In today's beauty trends retinol might be one of the superstar ingredients in terms of effectiveness and availability - genuinely an outstanding skincare miracle, that addresses many skin concerns and visibly transforms your skin to the better.
But did you know that retinol has been used in skincare for over 40 years? Truly retinol is having a huge comeback and we`ve also incorporated it in our CaviArgan cream. In this article we would like to educate you a bit about what retinol represents, what are its benefits, how to use it and who can use it.
What is retinol?
Retinol is a form of vitamin A and it is a part of a chemical family called retinoids. Vitamin A is fat-soluble and is highly essential to the health of the skin, hair, eyes, bone structure and immune response. In skincare retinol was initially used to treat acne and later - for anti-aging purposes and for fading pigmentation spots.
Today you can find many over-the-counter products containing retinol - serums, creams, lotions, etc. They are safe to use, but you should know that some forms of retinol need to be prescribed by a healthcare provider, as they contain a higher concentration of vitamin A, such as tretinoin, adapalene, tazarotene and others.
How retinol helps better your skin?
As the natural production of collagen in the body severely drops after the age of 25, retinol is proven to be one of the most-effective skincare ingredients in speeding the collagen formation, accelerating the cells` metabolism and their regeneration process. This is one of the leading reasons why retinol is widely used in anti-aging skincare.
Thanks to its small weight, the retinol molecule can reach the deeper layers of the dermis, boosting the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are the main structural components of the skin. Retinol slows down their degradation and fights the appearance of aging signs, like fine lines, wrinkles and lost elasticity.
Retinol has been a real skin-saver with treating these skin concerns:
acne and acne scars
wrinkles and fine lines
dark spots and melasma
oily skin and large pores
Retinol also visibly replumps your skin and makes it appear more hydrated, toned and smooth. It has an exfoliating effect that helps with diminishing spots or pigmentation and evening out the skin tone, revealing a bright and young-looking complexion.
What are the benefits of using retinol?
You`ll be surprised how many skin benefits retinol has, so here's an impressive list of them:
- Increases skin cell regeneration and stimulates natural collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production.
- Reduces the formation and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Enhances the skin`s density and elasticity.
- Neutralizes free radicals and has an antioxidant effect promoting the skin`s healthy and youthful look.
- Improves and evens the skin tone.
- Smooths and refines its texture.
- Replumps and holds the moisture balance of your skin.
- Very effectively treats acne outbreaks and fades away acne spots and scars.
- Quickly fades away sun spots or other signs of sun damage, aging spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma.
- Balances out the skin's oil production and pH level.
- Unclogs the pores, minimizing the appearance of large pores.
- Gives the skin a beautiful radiant glow.
You can enjoy all these benefits, when you start using our CaviArgan cream. It contains not only the amazing retinol, but also a wonderful selection of ingredients, which intensely hydrate, nourish and rejuvenate the skin:
peptide complex with Matrixyl® Synthe-6™
organic botanical extracts - aloe vera, green tea, camomile, olive leaf
hyaluronic acid and glycerin
organic Argan Oil and shea butter
Who can use retinol?
Retinol skincare is basically suitable for everybody, but some types of supersensitive skin may feel some kind of irritation. This is why you should always perform a 24-hour patch test to consider whether a certain skincare product or an ingredient is suitable for you.
Most retinol users are the ones with mature skin, who need an extra hand in their anti-aging routine, or people suffering from acne and acne scarring.
Nevertheless, retinol is perfectly fine to be used by everybody who wants their skin to look its best. No matter if you have dry, normal, oily, combination or mature skin, retinol can take your skincare game to the next level. Do not get misinformed that retinol is only suitable for treating wrinkles and anti-aging treatment. Dermatologists suggest that you start using retinol after the age of 20. Even though you may have not experienced any major skin conditions, retinol will boost your cell regeneration, repair any damages and give you a magnificent healthy, smooth, plump and bright complexion.
This is why we incorporated retinol in our CaviArgan cream. We believe that we`ve created an outstanding face cream with one-of-a-kind formula, universal to any skin type and age. Nowhere else you will find the revolutionary trifecta of caviar, retinol and Argan Oil, mixed with potent peptides and organic botanical selection. The light, but powerful CaviArgan cream will become your go-to skincare buddy in the morning, as well as the evening. After the first application you`ll feel your skin nourished and replenished, and within a month - you`ll fall in love with the youthful glowy look in the mirror.
How to use retinol?
If you are a first time retinol user, there are some rules that you have to follow, when adjusting retinol into your skincare routine:
- Always apply retinol on dry skin, never on damp.
- After application of retinol, always put SPF with high protection on your face.
- Do not use retinol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Avoid putting retinol on the places of your face with thinner skin - lips, eyelids and under eyes.
- Do not overdo it - a small pea size amount is enough for the whole face.
- Incorporate it slowly into your skincare routine - start with 2-3 times a week, and later you can apply it daily.
It is also very crucial to remember not mix retinol with these active skincare ingredients, as it may cause serious damage to your skin:
Alpha Hydroxy acids (AHAs) - lactic, mandelic, glycolic,etc.
Salicylic acid or other BHAs.
When topically applied, retinol starts working immediately, but you'll notice a significant improvement in your skin condition after a few weeks. In fact, after initially getting on retinol, you might experience a process of "purging" where small pimples appear on the skin, but don't be alarmed, they will quickly dissappear after your skin adjusts to the retinol treatment.
If you experience unpleasant and persisting symptoms, such as:
redness that does not go away
severe skin dryness or flakiness
irritation or painful pimples,
stop retinol application and consult with a dermatologist.
To eliminate the negative effects of retinol on your skin, we`ve formulated our CaviArgan cream with gentle and skin-soothing ingredients and with a concentration that allows you to use the cream daily. The hyaluronic acid and peptide complex in the CaviArgan cream help the skin to adjust better to the retinol active, the botanical blend soothes the skin and the caviar extract and Argan Oil help seal the effect of the retinol. Our CaviArgan cream is truly designed to be a skincare masterpiece!
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