supernovA oil

Our 100% active supreme strength SupernovA Oil delivers supercharged Vitamin A in an unprecedented power-triad of 6% Granactive Retinoid combined with naturally occurring trans-retinoic acid from rosehip oil and 2% bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative.

key ingredients

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


about our supernovA oil

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

Everyone can benefit from high dose Vitamin A with our step-up system of Retinoid Stars available in two strengths. A-list healthy ageing superstars Granactive Retinoid, bakuchiol and trans-retinoic acid, 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 SupernovA Oil’s supporting cast lulls 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 (6%), Bakuchiol (2%), 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 final step in our Retinoid Star System. Only start here if you are used to prescription retinoids or have used high strength retinoids such as the NovA Oil before. 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.

what people are saying

“The SupernovA 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

supernovA oil


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
SuperNova - game changer

I have battled with pigmentation and rosacea for many years, trying various treatments and products to help minimise, with no luck at all. Until I started using a number of the products from the Root4 range one year ago. I can honestly say that Root4 has been an absolute game changer - particularly the incorporation of the SuperNova Oil into my routine. Pigmentation has lightened. Skin is hydrated and nourished. My skin is glowing and radiant. The added bonus of all products being sustainable, makes my heart happy. Thank you Root4 team, for a remarkable product range that makes me truly proud to be supporting this local South African business! You have a fan for life.

SuperNova oil

I love this product, my skin feels great when i am using it. and after 3 weeks I do feel like the texture of my skin has improved.


I absolutely love this product. I upgraded from retinaldehyde to SupernovA twice a week and can already see a difference after two weeks. Can't wait for even better results when I'll be using this daily :)

Dewy glow

Started using the supernovA after I finished the nova oil. I am super satisfied with both. Had no adverse reaction or sensitivity! My skin feels and looks great. I’m over 50 and suddenly I had developed an allergy to everything, so I am very relieved that I finally found a product that works.

Skin looks super nourished

Love this retinol treatment. I am really seeing a difference; pigmentation is slowly fading and skin looks super nourished.

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.