Retinol has been creating a bit of a buzz in the beauty world for a few years, but is this wonder product for you? Here’s our handy guide to cut through the jargon and answer all your Retinol questions.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, often used in skin care products thanks to its ability to boost collagen production and speed up skin cell renewal.
Why should I use it?
Retinol is great for anti-aging. That collagen production means plumper skin, which reduces and prevents the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. With your skin cells renewing faster, you could even see the signs of aging reversed!
Can anyone use it?
Retinol is a pretty potent ingredient, so if you have sensitive skin, approach with caution. Use a Retinol product sparingly, as overuse can cause dryness or irritation.
If you’re unsure, or your skin is sensitive, start with a low concentration product and gradually build up to a stronger one. All users should use an SPF after applying a Retinol cream.
However, don’t be scared off. If you apply Retinol with a light hand and follow with an SPF, you can enjoy plumper, more youthful looking skin.
I’m sold! What should I try first?
We love Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Skin Resurfacer. This night cream is packed with three forms of Retinol to really get the wonder ingredient working. Retinal RA is a rapid action version to get the anti-aging started right away, while Retinol Micro-Spheres slow release throughout the night and the next day to keep your skin hydrated. Finally, it also contains a Retinol-like peptide is gentler, to reduce possible irritation without losing the benefits of Vitamin A. This makes the cream gentle enough to be used daily, on all skin types.