What is retinol

- Jul 22, 2019-

What is retinol?

Clinically proven to enhance the appearance of aging skin, acne, and skin discoloration is a type of vitamin A, retinol or retinoic acid. Retinol assists in promoting cell turnover, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloring skin, and blemishes. Retinol converts to retinoic acid when applied to the skin and is often regarded as a more tolerable form of vitamin A.



How does retinol benefit my skin?

The natural cell turnover of skin declines with era, leading in dull, uneven skin tone and rough skin texture. Topical retinol creams assist to encourage surface cell turnover, meaning that dead skin cells are sloughed away more quickly, revealing healthier and brighter skin visually. Similarly, by preventing dead skin cells from clogging pores, the exfoliation mechanism of retinol helps to improve the appearance of blemishes.


Purity is essential for the efficacy of retinol in the skin, as pure retinol transforms the skin most easily into retinoic acid. Always look for elevated concentrations of derivatives such as retinyl palmitate for pure retinol vs. retinol. To guarantee maximum conversion and efficacy, SkinCeuticals utilizes pure, elevated levels of retinol improved with stabilization technology.