88mph

short contact remodelling balm

14 customer reviews

A$58A$198

A breakthrough short-contact intensive retinoid treatment to noticeably remodel the skin without irritation. High-dose retinal, salicylic acid, active brighteners, and restorative factors loaded inside an instantaneous delivery system target wrinkles, blemishes, and uneven pigmentation. Skin looks more radiant, clear, and wholly revitalised.

SKU: CIPHER88MPH Category:

Description

key actives
liposomal retinal 0.2%, SALICYLIC ACID, ectoin, potassium azeloyl diglycinate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, ceramides, hyperforin, Phospholipids, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, Madecassoside, ximenynic acid, tripeptide-29, panthenol
pH
5.0-5.5
Fragrance Free
”Yes”
Skin Type
All
[esp. mature, hyperpigmented, acne-prone]
Use Frequency
2-7x/week
as tolerance allows
AM/PM
either
[usually PM]
Vegan
”Yes”
Alcohol Free
”Yes”
Silicone Free
”Yes”

Unlike any retinoid you've known.

Based on the proven science of short contact therapy, this first-of-its-kind active-in-lipid matrix system optimizes instantaneous delivery of Retinal, SALICYLIC ACID, and skin brighteners in an incredibly short contact time. Easily scalable based on usage duration and frequency, this potent rinse-off remodelling treatment balances intensity and holistic restoration to noticeably transform the skin like never before.

"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious sh*t."

- Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future

88 mph short contact therapy remodelling balm retinal retinaldehyde
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nanoliposomal retinal 0.2%

the most potent retinoid available without a prescription at the highest concentration on the market.

2

rapid delivery system

concentrated actives and soothing ingredients loaded inside an innovative instant-release lipid suspension.

3

powerful brighteners

advanced brightening technologies boost effects of retinoids for unprecedented results.

4

restorative holistic factors

biomimetic compounds support skin wellness, combat irritation, and build resiliency.

01. nanoliposomal retinoid complex 4%: 0.2% active retinal

Retinal, or retinaldehyde, is the most potent form of retinoid (vitamin A) available without a prescription. Because of this, it yields results more quickly at lower concentrations than typical retinol. 88mph houses the highest concentration of liposome-stabilised retinal on the market—0.2%—inside a lusciously soothing lipid gel to target the appearance of fine lines, congestion, and thinning skin in 2 minutes flat. Expect noticeable firming and plumping of the complexion, resurfacing of skin texture, and a remarkably clarified, radiant, healthful look.

02. rapid delivery system

This first-of-its-kind short contact therapy system delivers potent ingredients instantaneously and minimizes likelihood of adverse effects. Water soluble actives loaded inside a functional lipid chassis form a highly potent suspension system. Phospholipids and lipophilic penetration optimisers aid in delivery of quick-release Retinal, intensive brighteners, and soothing barrier supportive ingredients. The self-emulsifying formula instantly transforms into a silky milk at the first touch of water to rinse easily; leaving a plumped, nourished skin feel that is completely residue-free.

03. powerful brighteners

More than a retinoid. 88mph teams synergistic brightening ingredients to dramatically speed pigmentation-correcting effects. An azelic acid derivative targets the appearance of redness and discolorations, salicylic acid facilitates resurfacing and clarifies pores, and a talented amino acid derivative ensures new hyperpigmented spots do not appear. Skin seems bright, even, and emanates an incredibly vibrant luminosity.

04. restorative holistic factors

To keep skin in a comfortable, soothed state, 88mph delivers barrier supporting ingredients synchronously with potent actives. An oil-soluble, bioavailability-enhanced ester of soothing licorice root active glycyrrhetinic acid quickly calms signs of irritation and redness. Multifunctional restorer ectoin teams with soothing hyperforin from St. John’s Wort to support holistic skin healing. Finally, madecassoside, ceramides and panthenol ensure uncomfortable itching sensations are kept at bay for a thoroughly nourished, exceptionally restored finish.

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Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Fusanus Spicatus Kernel (Sandalwood Nut) Oil, Phospholipids, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquicaprylate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Aqua, Glycereth-26, Dextrin Palmitate, Hydrogenated Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, potassium azeloyl diglycinate, undecylenoyl phenylalanine, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Olive Glycerides, Propanediol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, ectoin, SALICYLIC ACID, Hyperium Perforatum (St. John's Wort) Extract, PANTHENOL, Oryzanol, Madecassoside, Tocopherol, Retinal, tripeptide-29, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide EOP, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate

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So. 88mph. Holy wow. This morning I woke with the plumpest smoothest skin, a couple budding PMS nasties completely flattened. And I actually have that renewed feeling after a laser session and the skin feeeels like it has been resurfaced. But It doesn’t look red or irritated at all. In love.

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01.0 The Ritual

Massage 2-4 pumps into freshly cleansed, gently towel dried skin for 30 seconds. Leave on for 90 seconds; 2 minutes total. Add water to emulsify and rinse thoroughly. Immediately apply a gentle moisturizer.

Introduce into routine slowly and do not exceed recommended treatment time. Begin with 1-2x weekly use for the first 4 weeks, then gradually adjust frequency and duration to suit tolerance; up to 15 minutes daily for very advanced users. Most enjoy using 2-7 times per week depending on tolerance and experience level.

