Retinol rocks!

Like no other, this in­gre­di­ent will greatly im­prove your skin

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - L’oréal Paris Advertising Feature -

Power up your skin­care with this in­gre­di­ent

Power up your skin­care with this vi­ta­min A de­riv­a­tive

Skin­care trends come and go, but der­ma­tol­o­gists agree retinol is one of the few in­gre­di­ents proven to give you younger­look­ing skin. It’s ef­fec­tive, safe and af­ford­able – def­i­nitely worth a try!

So, what is it?

Retinol is an over-the­counter de­riv­a­tive of vi­ta­min A and has been used for wrin­kle treat­ments for over 40 years. Retinol prod­ucts come in var­i­ous strengths and for­mu­la­tions and there are plenty of ef­fec­tive op­tions to choose from. If you want a stronger ver­sion – mean­ing faster re­sults – see your doc­tor or a der­ma­tol­o­gist for a pre­scrip­tion. Sur­pris­ingly, a script prod­uct can be com­pa­ra­ble in price with con­sumer op­tions. A word of warn­ing – if you’re preg­nant or breast­feed­ing, retinol is not rec­om­mended.

And what does it do?

Put sim­ply, retinol prod­ucts stim­u­late col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, which re­duces fine lines and wrin­kles. Retinol also ac­cel­er­ates cell turnover to even out dis­coloura­tion, smooths skin tex­ture and un­clogs pores. If you have acne, th­ese prod­ucts will help your skin too. Sound im­pres­sive? That’s be­cause they are!

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