Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Image of RAWKANVAS The Foundation flawless retinol and vitamin c lotion to renew and brighten
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion
Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion

Mini The Foundation: Smoothing Retinol & Vitamin C Lotion

323 Reviews

Firm | Brighten

Brightening Retinol Treatment

Size: 15mL Mini

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Regular price $34.00 NZD
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FIRM | BRIGHTEN

Skin Goals: Anti-ageing, Firm, Tighten, Brighten, Collagen support, Smooth

Formulation: Lightweight lotion

Finish: Dewy/Natural

Skin Type:

Is your skin showing signs of pigmentation, sun damage, ageing, fine lines, breakouts, dullness, or light scarring? Imagine feeling confidently firmer, brighter, smoother, and more youthful instead—without irritation, or unwanted side effects.

Indulge your senses and transform your skincare routine into a daily at-home spa experience. With our natural mood-boosting colours, invigorating scents, and luxurious textures, you'll leave your skin looking healthier and feeling happier.

Discover the benefits of our award-winning retinol and Vitamin C formula, meticulously crafted to:

  • Even Out Skin Tone: Reduce the appearance of pigmentation, sun damage, and light scarring for a brighter, even skin tone.
  • Smooth Fine Lines: Minimise the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, premature ageing, and fatigue for a smoother, firmer, more youthful complexion.
  • Boost Collagen: Stimulate collagen production and elasticity for a more youthful appearance.
  • Strengthen Skin: Decreases cell degradation to help strengthen skin and visibly improve the appearance of premature ageing.
  • Increase Cell Turnover: Shed dead skin cells for a smoother texture and tone.
  • Clear Congestion: Clear the build up of skin cells that cause congestion and can lead to breakouts.
  • Strengthen Barrier: Fortify the skin's barrier and lock in moisture for a plumper, more hydrated base.
  • Defend Against Aggressors: Boost the skin’s natural reparative process and defences against environmental aggressors that can cause premature ageing.

Our supercharged retinol lotion not only evens out skin tone but also leaves it looking more youthful. Say goodbye to dull skin, pigmentation, and fine lines, and hello to a brighter, firmer, and smoother complexion. Embrace the skincare solution that addresses all your needs and treats your skin to the confidence it deserves.

NOTE: Not suitable during pregnancy.

  • Size: 15mL/0.85fl. oz glass jar
  • Scent: 0.1% blend of jasmine and tuberose essential oils

FREE SHIPPING

  • New Zealand:
    • FREE Standard shipping on orders over $69: 5-8 business days* from day after dispatch (rural may be longer)
    • FREE Express shipping on orders over $130: 1-3 business days* from day after dispatch (rural may be longer)
    • $9.95 Standard shipping on orders $50 to $69: 5-8 business days* from day after dispatch (rural may be longer)
    • Need your order ASAP? We offer express shipping: 1-4 business days* from day after dispatch (rural may be longer) 
  • International: We offer FREE worldwide shipping on orders over a certain spend*. Find the value for your country here: free shipping

All packages are sent out Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). Your order will be dispatched within 2 business days (during busy sale periods, orders may require additional days to be processed before they are shipped).

Minimum order after discounts $50.

*Delivery times are estimates only and can vary depending on your location, distance from metro area (e.g. Rural), natural disasters, pandemics, delays caused by shipping couriers, customs holds and any other delay outside of our control. 

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RETURNS

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that your skincare journey is as unique as your skin itself. So, if you don’t feel like you’re on the right journey, we are happy to help you find your way.  

We offer a store credit, exchange or refund on any unused and unopened items purchased from RAWKANVAS within 14 days of receiving the items. Just get into contact with us via info@rawkanvas.com so we can explore your options with you.

*We do not offer change-of-mind returns or exchanges for our minis or mini sets (unless faulty).

Learn more about our returns policy

 

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Benefits You'll Love

Reduce the appearance of sun damage and pigmentation

Brighten and even skin tone

Smooth the appearance of fine lines

Restore elasticity and plump skin

Stimulate collagen synthesis

Increase skin cell turnover and resurface skin

Real People, Confident Results

Before
After

"I didn't realise how self-conscious I'd become until RAWKANVAS, cleared my red perimenopausal face. Wow, hello confidence! I'm grateful I decided I was worth the investment. I hope you know you are too."

- Bonnie

Before
After

"I’m in my late 20s and was still getting breakouts. I started using The Limelight probiotic lotion, Purified cleanser and Eternal serum and oh my god my face is so dewy and clear. I have never been this happy and confident about my skin. I’ve noticed that all my breakouts have been at bay and my skin looks and feels fresh and rejuvenated."

