Why Make Retinol Part of Your Skincare Ritual
Retinol is often hailed as the superhero of the skincare world by dermatologists globally. From busting acne to preventing wrinkles, it’s obvious to see why retinol is a powerhouse in the skincare world. With a long list of beauty benefits to leave your skin smooth and bright, we’re here to give the 411 on why retinol should be part of your skincare ritual.
All the Rs and what they mean
Retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A, and an umbrella term used for a variety of retinol products. Retinol, Retinoic Acid and Retinoids all pretty much do the same thing; to save confusion the majority of skincare products and treatments stick with the word retinol. Retinol helps boost collagen and encourage cell turnover, by gently exfoliating the skin making way for fresh skin cells to surface.
A long list of benefits
Over the year’s retinol has built up A LOT of hype for the following benefits:
- Smoothes out & reduces fine lines
- Prevents wrinkles
- Exfoliates your skin
- Prevents blackheads, pimples and pores from clogging
- Reduced pore size
- Minimises breakouts
- Brightens dull skin
- Fades dark age spots
- Acts as a pluming agent
- Improves skin texture, pigmentation and tone
If you’re new to the retinol game and are wondering where to start with this holy grail product then you’ve came to the right place. Skin care specialists recommend starting with small amount or patch testing on the inside of your arm to make sure you don’t have a reaction. The key to safely using retinol daily is applying it at night (before bed), as it can often make skin more sensitive to UV rays, so ensure you apply SPF every morning.
An effective way to incorporate retinol into your skincare routine is using a serum. Our powerful and highly effective serum is available from our shop. Apply a small onto cleansed skin, all over the face, try avoiding getting any in your eyes. Then reap the benefits and say hello to plumper, glowy skin.