Retinol is one of the most effective actives for those who want to combat the dreaded deep wrinkles and expression lines caused by time and also by photoaging. In addition, unlike retinoic acid, retinol has less irritability and can be indicated for almost all skin types.
Responsible for increasing collagen synthesis, retinol is able to promote skin cell renewal, improve skin texture and tone, minimize the appearance of pores, and increase skin firmness, elasticity, and luminosity.
There is no right age to include retinol in your skincare routine, especially since the active can be used as a “corrective” for those who already suffer from the signs of aging or for those who wish to prevent them. As we get older, skin becomes more opaque, rough, and dull, so retinol is a good ally to correct these changes.
When you start using this active ingredient, you may notice some redness and even flaking of the skin. For this, it is usually recommended to use retinol every other day until the skin begins to tolerate its effects.
In addition, it is most recommended to use it in your evening routine, since it can react with solar radiation and cause damage to the skin. You can use the product all over the face and even on the skin around the eyes – just don’t forget to apply a good moisturizer beforehand.
Attention: before including this active in your routine, consult a dermatologist!