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Maya Chia

The Straight A Serum – Advanced Gentle Retinol Treatment

This potent serum is formulated with retinol to significantly alleviate the look of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting plumper, smoother, healthier-looking skin. Featured by Allure Magazine.

1 fl oz

Why you'll love it

  • Brightens skin and helps improve hyperpigmentation
  • Moisturizes and nourishes with nutrient-rich botanicals
  • Natural ingredients suited for even the most sensitive skin

About this brand

Maya Chia is a results-driven clean skin care brand dedicated to creating thoughtful formations with excellent performance. Their products are made with the highest quality natural, organic, and wildcrafted ingredients from ethical growers across the world.

The name Maya Chia comes from the Mayan people of South America and their traditional use of the chia seed in skincare rituals. Chia seeds are the richest known plant source of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, and essential minerals, and Maya Chia’s patented extraction process creates some of the purest and most effective chia seed oil on the market. You’ll find this amazing oil in all of their products.

Maya Chia Beauty was launched in December of 2014 when founder Susanne left her corporate career to pursue her passion. Susanne was always keenly interested in the act of skincare rituals, and how little acts of self-care can profoundly transform the way one feels about themselves. Since its founding, Maya Chia has become one of the most lauded skincare brands in the clean beauty industry due to the incredible products and unique brand vision.

From Maya Chia:

”Maya Chia’s primary goal as a brand: to be grounded (not in marketing) but in high-performance ingredients, science, and results. We are not interested in fly-by-night ingredients or the latest in trends that may not yield the results we’re looking for. We are excited because our ingredients create high-performance products that work, that get results… and in many cases, rather quickly. In all of our formulations, we work hard to create a proprietary synergistic combination of the best ingredients that will deliver on the promise of the particular product and what it’s supposed to do.”

All Maya Chia products are:

  • Made in the USA
  • Never formulated with parabens, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, or SLSs

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Key ingredients

Encapsulated vitamin A

Speeds cell turnover and boosts collagen production with minimal irritation


Brightens, firms, and smoothes skin

Moth bean extract

Promotes healthy cell renewal


Supercritical chia (Salvia Hispanica) Seed Oil, Encapsulated Retinol (and) Phospholipids, Rosa canina (Rose Hip) seed Oil, Vigna aconitifolia seed (Moth Bean) Extract, Bakuchiol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Mauritia flexuosa (Buriti) Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Saccharomyces/Podophyllum Peltatum Ferment Filtrate, Rosa x damascena Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E Non GMO), Rosemary Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract

Allergen info

This product contains retinol, which is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers

May contain nut-derived ingredients

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Customer Reviews

Based on 63 reviews
Gentle but effective

I love this serum! It doesn’t irritate or dry out my skin like other retinols and it actually works. This makes a huge difference in my skin appearance and texture. I highly recommend!

Seeing results very quickly

I've been using at night for about a week and have already seen an improvement in my skin. It's helped eliminate minor blemishes and my skin looks super healthy

Karan Murray

It feels good, once it is absorbed, but I have not seen any difference at all in my skin.


My skin looks incredible since adding this onto my routine. I use on nights when I don’t use the mint resurfacing mask.

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