Find out everything you always wanted to know about retinol and why it is used in so many skincare hero skincare products that we use.
What are they?
Retinoid’s and retinol are derivatives of vitamin A. While retinoids are prescription strength, you can find retinol in various skincare products.
What do they do?
They work by increasing your cell turnover and removing any old ones. They also stimulate collagen, which plumps your skin and smooths out fine lines; they also help by correcting pigmentation.
Dos & Don’ts?
Do were SPF everyday especially when using retinol.
Don’t use during pregnancy.
Do start by using small amounts at night time two-to-three times a week and build up to more.
OUR FAVOURITE SKINCARE PRODUCTS WITH RETINOL
La Roche Posay Redermic Anti-wrinkle Treatment £33
This cream works to help fade wrinkles and also specifically targets uneven skin tone and dark spots to leave you with brighter younger looking skin.
Omorovicza Gold Eye Lift £110
This nourishing, anti-ageing, gold eye cream reduces the appearance and depth of fine lines and wrinkles and renews elasticity. It also brightens tone and helps to reduce sun damage in the delicate eye contour.
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair £79
This powerful treatment cream accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin ageing overnight. Active microencapsulated pure Retinol helps increase collagen production and cell turnover. Powerful peptides and antioxidant Vitamin C help fight signs of aging including uneven skin tone and discoloration.
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