Retinol, is a fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin A which is easily absorbed by the body. It is part of the retinoid family and still considered the gold-standard anti-ageing ingredient by Dermatologists worldwide. When applied to the skin it creates retinoic acid which has superior benefits for the skin – anti-ageing benefits with its ability to repair sun damaged skin, it helps to treat acne, reduce pigmentation and it normalises the natural function of the skin.
It is a multi-tasking ingredient that accelerates cellular turnover on the skin, its small molecule makes it efficient at penetrating deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, it reduces signs of fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots, improving texture and tone. It is an antioxidant that helps to counteract premature skin ageing caused by free radicals and other environmental aggressors
Skincare products containing this wonder ingredient are effective in the treatment of acne and they can be started in the teenage years. There are prescription forms of Vitamin A (tretinoin) and over-the-counter forms such as Retinol.
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