retinol

Retinol and Retinal

EWG Rating—Retinal

 Retinal Review from Skin Deep

Retinal or Retinaldehyde

The very basic structure of retinal is Vitamin A. At its simplest form; it is Vitamin A that you can apply directly to your face. And while we all know that vitamins are necessary to consume, for the health of our bodies, why do we want to apply it to our faces? Retinal is one of the world’s most popular anti-aging ingredients and the Vitamin A that it contains not only nourishes skin but improves the appearance of skin, blurring the annoying lines and wrinkles that threaten to take over as we age.

Vitamin A is a necessary nutrient for our bodies, so it only makes sense that it is also essential for the skin. While the skin can utilize some of the Vitamin A that is consumed, it is far more beneficial to apply retinal topically, to take full advantage of all of the benefits that Vitamin A has to offer. While it is available on its own, retinal is often combined with other anti-aging ingredients to improve its effects.

The Benefit's of Retinal

Retinal reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Vitamin A encourages the development of healthy skin cells, which can help to fill the look of lines. As we age, our skin becomes less able to produce new layers, meaning that old, dead skin cells will remain on the face and settle into our lines and wrinkles. Applying an ingredient like retinal that improves the skin’s growth cycle is vital to blurring the appearance of the signs of aging.

Retinal is an effective antioxidant. Free radicals enter the skin through the environment, caused both by sun exposure and by pollutants. These free radicals attack the skin, causing individual cells to be damaged or even mutate into cancerous cells. Antioxidants create a protective barrier between free radicals and skin cells, protecting the skin from damage and giving it the opportunity to heal from existing damage, even encouraging the production of collagen, which further aids in hiding lines and wrinkles.

Retinal also keeps your skin clear. Though many women are lucky enough to leave acne in their teenage years, many of us still get spots, even as we mature. Retinal unclogs pores by exfoliating dead skin cells and combating oiliness, reducing redness and improving the overall texture of skin, which is something that few other individual ingredients can do on their own.

EWG Rating Retinol

Retinol Cosmetic EWG Review Score

Cosmetic Independent Review (CIR) suggests that Retinol is safe in small doses, but should not be used when pregnant or becoming pregnant.

Retinol, A form of Vitamin A

Dermatologists have long recommended vitamin A as the best treatment for wrinkles. Vitamin A helps the cells in our skin turnover and regenerate faster, exfoliating the dead outer layer of skin and leaving fresh new skin to appear. It also contributes to minimizing pores, especially larger pores that can appear as we age or as the pore wall deteriorates.

Vitamin A Treatments for the Face

There are few vitamins as good for skin as vitamin A. Not only is a powerful antioxidant, which boosts and multiplies the effect of any other antioxidant, it also is an excellent anti-aging treatment. It is the number one ingredient most recommended by dermatologists to reduce the look of wrinkles. It is important to remember, however, that vitamin A can be deactivated by sunlight and by air, so the most effective products will come in clouded, airless pumps. Vitamin A has three primary functions, namely the reduction of wrinkles, the lightening of dark spots and discolorations, and to smooth rough patches of skin. Keep in mind that vitamin A is often packaged as a “retinoid.”

As we age, our skin becomes less able to regenerate new skin cells. Photo-damage from when we were younger begins to catch up with us. Thus, free radicals cause wrinkles and dark spots to appear. Vitamin A helps to fight these signs of aging by boosting the skin’s natural ability to renew and regenerate healthy cells. It also contributes to alleviating the appearance of wrinkles by working to push dead skin cells to the surface, where they can be naturally sloughed away. This is especially important, as layers of fresh, healthy skin can be covered by layers of decaying skin, which gives the entire face a gray, dull, sagging complexion.

By increasing blood flow to the areas of application, vitamin A helps to fade blemishes even in the deepest layers of skin. Under-eye discoloration is especially caused by inadequate blood flow and can be eliminated by applying this ingredient to the area. Better blood flow brightens the appearance of the entire face, but can especially work to lighten age spots and other blemishes that occur at all ages.

Its last, but certainly not least, the function is to even areas of roughness in the skin. Acne scars, pockmarks, and other roughness can be softened by the use of a retinoid cream. These rough patches cause the skin to look dull and have uneven coloring, which makes the entire face appear more aged than it is. By increasing the amount of blood that flows through a rough area, the skin can return to its natural, more even appearance.

A straight vitamin A cream may be too irritating for some women, especially those with sensitive skin. Some women report drying and redness after applying a retinoid. This can be counteracted with a soothing moisturizer or other product designed to eliminate redness and soothe irritation. It is especially important to apply the serum at night, and only in the areas that it is most needed.

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