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What does it mean when my products contain Retinol?

Ageing is a natural occurrence however, there are many ways that we can slow down the

process in relation to our skin and more importantly make our skin the best it can be. When

looking for a reputable skin care regime or a product that will help to reduce lines and

improve the texture this can be a confusing and daunting task alone. Often people will hear

the term Retinol and head to any product which claims to contain some hoping that this will

be enough. But it is important to not only understand what Retinol does but if in fact the

amount contained in the product is right for you. Many over the counter regimes will

contain a very small amount of retinol and this may not be enough to gain the result you are

looking for.

When you come for a skin consultation we will recommend the right product for your skin.

It is important to understand what the products that we are recommending contain and

understand how they work. This blog will cover Retinol to help support you to understand

how this secret weapon may be the answer you are looking for.

Retinol is a synthetic derivative of Vitamin A and falls under a broader category of retinoids.

This product will convert into retinoic acid through specialized enzymes that are found

within the skin. Retinol helps to increase cell turnover to defend against blemishes, as well

as improving skin texture. Retinol comes in different strengths and it might be that you do

not suit using a pure retinol product and would prefer your daily regime to contain retinol.

Retinol can be in your daily products or can be prescribed at a stronger strength to address

specific concerns. Many people worry when we suggest retinol because it has long been

associated with peeling skin. In reality, retinol is a well-researched ingredient with

established credibility in the medical community. But this is a reminder that the strength of

the product is important and you may need to start slow. So how does it work? Well retinol

stimulates collagen production, helping your skin to become stronger.

Some benefits of retinol include:

  •  Speeding up skin renewal

  •  Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles 

  •  Reducing age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation  

  •  Reducing oily skin and minimizing breakouts

  •  Achieving a more even-skin tone that’s smoother, fuller and more radiant

If you are interested in a skin consultation to explore this treatment option please contact




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