Ever wondered why so many creams and lotions contain retinol? Retinol is among the most widely used active ingredients in skin care products. Essentially the purest form of vitamin A to put on your skin, retinol is one of the best ingredients for reducing fine lines, plumping your skin, and decreasing pore size.
In the most basic terms, retinol is the whole vitamin A molecule, which is one of the best vitamins for your skin. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant and works to protect your skin from free radicals, generates cell growth, and repairs damaged cells. In technical terms, it belongs to a family called retinoids, and is one of the only substances that are small enough to penetrate the outer layers of your skin and work its way down to the lower layers where collagen and elastin reside.
Because of its potent nature, retinol is often found in serums and anti-aging creams. While you can absorb vitamin A through foods such as carrots, kale, and sweet potato, applying retinol straight onto your skin instantly speeds up the process. If you’re looking to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve your skin’s texture, and protect against dryness and redness, then look for a cream or serum that contains this special ingredient.
To learn more about retinoids and treatment for your skin, you can find helpful information at Webmd.com. Call us at Skin NV today at 813.839.4141 and we will happily answer your skin care questions and book you for your next, or first, treatment!