Retinol – a powerhouse ingredient derived from vitamin A, which is one of the body’s key nutrients for boosting cell turnover. “It’s added to topical skincare products to promote skin renewal, brighten skin tone, reduce acne, and boost the collagen production,” explains New York City dermatologist Whitney Bowe, MD. Retinol works to enhance the skin’s radiance and visibly improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and oiliness. With the ability to help skin cells create new, healthier cells, retinol will improve overall skin structure, tone and texture.
Rules of retinol
Steer clear of retinol if you experience rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis as retinol can make you more vascular meaning that you will end up with more inflammation and thereby worse symptoms of whatever it is you are suffering from.
Do not apply during the day, only at night. Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to UV rays and sunlight decreases the efficacy of the product.