olive), propanediol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, polyglyceryl-4-oleate (olive-derived emulsifier), ethyl ascoribc acid (stable non-polar vitamin c), retinyl palmitate (stable retinol), tocopherol (vitamin e, natural).

4.26 Average

47 Reviews

Mary Rapa

I love all the facetheory products, but I think this oil is not good for my skin. I had breakouts all over my face, quite annoying. That's a shame because the oil leaves your skin really soft.

Miriam Ziarat

Amazing already seeing the difference

Usha Arun

I purchased this product after much research for the scars from ingrown hair on my legs, it's working already the skin looks getting better day after day. Thank you

Linda Buchanan

The serum has worked magic on the acne scars and texture on my skin


Faye Chinery

Unfortunately it did not work for me, but I'm sure I will try more facetheory products in the future!

Lisa Hudson

I ordered my Retin-c scar oil as I'm trying to reduce two areas of hyperpigmentation on my face.. it's only been a week & they're fading already! But I've also massaged the oil into the rest of my face & my skin is glowing.


This product has already helped brighten up my skin. Very large bottle, would recommend.

Wendy Lambert

This is a lovely light oil, non greasy and very easy to apply, after just two weeks I can see a difference in my 6 month old scar

Julie Freeman

I’m happy to say that this oil is extremely good for scar tissue. It’s also very good value and it absorbs into the skin very well. Although I’ve only been using it for 3 weeks I’ve noticed a difference already. Very pleased and would recommend this oil.


Very good product and fast delivery! Been using for almost a week now and can already see a change in my skin.

Kate Tufft

I’ve been using this oil for a week and it’s caused me to breakout all over my cheeks. I am hoping it is my skin purging but at the moment it has made my skin worse rather than better. The reviews have been so good so here’s hoping the breakouts will ease. Any tips to help prevent purging or other products I should use along side to help?

Hi Kate It's more than likely a purge - hopefully it'll get better for you after a week or twos worth of use. Feel free to contact us at for further advice and (if you like) a refund or alternative product. Jamie


Been using twice a day for nearly two weeks I think it has made a improvement to the stretched skin pigmentation on my tummy and the stretch marks since having a second baby in April.


i have only used this product a couple of times and already i have a breakout on my skin

Hi Emma You are probably having a "retinol purge" - applying a new strong product to your skin can increase the cell turnover and occasionally cause breakouts. Please contact us at for either a replacement, refund, or further advice. Jamie


This was my first shopping experience with Face Theory, where I purchased a small bottle of Retin-A serum. The experience was very smooth and trouble-free. The serum was delivered promptly and was well packaged. As for the serum itself, I am quite pleased with the results. Having tried a number of different products previously I really wasn't expecting much, I was quite surprised to see that some of my acne scars (most hypertrophic) have at the very least lost a bit of their redness. At best, other scars have become more pink, or even lost their pinkness all together and are gradually blending into the rest of the surrounding skin. The results, I believe, have been largely been dependant on the thickness the scar. The thinner (less hypertrophic) scars have faded rapidly and evenly, whereas the thicker ones are taking a lot longer to show signs of improvement. I will purchase another bottle and see how I get on with the more stubborn ones, though I fear it may take a long time. Thanks, Face Theory!

Hannah Petch

Very thick oil, I mix it in with my moisturiser during the day (need to dab the face with a tissue occasionally) as it's very rich. But my scarring has definitely reduced and my skin looks plumper so I'll certainly continue. My only complaint is that the bottle I have has a pipette that doesn't retain the oil so I have to be fast getting some in my hands else it goes everywhere.

Saheda Begum

I am in absolute LOVE with this product. I purchased it a month ago and have been using it recently last 3 weeks and honestly I have seen a HUGE improvement. I have been searching down and low for a product to help diminish my blemish marks that resulted from using Clinique products. This was a cheap alternative that I decided to try without having any high expectations as I was always disappointed with the high end brands. Not only is it cheap, but the benefits of this oil is honestly so underrated. It sinks in to the skin as you apply and massage it down. I use it every night and wake up in the morning with a brighter, more even and a subtle skin texture. After using it for only 3 weeks, my friend have also noticed an improvement on the marks, to which I referred them ( honestly should’ve known about the referral programme before as they were so amazed they also bought the entire skin care routine that I am currently using all from FaceTheory). I love every single products that I’ve been using from this company, I changed my routine to the clarifying cleanser which is amazing as well as the bamboo clothes which I use with the cleanser and then follow this oil every night before bed. I am currently obsessing over all the products and so excited to try the new ones I’ve recently ordered. I can’t wait to try it out and see the improvement. Well worth the money!!


I tried this product as a last resort as my skin has been awful for months and had heard about retinol from a friend. Within weeks I noticed an improvement with my skin, the product itself does not make my skin feel oily as was my main concern. I would 100% recommend!

Chan Siumay

Quite impressed so I gave some to friends to try and they all loved it so I will be ordering more for them


All products I used from facetheory were amazing but as I had an issue with acne scars I tried this oil - at first it seemd like my skin got better but the more I used the product the more pimples I had - the oil itself treated the scars - they were getting lighter but the problem was I started to break out a lot . It seemd like the oil treated the scars but at the end as new spots and blackheads arised my skin was worse than at the beggining. I stopped using the product - I still have a half of it. But as I mentioned - all other products were perfect for me and very effective. It just seems this one was not for me.

Hi Lucia Sorry you didn't get on with this - we've issued you a refund. One factor that may be causing a breakout is that you may be undergoing a retinol purge. You can read more here: Jamie

Jenni Simpkin

I’ve botived areal difference in the texture of my skin especially good for fading hyper-pigmentation. Living to use on face and neck at night.

hafiza Lorgat

Have seen some improvement on my face. My skin looks a bit brighter than what it was also can see the marks going lighter. In all not bad after a two weeks use. Would like to try the serum if that works better than oil. Would definitely recommend and maybe 5 stars if my marks fade away. Will difinetly keep using.

Yasmin Fryer

I'm using this on my daughter's skin as she has stretch marks on her breasts. I can't really say if there is an improvement as yet due to only just starting the application.

Mandeep Thadwall

After using this for two weeks I can really start to tell a difference in my acne scars they have stated to fade, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results so far.

Megan Jackson

I swear this is the one product that’s actually made a difference to my skin! My spots always scar my skin but they seem to have faded, been using it for around 2 weeks and a little bit goes so far!


Great - does exactly what it claims. Deep purple scars are gradually fading


I purchased the retinol oil and have used it for about 5 days. So far so good, still early days. I have noticed my face looking slightly clearer already so I'll keep on using it to see further results hopefully


I purchased the retinol oil and have used it for about 5 days. So far so good, still early days. I have noticed my face looking slightly clearer already so I'll keep on using it to see further results hopefully

Lynda Lowthion

My bottle as explained by others was not a serum.. was an oil as advertised... just runny did not absorb in skin at all. Disappointed

Hi Lynda Sorry you didn't like the product - we've refunded you for this order. We do have a retinol serum but we make it clear that this product is an oil. Jamie

Cristiana Tudor

Very effective