Retinol is a common skin care product clinically proven to improve the appearance of aging skin, acne, and skin discoloration. It increases collagen production and helps promote and stimulate cell turnover, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, and blemishes. Retinol is a form of vitamin A, retina or retinoic acid. It is much gentler than prescription retinoids. It can also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin that improve skin color. Retinols are not considered an exfoliator.
First off, retinol should be applied at nighttime when your body’s natural rhythm process triggers cell rejuvenation. Retinol can be irritating and create dryness at the start, but this is quite normal. If this happens after your first few applications, skip a few days and then resume applying every other day until your skin calms down. This process is called retinization.
Eventually, using Retinol every day can provide huge results. Studies indicate it can take 12 weeks for results to appear, but you will eventually see a marked difference in your skin! And make sure you wear a good sunscreen (like Replenix Antioxidant 50+) during the day, because it can increase your sensitivity to the sun.
At Defy Nature Med Spa in New London, they offer Replenix Retinol Treatment Serum that delivers superior results if used as directed. This product has an efficient time release delivery system with soothing green tea polyphenols and caffeine to provide the effectiveness of a retinol minus the irritation. It is available in different strengths for optimum results.