Let’s take a good look at retinol and the effects it has on your skin. There aren’t many ingredients that can boast the amount of scientific evidence that retinols have, we know that they physically change the behaviour of your skin cells rather than improve its appearance. Retinols are derived from Vitamin A which have been clinically proven to penetrate deep in into the skin where they accelerate and increase your cell turnover, renewing the surface of your skin to reveal younger fresher cells. By using a retinol you will maximise the efficacy all other skin care which means you will see the rate of return of investment in your skin increased significantly.
Formula and stability are vital. skinSense have double encapsulated stabilised retinol which drip feed a controlled dose of to your skin through the night. Hyaluronic acid and Linefill effectively support the retinol, re-hydrating the skin above AND below the surface for a consistent moisture boost rather than one dose on the surface of your skin. Because the actives are controlled and supported, you wake with fresh hydrated skin without usual irritation or reddening that may be typical with other retinols.
Although percentages of actives are not always an indication of efficacy in skin care, they are useful when selecting and using a retinol, the skinSense Double Strength Retinol Night Serum is 0.6% which would be considered mid-high range. This is perfect for those that may have used retinols in the past. If you haven’t used a retinol before then we suggest that you build your tolerance by applying once to twice a week or starting with the skinSense 0.3% Retinol Serum building to double strength and using up to three times a week.
Many of us choose retinols for their ability to improve lines and wrinkles but they also combat other skin concerns such as acne and pigmentation? Here are some of the benefits you can expect to see when using a retinol;
- Improves texture
- Improves and controls acne
- Improves pigmentation
- Balances oil
- Clears congestion
- Increases Collagen content
- Improves lines and wrinkles
- Improves moisture content
- Improves maskne
The retinol rules
There are some rules when using retinol. It is vital that you apply broad spectrum SPF during the day, your skin will be dealing with the challenge of the retinol, working hard to renew your skin cells, don’t expose it to UV damage. For this reason, it is also best to apply Retinol at night so that your skin is not over compromised with Vitamin A and sunlight. UV rays will also cause degradation of the Vitamin A leaving it far less effective and therefore a waste of opportunity and product.
Introduce a retinol to your regime to see visible improvements. It’s hugely rewarding and it’s never too late.
Choose from a range of skinSense retinol formulas for your face and body here