Did you know that retinol is one of the main skin care ingredients that are trending this year? In fact, dermatologists consider retinol the holy grail of non-invasive wrinkle-prevention. Research shows that retinol is a potent ingredient that smoothes fine lines, reduces the appearance of blemishes and refines uneven skin texture. When applied topically, this vitamin A derivative stimulates collagen production and cell turnover, which also helps unclog pores and reduce acne. The best part is that retinol-based products not only fight wrinkles but also prevent them from appearing in the first place. Whether it’s in the form of a serum or a cream, retinols are best applied at night.
Here are a few products that you can make a part of your regular skincare routine…
Clinique Fresh Pressed Vitamin Retinol Duo
The set contains everything you need for glowing, healthy and clear skin. The formula contains a vitamin C booster to brighten and invigorate fatigued skin. Because vitamin C is highly unstable, Clinique has packaged it to isolate it from oxygenation, therefore preserving its potency and powerful properties.
The second product in the duo is the vitamin A booster, which is an anti-ageing powerhouse - it helps to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and also works wonders on reducing pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment
Formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and E, as well as algae extracts, this serum ensures your skin stays hydrated and fresh while the time-release retinol complex slowly delivers the active ingredients over several hours. The Perfectionist Pro Rapid Renewal Retinol Treatment contains a patented, modern re-texturizing formula that reduces fine lines and wrinkles, clears clogged pores and smoothes out uneven skin texture. If you want to treat your skin to the renewing strength of retinol and experience a noticeably smoother, more even-toned look, then this is an excellent option to add to your existing skincare routine.
Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules
The brand has ensured that the retinol is kept potent by housing it [retinol] in single-use capsules. The addition of ceramides not only helps strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier but hydrates and protects skin from the drying effects of retinol.
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer SPF 30
Though most retinol products are reserved for night-time to prevent sun sensitivity, this formula can be used during daytime. Formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30, the moisturizer protects against harmful UV rays while the retinol and hyaluronic acid help brighten the skin, fade dark spots and provide an extra kick of hydration.
Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair Serum
The retinol repair serum is formulated with a clinically-proven bio energized copper amino acid complex, which reduces visible wrinkles. While vitamin C aids in brightening and reducing the appearance of dark spots, the formula, which is infused with micro-encapsulated retinol, improves cellular health and collagen production. The serum comes with a moisturizing Buffer Cream, which helps to improve its efficacy on the skin. For best results, mix Overnight Retinol Repair with Buffer Cream and apply to cleansed skin at night, when cell renewal is at its prime.
Paula’s Choice Resist 1% Retinol Booster
For those who want to include retinol in their skincare routines without a direct application, this is the perfect product to go for. It is a multi-tasking specialist that can be added to any skin care routine to give your skin the remarkable benefits of retinol. Mix this lightweight, water-based fluid with your favourite moisturiser or serum and see its magic. The Booster contains 1 per cent retinol and willow-herb to repair damaged skin, reduce redness and stimulate collagen production so that the skin appears smoother and radiant.