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Retinoids in skin care: Are they friend or foe for use on the skin?
Beauty: Vitamins & Supplements
14 Sep 2016
Is your life a constant search for that elusive fountain of youth? Retinoids have a reputation of being an anti-ageing cure all, but are they good for you?
Retinoids and the skin
Retinol, which is the technical name for vitamin A. It first entered the market in the early 1970s as an acne-fighting drug and quickly progressed. It’s applications now include correcting skin tone, blemishes, and wrinkle-busting.
Vitamin A is an extremely effective at skin transforming ingredient that instinctively detects what your skin needs to diminish the signs of ageing and give it a much needed ‘pick me up’.
With over 40 years of research, it helps to visibly increase the appearance of firmness, diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, significantly improves uneven skin tone, smooth and refine the surface of the skin. This coveted ingredient is used to kickstart the skins natural production of collagen and elastin. The result is a slowing down in the progression of ageing, keeping the skin thick, taught, plump and firm. Another benefit of this active cosmetic ingredient is to lighten brown spots caused by sun exposure and even out the skin tone as well as complexion.
Retinoids work by speeding up the surface skin cells turnover making way for new cell growth. As a result, the skin is more youthful, radiant and glowing from underneath.
What is our conclusion?
In our eyes, these products are a must for everyone, however as great as retinol is, everyone’s skin needs more than one brilliant ingredient to look and feel it’s best.
Retinoids come in varying strengths and are available in both over the counter formulations and professional skin care ranges.
Always consult a professional skin care therapist in order to get product best suited to your skin’s personal requirements. Do not self diagnose.