What Does Retinol Do For Your Face Skin?
Updated: Jan 1, 2022
I confess I was late to get on the Retinol wagon.
Oh, I'm on board now and it's in my skincare routine in a big way... Every night. Even if you think your skincare products or routine are good enough without them, as I had, I hope this article influences you to consider it. I was glad to be gifted a travel size of
Retinol, a form of Vitamin A, works wonders to improve wrinkles because it stimulates collagen production, and this is why retinol serum and retinol cream have remained popular for so many years. The use of Retinol in skincare has become paramount. Retinol also helps even out skin pigmentation, prevents acne, and exfoliates the skin.
Foods Rich In Vitamin A
I have always appreciated taking vitamins. I got that early on from my mother who kept a book by Adele Davis in the kitchen, and I knew it was good for the skin as well as carrots, loaded with vitamin A and beta-carotene! There are two types of vitamin A: retinoids and carotenoids. This page focuses on retinoids. Retinoids include retinol. This form of vitamin A can be found in foods from fish, meat, chopped liver (organ meats), dairy products, AND orange foods like carrots, cantaloupe, and sweet potatoes. And alas, also found in quality skin care products. The good news is Retinol is easily absorbed when applied topically.
How Long Does It Take To See Results With Retinol?
It's not a sprint, but a marathon. It takes time but is well worth it. Patience ladies! Initially, I found I used too much. I had some redness and flaking which are side effects of retinol for some, but once I changed to a smaller amount, the side effects disappeared. I cut back to about a pea-size and only every 2-3 nights. I use it nightly now. Once my facial skin adjusted, I found it good for my sensitive skin, and my face drank up the vitamin C and E in its formula. And, since retinol encourages the skin’s renewal process, who's not going to love that?! Renewal>Anti-aging>You get the idea. Did I mention it's fragrance-free?
Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum is a potent serum with 1.5 % time-released, micro-encapsulated Retinol to fight signs of aging and give us a gradual stream of Retinol while we sleep. Retinol products are best used at night. It's infused with Squalane and Bisabolol which I'll get to in a sec. What makes this product a bit different is its sustained release over 8 hours during your beauty rest. (Okay, I rarely get in 8 hours.)
Squalene is a liquid found in some plant oils = Olive, peanut (0.1%), and pumpkin oils and is a high-end, “oil-free” moisturizing ingredient, naturally found in nature and used in many cosmetics. In the past, it was extracted from shark livers, however, following an outcry against it, deep-sea shark harvesting became prohibited. Squalane today is derived from botanical sources, mostly olive oil. Bisabolo is one of the active parts of Chamomile. It's a clear oily fluid that is an anti-inflammatory ingredient.
I found that this retinol skincare product truly improved my uneven skin tone. While some users have expressed that the texture of their skin is like silk from using it, I can't say that for me. However, it noticeably improved my pores.
TO USE: Shake well. Apply nightly to cleansed face. If mild irritation or redness occurs, use every other night until skin adjusts. Gradually build to nightly use. If you try this product, please let us know your feedback in our comments section below.