novA oil

All the benefits of a prescription retinoid but without the irritation.

key ingredients

hydroxypinacolone retinoate/ bakuchiol/ rosehip oil/ pomegranate seed oil/ blue tansy flower oil/ sweet almond oil/ jojoba oil


about our novA oil

Everyone can benefit from advanced strength Vitamin A with our step-up system of Retinoid Stars available in two strengths. Our 100% active advanced strength NovA Oil delivers supercharged Vitamin A in an unprecedented power-triad of 4% Granactive Retinoid combined with naturally occurring trans-retinoic acid from rosehip oil and 1% bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative. These A-list healthy ageing superstars have been cocooned in an antioxidant, soothing blend of botanical oils to nourish the skin, calm down inflammation and counteract dryness.

It’s a delicate balance your skin is going to love.

Whereas retinol and retinal require conversion to their active form in the skin, Granactive Retinoids bind directly to retinoid receptors. This means that they work faster and better to boost collagen production, lighten pigmentation and treat breakouts.

Retinoids can be divas but our NovA Oil’s supporting casts lull them (and your skin) into tranquil and glowing surrender.

Punicic acid derived from pomegranates and chamazulene from Blue Tansy team with all-star multivitamins and essential fatty acids from rosehip and almond seeds to soothe and nurture the skin.

The result: luminous, clear and more youthful skin.

This skincare celeb is going to wow your nightstand.

*The colour, scent and texture of our products may vary owing to natural compounds used.

100% active

stimulates collagen, lightens pigmentation and treats breakouts

Our Vitamin A power-triad of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (4%), Bakuchiol (1%), Rosehip Oil

antioxidant and soothes inflammation

Punicic Acid from Pomegranate Seed Oil

calms redness

Chamazulene from Tanacetum Annum (Blue Tansy) Flower Oil

combats dryness

Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil

How to Use

The first step in our Retinoid Star System. Start with the NovA Oil and slowly transition to the SupernovA Oil to build up tolerance. Apply a few drops at night as the last step in your regimen. Rub your palms together to activate the botanical super-ingredients then gently press your warmed hands over the face, neck and décolletage. Using the heels of your hands, gently massage upwards to give a mini facial lymphatic drainage. Use twice a week for the first 2 weeks then alternate nights for a further 2 weeks then nightly.

“The NovA Oil turbocharges your night-time moisturizer but works beautifully as a stand-alone treatment too. “

Everything you need and
nothing that you don’t...

Dermatologist-developed products to defend, renew and liberate your skin


  • powerful functional actives
  • high concentrations
  • transparency
  • sustainability
  • traceability
  • integrity
  • gluten-free
  • environmental consciousness


  • petrochemicals
  • mineral oils
  • PEGs
  • phthalates
  • formaldehyde releasers
  • phenoxyethanol
  • synthetic fragrance or colour

novA oil


DR. L protocol

Each ingredient in the root4 range is meticulously considered to encompass the DR. L objectives of defend, renew and liberate – 3 specific skincare steps to your healthiest, most radiant skin.