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A derivative of vitamin A, Retinol diminishes the appearance of multiples signs of aging and discoloration while also decreasing the occurrence of blemishes. Designed to provide maximum efficacy and stability, SkinCeuticals retinol creams are enriched with advanced formulas that correct, protect, and promote healthy skin.
What Is Retinol?
One of the most widely researched and proven skincare ingredients available today, retinol is shown to help improve the visible effects of aging. Retinol is one of the many different types of retinoids (or Vitamin A), which enhances collagen production and minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. This skincare ingredient is used to even skin tone, improve skin firmness, decrease the appearance of pore size and smooth skin texture. Retinol should be formulated as a face cream, and is most commonly used for its anti-aging benefits, but its ability to boost cellular turnover is also effective in treating acne, pimples and blackheads.
What Does Retinol Do?
Retinol provides many skin benefits, including enhancing collagen production, accelerating skin renewal, proving to be the ideal treatment to combat and reverse the signs of skin aging. This ingredient not only diminishes accumulated fine lines and wrinkles, but also minimizes and prevents further signs of aging. Retinol brightens dull skin and provides a more even complexion, while fading dark spots and acne scars. As the best retinol creams actively promote cellular turnover, the skin may experience minor side effects, including dryness and peeling for a limited adjustment period. Retinol is safe for most skincare users, though should not be used during pregnancy.
How to Use Retinol
In the evening, after cleansing and toning, apply a pea-sized amount to the tips of the fingers. Dab the product onto your face, avoiding the eye area and massage firmly until it has absorbed into skin. Limit initial use to once or twice a week, before gradually increasing retinol frequency to nightly, after skin tolerates. Decrease usage as needed if retinol side effects such as visible redness and irritation occur. As with any skincare routine containing active ingredients, always use a mineral sunscreen.