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Education Manager of EIG Dermal Wellness Singapore, Teri Tay shares what you should look out for in retinols
Q What are the benefits of using retinols and how can I incorporate them into my skincare regimen?
Retinols are a vitamin A derivative, which can be found in anti-ageing products. They can stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and promote collagen synthesis, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps to lighten dark spots and pigmentation. As retinol molecules are photosensitive and can lose their potency once exposed to light, it’s important to pick a stable formula like the ones used in the Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair category. It incorporates microencapsulation technology to protect the molecules to retain their stability, so as to deliver the best results.