Vitamin A (Retinol)

Vitamin A 

Sometimes referred to as Retinol, Vitamin A is a pivotal ingredient in many skin care products. Vitamin A helps to regulate the normal health cell function ensuring normal oil regulation and melanin production. Vitamin A helps to speed up the healing process by improving moisture levels, leaving your skin with a radiant glow.

What Does Retinol do for your skin? 

Retinol is a type of retinoid that is derived from vitamin A and is highly regarded in the skincare industry for the versatile benefits it can offer.  

Retinol's small molecules penetrate beneath the skin's epidermis where they neutralise free radicals, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores.

Unlike many other mature skin products, retinol doesn't remove dead skin cells but rather promotes skin cell proliferation, thereby unclogging pores and enhancing skin texture and tone. It also enhances the production of elastin and collagen, creating a 'plumping' effect that aids in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles to give the skin a fresher, plumper appearance.

Retinol's deep exfoliation capability helps improve skin texture and tone while also treating conditions such as acne and related scarring. However, for severe acne cases, a prescription retinoid combined with other medications targeting inflammation and bacteria is often required.

Finally, by increasing cell turnover, retinol aids skin renewal, unveiling brighter skin, reducing pigmentation, and treating acne. Thus, despite the initial tolerance-building phase, retinol's comprehensive benefits make it a crucial component in any effective skincare routine.