Retinol has quickly become a hot skincare topic. But what does it actually do? How should it be used to ensure application is efficacious and safe? In general retinol is one of the most effective anti-ageing ingredients but it can also help treat other skincare issues such as pigmentation, blemishes and dullness.
Universally recommended by facialists and dermatologists, there is no denying retinol really works. Regular use helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity for a firmer appearance. It helps even out pigmentation and sun damage by encouraging cell turnover. It is also known to help treat blemish scares and brighten the appearance of dull skin – a real multi-tasking skincare hero!
Retinol is suitable for most skin types however it needs to be introduced gradually into your skincare routine to help skin adapt. Use every third day for a week, then alternate days for a week before moving to daily use. If you have sensitive skin, use with care. Finally, you should not use retinol while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Our retinol range is very gentle and perfect for beginners.