Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment review

Retinol might well be one of those skincare products you’ve heard plenty about but are reluctant to add it to your skincare routine, the brand new Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment combines a Vitamin A Retinol with speciality natural ingredients to ensure you get the best from the treatment.

Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment skin will look brighter, healthier and younger thanks to the active ingredients which help to improve cell turnover, even skin tone and peel away the top layers of skin.

Skincare brand Merumaya has launched their Retinol Resurfacing Treatment and their brand new product combines a vitamin A retinol with other natural ingredients that help to counter the negative effects that vitamin A can often cause, like irritation and inflammation. The upscaled airless pump packaging with refreshed branding also ensures the ingredients aren’t affected when you begin to use the product, and the pump design ensures you use the right amount of product each evening too.

Why you should add Retinol to your skincare routine

Retinol is extremely effective for anti-ageing and treatment of acne.

Retinol is a ‘cell-communicating’ active ingredient, which is able to connect skin cell receptor sites and tell them to behave like, healthy, younger cells.

Retinol comes under the category of ingredients called Retinoids – also known as Vitamin A, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Retinoic Acid (can only be prescribed by a dermatologist), and Vitamin A Palmitate (a stable form that we use).

Vitamin A boosts cell turnover, peeling away top layers, to even skin tone, thicken the new skin layers and effectively smooth out wrinkles.

For those reasons above, it has the ability to regulate sebum, showing superb results for delicate and acne-prone skins – it can also reduce the visibility of scarring.

You might also like: Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask review

What makes the Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment different?

The formulation of the product takes into account that vitamin A often causes irritation and inflammation, so they’ve combined it with speciality natural ingredients that counter the negative effects and impart additional benefits. So, as well as the Vitamin A in this product there is:

Aroleat Samphira – an incredible active ingredient extracted from Rock Samphire (also known as Sea Fennel). It imitates the beneficial effects of Retinol, but without causing irritation. Aroleat Samphira has been proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out the skin tone, regulate sebum and reduce inflammation. Used together with vitamin a, Aroleat Samphira allows vitamin A to provide its many skin benefits without the associated inflammation.

Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment 3000 – never before has a retinol treatment included this peptide blend with a powerful repairing effect. It restores key proteins including fibrillin which is broken down with ageing. Matrixyl 3000 is a blend of an oligopeptide and tetrapeptide. It works together perfectly with vitamin A to improve deeper lines.

Mediacalm – an active ingredient from Boerhavia Diffusa Root. Thanks to its outstanding calming properties, it restores softness to the skin and intense soothing, whilst stimulating the release of anti-irritant neuromediators in the skin.

Hyaluronic acid – there are two different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid in the treatment, which has double the effect of retaining moisture in the epidermis and dermis while also activating the skin’s own beta defensins, that help to prevent the microbial invasion that causes spots.

Squalane – this is a component of the skin’s natural lipid barrier. They’ve used squalane from an Olive Oil origin as this gives a luxurious feel to the skin while supporting and reinforcing the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

You might also like: Oskia Skincare - what you need from the brand


A complex list of ingredients that ensure you get the most from the retinol treatment and it has the best effect on your skin, sleek packaging, skin looks brighter and healthier, extremely well priced considering the effect of the treatment and the ingredients used


You might find it tingles on the skin – but it’s not uncomfortable and the results are worth it

Bottom Line

For those looking to add Retinol to their skincare routine but aren’t really sure how to do it, then the Merumaya Retinol Resurfacing Treatment is the ideal option. The blend of ingredients ensures you get the resurfacing and peeling action without the without the inflammation or irritation.

The unique blend of ingredients ensure your skin is left feeling clearer and looking brighter come morning and over time you’ll notice skin looks more refined and plumper.

The cream is easy to use, easily applied and whilst some might feel a slight tingle once you’ve applied it, it’s certainly not uncomfortable. The airless pump packaging ensures the ingredients are all kept in their ideal environment and one pump of this product is enough to cover your face and neck.

It’s important to note that this product should only be used in the evening, and during the day you need to ensure you’re using SPF protection as it makes skin more susceptible to UV damage and irritation.

Buy now from Merumaya £33.50

You might also like: The best cleansing balms for your skin

Merumaya Logo


After 27 years of success in the corporate beauty industry, working with brands like Clinique, Origins and Lancome, Melka Dattu founded Merumaya. With two and half years of research and creation, she launched the beauty brand in 2012.

Merumaya Melting Cleansing BalmTheir evidence-based, sensorial skin care, helps you feel beautiful, uplifts confidence and boosts youthful radianceLoaded with anti-inflammatories, even sensitive and acne-prone skin types can finally enjoy the benefits of these powerfully effective formulae, which soothe as they perform.

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm

One of the first cleansing balms we tried and this Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm still doesn’t disappoint. This spreads beautifully over the face, melting so your fingers glide easily to remove dirt and grime. It turns into a light milk once you add water and you can remove all traces with just water, but a facial cloth always feels a little better.

It’s made with sweet almond oil, echium seed oil, mangosteen extract and the Merumaya Signature Essence Blend.

You might also like: L'Oreal Revitalift Laser Renew The Double Care review 

No Responses