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Maya Chia

The Straight A Retinol Treatment

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
32 Reviews


Description +

Vegan | Gluten Free | Alcohol Free | Cruelty Free

Maya Chia's THE STRAIGHT A Advanced Gentle Retinol Treatment is one of our favorite natural skin treatments. It uses Encapsulated Retinol (a safe derivative of Vitamin A without BHT) combined with two forms of “Botanical Retinols” – Bakuchiol and Moth Bean Extract – to significantly improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting plumper, smoother, more radiant, healthier-looking skin.

As part of the potent yet gentle-acting formulation, Maya Chia's anti-wrinkle retinol serum uses the highest quality shelf-stable Vitamin C, along with Vitamin E to help brighten and reduce hyperpigmentation while other carrier oils are included that are rich in naturally-occurring Vitamin A. Nutrient-dense botanicals such as chia seed and Buriti oil help to moisturize and nourish and achieve the same results as a Retin-A product without the associated irritation.

To further add to the advances of this formulation, the Maya Chia The Straight A serum contains a complex expressly targeted to increase Sirtuin activity, which are proteins that regulate key biological pathways in our cells.

This impressive, concentrated Maya Chia Retinol (Vitamin A) formulation earns an “A” for efficacy – and that is why it's called THE STRAIGHT A Treatment.

Skincare Benefits: 

+ Achieve the same results as a Retin-A product without the associated irritation

+ Minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the look of skin's texture

+ Boost collagen production and speed cell turnover through the combination of Encapsulated Retinol, Mothbean Extract, Bakuchiol and Shelf-Stable Vitamin C and E

+ Improve the look of age spots and skin tone

+ Help protect against free radical damage

NOTE: Retinol (without BHT) is the safe Vitamin A derivative, not to be confused with Retinyl Palmitate, which one study shows may enhance tumor growth in the presence of UV light, or Isotretinoin, which dermatologists prescribe for severe acne.

Has a light rose scent.

Size: 1 fl oz / 30 ml


*Use at night only. Apply a thin layer of the Advanced Gentle Retinol Treatment after cleansing and misting. Follow with an application of moisturizer as needed, such as the Super Couple Face Oil, the Supercritical Face Oil or The Super Blend Moisture Concentrate. Retinol serums should be avoided if you are pregnant or nursing. Please use sunscreen daily, as retinoid products do have exfoliating properties.


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.

*Certified Organic Ingredients or Wild Crafted




Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 32 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 26 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 3 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
91%would recommend this product
32 reviews
  • CR
    Christine R.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Medium
    Hair Color Blonde
    Age Range 41-50
    Eye Color Blue
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    I love Maya Chia products

    I love Maya Chia products in general, but The Straight A is my new favorite. I switched to only using clean products several years ago, but finding an effective retinol has been a challenge. I really like Marie Veronique and Blüh Alchemy’s, but after using this once, I knew I found my HG. It’s a very lightweight oil texture that absorbs immediately and leaves skin so unbelievably soft. After using for a month, I’ve noticed definite results in fine lines around my eyes, with small expression lines and my overall skintone is really evening out. This is more effective than the prescription I used and has zero adverse effects. I have combo, sensitive skin and this is moisturizing enough for me on its own, but I still like to wait a few minutes and apply two drops of the Super Couple over it to seal in all the “goodness”. I use the Optimist before applying too. This has become my favorite nightly ritual and I seriously cannot recommend The Straight A highly enough!!!

  • JH
    Jill H.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Medium
    Hair Color Brunette
    Age Range 61-70
    Eye Color Blue
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Acts just like the toxic

    Acts just like the toxic retinol that I used to use. Love that this is clean and still gives the great results.

    I started gradually just as my dermatologist used to recommend when starting retin A.

    1st week: 3 nights between uses

    2nd week: 2 nights between

    3rd week: every other night

    4th week : every night if tolerated.

    *if at any time I feel like my skin is getting sensitive or sore, I back off a night or 2.

  • LB
    Lisa B.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Maya Chia The Straight A

    This is pricey, but worth every penny. I use this every other night on my face, neck, and decollete. I wake up a much younger version of my 55 year old self. All day long my skin looks phenomenal. I keep looking at it because I can't believe it. Splurge.

  • RA
    Rachel A.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Fair
    Skin Type Mature
    Hair Color Blonde
    Age Range 41-50
    Eye Color Green
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Hands down my favorite "Green

    Hands down my favorite "Green Beauty" product. Noticed an appreciable difference in my skin within days of use. Smells and feels absolutely heavenly! This standout product has earned a permanent spot on my bathroom shelf! HIGHLY recommend!!

  • MI
    Madhulika I.
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    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Tan
    Skin Type Combination
    Hair Color Brunette
    Age Range 31-40
    Eye Color Brown
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Even skin tone, smoother texture

    After being on the fence about trying retinol for years, I'm so glad I finally took the plunge. This oil is beautiful, and my skin is even, smoother and healthy looking..I began noticing results within a few days, and they've only gotten better with use.

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