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Author: <b> Karen Austin
Author: Karen Austin

February Blog


Why We Need To Be Using A Retinol Product In Our Skincare Regime

Retinol is a type of retinoid which is made from Vitamin A. It is primarily used in skincare to treat fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin texture, acne, scarring, melasma and skin pigmentation issues. It is one of the most widely known ingredients in skincare on the market and has many benefits for the skin.

There are various types of Retinols. Over the counter retinols are milder on the skin when used in comparison to prescription retinoids. The small molecules that make up retinol travel to the dermis and help neutralize free radicals (which cause premature ageing) and help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Retinoids regulate cell growth and cellular differentiation, thereby regulating and normalizing keratinization and exfoliation of the cells.

Not all retinols are created equal, and many can cause redness, itchiness, irritation and flaking skin. Using your retinol correctly and avoiding over-use will help reduce these side effects from occurring. Finding a retinol that has a delivery system in the skin that reduces its risk of irritating the skin is also important.

Retinols should be used at night as any sun exposure can create some photosensitivity and can increase the risk of irritation and pigment changes. Pregnant women should also avoid using any retinols.

Products we love:

Revitosin à Works on the regulation, rebuilding and strengthening of the skin. It does this by bringing the skin back into balance. It is made up of a powerful blend of Vitamin A’s that regulate cell proliferation, the flow of oil and encourage RNA to prevent cell degeneration. Used for acne, pigmentation, ageing, scarring and stretch marks.

Revise A à Maintains cellular renewal and encourages a healthy, youthful complexion through gentle exfoliation. It promotes and regulates the growth of normal and healthy cells. Ideal for ageing, sun-damaged or congested skin.

Treatments we love:

Remodelling Procedure (RP) à can be used on both the face and body. This is a removal system that is designed to revise the architecture of the skin. Great for ageing, pigmentation, vascular scarring, stretch marks, acne scarring, skin texture and sagging skin. This is a 10 day treatment.

Vitamin A Peel à Designed to resurface and remodel the skin and can be performed as a series or a one-off. Great for ageing, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scarring, congested skin and uneven skin texture.


Why we need to be using a retinol product in our skincare regimeRevitosin

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