The Insider Scoop on Retinol

Wednesday, 16. October 2019

The Insider Scoop on Retinol

All you need to know about the anti-aging active

Retinol, widely known as Vitamin A, is renowned for its anti-aging properties and is thus often used in cosmetic formulas. It stimulates cell turnover and encourages collagen production, which starts to deteriorate from the age of 30, making it one of the leading ingredient picks for cosmetic purposes. Retinol is effective on the surface layer of the skin to reveal a smoother and more even complexion, reducing the appearance of age spots and refining the pores.

The skin needs to adapt to the use of retinol, therefore, it is advised to use the active ingredient every 2 - 3 days at first. Retinol quickly renews the upper layer of the skin (the Stratum corneum/cornified layer) which results in a dry feel. The first results are visible after approximately 1 - 3 months.

Retinol Booster

The highly effective Retinol Booster by Paula's Choice is the secret weapon behind fighting wrinkles and skin impurities when used on a regular basis. Sun damage is neutralised and the skin's protective barrier strengthened. Its formulated with liquorice root and oat extracts that possess skin-soothing and antioxidant-rich properties. For plumper, smoother skin and refined pores.

A Word of Caution

  • Retinol is not suitable for use during pregnancy or when nursing.
  • It is also essential to only use retinol in the evening as it makes the skin more sensitive to light.
  • Do not forget to apply an SPF during the day.
  • Particularly sensitive skin types should refrain from using the (concentrated) retinol products.