- Sulameta

Before
After

"This is what consistent use of RAWKANVAS looks like. It’s a treat, some time for myself at the end of the day."

- Leonie

Application

Use every second evening

In the evening after moisturising, apply a pea-sized amount to moist skin and massage until absorbed. You may also wish to use The Foundation before moisturising if your skin feels comfortable.

Beginners: Follow the 'ease in' method to introduce a skin cell renewal product properly. Apply twice a week only, for the first two weeks of use, until your skin is comfortable and tolerable for more frequent use (building up to every second evening).

NOTES:

Pregnancy: NOT suitable during pregnancy.

SPF: As retinol works to gently exfoliate and resurface the skin, slight tingling may occur and may increase your skins sensitivity to the sun so apply a broad spectrum SPF daily.

Sensitive skin: If you have sensitive skin, do NOT use a chemical peel (such as Canvas: Resurfacing AHA & BHA Treatment) within 24 hours of using a retinol.

Skin purging: Skin purging occurs when your skin is adjusting to an active ingredient that is beneficially increasing the skin cell renewal rate. You may notice common signs of excess sebum, flakiness and skin build up (causing breakouts) while you're adjusting to the product and your skin cycle is fast-tracked. While breakouts have been brought to the surface by the product, this has not been caused by the product - in fact this is a great sign that the product is working to clear out underlying congestion.

Effective natural ingredients

Hero Ingredients

Retinol (Vitamin A)

Assists to smooth the appearance of fine lines, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, scarring and the breakouts for a brighter and more even skin tone.

Davidson Plum

Assists to promote elasticity, stimulate collagen, brighten and even out the complexion and overall revitalise the appearance of skin.

Avocado Oil

Assists to nourish and moisturise skin, reduce the appearance of redness and breakouts, fortify the skin barrier and encourage moisture retention.

Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycerin* (Vegetable Derived), Punica Granatum Pericarp (Pomegranate) Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Davidsonia Pruriens (Davidson Plum) Fruit Extract, Unadaria Pinnatifidia (Wakame) Extract*, Cetearyl Olivate*, Sorbitan Olivate*, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate*, Glyceryl Undecylenate*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Extract, Retinol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol (Vegetable Derived), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, p-Anisic Acid, Polianthes Tuberosa (Tuberose) Oil, Citric Acid

*Denotes organic ingredients.

Doesn’t include parabens, silicones, synthetic fragrances or colours, petrolatum, GMO’s, PEG’s, sulfates, synthetic preservatives, phthalates, mineral oils, triclosan, formaldehyde, toluene, propylene glycol or drying alcohols

While the ingredients and formula remain completely unchanged, natural colours and natural scents can vary from batch to batch depending on when the ingredients were harvested. You'll always know that each batch is FRESH and unique.

Avocado

Persea Gratissima Oil

Hyaluronic Acid

Sodium Hyaluronate

Carrot

Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Extract

Davidson Plum

Davidsonia Pruriens Fruit Extract
Backed by Science

Did you know that as we age our collagen production slows down? Combine that with exposure to ultraviolet rays and environmental aggressors and our skin is susceptible to dehydration, premature ageing, loss of elasticity, fine lines, sagging and dullness. Therefore it's important to incorporate a collagen stimulating lotion into your routine that's packed with vitamin C and retinol (vitamin A) to support the body's ability to boost collagen production, decrease the appearance of pigmentation, defend against further damage and improve the overall appearance of skin.

Specifically formulated reduce the appearance of pigmentation, smooth the appearance of fine lines and resurface skin for an overall renewed complexion, The Foundation provides the following benefits:

  • Smooth fine lines, reduce the appearance of scarring, pigmentation and breakouts with Retinol (Vitamin A)
    Assists to smooth the appearance of fine lines, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, scarring and the breakouts for a brighter and more even skin tone, and boost collagen production for a plumper, youthful-looking appearance.
  • Revitalise and brighten the appearance of skin with Davidson Plum (Vitamin C)
    Assists to promote elasticity, stimulate collagen, brighten and even out the complexion and overall revitalise the appearance of skin.
  • Nourish with Avocado Oil and Buriti Oil
    A source of beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E, avocado oil assists to nourish and moisturise skin without leaving an oily residue, while reducing the appearance of redness and breakouts too, fortifies the skin barrier and encourages moisture retention.
  • Plump skin with Hyaluronic Acid
    Hyaluronic acid assists in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by retaining moisture within the skin, creating a plumping effect. When the skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place as the skin isn't busy fighting for hydration which helps to leave skin smoother and plumper.
Awards & Sensory

Scent

0.1% natural blend of jasmine and tuberose essential oils

Texture

Lightweight, non-greasy and non-clogging lotion formula

Awards

Beauty Shortlist Awards

Editor's Choice - 2022

Beauty Shortlist Awards

Editor's Choice - 2021

Beauty Shortlist Awards

Editor's Choice - 2020

Your Routine

When do I use this product?

