What is Vitamin A ?
Vitamin A, Retinol, Retin-A, Retinyl Palmitate there are plenty of names for it.I'm sure you've all seen it in some form as an ingredient in anti aging skincare. What is it and what does it actually do?
It has been considered a cure-all ingredient for an array of skin conditions for decades, it also has many scientific studies to show it's abilities.
These work by penetrating into the epidermis binding with the retinoic acid receptors in the DNA of skin cells, which helps cells to turn over and die rapidly, making way for new cell growth underneath and preventing the breakdown of collagen in the skin. This means smooth radiant skin along with prevention and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Who doesn't want that?
Your skin will constantly slough off these dead skin cells diminishing brown spots and uneven skin tone .Also helping your skin protect itself against pigmentation.
Retinol is great for acne, keeping pores unclogged allowing for better penetration of other products and preventing future breakouts.
It offers amazing wound healing properties and it is also used to treat acne scarring.
Retinol assists your skin creating more collagen and elastin, which is essential when our bodies naturally slow production of collagen from somewhere around the of age of 25.
Yes you read that correctly, 25! Production slows about 1-2% each year and does not replenish itself.
Adding retinol to your skincare routine is essential if you want to get a head start fighting against premature aging.
Most products on the market can only be applied at night time. Retinol is photo sensitive and can have reactions when exposed to the sun.(sunscreen must be worn)
It can cause some mild irritation as your skin is getting use to the product, but this is perfectly normal. We recommend you start using it every third night, working your way up to second and eventually every single night, taking as long as you need so you feel comfortable.
Most come in a serum form to be applied to clean dry skin under or mixed in to your hydrator.
A sunscreen during the day is mandortory when using Vitamin A at night.
Perfect for a dry/sensitive skin. This retinol has an advanced delivery system, stopping any of the irritation. Can be used on it's own.
Potent Retinol Serum 0.5%:
This serum needs to be mixed into a hydrator or another serum. It's a powerful concentration of 100% pure bioactive Retinol with superior stability and potency.
Retinol Concentrate 1%:
This concentrate is incredibly active as it uses the highest allowable concentration of Retinol before a prescription.This serum also needs to be mixed into a hydrator.