Retinol Night Serum - Age Reversing
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What is retinol?
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. This retinol needs to be broken down and turned into retinoic acid in order to bring the many skincare benefits it is capable of achieving. There are many prescription skincare products on the market that contain retinoids, which are the essentially the same but are more potent than retinol. Products containing retinol offer the same skincare benefits of prescription retinoid solutions, but in a gentler format. Retinol is an antioxidant and free-radical fighting agent that can help many complexion complaints such as acne, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
Retinol on a Molecular Level
Topically applying Retinol has shown remarkable age defying effects on 3 types of skin cells:
- Epidermal Keratinocytes (Predominant Cell type in the top layer of skin)
- Topically applying Retinol stimulates Keratinocyte production which increases epidermal thickness.
- Dermal Endothelial Cells (Cells in Dermal layer that line blood vessels and regulate exchanges between the bloodstream and surrounding tissues)
- Endothelial cell production which increases dermal vascularity.
- Fibroblasts- Connective tissue cells that produces Collagen and other fibers
In addition, research shows that Topical Retinol reduces Metalloproetinase expression which directly causes an increase in collagen synthesis.
Why should you use retinol serum?
By applying serum containing retinol onto your skin, it is then absorbed and broken down into the retinoic acid. This acid can then go to work, stimulating the cell turnover that can lead to the skin benefits listed previously. As cell renewal is boosted, collagen production is increased which leads to plumper, firmer, fresh looking skin. We’ve also added other ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and silk peptides to our serum to nourish the skin, extending the renewal and anti-aging results.
Although retinol products can help those who suffer from eczema due to stimulating cell renewal, most customers will experience some irritation when using them. However, this can be managed by taking precautions and using it as instructed. We recommend using retinol products only once every other night when just starting out, and increasing to every night as your skin builds up tolerance. If you have particularly sensitive skin, do get in touch with a member of our team and we’ll be happy to advise on the best way you should use our retinol serum. Always wear SPF 30+ sunscreen during the day when using retinol products, and continue this for a week after usage has stopped.
Retinol is becoming a ‘must have’ ingredient in the beauty industry, and with our two leading products it is possible to unleash the benefits of this antioxidant compound in a way that suits your skin and your daily routine.