Backed by years of research and countless studies, retinol continues to reign superior when it comes to banishing wrinkles, fine lines, oversized pores, hyperpigmentation and more.
A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol is known by many different names including retinoid, retinol-ester and retin-a. This skincare workhorse was originally developed to treat acne, however patients quickly noticed that along with clearer skin, their complexion was smoother and free from lines.
As a result, retinol instantly became a huge global hit in the beauty industry. An absolute hero when it comes to repairing the skin, this intelligent ingredient works by essentially reprograming the cells so that they act like young skin.
From our mid twenties onwards, our bodies production of collagen and elastin naturally begins to slow down. This makes the skin more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. Along with this, elasticity declines leading to a reduction in the skin’s ability to bounce back.
Retinol encourages the skin to speed up its renewal processes, ensuring that the body is constantly replacing old skin cells with new, fresh skin. Communicating with the skin on a cellular level, retinol ensures that new collagen is constantly being replaced to strengthen the underlying skin structure for a smoother surface.
Furthermore, with the consistent application of retinol, a more even skintone can be achieved. Retinol essentially speeds up the skin’s repair processes meaning that areas of uneven pigmentation, sun spots and freckles are replaced, leaving the skin dewy and clear.
When it comes to introducing retinol into your skincare routine, there are a few considerations that will ensure you experience success with this potent ingredient. As a highly active ingredient, it is important to introduce retinol slowly.
Our Elemental A+C+E Serum is a wonderful choice for those seeking a retinol serum with great skin affinity. Containing high-potency 1% retinol, this serum combines an array of actives including Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, Squalane, Hylaronic Acid and more to hydrate, plump and smooth the skin for increased firmness and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
We recommend starting with using a retinol product just once or twice a week while your skin becomes accustomed to it. Often dryness or slight skin redness is experienced after introducing retinol into your routine. However, this usually subsides in a few short weeks. After your skin has developed a tolerance to retinol, it is then possible to increase the frequency to daily use. Remember, a sunscreen must be worn everyday when using a retinol to prevent accidental sun damage.
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