The Age-Defying Power of Retinol

In the ever-advancing arena of anti-aging skincare, one ingredient has remained the gold standard for over 30 years: Retinol. This pure form of vitamin A is known as the #1 dermatologist-recommended ingredient for aging and UV-damaged skin. Highly effective for all ages and skin types, find out how this transformative ingredient can help your clients achieve unparalleled rejuvenation. 

Retinol’s Unique Benefits

While other ingredients are often very effective at preventing, mitigating, and treating the effects of skin damage, retinol goes straight to the source — decades of scientific research prove that vitamin A targets aging damage at a cellular level. This means that retinol can improve all aspects of how skin looks and feels, including… 

Signs of aging:

  • Restores elasticity and firmness
  • Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Fades dark spots
  • Imparts plump, “springy” quality to skin

Complexion and condition:

  • Evens out skin tone
  • Refines and smooths texture 
  • Creates a clearer, healthier-looking appearance
  • Improves skin’s natural radiance

Acne breakouts:

  • Helps prevent clogged pores
  • Reduces skin congestion and blemishes
  • Fades the look of acne scars
  • Minimizes large pores

How Retinol Works in the Skin

Vitamin A increases cell turnover, which helps shed damaged skin and replace it with fresher, younger skin for a more youthful tone and texture. 

This isn’t an exfoliating ingredient, however; exfoliants work at skin’s surface by sloughing off the dead cells, whereas retinol revitalizes from within, stimulating the growth of new cells in the deeper layers. This leads to boosted collagen production and thicker, more elastic skin.

Retinol also fights the breakdown of collagen. Studies have shown that vitamin A can prevent the appearance of photoaging by reducing the production of collagen-destroying enzymes that result from UV exposure. Similarly, it suppresses the overproduction of melanin that leads to irregular pigmentation in the skin, which is a common characteristic of sun damage. 

Choosing the Right Formula

Retinol is most effective when it’s delivered in a serum, which allows for deeper penetration. Though retinol products range in potency from 0.01% to 1.0%, higher concentrations (over 0.3%) deliver the most dramatic impact, particularly for firmness and wrinkles. 

As with most powerful skincare actives, retinol can cause minor side effects when using stronger formulations. Dryness, flushing, and light peeling may occur for 2-3 weeks until the skin builds tolerance. For best results, choose a medical-grade formula, like our Advanced Retinol, which incorporates barrier-fortifying ingredients to minimize any side effects. 

Discover Advanced Retinol  

Our clinically-proven Advanced Retinol serum is dermatologist formulated with high-potency 0.5% retinol to dramatically improve the visible signs of skin aging. Combined with bioidentical phospholipids and glycolipids to protect and replenish moisture, it delivers maximum rejuvenating benefits with the least possible skin irritation. 

  • Visibly firms, smooths, and evens skin
  • Reduces the look of wrinkles and age spots
  • Helps increase facial volume
  • Boosts skin luminosity
  • Minimizes dryness and peeling

The serum is packaged in an opaque container with premium airless pump technology. This helps preserve the retinol’s delicate molecular structure, which breaks down and loses effectiveness when exposed to oxygen and light.

Professional Tips

We recommend starting clients with a pea-sized application of Advanced Retinol to the face and eye area each night. (For extremely sensitive or reactive skin, we recommend reducing frequency to every other night until the client’s skin has adapted.) If their skin responds well after two weeks, they can begin using it twice a day. 

Within 12 weeks, your clients will start to see a noticeable difference in their skin — and the results are guaranteed to impress. 

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