Retinol is considered by dermatologists to be the holy grail of noninvasive wrinkle prevention. It can remove years off your appearance while helping your skin looking tighter and younger. Retinol is one of the go to ingredients that dermatologists recommend for anti-aging.
Our team of beauty experts give retinol a thumbs up and break down all of the details you should know before starting to use a retinol based anti-wrinkle treatment.
So, what exactly is retinol? According to Dr. Meier “Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A that helps boost collagen production while aiding in cell turnover”. Due to this rapid cellular turnover, retinol is used in various dermatology practices for anti-aging, anti-wrinkling and can also be used for treatment of acne.
By stimulating collagen production and cell turnover, retinol can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, unclog pores and even out skin complexion. Retinol is great for reducing the appearance of sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it has anti-oxidative properties helping skin reduce free-radical damage and visible signs of aging.
According to our experts, determining which form of retinol to use depends on your skin type and tolerability. It is important to remember that retinol breaks down in sunlight and can make your skin sensitive so most dermatologists suggest the use of retinol products at night. Start by slowing introducing retinol into your skincare regimen and with a low percentage.
Carelumina’s Repair – Anti-wrinkle Retinol moisturizer is the go to beauty product for replenishing and protecting the skin’s moisture barrier and helping to repair damaged skin. When used at night this powerful formulation of Vitamin A derived 2.5% Retinol combined with antioxidants smoothes skin, improves fine lines and wrinkles while reversing visible signs of aging.
The end result is minimized crow’s feet, facial and lip lines. Organic aloe vera and sunflower oil help prevent redness and drying typically associated with retinol infused products. Before using Repair, first you will want to clean your skin with Carelumina Vitamin C antioxidant toner to get rid of unwanted oils and impurities.
Next, apply a thin layer nightly in a light circular motion to a freshly cleansed and toned face, neck and chest areas. Avoid direct contact with eyes.
For best long-lasting after results, we suggest applying Carelumina Protect SPF 45 sunscreen after using Repair to help guard your skin against dryness and sun’s harmful rays.