Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that can be found in a multitude of both over the counter and prescription products that help with anti-ageing, acne, and a variety of other skin conditions.
Retinol was first used in the 1970s and it has grown in popularity in recent years to now be available in many different skin care products such as ours.
Retinol works by speeding up the rate of cell turnover, which helps the skin to renew itself more quickly, as well as preventing the clogging of pores. This can be good for some of those who suffer with acne as retinol helps skin cells to fall off at the correct rate.
Despite its name, retinol is not a drug, but it is an ingredient with drug like action. It can be categorised as a cosmeceutical. Retinol is a regularly used vitamin A derivative in skin care. Our skin converts Retinol into Retinoic Acid as Retinoic Acid is the strongest form of vitamin A and should never be applied directly to the skin. Retinol is not suitable for use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding. Derivatives of both retinol and vitamin A are found together in many skin care products, but care should be taken not to layer too many vitamin A derivatives onto the skin at once.
Many who have used Retinol products swear by their effectiveness, saying they see fewer blemishes, clearer skin tone and smoother skin. It has long been heralded as the secret to healthy, younger looking skin. A person can use Retinol for various reasons such as treating acne, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration, or it can be used to help with anti-ageing.
Active Retinol (Vitamin A) -Stimulates growth of dermal proteins, reduces the signs of ageing, and stimulates cell renewal for healthier, smoother skin.
With Retinol being a type of vitamin A, it is a powerful antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient, used by many to reduce wrinkles, and improve the look, feel, and function of the skin.
Retinol is most commonly found in products such as; cream, lotion, or serum products that can be found in our store. If you have never used Retinol before, it is recommended to start with one of our Retinol skin care products that are perfect for ageing, dehydrated, dry, sensitive, normal/combination and oily skin.