Science of YOUTH
Retinol may be the secret weapon in every anti-ageing expert’s arsenal. But the superhero ingredient has had a makeover, delivering impressive results
Ask any beauty editor or dermatologist what their gold-standard anti-ageing secret is and the answer is kind of boring. Because it’s always the same: retinol. But there’s a reason for that. This magical little molecule is the gift that keeps on giving. Dark spots and discolouration? Fine lines and wrinkles? Dullness and sagginess? You name it, it helps it. How? Retinol (a form of Vitamin A) speeds up the skin’s cell renewal process to keep it looking younger.
One of the latest standout stars to hit the market is Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream. It’s supercharged with a whopping 25 per cent more retinol than their Repair Night Moisturizer (the results of which we were already pretty happy with). The higher concentration of Accelerated Retinol SA (Sustained Action) and the fact it possesses the ability to penetrate the skin while also continuing to work throughout the day means that not only does it help support collagen, smooth wrinkles and resurface the skin to help with texture, but the results also reveal themselves in as little as a week. Even better, factor in the Regenerating Cream’s line-plumping intense moisture hit, and you’ll see skin that’s dewy and super-glowy too.
Transformative stuff, but if you want to ensure the Regenerating Cream works to its full potential, consider teaming it with the rest of the Rapid Wrinkle Repair range that incorporates day and night lotions, a serum and a rejuvenating eye cream. Formulated specifically to complement each other, they’re engineered with all the extras: nourishing and skin-smoothing ingredients and hydrating moisturisers. So all you need to do is sit back, relax and watch your skin transform. And don’t forget your stopwatch.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: NEUTROGENA RAPID WRINKLE REPAIR ANTI-AGEING MOISTURISER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15, $40; RAPID WRINKLE REPAIR MOISTURIZER NIGHT, $40; RAPID WRINKLE REPAIR SERUM, $43; RAPID WRINKLE REPAIR REGENERATING CREAM, $50; RAPID WRINKLE...