Rei Gentle Retinol Cream


Leave it to those who work in the Monastery (thank you, Athena) to create a a gentle yet potent retinol cream. Harnessing the power of adaptogens and the all powerful Reishi mushroom, this is the product we reach for to protect and nourish our skin barrier, making it the perfect retinol-based formula for those with sensitive skin. Inspired by the world’s finest botanical ingredients this little bottle is a powerhouse of care: supporting graceful aging, improving acne and boosting collagen while deeply soothing, hydrating and calming redness in the skin. Time is on your side, harness it. 30ml.

Gluten Free. Vegan.

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Smooth a few drops onto a clean face in the evening or during the day with an SPF.


Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Organic Aloe), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel Distillate), Leuconostoc (Radish Root) Ferment, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose Oil), Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Organic Jojoba), Beta-Glucan (Fungi), Microencapsulated Retinol (Vitamin A), Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum (Tara, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat Germ Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract (Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Artemisia Pallens (Davana), Rosa Damascena (Rose Oil), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Organic Dandelion), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Organic Green Tea), Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Carrageenan (Red Seaweed), Hydroxyethylcellulose

Gluten Free. Vegan. 


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
67%would recommend this product
3 reviews
  • Lone W.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    How old are you? 45-54
    What are your skin concerns? Fine Lines + Wrinkles, Dryness
    What is your skin type? Sensitive
    Product Standouts Smells Great, Hydrating
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    Not too strong. Nice smell

  • Andrea
    I recommend this product
    How old are you? 35-44
    What are your skin concerns? Fine Lines + Wrinkles, Sensitivity, Redness
    What is your skin type? Aging
    Product Standouts Smells Great, Great Texture, Gentle, Hydrating, Great Ingredients
    Best For Hydration, Dewy Finish
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago

    I love this retinol cream. I find that natural creams always have propanediol in them and I really appreciate that Monastery formulates without it… I don’t think anything compares to Athena’s formulations. I really like using this, then flora and attar mixed together on top.

  • Elle
    Verified Reviewer
    I do not recommend this product
    How old are you? 25-34
    What are your skin concerns? Dryness, Redness, Large Pores, Sensitivity
    What is your skin type? Sensitive
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    4 months ago
    Didn't work for me

    I wanted to love it but I've used the whole bottle and don't see any difference. My skin is sensitive and I don't use acids or exfoliants often, so I definitely expected this to make an impact. I received a facial at the Monastery HQ in San Francisco and really enjoyed the products they used, so maybe I'll give the glycolic acid or a different exfoliant of theirs a try.

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