“It’s not hoarding if it’s skincare”
One super skin saver ingredient that is often suggested to keep wrinkles, clogged pores, and aging at a safe distance is retinol. The journey of this admired ingredient may have started with just a cream but now it can be seen every skincare product. Taking one step further in the skincare industry – it can now be found in lipsticks and foundations also! We can say there is one thing that all dermatologists agree on -Retinol benefits.
So let’s dig deeper to find out the benefits and risks of this star ingredient, how to choose and use the eminent retinol for the skin.
What is Retinol?
It is a pure form of vitamin A. There are several variations of retinoid, and one such type is retinol. The work of retinol is to increase collagen production as well as nurture skin renewal. And, some of the side effects of sun damage such as dark spots, pigmentations can also be reversed by our all-rounder ingredient.
If you are facing any skincare issues includes pore size, fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone then the recommended solution by your Derm would be to add retinol in your skincare treatment.
Is Retinol meant for you?
For a large number of years, retinol has been considered as a gold ingredient in treating acne and signs of aging. However, it not only boosts the collagen production but also exfoliates the top layer of the skin as retinols are keratolytics. As the older keratinocytes get exfoliated at multiple levels, that results in clearing out clogged pores and you will get smooth and refresh skin.
Retinol based products should be used daily in your AM and PM skincare routines. With that said, after using retinol a best practice for the next-day routine should be to rinse face in the morning so no residue of retinol is left on the skin that may cause photosensitivity. And then apply a board spectrum SPF in the day.
An additional fringe benefit of retinol is that it promotes collagen production. As we know our body naturally produces collagen in abundance, which results in younger-looking skin. Although, as we age the natural production of collagen gets declined and some early signs of aging can be seen yikes! Our hero ingredient comes into the picture. With retinol, you will see upsurge collagen production in the body thus promoting skin elasticity while turning back the clock. The crux of this ingredient is that it helps in getting healthier and firmer-looking skin.
How long does retinol take to show up the results?
As said earlier, retinol is loaded with skin benefits. The proven effects of it depend on person to person and the percentage of it you are using. Initially, it’s recommended to use retinol at a slow pace into your skincare regime as they can cause redness and irritation. A strong formulation of it may be harsh for the skin and making it worse than better for many!
The result of retinol is known to be delivered in four weeks, but to notice visible changes in skin texture and tone it can go up to twelve weeks. So stick with retinol product for that long to see the visible benefit. If you are having super sensitive skin then initially, be little cautious with this ingredient, start with a low concentration based retinol products (such as St.Botanica Retinol Advanced Anti Aging Face Mask) and use only a few days per week to build tolerance for this ingredient over time.
Here are few frequently asked questions about Retinol:
Is Retinol for all skin types?
Yes, it is safe for all. This ingredient is strongly recommended by Derms for its many benefits. Some people may encounter some minor side effects from it such as redness and irritation- for example. Though, they last for a couple of days as skin becomes tolerant for this ingredient.
Is Retinol safe for dark skin?
Yes, retinol is safe for all skin colors. It can aid in reducing dark spots and Hyperpigmentation in any skin color (White, Black, or Brown). Rule to start with retinol is the same for everyone; low and slow to build skin tolerance for it.
Is Retinol safe for delicate areas?
The under-eye area is considered to be most delicate, and it’s a myth that retinol is not safe for that area. In fact; it should be applied around eyes every day as this is the area where aging signs show up first. Check out this ultimate under eye recovery serum!
Is Retinol safe for the long term?
Yes, retinol is safe for long term use as it falls under the category of most researched ingredients in the skincare industry. To fight against all signs of aging it can be used indefinitely.
Is Retinol safe for dry and sensitive skin?
Yes, it is safe for all skin types. That said, people with dry and sensitive skin should start with a low dosage of retinol, such as 0.20%, so the skin can naturally adjust to a higher dosage of it.
Is Retinol safe for the liver?
This is another myth about retinol that it’s not safe for the liver. As per doctors, large consumption of vitamin A can affect the liver; however, the topical application which is the moderate form ensures that the fewer doses don’t affect the bloodstream. The result is that the liver is not impacted.
How to apply retinol?
Application of this ingredient in a proper quantity plays a vital role in reversing skin damages because too much or too low can be detrimental to the skin and you may not get the desired outputs.
Follow these below steps to incorporate this multi-tasking ingredient into your skincare regime:
Step 1: Wash your face with retinol formulated face wash (Such as St.Botanica Retinol Anti Aging Foaming Face Wash) and applies under eye cream. As eye cream would shield the delicate area. Try St.Botanica Vitamin C 10 Brightening Eye Serum for excellent results.
Step 2: Wait for some time for the skin to get dry. If we apply retinol to damp skin it will absorb deep into the skin and can cause redness or irritation. It’s advisable to apply moisturizer on damp skin but not retinol.
Step 3: Take a pea-size amount of retinol products such as St.Botanica Retinol Advanced Anti Aging Night Cream, apply with your fingertips in an upward motion. And wait for the magic to happen!
Step 4: Next day, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to lock the benefit! Do try St.Botanica Vitamin C SPF 50 Sunscreen.
What to do if the skin reacts with Retinol?
The best prep for beginning with retinol is to make sure your face is nourished with a good moisturizer. It can act as a safeguarding agent for the skin. And, as a “part of the process” expect flaking, burning, redness, and irritations of skin especially at the starting of using retinol. The results of retinol cannot be seen overnight so be very patient.
The above were some of the few insights about retinol. Seeing some of them do you intend to make use of this important vitamin as a part of your daily regime? Well, these days there are a plethora of skin products that businesses accomplish that has Retinol included. However, it is always advisable to choose a manufacturer that is well-known and is renowned to make world-class products.
So, if you’re someone looking for an eminent company that delivers remarkable skin products with Retinol included, then you must look- no further as St. Botanica has you covered. We are a brand that furnishes some of the best beauty care products available in the market today. Also, all of our manufacturing outputs are available at reasonable prices to keep a check on your pocket. What’s more, we never compromise on the quality-thereby maintaining a strong base of repeated along with novice customers.
A Couple of Retinol Products to Add to Your Skin Care Routine
Retinol Advanced Anti Aging Face Mist
Our Retinol advance anti-aging face mist is the uncelebrated hero of our beloved retinol lineup. It is packed with heavy-duty substances like Matrixyl 3000, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Licorice. This multipurpose mist can be used anytime-anywhere to feel fresh and rejuvenated. Buy now! To add this luxurious skincare product to your retinol arsenal!
Retinol Anti Aging Face Mask
Our Retinol Anti-Aging Face Mask deserves a spot in your beauty arena as we created this product with the utmost love and care. ‘Hydrating’ Hyaluronic acid, ‘Anti-aging’ Retinol, and ‘Elasticity booster’ Matrixyl3000 are three vital ingredients of the mask. Vitamin E rich sweet almond oil and cosmetic clay (draws impurities from the skin) lock in hydration to energize and soothe the dry skin. This natural anti-aging mask is free from chemicals and unhealthy harmful ingredients. We can vouch on this that it’s a quintessential product for skincare enthusiasts. Order now!