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MARA Beauty

Algae Retinol Face Oil

A luxe retinol facial oil that works overnight to supercharge cellular turnover and reveal healthier-looking, radiant skin.

Why you'll love it

  • Encourages cellular turnover to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines
  • Helps stimulate collagen production for visibly plumper, more even-toned skin
  • Oil-based formula offsets the harsh effects of retinol to keep skin moisturized

About this brand

Meet MARA Beauty, an award-winning line of nutrient-rich, algae-infused skincare that is clinically proven, efficacious, and universally loved. Founded by journalist and TV host turned beauty entrepreneur Allison McNamara in 2018, MARA is the product of over two years of meticulous research and development into its proprietary algae blend. This blend serves as the base for all their formulas, combined with clean actives and synergistic superfoods to transform skin while keeping you glowing.

From MARA Beauty founder Allison McNamara:

“I believe skincare should be simple, easy, effective, and chic. Thank you for trying skincare from my perspective. Get ready to #SeatheGlow.”

All MARA Beauty products are:

  • Certified Plastic Neutral
  • Recyclable
  • Sustainably sourced

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Key ingredients


Helps stimulate cellular turnover

Fermented green tea

Helps soothe skin and fight free radical damage


Keeps skin plump and moisturized


Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Pseudozyma Epicola / Apricot Kernel Oil / Olive Fruit Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil / Sweet Almond Oil / Angelica Gigas Root Extract Ferment Extract Filtrate, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Nigella Sativa Seed Oil, Retinol, Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil, Pseudozyma Epicola / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil Ferment Filtrate, Pseudozyma Epicola / Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil / Glucose / Malt Extract / Soybean Flour / Yeast Extract Ferment Filtrate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Plankton Extract, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene, Farnesol, Geraniol

How to use

  • Begin using 2-3 times per week, and build to nightly use
  • Follow with moisturizer at night, and SPF the following morning
  • Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding
How to use Algae Retinol Face Oil by MARA Beauty

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Customer Reviews

Based on 273 reviews
Unknown via credobeauty.com
The Absolute Best

Mara is amazing. This retinol oil is so hydrating and helps diminish my hyperpigmentation. Not sure what # bottle I am on but have been using this for a couple years now and can’t imagine anything else.

Liz R. via thedetoxmarket.ca
Beautiful oil!

Excellent addition to my evening routine. Softens skin and smooths lines. Clean smell and soft finish. Mara is an exceptional brand- this is no exception.

Unknown via credobeauty.com
Love this stuff!

The product is amazing. 2nd time purchasing. I love the scent and the results it provided.

Karen S. via thedetoxmarket.com
Love this oil—a little goes

Love this oil—a little goes a long way, but this is my third bottle. Especially good for older skin/dry climate. I use it at night, and alternate with a stronger retinol.

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