Retinol is no newcomer to the world of skincare. Retinol was first introduced as a treatment for acne 30 years ago. Today, retinol has a great reputation for the care and maintenance of your skin, and could be considered a celebrity among ingredients in the skincare industry.
So what exactly is this stuff?
The term “retinoid” refers to any Vitamin A based molecule. Vitamin A naturally dries the skin and helps exfoliate. Retinol, when used on the skin, has the ability to unclog pores, even out skin discoloration, restore vibrancy of the skin, reduce oiliness, treat acne and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles. This stuff has some serious powerful benefits to the health and vibrancy of your skin.
Let’s dig a little deeper into the benefits of this miracle ingredient.
We all get that stubborn pimple every now and then, but some of us have much worse cases of persistent adult acne. That’s when retinol steps in to save the day (well, your skin)! It helps unplug your follicles and exfoliate the skin, leaving your pores clear. At the same time, retinol helps to reduce the bacteria, which causes breakouts on your skin. Dermatologists recommend products containing retinol to patients with acne concerns with a great success rate.
If you’ve got a slight to severe case of skin discoloration, retinol may be the answer to evening out your skin tone and revealing a more glowing complexion hiding behind those spots. The exfoliating properties in retinol help slough off dead skin cells, leaving lighter, brand new cells in their place.
Reduces Appearance of Fine Wrinkles
Retinol also acts as an antioxidant that fights to repair damaged skin cells, and prevent future damage. When used regularly, retinol can reduce signs of aging and improve skin’s elasticity and youthful appearance. When used as a preventative measure, it can help prevent skin from forming fine lines and wrinkles as we age.
It can be a bit confusing trying to choose a retinol product. There are so many products on the market claiming to offer many of the same benefits to your skin.
IMAGE offers a great retinol-based skincare regimen to help rejuvenate and repair your skin. Ageless anti-aging products prevent and treat the signs of aging and environmental exposures by utilizing AHA blends, nutripeptides, retinols, lightening agents and anti-oxidants to produce ageless skin.