Retinol is often an ingredient that is often looked at and spoken of as the the gold standard of skin care. It is also referred to as ‘one ingredient that can transform your skin’.
But what exactly is this ingredient that is associated alongside buzzwords like ‘age-defying, ‘anti-wrinkle’ or ‘reparative’?
Retinol is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A, the group of fat-soluble vitamins. Commonly found in eggs, carrots and sweet potatoes..
Retinol can be beneficial for inflammatory conditions such as acne and redness or for signs of mature skin, like lines and wrinkles. When Retinol is incorporated into age-preventative skin care routines, it helps accelerate skin renewal, reduce the appearance of ageing, uneven texture and age spots and enhance collagen production.
Retinol alters the behaviour go aged cells so they act in a more youthful manner which is why it is classed as a gold-standard ingredient in skin care. Retinol smooths and refines skin’s texture. Retinol may cause irritation for many who use it, since its essentially re-training your skin cells to turnover at a much quicker rate. Due to Retinols powerful cell renewal property, retinol can be incredibly helpful for people who often have acne and blackouts.
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