Retin-C Retinol Scar Treatment Oil

with Retinol, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin E.

Vegan ✔ 365 day guarantee ✔ Cruelty-free ✔ Paraben-free ✔

    • 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).

4.23 Average

60 Reviews

Veronika H.

I was so excited to try this product after I read all the good reviews. I wanted something to help me deal with my hyperpigmentation and small scars and over all with my acne prone skin. But I have to say I am disappointed as it broke me out everytime I tried it. At first I thought it was purging, but it wasn't. I'm really sad that it doesn't work for me as it left my skin always really soft. Will have to continue the search for a good oil..


I feel that the redness is less but I got a few new breakouts in the area I applied the oil. Might be my skin more than the product. The oil feels nice and dries in well.


This product really works, sceptical when I bought it but the results speak for themselves.

Luana Morton

I waited a couple of months before leaving a review to really give the product a chance to work. Customer service is amazing (they deserve 10 stars), but the product itself did nothing to my acne scars unfortunately. I had high hopes, but the scars are still very much there. I am open to suggestions on what other products I can try to get rid of it.


It is good.


Only been using this for about a week, I apply quite a bit of the oil every night, I have open pores, acne scarring, and stretch marks from pregnancy. All are improving, no breakouts and my skin tone is finally even and pores are smaller! My stretch marks on my stomach are quite deep and its definitely helping them look less bold and even improving the texture of the skin (they're only 2 years old anyway). A lot of sites can be deceiving with their bottle sizes so I ordered 2 thinking they would be so small but they're actually decent sized bottles, the photos don't do them justice. I will deffo be ordering again! But I would recommend just ordering one bottle if you're only using this on your face especially if you're just testing the product out.

sarah walsh

Really refreshing and makes my skin feel great!


Been using this for a month now. This leaves my skin feel super soft and smooth. Initially very greasy looking but settles quickly into the skin leaving a healthy glow. It has significantly reduced the appearance of my acne scars. My skin tone seems to have evened out too. This has been the most effect treatment for my hyperpigmention and acne scars. Would definitely recommend.


Been 4 days and already noticed an improvement in my skin. I apply it everynight and it leaves my skin smooth and not dry which is why I love it. My acne scars I can tell have gotten lighter and with more use of this will fade so I'm happy

Fiona Bishop

Seems to be working, hasn’t had any bad effect yet and skin seems to glow a bit more.

Emma duffee

Fantastic product!

Leah Desmond

This product is great! It's really nourishing whilst helping with some acne scarring and some cyclical spots without drying it out. Love it


Only had the product a week, can see slight difference already however, made my skin really dry. I also purchased the supergel moisturiser which hasn’t really improved the dry skin caused by the oil, will continue through see how it goes

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!!