Much ado has been made – in the form of boundless research and clinical studies – about retinol. Unfortunately, retinol can be one of the most confusing ingredients to add into your skin care routine. So, to set you on the path to skincare success, let’s get to the nitty-gritty about retinol and retinol based skin care, and consider how Jeunesse Global uses this ingredient in some of their products.
What is retinol?
Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is a fat-soluble vitamin that can offer a host of benefits to the skin and is considered a gold standard in the fight against the visible signs of aging, retinol has been shown to support production of ceramides, collagen and elastin and inhibit the increased production of melanin, also known as hyperpigmentation.
The production of ceramides, collagen and elastin slows considerably as we age, which is why fine lines and wrinkles appear. Ceramides help maintain our moisture barrier and keep our skin hydrated, while collagen and elastin give youthful skin that bouncy, plump effect. So, to keep our skin looking its youngest, we need to keep up that production. Vitamin A does that.
Additionally, retinol has been shown to help reduce the signs of hyperpigmentation and scarring. Melanin is the pigmentation compound that causes skin to darken or discolor when its production is increased, and the reason you may notice darkened “age spots” on your skin. Studies have shown that retinol can assist in blocking melanin production.
When used properly, retinol can contribute to results that have been touted through years of clinical trials and studies. But dosage and percentage can be a bit tricky, especially in over-the-counter skin care products.
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