If you are interested in anti-aging, you should try retinol! In addition to daily sunscreen use, the retinol family is the safest and most proven thing you can do for healthy and youthful skin in the long run.
But what is retinol and what exactly does it to our skin?
Retinol is a vitamin A derivative belonging to the family of retinoids. Retinol itself is not an active molecule, but fortunately, enzymes in the skin convert it to retinoic acid in two steps. And after the transformation, it does the same thing as retinoic acid, meaning it reprograms skin cells for youthful functioning. The conversion does not go most effectively, with the generally accepted approximation that retinol is 10 to 20 times less effective than retinoic acid. That is, a 1% retinol serum is similarly effective as a 0.1-0.05% retinoic acid serum. Don’t be fooled by the small numbers, it’s very strong!
It stimulates collagen production and the antioxidants in it slow down the breakdown of existing collagen. It also accelerates the regeneration of the top layer of the skin and the production of protein and water-binding substances in the skin. Its effectiveness is also confirmed by scientific experiments, it is the only chemical active substance whose effect has been proven and accepted. In addition to slowing down the aging process of the skin, it is effective in eliminating acne and pigment spots.
What and how should I use it?
Perfect for sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Retinol B3 serum is also perfect, which has a concentrated effect against deep wrinkles, uneven complexion and skin aging caused by sunlight. The Bin formula of Retinol contains a pure and gradually released combination of retinol active ingredients and vitamin B3 for the effect against the signs of continuous and effective skin aging and for optimal regenerative efficiency.
For those who like a creamy texture, we recommend the La Roche-Posay Redermic R anti-wrinkle cream, which is one of the best choices for smoothing deep wrinkles! It transforms the skin surface: premature aging spots fade, the skin color becomes more united.
Use them every day and use your favorite sunscreen moisturizer next to it, and you’ve already done the two most important things for healthy and youthful skin in the long run!