Retinol is a gentler derivative of Vitamin A. Because retinol is milder, the enzymes in our skin must first convert it into retinoic acid. Once it’s been converted, then it will become more effective
- Prevents wrinkles and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Brightens dull skin by exfoliating at a cellular level
- Regulate oily skin and minimize breakouts
- Fade dark age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation and even out the skin’s complexion over time
Retinols can make the skin more sun-sensitive so it is best to use it at night. Always make sure that you use a smart protect sunblock during the day to protect the skin from UVA, UVB, Infra-red rays and High energy visible light.
People using retinols can experience dry irritated skin, especially after using a new product. Other side effects may include redness, itching and peeling. These side effects are temporary and will likely improve within a few weeks as your skin gets used to the product. Best to use with a retinol is a functional Hydrator or calming moisturizer.
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