Your Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Clarity. Purified

Step 2: Exfoliate

Polished. Canvas

Step 3: Mask

Refined. Luminosity. Canvas

Step 4: Tone

Harmony

Step 5: Serum

Eternal. Essence. Vibrance

Step 6: Eyes

Epiphany

Step 7: Moisturise

Sol. The Limelight. Luna Vitality. Serenity

Step 8: SPF

Radiance. Brilliance

Step 9: Treatment

The Foundation. Lustre

Step 10: Facial Oil

Yester Youth

Sensorial Experience

Sensorial Experience

Colour

See the difference.

Naturally coloured from plants and minerals, our collection showcases mood-boosting rainbow hues straight from nature to your beauty bar for a uplifting and sensorial experience.

Aroma

Smell the difference.

With 100% natural fragrances derived from plants and carefully curated based on their notes, we bring a sensory aromatic salon experience to your home every day, providing you peace of mind.

Texture

Feel the difference.

Our formulas are designed to be functional, while feeling indulgent to apply. Soft, luxurious and comforting in appearance and absorption, our formulas are designed for a sensorial and textural experience.

Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

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RAWCYCLE Recycling Program

RAWCYCLE Recycling Program

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Storage & Care

Storage & Care

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Your Questions Answered

Your Questions Answered

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Why You'll Love Us

Meet the Founders

Months of research, formulating, designing and testing ensued as we partnered with a team of chemists to create our dream collection that ticked all of the boxes. We really wanted to set ourselves apart from ordinary skincare brands. We're bold, bright, loud and effective.

Meet the Founders

Months of research, formulating, designing and testing ensued as we partnered with a team of chemists to create our dream collection that ticked all of the boxes. We really wanted to set ourselves apart from ordinary skincare brands. We're bold, bright, loud and effective.

Simona

Co-Founder

Shannon

Co-Founder

"Bonding over a mutual love of beauty, health and wellness we knew we had the creative ingredients and business know-how to make something great together. Both obsessed with skincare, we also knew that something was missing in the industry at the time - beauty that was healthy, stunning, pampering, good for the planet, the list goes on. And so, RAWKANVAS was born."

Simona

Co-Founder

"Then and now, we create products that WE use everyday and we think of you while we create them. We celebrate YOUR skin - the best it can be! Because we all have the canvas, we're bringing you the raw goodness."

Shannon

Co-Founder

WORDS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

★★★★★

My skin is plumper, lush, my dark circles are improving and the fine lines on my forehead have definitely improved.

Lisa
★★★★★

I’ve had problematic skin since my teenage years into my adulthood and was pregnant when I started RAWKANVAS. The products have helped with my hormonal breakouts as well as brightening my pigmentation left behind by breakouts.

Annie
★★★★★

I’ve struggled with hormonal acne since coming off the pill and having Endo/PCOS, nothing had worked. I have been using Purified, The Foundation, Limelight and Canvas and my skin is finally healing! I’ve never gushed to a brand before but I just wanted to say thank you so much!

Chloe
★★★★★

I started using RAWKANVAS and after 3 months I'm so happy with the results. I've lived with breakouts since I was 14. I'm so stoked that I began using RAWKANVAS products because I truly believe they have helped my skin immensely and allows me to feel more confident and happy.

Saffron
★★★★★

I started using The Limelight probiotic lotion and oh my god my face is so dewy and clear. I have never been this happy about a skincare product! I’ve noticed that all my breakouts have been at bay and my skin looks and feels fresh and rejuvenated.

Sulameta
★★★★★

Finding RAWKANVAS was the best thing to happen to me, I’m so stoked that I get to celebrate my 20th birthday with nice skin. I look forward to my routine both morning and night and my skin has never looked better.

Aditi
★★★★★

I’m in my 50s and have had blemish prone skin for all my adult life. I started to see results with RAWKANVAS in the first couple of days and my after photo are two weeks of using RAWKANVAS.

I‘m sold hook, line and sinker.

Shelley