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Retinoids has been the biggest buzzword in the anti-ageing skincare industry for a long time. This is real world science at work – no smoke and mirrors. And retinoids could make a huge difference on your skin.
What are retinoids?
According the the Telegraph, Retinoids and retinol are derivatives of vitamin A. While retinoids are prescription strength, products containing retinol can be bought over the counter. The latter take longer to work as your skin has to convert retinol into retinoic acid, so it can take at least three months to see results.
What are the skincare benefits of retinoids and retinol?
Retinoids have been used for acne treatment for decades (tretinoin was approved over 40 years ago), but in recent years they’ve also been found to help fend off the signs of ageing. They work by increasing your cell turnover and removing any old ones. They also stimulate collagen, which gives your skin that firm plumpness and smoothes out fine lines, and correct pigmentation.
How should you use retinoids and retinol?
Your skin has to adjust to using retinol, so it’s important to start with small amounts at night time two-to-three times a week. It’s a bit like exercise and you have to build up your stamina. It’s absolutely essential to wear SPF when you’re using a retinol or retinoid in your skincare regime, even if you’re only using it at night.
What are the side affects of retinoids?
While retinoids and retinol have many benefits, you should approach them with caution if you have experienced sensitivity before. It’s not uncommon to experience redness or soreness while your skin adjusts to the ingredient.
Don’t use retinol based products if you’re pregnant, and those with dry, sensitive skin should approach with caution and seek out advice from a dermatologist.
REN Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Cream is a breakthrough anti-ageing cream that delivers retinol results without irritation while enhancing skin vitality and radiance. Deeply nourishing and hydrating it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin looking smoother, firmer, more even toned and radiant.
• Visibly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Skin looks firmer and lifted.
• Smoothes and refines skin texture.
• Revitalises and boosts radiance.
Use twice daily. Warm a generous amount in the palms of the hands and gently massage onto clean face and neck until absorbed. At night use after Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Concentrate for optimal results.