The Reasons Behind Retinol
NEXT|February 2019
The Reasons Behind Retinol

Lauded as one of the only effective ingredients to combat ageing, Sarah Simpson from beautyheaven.co.nz explores what makes this the gold standard in skincare and why it should become part of your beauty arsenal.

Sarah Simpson

While retinol can sound like an aggressive ingredient and may conjure up images of red, raw skin it is, in fact, the Holy Grail if antiageing is on your wish list. With its ability to exfoliate the skin and promote an increase in collagen production, it’s essential for anyone in their thirties or over who wants to combat fine lines and wrinkles.

WHAT IS RETINOL?

Vitamin A is the name of a group of fat-soluble retinoids that include retinol, retinal, and retinyl esters. “This vitamin is a multitasker with its involvement in immune function, vision, reproduction, cellular communication and when it comes to our skin, promoting skin renewal and collagen stimulation,” explains Katy Bacon, education and sales manager for Murad Asia Pacific. Put simply, as it’s designed to help support cell growth, retinol is one of the most critical vitamins to add to your skincare regime if anti-ageing is a priority.

WHO SHOULD USE IT?

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February 2019