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Retinol is one of the best-known skin care ingredients on the market. It is also often very misunderstood. Retinods (also called Vitamin A derivatives) really represent an umbrella name for a group of products containing retinol- a molecule that is found in the natural vegetal world. Lipophilic, once ingested it is stored in the liver and in the skin. Retinol is used by dermatologists to correct many skin problem such as the signs of ageing, wrinkles, inhomogeneous complexion and pigmentation disorders, even acne and acne scars. Highly effective, sometimes less well tolerated by sensitive skin, it works by accelerating skin cell renewal and by reinforcing the skin’s structure network.
That said, retinols are not the same products as prescription products, which are more powerful. Also over the counter versions available such as retinaldehyde and retinyl palmate are not the same.
Retinol has many potential skin care benefits, but there are side effects to consider, as well. Lets look into these more closely
Retinol is a type of retinoid, which is made from vitamin A. It does not remove dead skin cells, as many other products for mature skin do. Instead, the small molecules that make up retinol go deep beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin) to your dermis.
Once in this middle layer of skin, retinol helps neutralize free radicals. This helps boost the production of elastin and collagen the major components of skin, which creates a “plumping” effect that can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, helps with enlarged pores, acne scars and dark spots
As we mentioned earlier there are different forms of retinoids. The most potent one usually only used by prescription is Retinoic Acid that directly reacts with the skin. Weaker forms of retinoids must go through some additional conversion stages before they can really interact with the skin and show any substantial effect.
Since Retinol affects a deeper layer of your skin it does not only smoothe the skin and minimizes future wrinkle development. By removing the dead skin retinol helps to prevent formation of pimples by removing one major cause of clogged pores, finally -by speeding up the turnover of skin cells retinol can help to remove scars and acne marks.
Up to our early 30’s our skin cells turn -over every 28 days creating fresh, new skin. But after we get into our mid 30’s our cell regeneration process slows down and we “ produce the same new layer of skin in over 50, 60, 70 days or even slower. Retinol – the skin turn-over stimulator actively boosts the younger skin capabilities and improves skin turnover .
Retinol is one of the ingredients that requires some patience and consistency. Retinol 3D is not only one of the most absorbent and potent, yet most non- irritating Retinol that will show an original improvement in acne spots, discolorations, fine lines and even acne breakouts within 3 weeks and clearly visible effects within 12 weeks. Rejuvel 3D also contains proprietary stem cell moisturizer that prevents redness, irritation and serves to amplify the results.