Retinol Products Are Amazing At Fighting Aging, Hyperpigmentation and Acne

Retinol Products Are Amazing At Fighting Aging, Hyperpigmentation and Acne


As reported by Dr. Oz, Retin A and retinols have amazing anti-aging and anti-wrinkling benefits.  They confirmed everything we have been talking about for years!  I personally have been using Retin A for over 25 years.  Holy Cow……that’s a quarter of a century!   I remember reading in the Miami Herald newspaper back in 1988 that they have found the answer to looking younger.  I was 27 and remember thinking…..I need to get this and I will never stop using it if it works!

Here I am at nearly 52 years old, and I have used Retin A 4 days a week for the last 25 years.  The only time I took a break was when I was pregnant.  I have been a believer all these years and it was confirmed by the New York Times a couple of years ago as well as on the Dr. Oz show.

We always get questions from our customers asking what the difference is between Retin A and Retinols.  Retinols are less potent than the prescription strength but you will definitely get the results you are hoping for.

Retin-A is derived from vitamin A. Retinol, a less potent form of Retin-A, also has some strong science to support its effectiveness.  Skin cells contain retinoid receptors that help regulate how the cell functions. As people age, their cells behave more erratically. “But consistent use of Retin-A helps normalize the cells,” said Dr. Min-Wei Christine Lee, a dermatologist in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Retin-A and Retinols can improve skin texture and fade dark spots and freckles because it causes skin cells to turn over more rapidly. It shrinks dilated pores and improves cell turnover within the pores so they are less likely to clog and become blackheads and whiteheads. But what has earned Retin-A and Retinols their long-held reputation is its ability to affect the retention of collagen.  Collagen is what gives skin its structure, firmness and elasticity. Repeated sun exposure breaks down collagen and, with age, cells produce less and less collagen to repair the damage. Skin wrinkles, sags and loses fullness.   Retin-A and Retinols do double duty in helping to boost collagen.

According to research at Michigan, it has the potential to stop photoaging before it starts. “The retinoids prevent the rise of collagenase after UV exposure,” Dr. Voorhees said. Collagenase is what breaks down collagen.  But regular use of a retinoid product also increases the amount of new collagen formed, research has found, and that new collagen will last for years!!!

We carry several brands with retinol in them.  Check out the SkinMedica RetinolsSkinCeuticals RetinolDr. Dennis Gross, Cosmetic Solutions Retinol, NIA24 Retinol or Avene Retinol and watch the lines and wrinkles disappear.  You will be hooked like I have been all these years. I would recommend starting with a lower strength since it has a tendency to cause a little peeling and makes you more sensitive to the sun.  This isn’t a product where more is better.  You may also need to start by using it every other night.  PLEASE call us and we will be happy to help you figure out which product will work best for you and how to apply it.



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