Rebuild Your Skin from the Inside Out
Suffering from the effects of acne or aging and looking for a skin savior? Retinol can be just what you are looking for! Retinol is considered the most active form of vitamin A that will safely benefit the skin and has been included in The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) list of Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) substances.
Retinol is a natural derivative of Vitamin A that is sourced through enzymatic processing. The most common natural form that you will find is beta-carotene. Within your skin, retinol is converted to other metabolites showing different levels of activity for example retinol is converted into retinoic acid within the skin.
How does retinol work?
Retinol is the organizer of your skin cells or in other words, the very heart of why you have skin conditions. This antioxidant’s knowledge of the difference in skin cells, the small molecular size, and liposoluable nature allows it to move deeper into your epidermal layers. This stimulates the production of your skin cells and helps to maintain the skins structure by inhibiting the DNA damage that breaks down collagen. Once the retinol hits your skin’s lower layers and regulates the cell growth, the retinol enzyme turns into retinoic acid and binds with DNA to promote healthy skin growth. After proper retinol use, you will see your skin emerge healthier, finer, smoother texture and more toned.
Not all Products containing Retinol are created Equal!
Common retinol skin care products usually will produce results. Unfortunately, as an antioxidant, retinol quickly oxidizes when it is added into these skin care products. Many of these manufacturers opt to only add a small amount of retinol to their products. This very popular ingredient has seen many different formulations to protect and enhance the delivery and performance of the retinol. These key challenges for delivery include poor stability, prone to chemical breakdown, and quick oxidation.
There are some forms of retinol skincare that we would suggest to you. A great night cream to help with anti-age and anti-wrinkle is GM Collin Night Cream: Retinol Advanced + Matrixyl + Q10. This cream uses retinol-advanced formula that works through the night with your natural repair cycles to delay the signs of aging. It also hydrates, revitalizes the skin and helps to diminish and prevent the signs of aging while smoothing your skins texture.
This product is clinically proven at 28 days:
- Up to 98% reduction of total surface of lines and wrinkles
- Up to 93% reduction of number of lines and wrinkles
- Up to 98% improvement in hydration level
- Up to 55% increase in firmness.
Retinol Advanced is the most technologically advanced night cream on the market. It is quickly absorbed and leaves your skin feeling light and silky. Nicely scented with pleasant fruit extracts, bamboo leaf, rose petal, white jasmine, sandalwood and white musk notes.
Another cream we like Vital A Cream that is enriched with retinyl palmitate, retinol and palmitic acid, to increase skin elasticity. This cream improves cellular renewal and hydration levels while it reduces lines and wrinkles.
This cream boasts as a favorite of plastic surgeons for its quick acting wrinkle reducing power. It comes as the highest concentration of retinol on the market without having a prescription. This shea butter based formula contains immune boosting echinacea, nourishing olive leaf extract, green tea, chamomile and cellular boosting hyaluronic acid.
A very effective delivery of retinol is called Tegoshere. It is a spongy microcapsule that swells to trigger the release of actives that are discharged when the Tefosphere senses the pH, warm and moisture of the skin. This delivery helps to reinforce the stability, activity, and efficiency of the retinol. Studies even show that this product delivers more than 70% of the encapsulated retinol.
Talk to your Esthetician before you use Retinol Products
Retinol products can be used with most skin types, but it is NOT recommended for sensitive skin, rosacea and active acne. Direct sunlight exposure should be avoided since retinol is photo-sensible and can be easily degraded by UV rays in addition to producing erythema or irritation. You should always used sunscreen day and night to maintain effective results without potential risks.
For more information about retinol products, call the Spa directly 603.888.7900 or Contact us to make an appointment with an esthetician. Improve your skin from the inside out.