What is Retinol?
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A and a powerful ingredient. Formulas containing it help fight against signs of aging skin. It's the #1 dermatologist-recommended non-prescription skin-aging solution for its ability to improve the appearance of collagen-depleted skin, complement skin’s natural renewal process and fight the signs of aging.
Retinol is a topical treatment meaning you apply it on top of your skin. Retinol comes in many forms, including:
- Face wash
Retinol is also sometimes used as an ingredient in cosmetic products.
What does Retinol do for your skin?
Retinol increases skin cell production (proliferation). It helps unclog pores. Retinol also exfoliates your skin and increases collagen production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a fresher, plump appearance.
When is the best time to start a Retinol treatment?
The best time to start using Retinol is fall and winter since its usage leves the skin with photosensitivity is better to avoid the exposure to sun.
Is there any precaution when using Retinol?
Yes, two basic precautions when using Retinol:
First, sunscreen should be use due to the photosensitivity and second, exfoliators should be avoided since Retinol already accelerates the process of renewal of the skin.