The Return Of Retinol

Take your skincare to the next level and add retinol into your routine during the winter months.  Retinol is a form of Vitamin A it’s often found in anti-aging products.  It’s considered a gold-standard do-it-all ingredient.  It helps minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, environmental damage and blemishes while rejuvenating the overall look of collagen-depleted skin.

Retinol is also known for causing irritation, peeling and dryness.  It has the ability to exfloliate and keep healthy cells on the surface is both a blessing and a curse.  You can reap the benefits if you incorporate it strategically.

  • Start with a lower concentration of retinol.
  • Retinol comes in different delivery systems. At Image they use kemspheres, oil-soluble encapsulations that deliver retinol in a stable for to maximize effectiveness while reducing chances of skin becoming red and irritated.
  • Mix and match properly. Retinol doesn’t mix well with some ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide usually in acne products.
  • For best results, use products that contain ingredients that contain peptides, and anti-aging ingredient for younger-looking skin. Apply sunscreen and avoid harsh cleansers and toner.
  • Hydrate, Hydrate and Hydrate…Add products to potential avoid dryness. Try Ageless Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler, it contains six unique forms of hyaluronic acid, that will infuse hydration into even the driest of skins.
  • Start nice and slow. Introduce any retinol-based product slowly into your routine.  Start one to two times a week, nighttime only, and then increase frequency as the skin builds up a tolerance.