Are you over 25? You should probably be using a retinol in your skin care routine.
✨ 1. Retinol delivers some of the best anti-aging results from a topical product, without breaking the bank.
✨ 2. Retinol turns back the clock: "It helps aging skin cells act younger, boosting cell turnover, smoothing and brightening skin" says #skinchic esthetician Amanda.
✨ 3. It delivers multiple benefits: smoothing texture, brightening brown spots, reducing wrinkles, and even helping to reduce scarring and prevent acne.
✨ 4. It's Vitamin A! Retinol is a synthetically produced version of the vitamin commonly found in carrots, eggs, and sweet potatoes.
Amanda loves the Trifecting Night Cream by Lumixyl "It's a buffered, time release retinol, so it delivers maximum benefits with minimal irritation".
🐢 Start slow. Choose a retinol with a lower concentration for your first bottle, so your skin can acclimate with minimal irritation. Use your retinol every other night for the first week or two.
☀️ Wear sunscreen!!! Daily sunscreen is a must. Preserve the beautiful new skin that retinol is bringing to the surface, and prevent damage, aging, and cancer. Don't forget to reapply!
💓 Sensitive skin? Talk to your esthetician about what products are the best fit for you. (We offer free skin consultations!)
🚫 DON'T use a retinol if: You're pregnant or breastfeeding. (Always ask your doctor)
Our favorite products:
Skin Ceuticals Retinol delivers pure retinol in a lightweight cream. Treats visible signs of aging, the appearance of pores, and helps to prevent acne congestion. Available in .3, .5 and 1.0 strengths. (Unless your skin is acclimated to retinol, start with the .3 or .5 strengths to avoid irritation.) Layer underneath a moisturizer at night.
Starting at $67.
The NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair combines an active form of Niacin (Vitamin B-3) with Retinol for an effective, gentle retinol. Pro-Niacin strengthens and rebuilds the skin's barrier, brightens, and improves cellular health. Retinol is delivered in a time-released form, encapsulated in Pro-Niacin for minimal irritation. Shea butter and hyaluronic acid deliver hydration.
Use it by itself for a nighttime moisturizer.