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What’s in that retinol cream?

September 25, 2020 2 min read

What’s in that retinol cream?

So, you’ve heard about retinol and that it’s good for anti-aging, but do you really know anything beyond that? Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A. It’s known to stimulate collagen production and increase cell turnover rates. This allows it to help smooth wrinkles, soften the skin, fade dark and sunspots, and help to reduce the appearance of blemishes by sloughing off the dead cells that buildup on the skin. It’s an all-in-one type of ingredient that women and men around the world are praising for changing the way it makes their skin look and feel.

There are two types of retinol: retinoids and retinol creams. Retinoids are over the counter prescription strength compounds. Retinol creams are broken down and converted into active retinoic acid that takes longer to build up results than retinoids do. But retinoids are often irritating and drying in a way that retinol creams are not – making them the better choice for the everyday user.

Retinol shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, since it has the potential to lead to birth defects. If you have extremely sensitive skin, you’ll want to patch test the ingredient first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin. However, many retinol creams contain soothing ingredients to help reduce the amount of irritation your skin will face such as aloe vera, vitamin E, green tea, and shea butter. This retinol moisturizer uses natural ingredients to support your skin’s hydration.

Retinol night creams are the most popular form of retinol moisturizers because retinol can cause sensitivity to the sun. The active ingredient will work overnight, leaving your skin rejuvenated in the morning and ready to face the sun. If you do decide to use your retinol face cream in the morning, make sure you also apply a sunscreen to protect your skin. Using a natural, mineral sunscreen will reduce toxicity and keep our oceans clean from chemical sunscreen residue.

One of the best things about retinol creams is that we know that it works. In addition to being one of the most widespread ingredients on the marketplace, retinol is loved by customers throughout the world. Jimmy T. wrote, “Since my occupation keeps me outside and exposed to the elements my skin started to wrinkle a lot. Since using this moisturizer, most wrinkles have disappeared. One co-worker mentioned, ‘I can believe you’re 63 years old, you have no wrinkles.’” The Radha Beauty Miracle Retinol Moisturizer has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. The people know what works – and retinol does!