The world of skincare can be super complicated. The names all sound so technical and scientific and it might make things more complicated than they should be. That’s why today we’ll be breaking down one of the beauty industry’s favorite ingredient: retinol!
If you wondering what the heck is retinol, don’t worry— it’s not as complicated as you might think. In fact, if you think all the way back to AP Biology, you might recall that retinol is simply the scientific name for Vitamin A. Vitamin A is best known for protecting your eyes and preserving your eye sight, supporting immune health, bone health and a host of other important benefits. However, vitamin A can also provide major benefits for your skin as well! In fact, Retinol is so powerful that most skincare professionals recommend speaking to an expert prior to including it in your skin regimen so they can direct you to the right product for your skin type.
Retinol can provide your skin with amazing anti-aging benefits like a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles as well as reversing sun damage and improve skin texture. Retinol also encourages skin cell renewal and can help manage sensitive or oily skin with its exfoliating effects. If you have ever had a facial, you learned the importance of exfoliation. Retinol is one of the most important that is known for exfoliation. Exfoliation is vital for beautiful skin because it helps to remove dead skin cells so that new skin can surface.
Another little known fact is that Retinol can assist with acne as well! Though heralded as an anti-aging wonder, Retinol has been proven to have powerful acne-fighting properties. The only caveat is when shopping around for retinol products, have a conversation with your dermatologist or aesthetician first, because all Retinol products are not formulated the same! PriyanaMD offers many products with Retinol such as Damage Control and VersaLift Eye Cream.