Visit the Skin Prep and Plans + Tips sections for usage tips, customised routine schedules and detailed guidance on how to best incorporate 88mph for your skin.

02.0 Texture

Water soluble ingredients loaded inside a functional lipid chassis form a highly active microemulsion suspension system. The texture is a lightweight emollient gel with exceptional slip to easily glide over skin without tugging. The self-emulsifying formula instantly transforms into a silky milk at the first touch of water to rinse easily; leaving a plumped, nourished skin feel that is completely residue-free.

02.1 Notes

Wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure during use. Spot test for sensitivity and avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Use only as directed. Since 88mph is retinoid-based, it is not generally considered safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Consult your health care professional to discuss your unique situation.

03.0 Skin Prep

Cleanse as desired before applying 88mph to gently towel-dried skin. Use either morning or evening, although evening is generally preferred.

How you prep your skin may be adjusted based on how your skin is feeling that day. 88mph can be used in place of a morning cleanse or a second cleanse at night, or after your full cleansing ritual. We suggest the following guidelines:

Evening Use

remove sunscreen and makeup, then apply 88mph.

Skin Mood
Sensitive
Normal
Oily
Cleanse #1
Micellar water
Any Cleanse
Oil-based
Cleanse #2
None
Optional
Water-based
Treat
88mph
88mph
88mph

Morning Use

Use in place of, or after, cleansing.

Skin Mood
Sensitive
Normal
Oily
Cleanse
None / water rinse
Optional
Any Cleanse
Treat
88mph
88mph
88mph

Our favourite way to use 88mph in the evening is after single-cleansing or double-cleansing with Cloud Melt. When using in the morning, we prefer applying directly to dry skin with no pre-cleanse or after a quick rinse with water. The emulsifying nature of 88mph helps ensure skin is thoroughly cleansed while leaving a plumped, nourished, hydrated skin feel.

04.0 Retinal 101

The two keys to retinoid use: consistency and gradual integration.

With a structured approach, there’s no need to stress about adding a retinoid into your routine. Slowly increasing usage frequency over a 3 month period allows skin to acclimate to potent products like retinal.

With 88mph, it is best to increase usage frequency before increasing session duration. We suggest reaching at least 4 days per week usage before considering an increase in contact time over 2 minutes. See customised plans below.

04.1 Customised Plans

Beginner / Sensitive

Stage
[1] Week 1-4
[2] Week 5-12
[3] Week 13+
Frequency
1 day/week
2 days/week
2-3 days/week
Duration
2 minutes
2 minutes
2 minutes

Intermediate / Normal

Stage
[1] Week 1-4
[2] Week 5-12
[3] Week 13+
Frequency
1-2 days/week
2-3 days/week
3-4 days/week
Duration
2 minutes
2 minutes
2-5 minutes

Advanced / Tolerant

Stage
[1] Week 1-4
[2] Week 5-12
[3] Week 13+
Frequency
2 days/week
3-4 days/week
4-7 days/week
Duration
2 minutes
2-5 minutes
2-15 minutes

04.2 Ensuring Great Results

Keep it simple.

During the first 4 weeks of use pause all other active skincare in your routine; especially chemical exfoliants, physical exfoliants, and anything you know may stress or sensitize your skin.

Listen to your skin.

If skin is thriving and you’re happy with the results at 2 times per week use, there’s no need to add another day. If after bumping up frequency skin is showing signs of stress such as redness, sensitivity, burning or otherwise, step back to a level which skin tolerates well.

More isn't always more.

It can be tempting to think leaving 88mph on skin for 30 minutes more will give even better results, but this isn't the case. Its rapid delivery system ensures benefits are complete within 15 minutes (most within 2), so any time after this will only increase chance of adverse effects.

A purge isn't necessarily bad.

It doesn't happen to us all, but it is quite common: the dreaded purge. Skin purging is when existing congestion in the skin is brought to the surface more quickly via increased cell turnover. It happens in areas where we are most prone to breakouts. While it can be stressful to deal with many breakouts at once, these are breakouts that are already hiding under the skin's surface. Purging usually lasts between 4-8 weeks, so if your breakouts do not begin to diminish after 8 weeks, reevaluate usage. The best part? after a purge, skin tends to heal visible breakouts more quickly, if they appear at all.

Stay consistent.

Last but not least: consistency is key. Retinoids are one of those ingredients where steady, repeated use over many months is key to seeing results. So, whether you’re using 2 or 5 times per week, stick to the plan, trust the process, and enjoy the rewards when they come. They’re worth it.

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  1. I was struggling with my pores becoming enlarged and my makeup wasn’t applying as well as it used to. Literally within 2-3 uses of 88 mph I was seeing major improvements. I use it 2-3 nights a week and it has brightened my skin in such a good way!

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  2. Love the efficiency of this product being a super quick peel. I have pretty resilient skin and the first couple of times I used this I did have very very slight peeling around the corners of my mouth. I generally use for 5 minutes though (rather than the recommended 3 minutes to start with) am gradually building up the frequency before leaving it on for longer (per the recommended instructions). My skin definitely looks more radiant and feels super smooth since incorporating this product into my skin care routine. Really enjoy using this product.

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  3. This product has single-handedly transformed my skin. I use it once a week and have been asked numerous times what I’m doing and been handed many compliments. My skin is now smooth, clear and soft.

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