Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Retinol: One of the Best Over-the-Counter Anti-Wrinkle Ingredients

Retinol is the technical name for Vitamin A. Research suggests that topical Vitamin A can help build collagen fibers and exfoliate the skin, thereby minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Dermatologists praise Retinol as an excellent over-the counter anti-wrinkle ingredient which works to soften line and fade age spot.

Retinol is one of the forms of Vitamin A found in the body, other forms include retinyl palmitate, retinal and retinoic acid. Renova and Retin-A® are retinoic acid, also known as tretinoin.

SkinMedica Dermal Repair

SkinMedica Dermal Repair

Why Use a Retinol Cream?

As we age, cell production and new collagen production normally slows down and layers of dead, sun damaged skin cells build up on the skin. This causes our skin to look dull and thick; pores look large and we see the visible effects of sun damage such as age spots, uneven skin tone and less elasticity. Regular use of a retinol cream increases cell turnover and exfoliation

Skin will appear softer and smoother and pores will appear smaller cause retinol encourage the exfoliation of these dead skin cells . Skin will look younger and healthier. The cell rejuvenation caused by vitamin A has also been shown to be helpful on acne patients because the exfoliation unclogs pores and helps fade acne scars.

woman apply retinol

Woman applying retinol products

When looking for a vitamin A or retinol cream, look for one with a high enough level of retinol to be effective.

See: Retinol Products

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