Retinol is super popular in the skincare world but sometimes you can feel a little unsure of it by what you hear. Here at Jersey Beauty we believe that education is the key to helping you achieve the happiest and healthiest skin you can, at any age. So here is the lowdown on retinol....
Retinol, along with Retinaldehyde, and Retinoic Acid all belong to the family of Retinoids. This family are all derived from Vitamin A. Retinoids are used in skincare in different concentrations with some products available to buy whilst others are only available on prescription. No matter which form of retinoid the product you use contains, your body converts it into Retinoic acid before it can work. Retinoic acid boosts the amount of collagen your body makes and plumps out the skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also can reduce pore congestion, regulate sebum production, and also reduce pigmentation and inflammation. These are the reasons therefore why Retinol is a skincare superhero!
Retinol is a powerful ingredient and can cause skin irritation if used incorrectly. In this video, Jen and Victoria chat about 3 common myths about retinol. They also talk about the brand new retinol product from Dermalogica called Retinol Clearing Oil.
Here are 3 of the most common facts about retinol that are sometimes unclear. Finding out a bit more about retinol is really helpful for you to know whether it will benefit your skin and earn a place in your skincare routine.
True or false?
Retinol should only be used at night?
True. Retinol is quite an unstable molecule, it’s easily degraded in sun light and with exposure to air. Retinol use can also make your skin more sun sensitive so for these 2 reasons it’s used at night. It's really important to remember to use an SPF in the morning when using retinol.
You shouldn’t use retinol around the eyes true or false?
False, although you need to make sure your formula is suitable for the eyes. Dermalogica Age Reversal Eye Complexis a retinol cream designed for the delicate eye area. You’ll probably find your face retinol cream too irritating if you apply around the delicate eyes.
Retinol is such a powerful ingredient, I should expect instant results after using it?
True that it’s powerful but false that results are instant. A pure retinol formula of around 0.5-1% is considered a high strength for a skin care product. You should start to see results in skin smoothness within a few weeks, with true results in terms of reduction of lines and wrinkles over a 2-3 month period of consistent use. In the case of Retinol Clearing Oil, to deliver all the benefits of Retinol without adverse side effects, Retinol Clearing Oil has been formulated with the highly stable Retinyl Propionate, which skin gradually converts to Retinoic Acid. This results in a gradual, mild time-release effect.
Retinol Clearing Oil is a fabulous new product that combines retinol and salicylic acid together for the first time to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and clear breakouts. You apply this night time treatment oil to cleansed skin, just before you moisturise. Then settle down to sleep while Retinol Clearing Oil gets to work!
Retinol Clearing Oil is now available at Jersey Beauty! People using Retinol Clearing Oil have found that it improves the appearance of breakouts and uneven skin tone overnight, along with increased smoothness and radiance. After 7 days, there’s an improvement of dark spots from breakouts with fine lines and wrinkles improved by 4 weeks of use.
Many of us are experiencing breakouts due to stress and wearing masks. This is the perfect product for you to try that will not only improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin ageing but also due to the Salicylic acid in the treatment oil, your breakouts should improve too.
Fancy giving it a try? You can dive right in or pop a sample in your basket when you place your next Dermalogica order.
We would love to know what you think of Retinol Clearing Oil so once you have tried it, please pop a review on the Retinol Clearing Oil page. Your reviews really help other customers to decide whether to purchase a product.
Retinol Clearing OilSkincare30ml: £61.00
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