Retinol (Vitamin A)

Retinol (Vitamin A)

  • As an antioxidant, Retinol can interrupt the free-radical damage process This helps prevent wrinkling and increases collagen production
  • It improves the signs of sun damage, skin tone and the appearance of pore size
  • Topical forms of retinol effectively treat acne

Retinol, part of the retinoid family of medicines, is preformed vitamin A from different sources such as eggs, milk and liver. According to the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Dietary Supplements, being performed, it is the easiest absorbed and most useful form of the vitamin.

As you grow older, your skin’s ability to renew itself slows down, skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles become more evident. Retinol has ability to works deep within the skin’s surface to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as other signs of skin aging. Retinol is the #1 dermatologist-recommended age-fighting ingredient. This is because Retinol acts as a skin cell messaging molecule, due to its ability to contacts almost any skin cell and persuades it to start working as a younger, healthy skin cell.

Human skin contains enzymes, that act as vitamin A converters. Topically applied retinol is converted by these enzymes in the skin, to the vitamin A-derived retinoic acid. Scientific studies show, retinoic acid plumps wrinkles and kick-starts the release of collagen, and therefore adds youthful volume to your face. As a result, skin cell turnover is increased, wrinkles and fine lines are gradually smoothed and the complexion glows and damage is diminished.

Both, retinol and Vitamin C are important in the production of new collagen in human fibroblast cells. Moreover, studies have shown that retinol and Vitamin C use different mechanisms to synthesize collagen. In addition, retinol and Vitamin C, when work together, help to reduce hyperpigmentation and age spots, improving overall skin tone and texture.

Mode of Action:

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, retinol have shown significant improvement of natural aged skin. After 24 weeks, the analysis showed significant differences between retinol-treated skin and skin treated without retinol, in 36 elderly subjects (mean age, 87 years). Observation showed a decrease in wrinkles, and biochemical measurements from skin biopsy specimens demonstrated increased water retention and collagen production in the cells of people treated with retinol.

Scientific Evidence:

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